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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2013

When arranging our trip to Moscow and St Petersburg as independent travellers not attached to a Tour Group, we (four of us) decided to take the overnight train, for the experience and to save the cost of an hotel. We had read that some websites...More

19  Thank WalkerTalker
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We travelled overnight on the red arrow express between Moscow and St Petersburg. The train was spotlessly clean and we had a private cabin for the two of us. We could order a variety of drinks and a croissant type snack was also in the...More

4  Thank maddiePortsmouth
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great journey, slept a few hours not particularly restful but that was expected having done a number of trips in Europe on overnight trains. The woman was a little strict on board and told us off for putting toilet paper in the...More

1  Thank RaRaRachelC
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I took the Red Arrow from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Wow!! What a cool experience! It was a bit stressful at the train station, finding the correct place to board the train, with the language barrier. People were very nice and I felt safe. This...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My friends wanted to experience sleeping on a train during our trip to Russia. I, on the other hand, had experienced sleeping on overnight trains and wasn't very keen on experiencing that again, but went along with the plan anyway, choosing the premium twin-sharing cabin...More

2  Thank Shig31
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This well known historic train journey was an experience not to be missed when traveling in Russia. After researching, I decided to use Russian Rail (russianrail.com) to purchase my tickets. The website was very user-friendly and the booking process was easy. The company updated me...More

4  Thank Allkuans
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

For our first time taking a night train it was exciting, and completely new for us. You can buy the tickets in advance directly in the trains company and any detailed information you may need, they will reply inmediately. Print your tickets in advance and...More

3  Thank Star201080
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a must to try! We travelled from St Petersburg to Moscow overnight with two teenage children and we all loved the experience. It was everything we expected and the stewardess was excellent, very helpful. However she didn't speak any English but she was...More

1  Thank DTGBHUN
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We arrived very early to the station and tried to find out where the train was leaving from. We did not see anything on the boards and tried to ask different people working there, and got different replies from everyone. We even went to customer...More

Thank lindri
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled from st p to moscow in 2nd class and had a wonderful experience. Staff were super helpful, beds were comfy and breakfast was tasty (coffee and tea cost extra) We booked our tickets through the official Russian website (in English) and although we...More

1  Thank lauranada
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We travelled overnight from Berlin to St Petersburg on the Red Arrow train. I had read reviews before we travelled so roughly knew what to expect. We were travelling as part of a group and the arrangements had been made by the travel company. I...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We travelled on the Red Arrow overnight train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, we boarded the train half an hour before departure, we travelled first class, its laid out like an old fashioned train carriage, a seat either side and a table in the middle,...More

1  Thank sally j
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28 October 2016|
Response from Joost V | Reviewed this property |
Try to book via russiantrain. Book a 002A train, that's the one. Train: 002А. Class: 1st class Standard (1U) Select 2 passengers and you'll be OK.
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11 July 2016|
Response from Macy160 | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes before midnight, Russians are punctual!