Frequently Asked Questions

about Russian trains
The Russian Railways is the company that operates the railway network throughout Russia. It has several affiliates which serve different directions.
You can keep the luggage either in an overhead luggage storage area, or under the bench, that is more secure. But nevertheless we recommend you to be careful about small valuables and money.
Leningradsky railway station (northbound routes): St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Pskov, Vyborg, Murmansk, Estonia (Tallinn), Finland (Helsinki). Suburban trains to/from Klin, Tver.

Kazansky railway station: Adler, Barnaul, Izhevsk, Kazan, Novorossisk, Orenburg, Penza, Rostov, Samara, Tashkent, Toliatti, Ufa, Tchelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ryazan, Tomsk (southbound routes).

Yaroslavsky railway station: Arkhangelsk, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Irkutsk, Kostroma, Kirov, Novosibirsk, Perm, Vladimir, Vladivostok, Vologda, Yaroslavl.  Trans-siberian trains. Suburban trains to Abramtsevo, Sergiev Posad.

Belorussky railway station: Kaliningrad, Smolensk. Belarus (Minsk), Lithuania, Germany (Berlin), Poland.

Kursky railway station: Kursk, Krasnodar, Nizhni Novgorod, Oryol, Perm, Rostov-na-Donu. Local trains to / from Vladimir, Podolsk. 

Rizhsky railway station: Latvia (Riga)

Kievsky railway station: Ukraine (Kiev)
Moskovsky railway station: Moscow, Novgorod, Murmansk

Vitebsky railway station: Belarus (Minsk), Ukraine (Kiev), Latvia (Riga), Lithuania (Vilnius), Warsaw (Poland).

Finlandsky railway station: Finland (Helsinki)

Ladozhsky railway starion: Moscow, Murmansk, Yekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk

Baltiisky railway station: trains to the cities around St. Petersburg
Usually only trains that are listed as Fast/High Level of Service have Restaurant cars. The restaurant will offer Russian and European dishes, alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks, cigarettes. For tea and coffee you can always ask the train attendant. You are also allowed to bring your own food. But please, keep in mind that there are no refrigerators on the train.
All the trains are non-smoking.
There are two lavatories at each end of every car. The showers are provided on long-distance trains (more than 24 hours); only in kupe or 1st class carriages. If your train doesn't have a shower, you can ask a conductor to allow you to use a shower in another carriage for a small fee.

The bed linen is provided in the train (it can be included in the ticket price, or the fee can be charged on site, it depends on the car class).