Train between St. Petersburg and Moscow
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Train between St. Petersburg and Moscow Saint Petersburg Reviews
High speed train Jun 10, 2013
During my holiday in Russia I travelled from St. Petersburg to Moscow by highspeed train. This train brings you in only 4 hours from St. Petersburg to Moscow (or vice versa). In between the two cities it will only make two stops in Novograd and Bologoye. The train consist of 10 different carriages. 7 with economic class seats, 2 with business class seats and one bistro carriage.
During the trip one of the cities to the other you can enjoy the nice landscapes behind the window of the train. When you leave one of the cities you can see the change from a city with a lot of building to a wide landscape with forests and pastures with sometimes a farm. The maximum speed of the trains during the trip lies about the 250km/h.
This way of travelling is very relax. You enter the train in one of the city centers and when you arrived you are immediately in the other city center.
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Book tickets and travel in Russia Aug 18, 2012
There is always has been a good connection between these two cities. But now it is even better than ever!
Per day, there are many trains from St. Petersburg to Moscow or vice versa. You just have to check what time, train type and price category fits best in your travel.
Rzd.ru shows the timetable for the next seven weeks. There are more sites, but I found this one the cheapest of all I looked at.
Here you can compare the train and their prices before the actual booking. The best is to purchase the tickets as early as possible. Even here the prices are going up day by day.
The only downside of the system is that the program is in russian. The rest is very efficient. First you fill how you're traveling, then you get a choice of trains with the departures and arrival times and corresponding prices. When the train is selected, you can choose the wagon and the seats. If it's a night train you pay a bit extra for the bedding.
You can easily book by credit card. Thereafter, the tickets appear digitally on your own rzd.ru account. It says whether it is an actual ticket or the print must be exchanged at the train station. In that case you must go to the ticket office at the train station. By showing the print, you'll get the ticket. Usually modern trains accept the prints and the older one require the actual train ticket.
The best way to travel is in my opinion the Sapsan train. It's the most expensive option. But within 4 hours and fifteen minutes you'll arrive at your final destination. The train is fast, modern, clean and most of al pleasant.
In St. Petersburg the trains leaves from the Moskovskaya train station, very central. And in Moscow it's the Leninradskaya train station, which is near the metro station 'Komsomolskaya' also quite central.
If you need some help or advise with booking, I am more than happy to help.
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