The high-speed Sapsan train is Russia’s fastest, named after the world’s fastest bird - the peregrine falcon. Built by Siemens Transportation Systems, 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 St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod takes 8 hours. The train consists of 10 or 20 carriages of different classes: First class, Business class and Economy class.
Prices for all First and Business class seats include one hot meal, newspapers and magazines. There is also a conference cabin, a separate 4-seat cabin in the First class carriage. It can be purchased only in full (all 4 seats). The cabin can be used for business meetings. Price includes soft drinks and beverages.
First class seats are arranged in rows of three with an aisle down the middle. Each seat is equipped with a control panel to adjust its position and has an individual table, lamp and socket (220 V). A wide range of seat adjustments, lumbar support, wide armrests, headrest and comfortable support for the legs allow passengers to have a comfortable trip. Seats can be set in a supine position.
Business class seats are arranged in rows of four with an aisle down the middle. Each seat has an adjustable back rest and foot rest, individual lamp, 220V socket, and access to video and audio programs. Economy class seats are arranged in rows of four with an aisle down the middle. Each seat has an adjustable back rest, foot rest, individual lamp and access to audio and video programs.
Economy+ class tickets include meals. Passengers can also order hot meals from the bistro car (at extra charge).
Get ready to be whisked along on a smooth and magical ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway.