Are Moscow train tickets change-able?
May 16, 2012 5:14 PM   Subscribe

Moscow train tickets -- change-able or refundable? ISO on-the-ground info.

I am going to Moscow this weekend to join a conference -- yay! But, my sponsors have hit a glitch with my visa, blah blah, now I'm leaving on a different day than I was told, after making all kinds of plans. Boo!

Problem: I purchased non-refundable and pricey train tickets round trip Moscow to St. Petersburg via TravExpress aka The ticket confirmation document states that the tickets are non-refundable, but I wonder if I can change them at the train station? If I could change the dates on my train tickets I can recreate all of my meetings and fix my upset plans. Any intel appreciated. I have contacted the third-party agency that sold me the tickets but no answer yet.
posted by ClaudiaCenter to Travel & Transportation around Moscow, Russian Federation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just to clarify: are you using these tickets to get directly to the conference? Or was that additional travel before/after?

I'd add that you may have bought pricey tickets here in the US, but you can probably get much cheaper tickets on-the-ground. I think I paid maybe $100 or so for a train ticket, 2nd class, that included a sleeper compartment,, and this was headed to the middle of Siberia. Of course that was 7 years ago. Does look like you could get a round trip ticket for as low as $250 or so.
posted by Deathalicious at 8:39 PM on May 16, 2012

Seat 61 or Poezda may have some info.
posted by mdonley at 1:34 AM on May 17, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks, all, the visa glitch got un-glitched so this all became moot.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:06 AM on May 18, 2012

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