Grand Express train
Quick facts about Grand Express train
- Often the train Grand Express is compared to a 5-star hotel on wheels.
- No other train can boast the same services available for every passenger regardless of a carriage class: free Wi-Fi internet, digital TV, hot breakfast.
- In the city of arrival the passengers of the luxury, premium and business class carriages can use the service of a personal transfer, which is included in the ticket price.
Grand Express train schedule
|Route||Fastest trip||Number of trains||Price from|
|Moscow - St. Petersburg||8h 56m||1 train||70.04 $|
|St. Petersburg - Moscow||8h 25m||1 train||102.07 $|
Classes of cariages of the train Grand Express
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.
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.
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).
Grand Express is the most luxury overnight train operating between Moscow and St. Petersburg. This comfortable train consists of 4 luxury cars, 4 first-class cars and 2 second-class cars, as well as a Staff car and a Restaurant car. There are different classes of cars and each of them offers a certain range of services. However, there are such amenities that are available for each passenger of Grand Express train: free Wi-Fi internet and digital TV, as well as hot breakfast. No other train can boast the same services available for every passenger regardless of a carriage class.
Grand Express train reviews
The staff was friendly and the trains were on schedule.
Train number: 053Ч
Travel date: 02 Aug 2019
Totally worth documenting down every single bit of our virgin overnight train ride. Contrary to what we heard, the whole experience was safe and smooth. We had a pleasant and comfortable night rest in this iconic #grandexpress train from Moscow to St Petersburg. Less the space constraint, the cabin is clean, service is good, breakfast served on time, butler service picked us up the moment we stepped out of the train. So happy and no regrets for doing this, bucketlist checked!
Train number: 054Ч
Travel date: 23 Jul 2019
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.