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Railway Routes / Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) RR

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Route: - Moscow - Severobaikalsk - Tynda - Komsomolsk-on-Amur - Vladivostok - Chara town (Kadar Mtn. Range) - Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) RR - Trans-Siberian RR
Duration:14+ nights
Date:year round
Discounts:%3 (2 people);
%5 (3 people);
%7 (4 people);
Difficulty:Not applicable
Cost:1 900 USD
express train
standard srvs
1st class wagon
2-berth cabin
per person

1 200 USD
express train
standard srvs
2nd class wagon
4-berth cabin
per person

900 USD
express train;
3rd class wagon
6-berth cabin
per person;

Listed prices are tentative. Train fares fluctuate daily

Ice glaciers of Kadar range

Kalarski Range

  Rail Tailored trips: Trans-Siberia-BAM (6 stops)

Classic BAM Railway


    Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) is a unique adventure destination. There is a lot to see, learn, experience and do. Officially the passenger traffic on BAM railway opened in 1989. It took 10 years before the test trains took first passengers onboard. Mountains, marshes, permafrost challenge engineers daily. Even today, many parts of the road are traveled very slowly with caution. BAM railway is served by the standard Russian public trains, mostly regular and few express categories. NOTE that the prices you see on your left are for travel by "regular" trains in cabins with standard services (no meals). If you wish to travel in different class or make more stops, please inquire.


    There are several ways to experience BAM Railroad. Most popular way is to combine it with the Trans-Siberian. If you are interested just in BAM, or if you are short on time, take a flight to the starting point. The BAM railway cuts through the area with very contrasty landscapes. The section between Severobaikalsk and Tynda cities is mountainous with lots of tunnels and spectacular views. The Kadar Mountain Range is simply stunning. The section between Tynda and Komsomolsk is a mix of lower mountains, marshes, tundra with lots of rivers and lakes. Both sections are very interesting and offer visitors pristine views with very little human presence. The towns and villages along the road are rare with population from few people to few thousands. Live is very basic along the BAM railroad, so are people.


    Leg #1: Moscow < - > Severobaikalsk
    Distance: ~ 5436km / 3378mi
    Departure: 1 train per day, late PM
    Travel time: 5 days/4 night; ~ 92 hours
    Arrival: AM and late PM

    Leg #2: Severobaikalsk < -> Chara
    Distance: ~ 654km / 406mi
    Departure: 1-2 trains per day, PM
    Travel time: ~ 12 hours
    Arrival: AM

    Leg #3: Chara < -> Tynda
    Distance: ~ 631km / 392mi
    Departure: 1-2 trains per day, AM and PM
    Travel time: 14 hours
    Arrival: AM and PM

    Leg #4: Tynda < - > Komsomolsk-on-Amur
    Distance: ~ 1469km / 913mi
    Departure: 1 train per day, PM
    Travel time: 2 days / 1 night; 35 hours
    Arrival: early AM

    Leg #5: Komsomolsk-on-Amur < - > Vladivostok
    Distance: ~ 1629km / 1012mi
    Departure: 1 train per day, AM
    Travel time: ~ 26 hours
    Arrival: AM

    -Train Fares, express train, standard srvs (no meals), one way;
    -Train tickets delivery upon arrival in each city;
    -Sokol Orientation Guide;

    Not included:
    -Sightseeing Tours/excursions;
    -Train Bedding;
    -Arrival/Departure/Transit Transfers;
    -Russian Visa and Registration;
    -Fees for over sized/weight luggage;
    -Travel/Health Insurance;

    Special tour-related note:
    Public Trains, Wagons, Cabins
    Travelers Impressions
    Moscow-Vladivostok: virtual journey on Google Maps
    Baikal-Amur Mainline train station pictures
    Kadar Mountain Range
    NY Times story (2012)

    Related Tours:
    Rail Tailored trips: Classic Trans-Siberian (3 stops)
    Rail Tailored trips: Russia-Mongolia-China (3 stops)
    Tynda-the BAM capital


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