has anybody ever done a journey from Lviv to Moscow by train 074?? Trying to find the best way to get from SE Poland to Moscow and so far cheapest option comes to Przemysl (5£ bus) - Lviv - Moscow. I found some Russian website that gave me a price of 50£ per person for the train (if my translator is correct). Any advise on that??
Thanks a lot for your help,
Hi there - Never done it but I know for a fact that train tickets to Russia are far cheaper from Ukraine than from Poland. Buy your ticket from Lviv rather than Przemyśl and get across the border using a separate ticket. Prepare to get held up at the border for a few hours, the Ukrainian border police are renownedly atrocious, and trains in the CIS run on a different gauge to in Europe so you'll have a long connection at the border.
If you can navigate a Ukrainian website you can buy tickets for this train online on http://e-kvytok.com.ua - you need to create an account, log in, click "планування поїздки" at the top then put the city names into the form in Ukrainian letters (Львів, Москва).. I get 79 GBP for second class and 46 for 3rd class on that train.
Thank you very much for teh above;-)
We were thinking to get a bus from Przemyśl to Lviv as very cheap 25PLN each and then take a train 074. Do you think we could buy the tickets when we arrive to Lviv or does ot have to be earlier???
You can, but you might want to do it earlier incase the places all sell out, don't know how likely it is but travel guides about the CIS countries recommend buying tickets in advance.. and prepare for a long wait if you want to do that in person at the train station. Don't know whether it would be more expensive buying on the day too. I'd contact the rail company by email or phone to be honest, that's usually an effective way of getting info.
Hi Beata and Tomek,
Zeibura's advice is ideal, and the prices sound accurate. I've travelled on the same train four times, and it's comfortable with great views from the windows. The border crossing won't be much fun with the wait and the border guards, but nothing too stressful.
Thanks a lot that is very reasuring;-)
I found another train on the http://www.russiantrains.com/en and they charge around 90£ so there is another option ;-)
I travel Kiev - Moscow regularly. This year the price of the cheapest tickets has gone up to almost 40 quid, so 50 from Lviv sounds about right.
great thanks ;-) do you think we have to book it way in advance??
No, for some reason Lviv - Moscow and Kiev - Moscow trains never fill up. You can always find a place even if you book on the same day. Sometimes you don't have as wide a choice of departure times because some trains are all booked up but if you've got a couple of hours flexibility in terms of departure time you can always get yourself a cheap platskart ticket.
Lviv is great btw. Wonderful city, a real hidden gem.
[Edited: 2011 Aug 17 17:43 - Jabe:6222 - No advertising on forums, please]