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Sapsan Bullet Train

Komsomolskaya Square | Leningradskiy Rail Terminal, Moscow 129515, Russia
+7 495 781-27-02
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Fastest way to travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg

We were looking forward to seeing Russian countrysides between St. Petersburg and Moscow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sally L
Japan it's not

Did not seem so fast and there are different classes of service, I'd suggest you book business... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sapsan is the name of a high speed train connecting two Russian capitals. Sapsan train derived its name from the fastest bird in the falcon family. Designed by Siemens AG it is a high speed train, that can reach the speed up to 250 km/h and is perfectly adapted to the harsh Russian climate.
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Komsomolskaya Square | Leningradskiy Rail Terminal, Moscow 129515, Russia
+7 495 781-27-02
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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking forward to seeing Russian countrysides between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to see. Convenient means of a transportation without having to drive or fly.

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Did not seem so fast and there are different classes of service, I'd suggest you book business class. There is som e food and beverage offerings and its included in the price - if your guide tells you that, the on board staff spoke little...More

1  Thank traveloftenpals
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went from St. Petersburg to Moscow and back the same day. The bullet train made a one day visit to Moscow possible. It is 4 hours each way and reaches speeds of 200 kicks per hour. Since it would be a grueling 18 hour...More

1  Thank fnct
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled business class on this train and the 4 hrs flew by. The bonus is not having to deal with traffic to and from airports. It is also fun to see the countryside.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabin was clean. The ride was comfortable. You don't feel any bumps at all when the train reached its maximum speed. The only downside is the views outside - they tend to be the same. The countryside is similar with no change of scenery....More

1  Thank MTan2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super fast and smooth way to travel Moscow to St.Petersburg. Book ahead for peak times. Comfy seats and clean toilets. Bring sandwiches as on the expensive side. Passport check-in at the carriage door entrance. Safe way to travel.

Thank finn123720
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode business class and enjoyed the trip from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The staff were very wonderful in helping us get set up for wifi on the train and were polite and attentive with serving the breakfast and refreshments. The train is clean, modern,...More

1  Thank AdventuresSB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to St Petersburg from Moscow on this train - it is fantastic - very clean and efficient and so very comfortable - it was hard to believe the journey was 4 hours - time went really quickly and plenty of opportunity for refreshments with...More

Thank coffeetime93
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most impressed with the Sapsan Bullet Train for our one day to explore Moscow. We were served a meal which was very nice. Having the opportunity to view the Russian countryside a bonus as the train whisked by was amazing. The journey took around 3.5...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

TIP: Book your trip early, the popular times sell out. Note: not all parts of the train offer Wi-Fi :( Excellent, safe and convenient at a great price. We enjoy the freedom of walking around the train, enjoying a beer in the food car.

1  Thank Eduardo N
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Denice S
19 July 2017|
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Response from RKIND | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I recollect that we offered at the station that if we want to get an upgrade, though we were happy with our original choice so we did not opt for the same. Though usually plenty of seats are available, but you never... More
1 June 2017|
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Response from SunshineSunshine |
Thank you for your replies. They finally replied me. Premium class has 19 seats & Business class has 52 seats.
Annie Lai Yung L
22 May 2017|
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Response from moje a | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it will be a slow train and since it stops in many stations, it is not typically safe as the people entering train are not always in best behavior.