Trains between Moscow and St. Petersburg

There are many trains operating between Moscow to St. Petersburg. Many of them are so-called ‘branded’ (‘firmenny’) trains, each with its own, individual character. You can choose from a large number of overnight trains, the oldest and the most famous being the Red Arrow. You can also travel on Sapsan express trains – this trip takes only 4 hours. Book your Moscow to St. Petersburg train tickets with us!

Smena-A.Betankur

The Smena train was launched in 1984 and was named in honor of the 65th anniversary of the popular Russian youth magazine - Smena. The train travels overnight with travel time from St. Petersburg to Moscow taking approximately 8 hours.
Double-Decker carriages were introduced in December 2017. Each carriage is equipped with air conditioning and heating systems, energy-saving LED lights, a video surveillance system and 3 WCs at the end of the car. learn more

Smena-A.Betankur

  • 025А
    Trip time: 08:09 hours
    21:55
    06:04
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    Trip time: 08:16 hours
    21:50
    06:06

Sapsan

The high-speed Sapsan train is Russia’s fastest. It is capable of speeds up to 250 km/h. The Sapsan operates on the Moscow to St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod routes.
There are several trains daily; the trip from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. The train consists of 10 or 20 carriages of different classes: First class, Business class and Economy class. learn more

Sapsan

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    Trip time: 03:33 hours
    05:30
    09:03
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    Trip time: 03:58 hours
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    Trip time: 04:03 hours
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    Trip time: 03:35 hours
    21:00
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    Trip time: 03:58 hours
    21:00
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    Trip time: 03:30 hours
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    Trip time: 03:55 hours
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    Trip time: 04:04 hours
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    Trip time: 03:50 hours
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    Trip time: 03:50 hours
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    Trip time: 03:46 hours
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    Trip time: 03:46 hours
    11:40
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    Trip time: 03:55 hours
    13:30
    17:25
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    Trip time: 03:46 hours
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    Trip time: 03:49 hours
    15:40
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    Trip time: 03:46 hours
    17:30
    21:16
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    Trip time: 03:55 hours
    17:40
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    Trip time: 03:55 hours
    19:30
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    Trip time: 04:04 hours
    19:40
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    Trip time: 03:35 hours
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    Trip time: 03:42 hours
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Red Arrow

The Red Arrow (Krasnaya Strela) is the oldest and most famous Russian train. The train is famous for shuttling the communist elite between Leningrad and Moscow in Soviet times. Today, it is still one of the most popular and modern trains operating between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The train has a VIP first-class car, 9 regular first-class cars and five second-class carriages. There is also a very nice dining car that serves good meals. The staff car has a cabin for disabled passengers and the people accompanying them. learn more

Red Arrow

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    Trip time: 08:00 hours
    23:55
    07:55
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    Trip time: 08:00 hours
    23:55
    07:55

Nevsky Express

The high-speed Nevsky Express Train (N 747/748) running on the Moscow to St. Petersburg route doesn’t make any stops and has a maximum speed of 200 km/h, making for a quick travel time of 4 hours 5 minutes.
The Nevsky Express has only Economy class carriages with each car accommodating 48 passengers. Seats are arranged in separate cabins for 6 people each. learn more

Nevsky Express

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    Trip time: 04:20 hours
    13:25
    17:45
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    Trip time: 04:16 hours
    14:40
    18:56

Megapolis

The Moscow to St. Petersburg Megapolis train (N019/020) is a daily overnight train run by “Tverskoy Express,” a private company. The travel time between Moscow and St. Petersburg is approximately 8 hours and the train stops in Tver for only 1 minute.
The train runs with modern first-class and second-class carriages built by Tver Carriage Works, the largest train manufacturer in Europe. learn more

Megapolis

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    Trip time: 08:39 hours
    00:20
    08:59
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    Trip time: 08:17 hours
    22:50
    07:07

Lastochka

Lastochka trains are high-speed electric trains produced by Siemens Transportation Systems.
Lastochka trains are equipped with a modern safety system and offer a high level of comfort both for passengers and staff. The train's maximum speed is 160 km/h. The train can accommodate 443 passengers and consists of 5 carriages with 2nd class seats including 4 seats for disabled passengers and 30 fold-out seats. Trains operating at busy times and servicing popular destinations may have up to 10 carriages. learn more

Lastochka

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    Trip time: 06:42 hours
    15:16
    21:58
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    Trip time: 06:59 hours
    15:21
    22:20

Grand Express

The Grand Express train (N053/054) is the most luxurious train operating between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It is a daily overnight train run by “Grand Service Express,” a private company.
The train has 6 types of carriages offering different levels of comfort. All types of carriages are equipped with TV and DVD players, 220V sockets and free Wi-Fi.
The train has a restaurant car with a wide range of main courses, salads, desserts and soft and alcoholic drinks. Passengers can enjoy a meal either in the restaurant car or order it to their cabin. learn more

Grand Express

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    Trip time: 08:56 hours
    23:40
    08:36
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    Trip time: 08:25 hours
    23:49
    08:14

Express

The Express Train (N 003/004) is a daily, overnight train running between Moscow and St. Petersburg. It departs from both Moscow and St. Petersburg at 23.30 and arrives 9 hours later at 08.30. The train has VIP first-class, first-class and second-class carriages. learn more

Express

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    Trip time: 09:00 hours
    23:30
    08:30
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    Trip time: 09:00 hours
    23:30
    08:30

Double-Decker

The Double-Decker is an overnight train running daily and making only one stop during its journey.
Both 1st and 2nd class tickets are available. A cabin for disabled passengers and persons accompanying them is equipped in the staff car. Each carriage is equipped with air conditioning and heating systems, energy-saving LED lights, a video surveillance system and 3 WCs at the end of the car. The restaurant car offers a wide range of meals that passengers can purchase with cash or credit card. learn more

Double-Decker

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    Trip time: 08:16 hours
    22:29
    06:45
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    Trip time: 07:30 hours
    23:00
    06:30
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    Trip time: 43:05 hours
    14:00
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    Trip time: 08:16 hours
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    06:06

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