Trans-Siberian - Distances

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Trans-Siberian Trip
St. Petersburg and Moscow
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The Trans-Siberian
Siberia
The Trans-Mongolian
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The Ger Camp
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China
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Between August 3rd and August 30th, I travelled around the world as part of my Trans-Siberian trip. Just over 25% of the 31,000 km distance was done by train.

Train Travel

I travelled about 8505 kilometres by train:

  • St. Petersburg to Moscow: 650 km
  • Trans-Siberian - Moscow to Irkutsk: 5185 km
  • Trans-Mongolian - Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar: 1119 km
  • Trans-Mongolian - Ulaanbaatar to Beijing: 1551 km

For comparison, the distance from Moscow to Vladivostok (the 'true' Trans-Siberian route) is 9288 km.

Air Travel

I travelled about 22,250 kilometres by air[1]:

  • Toronto to St. Petersburg via Frankfurt: 8080 km
  • Beijing to Vancouver via San Francisco: 10,820 km
  • Vancouver to Toronto: 3350 km

For comparison, the circumference of the earth at the equator is about 40,000 km.

World Map

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