Trainline has clinched a deal with a licensed ticketing agency for Russian Railways outside Russia.
The partnership with Real Russia enables the online firm to provide access to trans-continental journeys like the Trans-Siberian Express and high-speed Sapsan trains between Moscow and St Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod.
Long-distance sleeper services across Russia and into Siberia can also be booked.
The partnership means that Trainline now works with rail and coach companies across 44 countries.
The company has more than doubled its total carrier partners in the last 12 months to over 200.
Other recent announcements include a partnership with Austria’s national rail operator ÖBB, as well as a Japan Rail pass partnership with JTB.
Trainline International president Daniel Beutler said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Real Russia and open up access to famous rail journeys and transcontinental Russian routes for our customers.
“Following the global excitement of the football this summer, inbound tourism to Russia has picked up significantly and we look forward to helping more visitors experience the wonders of this stunning country by rail.”
Real Russia managing director Chris Watkins added:“We are delighted to partner with Trainline and look forward to working closely on bringing the Russian rail experience to customers in 173 countries around the world.
“Travelling by rail is the best way to experience the beauty and authenticity of Russia.
“Our exciting partnership with Trainline will enable us to help more travelers than ever to explore and discover this great country.”