Lev Tolstoi train

Russian train Lev Tolstoi

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Maximum speed 160
Number of cars 17
Classes of service 3
Main route Moscow - Helsinki
Lev Tolstoi

Lev Tolstoi train connects Moscow and Helsinki in 14,5 hours, making a stop in St. Petersburg. It operates since 30.05.1975 and was fully renovated in 2014. Lev Tolstoi is the first night train developing a speed 120 km/h. Usually the train consists of 1 luxury car, 3 first-class cars, 5 second -class cars and a restaurant car. All cars are equipped with bio-toilets and a/c. The compartment is closed with a magnetic key. Meals are included in the ticket price of any seat of the train. Delivery from the restaurant to the compartment is also available.

Classes of cariages of the train Lev Tolstoi


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.


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).

Second 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.

First class

Lev Tolstoi train facilities


The restaurant car recreates the atmosphere of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recalling the time when Leo Tolstoy lived. The menu includes dishes prepared according to the recipes of his wife Sofya Andreevna.


Eco-friendly toilets in all cars.


Pets can be transported on the condition that all seats in the compartment are booked.

For disabled

The staff carriage contains a compartment for disabled people with a lower and upper bunk. The compartment has space for a wheelchair and a socket. The compartment is located next to the toilet. There is a wheelchair lift.

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