Purchase tickets at the ticket offices of the stations and not from intermediaries. Specialized firms performing services for booking and delivery of railway tickets in the office or home, add to the cost of travel documents from 100 to 20% of the price.
Take the opportunity to save up to 50% of the cost of a ticket to travel on trains at certain times of the year. For example, in the period from 1 February to 6 March, JSC "Russian Railways" provides a 20% discount from the price of the ticket. And the cheapest travel documents are issued for trains departing may 8 and 9, their cost is half of the standard tariff. This is useful if you do not want to get into another region of the Russian Federation in a strictly specified time. At the same time, it is worth remembering that there are periods when there are multiplying factors. So for trains departing on April 28 and 29, and 28 and 29 December, the ticket price increases by 20%.
Plan your trip in advance. JSC "Federal passenger company" (subsidiary of JSC "RZD") provides a 50% discount when buying tickets for long-distance trains for 31-45 days before departure. In addition, the acquisition of travel documents less than 10 days before the date of departure to the cost of the ticket will be added 10%.
Don't forget when you purchase tickets to submit the documents confirming the right to receive benefits. To receive a discount of 50%, the student must provide proof of the student the student the appropriate ticket, the rule applies to General second-class coaches. Child under 5 years not occupying a seat travels free in any car, parents must present a birth certificate. In addition, full-time students can purchase tickets at a 50% discount on top of the seat compartment cars.