The high-speed Sapsan train is Russia’s fastest, named after the world’s fastest bird - the peregrine falcon. Built by Siemens Transportation Systems, it is capable of speeds up to 250 km/h. The Sapsan operates on the Moscow to St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod routes. There are several trains daily; the trip from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod takes 8 hours. The train consists of 10 or 20 carriages of different classes: First class, Business class and Economy class.
Prices for all First and Business class seats include one hot meal, newspapers and magazines. There is also a conference cabin, a separate 4-seat cabin in the First class carriage. It can be purchased only in full (all 4 seats). The cabin can be used for business meetings. Price includes soft drinks and beverages.
First class seats are arranged in rows of three with an aisle down the middle. Each seat is equipped with a control panel to adjust its position and has an individual table, lamp and socket (220 V). A wide range of seat adjustments, lumbar support, wide armrests, headrest and comfortable support for the legs allow passengers to have a comfortable trip. Seats can be set in a supine position.
Business class seats are arranged in rows of four with an aisle down the middle. Each seat has an adjustable back rest and foot rest, individual lamp, 220V socket, and access to video and audio programs. Economy class seats are arranged in rows of four with an aisle down the middle. Each seat has an adjustable back rest, foot rest, individual lamp and access to audio and video programs.
Economy+ class tickets include meals. Passengers can also order hot meals from the bistro car (at extra charge).
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Overall this has been an amazing experience
Overall this has been an amazing experience. I appreciate the patience and professionalism. The culture in Russia is a beautiful thing. I would highly recommend this company and look forward an additional visit.
My experience with RussianRail.com was great
My experience with RussianRail.com was great. The system is user friendly and the communication thorough and frequent. The two Saspan train trips between Moscow and St. Petersburg were the best transport experiences of our three week long trip in Russia and the Caucasus. The tickets were excepted without any problems and the friendly, yet professional hostess could even assist us with some English. Truly a world class experience, thank you.
Totally seamless experience
Totally seamless experience. The Sapsan tickets arrived just as promised, and everything went perfectly on the train. Not much more you can ask for!
A repeat customer
I recently used Russian Rail for the third time and found the service to be excellent and exceptionally professional. At about the same time I made my reservations my son made reservations with a competing company. We made separate reservations since our start and stop dates of travel were different. The problems my son experienced are too numerous to detail in this space, but suffice it to say he had to eventually cancel with that company. His experience makes me especially appreciative of the service I have received with Russian Rail.
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