Quick facts about Lastochka train
- The maximum speed of Lastocka train reaches 160 km/h.
- Lastocka is a Russian version of the German Desire train designed by Siemens.
- Lastochka means “Swallow” in Russian - a very fast bird.
- Lastochka trains first appeared in Russia in 2013, and in 2014 they offered free passenger service in Sochi during the Winter Olympics.
Lastochka train schedule
|Route||Fastest trip||Number of trains||Price from|
|Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow||3h 51m||4 trains||23.50 $|
|Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod||3h 47m||4 trains||24.19 $|
|Vyborg - St. Petersburg||1h 05m||1 train||16.67 $|
|St. Petersburg - Vyborg||1h 02m||1 train||14.30 $|
|Moscow - Vladimir||1h 41m||3 trains||20.80 $|
|Vladimir - Moscow||1h 41m||2 trains||21.35 $|
|Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod||2h 01m||2 trains||20.91 $|
|Nizhny Novgorod - Vladimir||2h 19m||1 train||21.17 $|
|Chudovo - St. Petersburg||1h 17m||1 train||14.22 $|
|St. Petersburg - Chudovo||1h 15m||1 train||18.02 $|
|Petrozavodsk - St. Petersburg||4h 56m||2 trains||25.53 $|
|Maykop - Adler||5h 33m||1 train||21.24 $|
|Kursk - Moscow||5h 54m||1 train||19.45 $|
|Moscow - Tula||2h 25m||1 train||19.84 $|
|Tula - Moscow||2h 21m||1 train||18.17 $|
|Moscow - Ivanovo||3h 39m||3 trains||18.18 $|
|Ivanovo - Moscow||3h 39m||1 train||21.69 $|
|Moscow - Smolensk||3h 57m||3 trains||20.03 $|
|Smolensk - Moscow||4h 03m||3 trains||20.13 $|
|St. Petersburg - Pskov||3h 30m||1 train||20.13 $|
|Pskov - St. Petersburg||3h 30m||2 trains||21.47 $|
|St. Petersburg - Velikiy Novgorod||3h 28m||1 train||19.64 $|
|Velikiy Novgorod - St. Petersburg||2h 49m||2 trains||20.13 $|
|Tuapse - Maykop||2h 50m||1 train||20.37 $|
Classes of cariages of the train Lastochka
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.
Lastochka train is a modern and faster alternative to Russian 'electrichka' (commuter train). It covers many destinations and connects major Moscow and Saint Petersburg with Nizhny Novgorod, Velikiy Novgorod and many other Russian cities and towns. Each train consists of 5 cars. Seat arrangement is 2+3. Sanitary and hygienic blocks are located in the head cars of the train. Their design allows passengers with disabilities to freely use them. Each car is equipped with a compact air conditioner, located on the roof of the car. Disinfection of recirculation air is carried out with the help of ultraviolet radiation.
Lastochka train reviews
train on time and comfortable.
Train number: 804Ч
Travel date: 29 Feb 2020
Very accurate time schedule of the train, warm and comfortable wagons and seats, good and very professional onboard service supplied by the train assistants: beverages, food, souvenirs,...
Train number: 716М
Travel date: 27 Feb 2020
The train staff is very friendly and helpful - and that is very very important
Train number: 805Ч
Travel date: 21 Feb 2020
Crowded train but helpful staff
Train number: 806Э
Travel date: 20 Feb 2020
Excellent Service! What an improvement from the Soviet Style Elektrichkas. Compfortable seats, loo, coffee and quicker too. Highly recommend. The directions at the Kurskiy Station could be a bit better but the Enquiry counter were helpful anyway. Big Step forward Russia! The station announcements in English seemed a bit odd but helpful for non-Speakers.
Train number: 732Г
Travel date: 24 Dec 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.