Traveling by Russian Train
Traveling by train is obviously one of the best experiences you can have while visiting Russia. Russia is the largest country in the world and has a lot of various railway destinations.
The most popular destination is Moscow to St. Petersburg/St. Petersburg to Moscow. This Railway runs between the two largest Russian cities and through four regions: Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and Leningrad.
There are 2 train types operating between the two Russian capitals – express and regular. It will take you about 5 hours to get from one city to another by express trains. Regular trains are designed to travel for long distance, some of them are faster than others. There are three types of carriages in regular trains: 1st (SV), 2nd (Kupe) and 3rd class (Platzkart). The 1st class has two beds in one enclosed room, the 2nd class includes 2 lower beds and 2 bunk beds in one enclosed room and the 3rd class has 4 beds in a non-enclosed area.
Guard-stewards are at your service 24 hours. They also provide you with linen and make you cups of tea.
There are several famous trains running from Moscow to St. Petersburg. For example, the Red Arrow is the most popular train, which in Soviet times carried the Communist Party elite between Moscow and Leningrad (the former name of St. Petersburg). This train even has its own theme song that plays as it departs from the station. This train departs daily.
The Nikolaevsky Express is a special train with a very interesting retro design. On this train you can dive back into the times of the Russian Tsars. The train departs daily except Saturday.
Grand De Lux is the most luxury train operating between Moscow and St. Petersburg. This train has 1st, Premium, Grand and Grand De Lux class compartments. This train departs daily.
In Moscow, trains for St. Petersburg leave from Leningradsky Vokzal (Leningrad Railway Station) and in St. Petersburg, trains for Moscow leave from Moskovsky Vokzal (Moscow Railway Station).
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And we wish you to get a lot of unforgettable impressions traveling in Russia.