Sapsan high-speed train tickets

Sapsan is the fastest train service between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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Quick facts about Sapsan train
Sapsan train
  1. Sapsan train derived its name from the fastest bird in the falcon family. These trains can reach the speed up to 250 km/h.
  2. Sapsan trains are of a German quality – since 2009 they are constructed by a Siemens company.
  3. There are special seats for travelers with pets in the Economy class cars.
  4. There is a children’s area in the car with special seats for parents and children a swaddling table.
Classes of cariages of the train Sapsan

Seating carriage

Seating carriages have soft seats and folding tabels like on the plane. There are several classes of seating carriages, which differ depending on included services and seats arrangement.
Seating carriage

Business class seat

Included services: Wi-Fi, drinks, hot meal, hygienic kit. Seat: adjustable, individual lighting, table, folding footrest, audio-visual module, socket. Carriage: 52 seats, configuration 2-2, folding tables.

Conference cabin

A separate cabin with 4 first-class seats and a table. The cabin is sold entirely (for 1 - 4 passengers). Included services: Wi-Fi, drinks, hot meal, hygienic kit. Amenities: sofa, TV, sockets, individual entertainment system, individual lighting. Carriage: the cabin is located in the first class carriage.

Premium class seat

Included services: Wi-Fi, drinks, hot meal, hygienic kit. Seat: socket, individual lighting, ergonomic backrest and leg support with lean adjustment, wider armrests, comfortable headrest, individual entertainment system. Carriage: 24+4 seats, configuration 1-2, folding tables.

Economy class seat

Pets are allowed. Seats: adjustable, personal lighting, folding footrest, audio-visual module. Carriage: 60-66 seats, configuration 2-2, folding or window tables.

Economy superior seat

Included services: snack and soft drink. Seats: larger distance between the seats; adjustable, personal lighting, folding footrest, audio-visual module, socket. Carriage: 44 seats +7 seats in the children area, seats configuration 2-2, folding or window tables.

Bistro seat

Included services: drinks and meals from the bistro. Seat: located in the restaurant car; adjustable backrest. Carriage: 40 seats, configuration 2-2, window tables.

Economy basic seat

Included services: - Seats: adjustable, personal lighting, folding footrest. Carriage: 60-66 seats, configuration 2-2, folding or window tables.

Premium Class Suite

Included services: Wi-Fi, snack and soft drink. Seat: socket, ergonomic backrest and leg support with lean adjustment, wider armrests, comfortable headrest, individual entertainment system.

Family Class (perfect for travelling with kids)

Included services: snack and soft drink. Seats: larger distance between the seats; adjustable, personal lighting, folding footrest, audio-visual module, socket.
Sapsan services
Business class seat Premium class seat Economy class seat Economy superior seat Bistro seat
Excursion booking service
The service of railway and air tickets
Taxi order service
Guaranteed food
Charge mobile phones

Sapsan seat map

Business class seat
1 2
Economy class seat
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sapsan train is a modern high-speed train perfectly adapted to the harsh Russian climate. If you are planning a trip between Moscow and St Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod, we strongly recommend you to take advantage of a fast and comfortable Sapsan train: it wins comparing with a flight, as the trains arrive to the central train stations in both cities and you do not waste time in traffic jams on your way to the airport and then in lines for security control and baggage check-in. By choosing a Sapsan train, you also choose the safest and the most comfortable means of transportation – modern and reliable equipment with a high-level service will make your trip unforgettable and pleasant! Sapsan trains go from Moscow to St Petersburg and back, travel time in both directions takes less than 4 hours. There are more than 10 Sapsan trains a day for each route; they go all day long – from the early morning till the late evening. Usually each Sapsan train consists of 10 cars: 1 premium class car, 1 business class car, 1 dining car, 1 economy superior class car and 6 economy class cars. Since 2014 there is also a double-Sapsan train with 20 cars, where each class is duplicated. All cars have a storage space and a place for outwear. There are special seats for travelers with pets in the Economy class cars. Please, notice that it is not allowed to smoke in the train.

Sapsan FAQ

Sapsan trains can reach the speed up to 250 km/h.
Travel time between Moscow and St.Petersburg by Sapsan train is about 3.5 – 4 hours.
The first advantage is a fast and simple check-in (actually you check-in when booking a ticket). Secondly, you can take luggage into your car, including liquids and non-cabin-sized bags. Very convenient is that the departure and arrival railway stations are in the city center, so you save money and time, being able to get by metro to anywhere in the city. Convenient seats with individual tables allow you to work on your laptop or watch a movie all the time of the trip (without breaks for take-off and landing like on an airplane).
All seats in Sapsan train are rather comfortable; however, passengers of the first-class take advantage of leather seats, more space for legs, individual sockets for charging mobile devices, hot meals, beverages, free Wi-Fi.
It depends on the class of the car. All first-class seats (1B, 1C, 1P) include hot meals. Some passengers of the second class (2B) get a cold snack with a soft drink, others (2P, 2C) can buy snacks from the trolley or visit a dining car. Also, there are some seats at the bistro car (2E) which include any meals from the menu for the exact amount.
In the second-class, there are special seats for passengers with pets – the ticket price includes a fee for a pet. The passengers of the first-class also can travel with pets at any seat but have to pay extra fees. The pets should be transported in a special carrying or cage.
Our clients usually prefer face-forward seats at the window. If you are traveling in a group of 4, we recommend seats around the table – there are such in every carriage, but they are being sold out quickly. In a premium class you can book a conference cabin with 4 seats and a sofa.
Wi-Fi is free for passengers of the first-class cars. Passengers of the second-class cars can buy access to wi-fi on the train (payment by cards is accepted).
Our clients usually prefer face-forward seats at the window. If you are traveling in a group of 4, we recommend seats around the table – there are such in every carriage, but they are being sold out quickly. In a premium class, you can book a conference cabin with 4 seats and a sofa.

Sapsan train reviews

4.77/5 based on 2181 reviews of travellers
Train number: 759А
Travel date: 19 Sep 2022
Very comfortable and convenient travel. Service is good.
Cihat Gurel, Turkey
Train number: 768А
Travel date: 30 Aug 2022
Everything perfect, except the electric outlet was loose and difficult to use.
John Platte, United States Of America (USA)
Train number: 751А
Travel date: 28 Aug 2022
Es ist ein sehr gepflegter, bequemer, schneller Zug vom St. Petersburg nach Moskau. Innerhalb 3,5 Std. war ich schon in Moskau.
N. S., Russian Federation
Train number: 760А
Travel date: 17 Aug 2022
Very nice and comfortable. Best in its class.
Purabi, India
Train number: 784А
Travel date: 09 Mar 2022
amazing train and service
Emmanuel, United States Of America (USA)
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