Press release details

Trainline announces expansion into Russia through partnership with Real Russia

October 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM CEST

 

  • Trainline customers now have access to intercity train travel in Russia via a partnership with Real Russia, a licensed ticketing agency for Russian Railways
  • Trainline now sells tickets on behalf of partners in 44 countries, with the Real Russia partnership following on from recently announced partnerships with leading Austria rail operator ÖBB, as well as Japan rail pass partnership with JTB
  • Trainline has more than doubled its number of carrier partners in the last 12 months, now working with over 200 rail and coach partners across Europe and beyond

 

London, 3rd October, 2018: Today, Trainline, Europe’s leading independent train and coach platform, announces a partnership with Real Russia, a licensed ticketing agency for Russian Railways outside Russia. The partnership means Trainline now provides customers with access to iconic trans-continental journeys like the famous Trans-Siberian Express, and the high-speed Sapsan trains between Moscow and St. Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod. Long-distance epic sleeper services across Russia and into Siberia can also be booked easily.

The partnership means that Trainline now works with rail and coach companies across 44 countries, having more than doubled its total carrier partners, to over 200, in the last 12 months. Other recent announcements include a partnership with ÖBB, Austria’s national rail operator, as well as a Japan Rail pass partnership with JTB.

Daniel Beutler, President, Trainline International, comments:

“We’re thrilled to partner with Real Russia and open up access to famous rail journeys and transcontinental Russian routes for our customers. Following the global excitement of the football this summer, inbound tourism to Russia has picked up significantly and we look forward to helping more visitors experience the wonders of this stunning country by rail.”

Chris Watkins, Managing Director, Real Russia, says:

“We are delighted to partner with Trainline and look forward to working closely on bringing the Russian rail experience to customers in 173 countries around the world. Travelling by rail is the best way to experience the beauty and authenticity of Russia. Our exciting partnership with Trainline will enable us to help more travelers than ever to explore and discover this great country.”

Further information on the new travel options provided by Trainline to Russia can be found here: https://www.thetrainline.com/deals-discounts/rail-passes/trains-in-russia

ENDS

 

About Trainline
Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. We work with 207 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 44 countries. Our aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so customers can get the best prices and smart, real time travel information on the go.

About Real Russia
Real Russia is a multiple award-winning Russian travel specialist. Russia is our passion and we are driven to open up this truly awe-inspiring country to all using our local expertise and knowledge, our cutting-edge technology and unrivalled customer service. Our team of specialists supports tens of thousands of travellers each year creating unique, tailor-made itineraries, especially for the Trans-Siberian routes, organising visas, accommodation, rail tickets, excursions and transfers.