Moscow to Irkutsk

Moscow to Irkutsk

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Moscow to Irkutsk Schedule

Moscow to Irkutsk Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Russian Railways 3rd Class Comfort Sleeper 00:35 - 21:23$ 121.71
Russian Railways 3rd Class Comfort Sleeper 13:50 - 08:26$ 121.71
Russian Railways 2nd Class Comfort Sleeper 23:45 - 07:44$ 206.03

Transportation from Moscow to Irkutsk

How to get from Moscow to Irkutsk

Travelling between Moscow and Irkutsk is possible by Flight and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 2,124.95 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere USD 80.30.

How long does it take to get from Moscow to Irkutsk?

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 88 hours to travel between Moscow and Irkutsk depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Moscow and Irkutsk. Flight will bring you to your destination in 5h 40m. Train does a much slower job and take about 3d 15h 48m to reach Irkutsk.

How much does it cost to get from Moscow to Irkutsk?

Travelling between Moscow and Irkutsk can be as cheap as USD 80.30 if you opt for a Pobeda Airlines flight and as expensive as USD 2,124.95 if you buy a Aeroflot Russian Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Moscow and Irkutsk ?

  • 3 from Moscow to Irkutsk starting from 00:35 Moscow Yaroslavsky until 23:45 Moscow Yaroslavsky

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Moscow to Irkutsk.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Moscow to Irkutsk, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 80.30.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Moscow and Irkutsk

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Pobeda Airlines, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Moscow to Irkutsk?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% decided to fly