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Russian train Express

«Express» is a branded train of Russian Railways No. 003/004. Since 1976 the train «Express» runs on the route St. Petersburg-Moscow, making this distance in 9 hours without stops. This train features a unique design, high level of service and a comfortable schedule. «Express» train has three different types of cars depending upon the level of comfort in the compartment. Every passenger gets breakfast and hygienic kit. Other amenities vary depending on the class of service in the car. All cars are equipped with bio-toilets and a/c.

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Moscow - St. Petersburg
1 train
9h 00m
5452 RUB
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23:30
08:30
9h 00m
Daily
004А
5452 RUB
St. Petersburg - Moscow
1 train
9h 00m
6709 RUB
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23:30
08:30
9h 00m
Daily
003А
6709 RUB

Classes of cariages of the train Express

Luxe

Luxe

Luxury carriages (which are called “soft”) have fewer compartments (4-6) and the cabins are larger than in the ordinary first class carriages. There is shower in the carriage or even in the compartment. Most compartments include a private bathroom. Other amenities include TV and individual a/c. The cabins in luxury carriages are sold entirely for one or two passengers, it guarantees the most level of privacy and comfort.
VIP A (large cabin for 1 or 2 persons)
A large compartment with a private bathroom. The cabin is sold entirely. Seats: Transforming sofa 120 cm wide, upper berth 90 cm wide (folding). Berths arrangement / number: vertical / 2. Included service: meal, hygienic kit, bath robe, slippers, superior linen. Amenities: folding table, chair, TV, DVD, shower cabin, WC, individual a/c, safe. Carriage: 4 large compartments
VIP M (large cabin for 1 or 2 persons)
A large compartment with a private bathroom. The cabin is sold entirely. Seats: Transforming sofa 120 cm wide, upper berth 90 cm wide (folding). Berths arrangement / number: vertical / 2. Included service: meal, hygienic kit, bath robe, slippers, superior linen. Amenities: folding table, chair, TV, DVD, WC, shower, individual a/c, safe. Carriage: 6 large compartments.
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First class

First class

The cabin consists of two bunks and a folding table. Usually both bunks are lower, but some trains have compartments with one lower and one upper bunk. Other amenities of the compartment include personal reading lights, storage space under the lower bunks and a sliding door. Usually there is also a mirror and in some trains - a wardrobe and sockets.
1st class business single
A single superior compartment. Capacity: 1 person. Facilities: 1 berth, a folding table. Included service: meal, hygienic kit, superior linen. Carriage: superior; 8-10 compartments, a/c, bio toilets.
1st class business
Capacity: 2 persons. Facilities: 2 berths, a folding table. Included service: meal, hygienic kit, superior linen. Carriage: superior; 8-10 compartments, a/c, bio toilets.
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Second class

Second class

Second class also known as coupe carriage consists of 9 separate quardruple compartments with four bunks (2 lower and 2 upper), a fold-down table and a sliding door. Among other amenities are personal reading lights, storage space (built-in shelves over the door, boxes under the lower bunks, racks on the wall beside each bunk).
2nd class superior
A standard compartment in a superior carriage. Seats: 2 lower and 2 upper berths 70 cm wide Berths arrangement (number): 2+2 Included service: meal. Carriage: 8-10 compartments, a/c, bio toilets.
2nd class standard
A standard compartment. Seats: 2 lower and 2 upper berths 70 cm wide Berths arrangement (number): 2+2 Carriage: 8-10 compartments, a/c, bio toilets.
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Electronic ticket
This ticket has an electronic registration – it means that a ticket which you receive by e-mail is already valid; a passenger should just print it and show on boarding with the passport. It is also allowed to show your ticket by mobile phone, however, we strongly suggest printing a ticket out.