Lev Tolstoi train
Quick facts about Lev Tolstoi train
- The train operates a currency exchange and Tax Free refund point. Rubles, dollars and euros are accepted.
- An audioguide informs the passengers about the sights and historical events along the train route.
- In 2017, the year of the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence, the train presented a small library that introduces passengers to the classical and modern literature of Finland.
Lev Tolstoi train schedule
|Route||Fastest trip||Number of trains||Price from|
|Helsinki - St. Petersburg||6h 34m||1 train||100.46 $|
|Helsinki - Moscow||14h 39m||1 train||133.94 $|
|Moscow - Helsinki||14h 20m||1 train||142.88 $|
|Helsinki - Tver||12h 15m||1 train||106.04 $|
|Tver - Helsinki||12h 19m||1 train||140.97 $|
|Moscow - Lahti||12h 43m||1 train||96.00 $|
|Helsinki - Vyborg||4h 12m||1 train||72.55 $|
|Moscow - Vyborg||8h 44m||1 train||99.28 $|
Classes of cariages of the train Lev Tolstoi
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).
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.
The train got its name in honor of the famous Russian writer, the author of “War and Peace” novel. The birthday of the train "Lev Tolstoi" is on May 30, 1975. It was the first night train, developing speed over 120 km / h. And although there are now faster trains going to Helsinki, "Lev Tolstoi" is still in great demand by people who value comfort. It runs daily from the Leningradsky Station in Moscow through Tver, St. Petersburg, Vyborg, Vainikkalu, Kouvola and Lahti to Helsinki and back. The ordinary train composition consists of 5 first-class carriages, 8 second-class carriages, 1 or 2 luxury cars, a restaurant car and a car-carrier. In the train "Leo Tolstoy" you will feel comfortable and safe: the train is guarded by a special brigade, and the doors in the compartment have electronic locks. All the train conductors have very high qualifications, long work experience and know several foreign languages. The restaurant car is richly decorated in Russian style and offers to enjoy the Russian cuisine and special athmosphere. In the cars of the first and second class there are eight sleeping compartments. In the 1st class compartment there are two lower berths, in the 2nd class compartment there are two lower and two upper berths. Each car has two sanitary units (in one of them there is a shower). The places for luggage are located below the lower shelves. Each compartment has an individual air conditioning system, two sockets, shelves for storage of small items, individual lighting for each seat. A washbasin is hidden under the folding table of each compartment. In daytime the lower shelves are transferred into comfortable sofas with a soft back. In the middle of the back, there is a folding armrest with cup holders, so that the sofa easily turns to two comfortable chairs. And at night, these sofas are just as easy to turn into beds with a width of 70 cm, already dressed with bed linen. In the first-class carriages they provide superior bed linen, extra pillows and terry towels. Hot meals are provided for the passengers in the first class. The luxury carriage consists of 4 compartments and a bar. The compartment can accommodate up to 2 adults and a child. The coupe in the luxury car is transformed into a bedroom, a living room or a study. The sofa is transformed into a double bed, and there is also an upper sleeping shelf. All the compartments are equipped with private air conditioning, DVD players, LCD TVs, Internet access. For maximum comfort in the compartment there are individual shower cabins and a biotoilet with a heated floor. A shower set, a bathrobe and slippers are provided for each passenger of a luxury car.
Lev Tolstoi train reviews
Everything was fine. Clean, efficient, pleasant
Train number: 032А
Travel date: 04 Oct 2019
The attitude/ service of the crew inside the train AND the crew doesn’t speak english,
Train number: 032А
Travel date: 17 Sep 2019
Modern train with comfortable beds. Very clean facilities. Disliked the breakfast, the croissant was not edible and the blini dry and boring. I recommend this convenient way of travelling.
Train number: 031А
Travel date: 26 Aug 2019
Loved how clean and cosy it was. Slept through the night. Also loved how the train is overnight. Perfect timing. Much better than sapsan which we took to st petersberg.
Train number: 031А
Travel date: 16 Aug 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.