Need Advice on how to book a trip from Moscow-Beijing.
I'm pretty new here, but I'm excited to be a part!
This summer I am going to be studying in Russia, and want to take the Trans-Mongolian Railway from Moscow-Beijing before I head back to the States. I have looked at a LOT of Trans-Siberian websites, and they all say different things. Basically, I am looking for the cheapest way to take the train from Moscow-Beijing. Has anyone done this before? So I guess I'm asking:
1. Is it ok to buy Trans-Mongolian tickets in Russia? Or is it better to go through a travel agency in the US?
2. What is a good price for Trans-Mongolian tickets in August?
3. How far in advance should tickets be purchased?
i am looking to do the same trip in may, so im interested in this info as well. There are a bunch of other forum topics with this topic http://www.travelblog.org/Topics/16528-1.html is one of them.
You will find posts discussing the trans mongolian in the overland and sea forum.