The distance between Moscow and Kaliningrad is 1285 km, which is quite a lot - passengers spend a little over twenty hours onboard the train which crosses the Russian border twice. The route is operated by the "Yantar" train with its Mediterranean-style interior. It used to have the blue and yellow color theme - blue for the Baltic seaside and yellow for amber, which Kaliningrad is lauded for. Although the set of colors has been changed to a standard one, the interior style has remained intact.
"Yantar" has been running since 1964 and has preserved its unique style up to this day. One of its key features is visa support for passengers traveling through Lithuania, it is the only train that allows for a simplified procedure for crossing the Russia – Lithuania border. The train runs every day all the year round. It departs from the Belorussky railway station, Moscow and arrives at Kaliningrad-Passazhirsky station, Kaliningrad.
"Yantar" has 16 rail cars:
The dining car is worth a special mention. It offers a rich menu with every kind of hot dishes, hot and cold snacks and drinks included. Passengers can have their meals at a salon table or have them delivered to their compartment or sleeper. You can also pre-order a meal via the train’s e-mail.
Want to travel from Moscow to Kaliningrad? Our website offers tickets purchasable in just a few minutes! You just have to choose the departure and arrival dates, specify the number of adult passengers and minors, choose the departure and arrival points and make payment. We will email you the e-tickets. You will have to print the tickets and show them along with the passport when boarding. Our website also offers prices as well as train, route and station descriptions in a language you know. You can book a transfer or an airport rail link service here.
Most train tickets in Russia are electronic tickets. You only need to print the tickets on a standard printer (at home or in the hotel you are staying) and show printed tickets and your passport to the car attendant when boarding the train.