The Lev Tolstoy train is an overnight train running between Moscow and Helsinki with a stop in Saint Petersburg. It is named in honor of a famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The train has been operating since 1975 and today runs every day except Saturdays. The train covers 1082 km in 14-15 hours; it travels between Moscow and St. Petersburg overnight and then runs through Finland during the daytime.
The train has VIP 1st, Regular 1st and 2nd class cabins. In 2014, regular 1st class and 2nd class carriages were replaced with new ones. VIP 1st class compartments are equipped with a private shower and toilet, TV, DVD, individual air-conditioning and 220V sockets. The lower berth is 110 cm wide and the upper berth is 70 cm wide. Only the entire compartment can be booked. Hygiene kits and meals are included in VIP 1st class and regular 1st class tickets.
The first class compartment has two lower berths. The cabin has individual air-conditioning and 220V sockets, and each berth has individual lightning. There are 2 WCs and one shower per carriage. Second class compartments have two lower, two upper berths and a table. Luggage can be placed above the upper and below the lower berths.
The train also has a nice dining car designed with an atmosphere of the late 19th and early 20th centuries when Leo Tolstoy lived and worked. Passengers of the Lev Tolstoy train can arrange to transport their cars in a specialized vehicle carriage. Tax Free Refund service is available on board.
Smooth way to go to Moscow
Helsinki - Moscow on first class. I can highly recommend to approach Moscow by train from Helsinki. Excellent boarding and on-board service. Enjoy the view and share food and drinks while you ride towards this great metropolis.Next time I will do exactly the same !
Excellent experience - MUCH better than flying!
We took a train from Helsinki & St. Petersburg - Moscow round trip. Easy to book online (we did it from Portland, Oregon USA. The service was great, on time and organized. We had print-outs of our tickets from home, but didn't use them as everything was done with our passport.
Once you have your tickets, look forward to a wonderful, smooth
and enjoyable journey through the Russian countryside.
Buy your ticket safely and securely and then sit back
and enjoy the ride!
A portion of your order will goes to helping underprivileged Russian children.