How expensive to travel in Siberia in 2022?
Updated: Feb 4
Don't give up on your dream to visit Siberia just because you think it's too far away. Explore this Siberia travel guide to find price examples for visa, flight tickets, hotel bookings, tours and activities, and more.
Let’s consider two scenarios: how expensive it is to travel to Siberia from the United States and Europe. Below, you’ll find price estimates by Skyscanner.
Scenario 1 - Flying directly to Siberia
You can fly to any of Siberian cities with a stop in Moscow or St Petersburg. Below, there are screenshots of flight tickets with arrival in Novosibirsk, the largest Siberian city, from where you can head off to any place, for example, take a train to Baikal.
New York - Novosibirsk Mar 20 - Apr 1
Frankfurt - Novosibirsk Mar 20 - Apr 1
Scenario 2 - Flying to Moscow and taking a train from there
This will be a less costly option suitable for those who look for an adventurous trip on the Trans-Siberian railway or those who want to start their discovery from the Russian capital. When choosing between Moscow and St Petersburg, note that flight tickets to/through Moscow are usually cheaper.
New York - Moscow Mar 20 - Apr 1
Frankfurt - Moscow Mar 20 - Apr 1
How expensive are train tickets? Russia has a great railway connection between cities, so you can take a train to almost any destination within the country. Here are some price estimates:
Moscow - St. Petersburg $14 one way economy class
Moscow - Kazan $28 one way economy class
Moscow - Yekaterinburg $72 one way economy class
Moscow - Novosibirsk $84 one way economy class
Moscow - Irkutsk $115 one way economy class
Moscow - Vladivostok $147 one way economy class
Let’s now check accommodation pricing for Moscow and Novosibirsk for a week starting December 1, 2020.
Moscow Mar 20 - Mar 27
Novosibirsk Mar 20 - Mar 27
Irkutsk Mar 20 - Mar 27
Tours and activities
If you want to enjoy your holidays in Siberia and Russia even more, there is a great number of exciting tours and activities that will allow you to experience the local culture and see places you wouldn't be able to visit on your own. Here are a few examples of Siberia tour packages:
Private tour to Tobolsk 2 days 490 EUR
Climbing Elbrus from the south 9 days 831 EUR
Active tour to Crimea and Black sea 7 days 810 EUR
General tour to Altai 12 days 1550 EUR
Highlight tour to Kamchatka 8 days 1590 EUR
Exploring lake Baikal 8 days 1790 EUR
Yakutia legends in winter 7 days 2710 EUR
If you feel more adventurous, check the desired activities at the local agencies that might offer cheaper prices. On the other hand, not everyone speaks English when it comes to touristic services outside Moscow, St Petersburg and major tourist destinations such as Lake Baikal or the Altai Mountains.
Pricing for souvenirs varies in the range of $1 to a few hundred dollars, depending on the product. Check out the best places to buy souvenirs in Moscow and find gift ideas.
Siberia vacation packages
Without the knowledge of Russian language, it might be hard to organize the whole trip by yourself, so you might want to check fully guided tours by national travel agencies that will help you apply for visa, book flights and accommodation and enjoy your stay with safety.