Russia’s ‘two capitals’ are well connected by an efficiently run and rather quick railway network. There is a great variety of Moscow to St. Petersburg trains to meet everyone's needs. The choice ranges from the elegant Grand Express and Russia’s most famous train, the Red Arrow (Krasnaya Strelya) to the ultra new, high speed Sapsan trains and the recently introduced Double-Decker trains that offer great value for money. Express to Russia’s specialists have over 10 years of experience in issuing Moscow to St. Petersburg train ticket reservations. We are able to issue electronic tickets for almost all trains on Moscow to St. Petersburg route (with very rare exceptions). To search for Russian train tickets and train schedules, just use our train ticket search engine at the top of this page.
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.
Double-Decker trains were launched in Russia in 2013; starting from February, 2015 they operate on Moscow - St.Petersburg route.
The train runs daily. It has only 2nd class carriages - cabins for 4 people. There is a staff car with a compartment equipped specially for disabled passengers and those who accompany them. The train also has a restaurant car. Travelling by this train you can enjoy a high comfort at affordable price. Electronic tickets are available in this train.
The train 003/004 Express is a fast train with an increased level of service operating on St. Petersburg to Moscow route.
The train has VIP 1st, 1st and 2nd class cabins.There is also a restaurant car with a wide range of main courses, salads, desserts and beverages.
Free Wi-Fi is available on board. Russian Train Tickets on this train are available for purchase 60 days before the departure!
Grand Express is the most luxurious Russian train operating between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
The train has 4 types of VIP cabins and also regular 1st class and 2nd class carriages. This St. Petersburg train has a very nice dining car that serves good meals. Travelers can also order food and drinks to their compartment.
Free Wi-Fi is available on board.
Express train "Megapolis" #19/20 has been operating between Moscow and St. Petersburg daily since October 2006. The train consists of new modern 1st and 2nd class carriages, produced by Tverskoy Car-Building Factory. The train is managed by Tverskoy Express Company and offers high lever of service and comfort. 1st and 2nd class tickets are available with and without meals.
Free Wi-Fi is available on board.
The Red Arrow is probably the most famous Russian train. This was the first firmenny (branded) train in USSR. The train even has its own theme song that plays as it departs from the station.
The train has VIP 1st, regular 1st and 2nd class carriages. Thre is also a nice restaurant car that serves good meals.
Tickets on this train are available for purchase 60 days before departure.
Sapsan is a high-speed electric train that operates on Moscow to St. Petersburg and Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod routes. There are several trains daily; the trip from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. The train offers several classes: Premium 1st class, Superior 1st class, Regular 1st class and 2nd class. There is a bistro on board.
Smena train was named in honor of 65th anniversary of a popular Russian youth magazine. The train has an interesting tradition: only graduates of the St Petersburg State Transport University work here. In November of 2009, the name was changed to Smena–A.Betankur.
There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd class carriages on the train, and also a restaurant carriage. The trip takes 7 hours 50 minutes.
Firmeny train Two Capitals operates along the Moscow - St-Petersburg route since 2005.
The train has 1st, 2nd and 3rd class carriages plus a restaurant carriage. All compartments have air conditioning and heating.
Two Capitals train is less expensive compared with other trains along this popular route.
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