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Trans-Siberian highway Moscow - Vladivostok

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Bridge across the Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok Russia is a very big country and here is one of the longest roads in the world. The road from Moscow to Vladivostok (also known as the Trans-Siberian highway) has a length of about 10 thousand kilometers.

Construction of the road between the European part of Russia and the Far East has been fully completed in the early 21 th century. Before this on the road were difficult for car traffic parts. After the fall of 2010 road construction was complete.
Lage number of travelers wants to drive through this long road every year now.

If you decide to make such a difficult journey, you should prepare well for it. In European part of Russia car service, catering facilities and hotel business are relatively well developed. There is a sufficient number of petrol fueling stations for cars along the road. But you will find parts of road where settlements are rare in Siberia and the Far East of Russia. Take to trip sufficient amount of fuel (a spare canister of gasoline) and food, an essential tool and an additional spare wheel. It may also be useful to have a tent.

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Traveling by car from Moscow to Vladivostok through Russia from west to east may take you about two weeks. But if you stay in the city for sightseeing and rest you will have to have more time for the trip.

About safety. Feedback from the drivers there is no reason to fear for your safety more than in other places in Russia.

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Moscow - Ufa - Chelyabinsk

A trip on the European part of Russia should not cause many problems. The roads there are in relatively good condition. There are many towns and villages where you can find hotels, gas stations, buy food or to repair the car. Bypassing all the major cities are built bypass roads.

The route Moscow - Chelyabinsk you can travel on two roads.
You can use the route number 5, Moscow - Ufa - Chelyabinsk “Ural” or drive route Moscow - Ufa on the road № 7 “Volga” (Moscow - Ufa). This will shorten your path about 200 miles.

Federal highway № 5 Moscow - Chelyabinsk “Ural”

Length of the route is nearly 1,880 miles (2068 kilometers). The highway Moscow - Chelyabinsk (also known as the Ural Highway) passes through the cities Ryazan, Penza, Samara and Ufa. The road is a part of European route E30 (which passes from the city of Cork in Ireland through Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus to Omsk in Russia
You can slightly shorten the way, if you pass plot Moscow - Ufa on the road № 7 (Route M7 “Volga” from Moscow to Ufa).

Some points on this route

0 km Moscow,
93 - km Kolomna.

Ryazan Oblast.

  • 181 - km Ryazan.
  • 345 km - Shatsk.

440 - km Zubova Polyana

Penza Oblast.
472 km - Spassk,
593 km - Mokshan,
634 km - Penza,
745 km-Kuznetsk.

Ulyanovsk Oblast.
822 km - Novospasskoye.

Samara Oblast.

  • 887 - km Syzran,
  • 930 km - Mezhdurechensk,
  • Bridge across the Volga,
  • 972 - km Tolyatti,
  • 1032 km - Crossing,
  • M32 road near Samara,
  • 1043 km - Krasny Yar.

Orenburg Oblast.
1,204 km - Severnoye.

1271 - Bavly.

1285 Oktyabrsky

1459 - Ufa.
Chelyabinsk Oblast.

  • 1625 - Yuryuzan,
  • 1759 - Miass,
  • 1855 - Chelyabinsk,
  • roads M36, M51.

Feedback from travelers plot Samara - October was in poor condition in the summer of 2010.

Federal highway № M7 Moscow - Ufa “Volga”

The route M7 (also known as the M7 "Volga" highway Moscow - Ufa) in Russia is a major trunk road running from Moscow through Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in Tatarstan and Ufa in Bashkortostan. It is part of the European route E22. The length of the Moscow – Ufa road is 1351 km.

Some points on this route.
0 km - Moscow Ring Road

Vladimir Oblast.

  • 81 km - Pokrov.
  • 162 km - Vladimir.

Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.

  • 397 km - crossing the Oka River in Nizhny Novgorod (over the Myza Bridge). 544 km - Vorotynets.

Chuvash Republic.

  • 634 km - crossing the Vyatka Highway in Cheboksary.


  • 761 km - crossing the Volga River in Zelenodolsk.
  • 809 km - Kazan.
  • 969 km - crossing the Vyatka River in Mamdysh.
  • 1024 km - Yelabuga.
  • 1044 km - crossing the Kama River in Naberezhnye Chelny.


  • 1,134 km - Verkhneyarkeyevo.
  • 1280 km - Ufa.

Road M5. According to reviews of travellers (2010) ongoing maintenance of the road in some areas can cause difficulties in traffic. Travelling by road from Moscow to Ufa may take approximately 18-20 hours.

Baikal Highway

The Baikal Highway is a federal highway in Russia. Its includes federal roads M51, M53, M55 "Baikal". It is part of the Trans-Siberian Highway and of the AH6 route of the Asian Highway Network. The Chelyabinsk-Omsk stretch is also included into the European route E30. It is named after the Russian Lake Baikal. Starting from this area towns, gas stations, hotels and cafes are rare, few sightseeng.

Highway N51 (Chelyabinsk - Novosibirsk)

Highway N51 (Chelyabinsk - Kurgan Omsk - Novosibirsk). Extent of a line about 1,530 kilometres.

The road throughout the asphalt concrete has the width of the carriageway 7-8 meters. The road passes through the territory of the Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Omsk and Novosibirsk regions, crosses the river Tobol, Irtysh, Om. Part of the road (190 km) passes through the territory of Kazakhstan. Cafes and motels are located on the road an average of 90-120 km.
You can bypass the territory of Kazakhstan by two routes.
1. Chelyabinsk - Yekaterinburg - Tyumen - Ishim - Omsk.
2. Chelyabinsk - Kurgan - Makushino - Ishim - Omsk.
Feedback from drivers around the city of Ishim there are areas with poor road surfaces, speed is low.

Federal highway M-53 Novosibirsk - Irkutsk

Federal highway M-53 (Novosibirsk - Irkutsk, extent of 1860 km) passes through the city of Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Mariinsk Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kansk, Tulun. After Tulun highway M-53 continues towards Lake Baikal, which gave the name of the road. Federal highway M-53 "Baikal" end is in Irkutsk - the center of the Irkutsk region. Here begins the next federal highway M-55, Irkutsk - Chita, it goes around of Lake Baikal on the west.
(Drivers is reported on the road (2010) are common areas with poor road surfaces. For example, a bypass road around the town of Kansk, drivers are recommended to go through the city. Less common are gas stations. Not all gas stations have gasoline "95").

Federal highway M-55 "Baikal" Irkutsk - Chita (extent of 1113 km)

The motorway M55 (Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude - Chita) passes through the towns of Baikalsk, Ulan-Ude, Tarbagatai, Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky, Hillock. The road passes through the territory of the Irkutsk Oblast, the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal region. Most of the roads have asphalt concrete with a width of 7m carriageway (there are areas with cement concrete and macadam). The road in some places goes along border with Mongolia and China.

Federal highway M-58 "Amur", Chita-Khabarovsk

Federal highway M58 Amur passes through the city of Chita, Nevers, Svobodny, Arhara, Birobidzhan and Khabarovsk. There is a road to the town of Blagoveshchensk. The length of roads - 2097 km.

Federal highway M-60 "Ussuri", Khabarovsk - Vladivostok.

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Federal highway M60 Ussuri passes on territory of Khabarovsk Krai and Primorsky Krai, passes through the town of Ussuriysk to Vladivostok. The length of the highway - 760 km.

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You are extremely helpful.


Here is one company that sends cars by rail from Vladivostok to Moscow. Vladivostok, "Derevenskaya" strett , , Building 21 , on the territory of SUM-2 company.
Phone +7/4232/-499-685 e-mail
They responded to my request that the shipping cost Mitsubishi Lancer will be about 40,000 rubles.
In fact, in Vladivostok, there are many companies offering these services. As reported in the Internet may be additional costs, such as for unloading the car.

The distance from Vladivostok to Moscow depends on the route that you go. There are different variants. For example part of the path can go through Kazakhstan or not. There are different variants detours cities. Therefore, different distances.
Many Russian buy cars in Vladivostok and send them to Moscow by railroad. I look for companies offering this service and posted information here later.
Diesel or petrol?
Diesel fuel in Russia is not always the best quality. But Russia has a lot of diesel cars and they all work. In winter, I advise only petrol. In the summer - I can not advise. I use petrol car.

Thank you for information so far. This gets more exciting every day. When it comes to distance it is important for planning and budget.

Another thing is the car when we arrive. Is it possible to put it in a container and ship it to western cities or Murmansk??
We do not intend to drive all the way back again on the same road and all options will probably take much longer.

Next question. Diesel versus petrol. What is the best when it comes to regular supply along the route.

That's what I found on Russian forum of travel:
In general, the state road surface on the federal highway can be assessed as good.
Not all gasoline have 98.
Driving on the highway at night can be, but some people do not recommend (on the bad sections of road).
Sleep in tents certainly possible, but in hotels is more convenient.
According to information from the reports of travelers in an average day you can count pass from 600 to 1200 kilometers. If you are intend to take some time and inspect the interesting places to spent on travel about 3 weeks.
The exact distance from Moscow to Vladivostok will try to find.
Here you can see this photo:

Looking at different web pages I can see different statements about the total distance between Moscow and Vladivostok. Some say 10800km and it indeed looks like a long road looking at the map but when I add the different stages on the highways I end up with a much lower number of kilometers. Can anyone give me a correct answer? I am also wondering about average distance pr day and how far we can go in one day and in the other end how much time will we use when roads are bad.
Is it safe to drive at night? Can we camp outside the car in tent or do we need to book hotels.
I have a lot of questions but hope that someone can help me with this for a start.

I looked the cost of tickets on the website of Russian Railways. The cheapest train ticket Moscow - Vladivostok (train number 002M) in April 2011 is 7,800 rubles, the most expensive ticket costs 38,000 rubles.

I would like to travel from Moscow to Vladivostok. I wonder how much it costs train ticket Moscow - Vladivostok?


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