Red Arrow train
Quick facts about Red Arrow train
- Red Arrow was the first branded train in USSR.
- The board restaurant offers European standard since 1996.
- A special song is played at the train station at the time of the departure of Red Arrow.
Red Arrow train schedule
|Route||Fastest trip||Number of trains||Price from|
|Moscow - St. Petersburg||8h 00m||1 train||92.38 $|
|St. Petersburg - Moscow||8h 00m||1 train||92.38 $|
Classes of cariages of the train Red Arrow
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.
Red Arrow (Krasnaya Strela) train is very famous and has a long history. The first ride of the train was at July 9th in 1931. Since then it was many times renovated, of course, and now offers its passengers all the best and the most modern. Red Arrow train is called the trademark of the railways in Russia, and it fully justifies its flagship status. The train provides passengers with a full range of services along the way, as well as exquisite interiors of cars and a comfortable quiet atmosphere. The service of Red Arrow is one of the best on the Russian railways.
Red Arrow train reviews
The Red Star train was a really great experience. Firstly the cabin was super clean, Sheets spotless and the bed was already made up. Clean and nicely designed toilet/bathroom area. A huge breakfast, part of which you ordered the night before leaving based on your particular preference. It was really like a hotel on wheels, with towels, slippers, toothbrush and any other ammenity you could image. there is even a shower if you would like one. Moreover the guard for our carriage was super polite and helpful and even spoke English. Impressive all round and highly recommended.
Train number: 001А
Travel date: 09 Jun 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.