The Trans-Siberian railway was constructed between 1891 and 1916 as a response to the desperate lack of viable transport routes through northern Russia. The Trans-Siberian Railway has been acknowledged as one of the most scenic and interesting and train journeys in the world. Running a distance of 9,466 km and crossing eight time zones, this is the longest continuous train journey in the world. This journey is your best chance to see everything that Russia has to offer, right from the cosmopolitan cities like Moscow to the quiet and secluded villages on the foots of sky kissing mountains. The best of the journey is when it crosses the world famous Lake Baikal. Undisputedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent Russian steppes and alongside the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake. By the time your train arrives in Vladivostok you will have passed through eight time zones. The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway in the world.
There are three routes that travelers can take to explore the Siberian expanse: The Moscow-to-Vladivostok route at over 9,000 km (6,000 miles), and two routes from Moscow to Beijing: one through Mongolia, taking six days and almost 8000km (5000 miles), or one which takes almost a week to complete and travels via Manchuria.