Moscow to St. Petersburg Trains
Russia’s two largest cities are well connected by an efficiently run and rather quick railway network. There are a great number of Moscow to St. Petersburg trains to choose from. The choice ranges from the elegant Grand Express to Russia’s most famous train, the Red Arrow (Krasnaya Strelya) to the ultra new and high speed Sapsan trains. Express to Russia has specialized in the sale and issuance of tickets for the trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg for over 10 years. We issue e-tickets online as well as paper tickets and can arrange the delivery of paper tickets to you. To search for Russian train tickets and train schedules, just use our train ticket search engine at the top of this page.
Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
Below is a list of the most popular and well-known St. Petersburg to Moscow trains. There are day trains with airline type seating and also quite nice overnight sleeper trains. Most trains come with restaurant and/or club carriages which makes the trip between Moscow and St. Petersburg all the more comfortable and entertaining. To browse specific trains, please see the information on individual Moscow to St Petersburg trains below.
Afanasy Nikitin train
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There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd class compartments. There is a special compartment for handicaped people.
All beds in all types of cars are very comfortable and have unique decoration in blue colors.
Pick the Right Train from Moscow to St. PetersburgRussian train tickets are usually priced depending on the level of service offered aboard. The Russian trains listed below all have great service starting with the more modest and efficient second class sleeper tickets to the quite luxurious first class and VIP tickets. Moscow St. Petersburg train tickets can all be purchased at great prices by using our Russian train search engine at the top of the page.
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VIP 1st class:
- Two berths in each compartment
- Lower berth has a width of 120 cm and upper berth has width of 90 cm
- Each cabin has a private toilet with a shower and a washbasin, a TV, wardrobe, and air conditioner
- Supper, breakfast and a personal hygiene set are included in the price of the ticket
- The carriage has a bar
- A child under 10 years can travel with 2 adults in the VIP 1st class compartment.
- Two berths in each compartment
- Lower berth has a width of 110 cm and upper berth has width of 90 cm
- A washbasin
- Supper or breakfast and a personal hygiene set are included in the price of the ticket
Bed linen is included in the prices of all tickets.
The train has a restaurant carriage with a wide range of main courses, salads, desserts and beverages. You can visit it or order food to your cabin.
Russian Train Tickets on this train are available for purchase 60 days before the departure!
Grand Express train
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The train has 4 types of VIP cabins: Premium (with the size of an ordinary compartment), Grand (with the size of 1.5 ordinary compartments), Imperial and Grand Deluxe cabins (both cabins have sizes equivalent to 2 ordinary compartments).
First class consists of a cabin for 2 people including bed linen and a few magazines.
VIP cabins include everything as in 1st class as well as a WC and sink. All VIP cabins except Premium have showers. All VIP cabins are sold as one complete set (for one or two passengers). The ticket price includes travel sets for men and women, a hot breakfast and, depending on the type of cabin, supper.
Regular 1st class and 2nd class carriages are also available on this train. 1st class tickets are available with and without meals.
This St. Petersburg train has a very nice dining car that serves good meals. Also, travelers can order food and drinks to their compartment.
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The interiors of the carriages and equipment were designed in bright orange and blue colors specifically for the company "Tver Express".
Red Arrow train
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The train has VIP 1st, regular 1st and 2nd class carriages. First class consists of a cabin for 2 people including bed linen, magazines and a hot meal, while 2nd class is a cabin for 4 people including bed linen, magazines and a lunch box for free. VIP 1st class cabins are available including everything as in 1st class as well as a shower and a private WC. The train also has a nice dining car that serves good meals.
Tickets on this train are available for purchase 60 days before departure.
For the full Russian rail experience, this is the train for you.
Sapsan Train between Moscow and St. PetersburgRussia’s newest and most interesting train to date is the high-speed Sapsan Train running between Moscow and St. Petersburg. There are a number of Sapsan trains making this journey. With a speed of up to 250 kilometers per hour and extremely comfortable carriages, the Sapsan is the train of choice for many travelers. The Sapsan makes the trip in around 4 hours but certain Sapsan trains are even quicker. Sapsan train tickets are sold for the following seating categories: Superior first class, Premium first class, Standard first class seats and second class seats. A first class ticket is not even necessary as the second class Sapsan train tickets are decent and comfortable. Read more about the Sapsan below.
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Each train has 10 carriages, of which two are first class and eight are second class.
There are three types of 1st class tickets on the train. Prices for all 1st class seats include one hot meal, newspapers and magazines.
Superior 1st class seats are arranged in rows of three with an aisle in the middle. Each seat has an individual table, lamp and socket (220 V). Each seat is equipped with a control panel to adjust its position. A wide range of adjustments, lumbar support, wide armrests, headrest and comfortable support for the legs allow passengers to have a comfortable trip. Seats can be set in a supine position.
Premium 1st class seats are located in a separate, 4-seat cabin in the 1st class carriage. They can be purchased only in full (all 4 seats). The cabin has electronic equipment and can be used for business meetings.
Price includes soft drinks and beverages.
Regular first seats are arranged in rows of four with an aisle in the middle. Each ticket includes travel packs (containing ear plugs, eye masks, and slippers), and also children´s packs.
Second class seats are arranged in rows of four with an aisle in the middle. Passengers in second class carriages can order hot food from the bistro carriage for additional payment, use the internet, and also access video and audio programs.
Buying a Russian train ticket on the Sapsan through our company is very easy!
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The trip from Saint Petersburg to Moscow takes 8 hours 15 minutes and from Moscow to St Petersburg 7 hours 49 minutes.
Depending on the season, the train is equipped with 1st and 2nd class carriages or 1st, 2nd and 3rd class carriages. There is also a restaurant carriage on the train.
To purchase a Russian train ticket on this train, please contact us.
Two capitals train
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The train has 1st, 2nd and 3rd class carriages plus a restaurant carriage. All compartments have air conditioning and heating. This train is less expensive compared with other trains along this popular route.
Two Capitals does not make stops during the trip from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. The entire journey in this direction takes 6 hours 59 minutes and from Moscow to St Petersburg the trip takes 7 hours 50 minutes.
Russian train tickets
Whichever St. Petersburg to Moscow train that you purchase a Russian train ticket for, we are certain that you will enjoy your trip. The entire Russian train system is massive and as mentioned above, quite efficiently run. Train travel not only between St. Petersburg and Moscow but throughout Russia is the most popular form of travel in the country. You will certainly enjoy relaxing in your comfortable seat while watching the striking Russian countryside roll by. If you have any questions about our Russian train tickets or any of the specific trains, please feel free to contact us or use our Russian train ticket search and booking engine. See you in Russia!