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Multiple routes

Multiple routes are  available now on RussianTrain.com !

We have upgraded our website and added one more option for quick, relevant and easy search of train tickets in Russia and abroad – “Multiple route”.  

The profit of the option for our users:

  • ability to make complex route with many stops automatically
  • wide variety of available routes for numerous destinations in Russia, Asia, Europe and between
  • possibility to find the most rapid way between cities of arrival and departure at the best prices.

How does it work?

Many cities around Russia, Europe, Asia and between have no direct train routes. For instance, there are no direct trains for such destinations as Saint-Petersburg – Berlin or Kazan-Paris.  Our  searching system will automatically find the best routes between the destinations with the stops. For the routes between Russia and foreign countries, most of the stops are in Moscow, for domestic destinations stops may vary upon the route.

It’s easy to find the best route: simply enter the dates of the trip, cities of arrival and departure, number of passengers and start the search. You can find, book and buy tickets online at the greatest fares on RussianTrain.com. Fast and safe!

New schedule for Allegro trains

In connection with the transition of Finland to Standard Time for winter from October 25, 2015 to March 26, 2016, a new schedule for Allegro trains has been established. In Finland, schedules will indicate Eastern European Time and in Russia they will indicate Moscow Time. Please, be attentive while planning your trips during this period.

Russian record for a regular long-distance train

On 14 August 2015, double-decker train No. 46/45 ‪Moscow‬ - ‪‎Voronezh‬ set a Russian record for a regular long-distance train with the largest number of seats travelling all the year round. Russian railways do not have another train which can handle 1,320 passengers.

The launch of the double-decker Moscow — Voronezh train became a new stage in the implementation of the Daily Express program on July 31, 2015. The train is made up of wagons with 1st- and 2nd-class seats; compartments in 1st-class wagons are equipped with double occupancy.

The route includes stops at Ryazan, and Michurinsk, and Gryazi Voronezhsky stations. The two-story Moscow — Voronezh train is the fastest train on this route: travel time is 6 hours 35 minutes. It is planned to further reduce time in transit.

Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod high-speed train Strizh

Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod high-speed train Strizh carried more than 79000 passengers in the first month of service.

Strizh trains began running on the 1st of June 2015. Since July, the number of services was increased from 5 to 7 per day, with the maximum number running on Fridays.

Numerous Strizh trains stop at Vladimir, Kovrov and Dzerzhinsk stations, but there are also direct services. The minimum travel time is 3 hours 35 minutes.

The train includes cars with seating in 1st and 2nd class carriages, sleeping cars (VIP), a buffet car and a dining car. The carriages are equipped with air conditioning and environmentally friendly toilet units.

Tallinn-St.Petersburg-Moscow train


The Tallinn-St.Petersburg and Tallinn-Moscow train services, which were terminated in May due to decrease in passenger numbers, have been relaunched as a single Tallinn-St.Petersburg-Moscow route.

The journey from Tallinn to Moscow will last 18 hours, and a return leg 16 hours, both with a stopover in St. Petersburg.

The daily service from Tallinn leaves at 15:20 and arrives at St.Petersburg at 23:07 and at Moscow at 09:32.

The service from Moscow departs at 23:00 and arrives at Tallinn at 13:38 the next day.

The longest high-speed train in the world

A dual formation ‪Sapsan‬ train has set a new ‪Guinness‬ World Record for the longest high-speed train in the world. Built by Siemens, 20-car Russian gauge train, which already holds the record of being the fastest train on Russia’s national rail network, measured 500 metres and 78 centimetres. Russian Railways (RZD) began operating the dual formation Sapsan train in August in order to increase capacity on the Moscow-St. Petersburg route.

New trains between St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk

On October 19, 2014 Russian Railways company has launched new luxury trains Lastochka connecting St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk. Now you can enjoy speedy and comfortable journey to the capital of Karelia and visit Kizhi, an architectural complex included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Trains № 806/805, St. Petersburg — Petrozavodsk and № 805/806, Petrozavodsk — Saint Petersburg run on a daily basis.

Smoking ban on Russian trains

Smoking ban on long-distance trains and suburban platforms comes into effect on 1 June 2014

According to Russian Federation Federal Law, which comes into force on 1 June 2014, tobacco smoking is prohibited on long-distance trains and passenger platforms used exclusively for passengers boarding and alighting from suburban transport trains. The smoking ban does not apply to platforms used for passengers boarding and alighting from long-distance trains.
Since 1 June 2013, a ban has already existed on tobacco smoking on suburban railway transport, outdoors within fifteen meters of the entrances to railway stations and in railway stations themselves.
That is, smoking is only allowed at least 15 meters from entrances to railway stations.
In implementing measures to protect the health of citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke and the consequences of tobacco consumption, Russian Railways is working to inform passengers at stations and infrastructure facilities and on commuter and long-distance trains about the smoking bans imposed, in particular by visual displays about the bans on signs, banners, stickers and announcements.

Buy electronic train tickets from Tallinn to Russia

Train tickets from Tallin to Saint-Petersburg and Moscow are easy to book from our web-site.
From now on the delivery of paper tickets is not necessary — we will send you the voucher by e-mail and you can board the train with it!
We remind you that on May 27, 2012, the passenger rail line between Tallinn and Saint-Petersburg was opened again for the first time in four years. The train is running daily in both directions and includes four carriages (1 first-class seating coach and 2 second-class seating coach). Passengers are sure to enjoy a bright and roomy train that has all the facilities for comfortable travel.

Sapsan tickets price policy

Russian Railways JSC operates new pricing policy for 'Sapsan' express trains since July: the earlier you book, and the more tickets are available — the better the price is. 
Don't lose your profit — book Sapsan tickets in advance

Search tickets now at Sapsan train page 

Sapsan tickets

Book Sapsan tickets between Moscow & St.Petersburg or Moscow & Nizhny Novgorod online using «Buy sapsan tickets» button. Now you don't have to go through long search of towns. Just select the date of travel and the route between the two of three preset cities. 

Search tickets now at Sapsan train page

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).
Our professional staff will be glad to help you to book Russian train tickets easily. We also can offer you electronic tickets, that is more convenient for you.
And we wish you to get a lot of unforgettable impressions traveling in Russia.

Russian train e-tickets

There is introduced a new electronic registration system for passengers to long-distance trains running on the territory of Russian Federation which leave from the 14th of January 2010. If your train number is 001-199, you can board your train with your passport only (except the following trains going to the CIS and Baltic countries: #20, 32, 53, 54, 116 and 121).