Posted by Marko P. on September 21, 2002 at 16:08:14:
In Reply to: Re: The cheapest way to go!!! posted by Anke on September 19, 2002 at 12:17:36:
: : Greetings from the Sunny side of The Alps-Slovenia!
: : Before I get to the point of the matter I wold like to thank Andrej for answering.
: : The question. What would be the cheapest way to travel with the Transsiberian railroad from Beijing to Moscow. Hence that I am a student with shallow pockets and very flexible as time is considered.
: : Best regards, Marko
: Hi, tickets apparently cost around USD 200 for 2nd class for foreigners if purchased from the Central Beijing train station and West train station for up to 5 days in advance. However, it is difficult to get them.
: CITC and other travel agencies like Monkeybusiness sell them for around USD 400 or higher depending on time and availability. You can also make reservations in advance...
: A lot of people in China also trade tickets, i.e. they buy tickets in advance and resell them to others in the train station. Although possibly being illegal, this is a great . And if you don't want to wait in the long queues at the train station counter, you also pay someone to circumvent the lines - seems to be a quite normal procedure.
: Good luck,
Thank you for the information, Anke.
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