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Quick facts about Express train

  • In Soviet times the night train Express was a backup of the famous Red Arrow, and the only difference between the 'twins' was the departure time (Express departed 4 minutes earlier).
  • In 2007 the train was fully renovated and got its original decoration.
  • Since 2013 Express departs at 23:30 and arrives at 08:30 year-round 6 days a week (except Saturday), in 9 hours connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg without stops on the way.
Express train

Express train schedule

Route Fastest trip Number of trains Price from
Moscow - St. Petersburg 9h 00m 1 train 62.70 $ Show schedule Hide schedule
St. Petersburg - Moscow 9h 00m 1 train 62.70 $ Show schedule Hide schedule

Classes of cariages of the train Express



Luxury carriages (which are called “soft”) have fewer compartments (4-6) and the cabins are larger than in the ordinary first class carriages. There is shower in the carriage or even in the compartment. Most compartments include a private bathroom. Other amenities include TV and individual a/c. The cabins in luxury carriages are sold entirely for one or two passengers, it guarantees the most level of privacy and comfort.

First class

First class

The cabin consists of two bunks and a folding table. Usually both bunks are lower, but some trains have compartments with one lower and one upper bunk. Other amenities of the compartment include personal reading lights, storage space under the lower bunks and a sliding door. Usually there is also a mirror and in some trains - a wardrobe and sockets.

Second class

Second class

Second class also known as coupe carriage consists of 9 separate quardruple compartments with four bunks (2 lower and 2 upper), a fold-down table and a sliding door. Among other amenities are personal reading lights, storage space (built-in shelves over the door, boxes under the lower bunks, racks on the wall beside each bunk).

The train consists of 18 carriages: 2 luxury cars, 6 first class cars, 8 second class cars, a restaurant car and a staff car. The luxury compartments are equipped with private bathrooms with shower and individual air-conditioning. The arrangement of berths in the first class compartments is vertical, which is not typical for most Russian trains and gives some advantages: the first one is that the beds are wider (83 cm), and the second advantage is that lying on the upper or lower berth you do not have to look at your neighbor all the time during your trip.

Express train reviews

feedback left 3 days ago
Like: comfort, efficiency, cleanliness, leaving and arriving at city centres. Dislike: paying for coffee
Train number: 004А
Travel date: 14 Oct 2019
Peter Barry, Australia
feedback left 2 weeks ago
Me gustó la puntualidad, la rapidez de check in, la atención, comodidad y amenidades de la cabina fueron de excelente calidad. Muy recomendable.
Train number: 003А
Travel date: 01 Oct 2019
Comodidad de hotel, traslado de primera., Mexico
feedback left 3 weeks ago
I thought everything about the train trip was amazing - our cabin was very clean and had everything you could need - the complimentary travel set was a lovely touch - the stewards on the train were really helpful and departure and arrival times exactly on time
Train number: 004А
Travel date: 22 Sep 2019
Fiona, United Kingdom (UK)
feedback left 5 weeks ago
I love every aspect of the trip in the train. It was very confortable, clean, everything perfect!!! The attention vas very kindle and always smiling and I filled like home or better!!!
Train number: 004А
Travel date: 11 Sep 2019
Cecilia A, United States Of America (USA)
feedback left 5 weeks ago
Me asombró la comodidad de la cabina: Las camas muy cómodas y el aseo muy completo. El auxiliar de cabina súper atento y servicial.
Train number: 004А
Travel date: 10 Sep 2019
Remei, Spain and Canary Islands

Electronic check-in

This train supports electronic registration. It means that a ticket which you receive by e-mail is already valid; a passenger should just print it and show on boarding along with the passport.