This category is popular with those looking for the most economical way of travelling and is usually booked by families with children or friends travelling together. Standard Economy sleeping cars are equipped with 2 lower beds and 2 upper beds. Toilets and wash basins are situated at both ends of the cars for the common use. The cars are air conditioned (central control). The air condition operates only during the time the train is moving. Sockets for 220 V are available in the car, capable for razors and loading mobile phones, cameras and notebooks. The Standard Economy cars offer 9 cabins each and may be booked only by 3 or 4 passengers travelling together. In the hotels the 4 passengers are staying in 2 double rooms, 3 passengers are staying in 1 double and 1 single room.
Daily shower facilities are guaranteed.
If you travel eastbound Moscow – Beijing: Shower facilities are available in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing in your hotel rooms where you stay overnight. In addition to that hotel day rooms for showers are at your disposal during stops in Krasnoyarsk and Ulan Ude (one day room per cabin).
If you travel westbound Beijing – Moscow: Shower facilities are available in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow in your hotel rooms where you stay overnight. In addition to that hotel day rooms for showers are at your disposal during stops in Ulan Ude, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk (one day room per cabin).
Therefore on both tours you have guaranteed access to showers in your hotel room every day during the entire journey.