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Red Arrow Express

Moscow Station, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Glad we did this trip

We were going to do the Sapsan bullet train but were glad we experienced this. As a couple would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Unforgettable experience

We booked a cabin for 2 people and it was a great experience from the beginning to the end. The... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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Moscow Station, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to do the Sapsan bullet train but were glad we experienced this. As a couple would deffo recommend upgrading to first class and getting a private room for 2. No bathroom but it was a few feet down the carriage. Spotlessly clean...More

1  Thank Partypedro1
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a cabin for 2 people and it was a great experience from the beginning to the end. The only thing that could be improved is the quality and variety of the breakfast and they should mention when items are charged separately

1  Thank cdmnuy
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I love St. Petersburg. It was very anti-American and exhibited an uncharacteristic lack of hospitality this time around. This train ride was the high point of the trip. Wow! The staff was super friendly. Professional. The food was good. The compartment was clean. I slept...More

Thank Morris L
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's my favourite train between Saint-Petersburg and Moscow. All the train is red and has couchette, lux and SV coaches. Coaches is eqipped by air-condition systems with a couchette personal regulator of temperature and light. Each coach has classical style and traditional Russian breakfast. In...More

1  Thank Вячеслав П
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife booked this for us as an excursion during our eight nights in St. Petersburg. Highly recommended. We booked our own sleeper car/cabin. You are greeted at the train by hostesses in pressed uniforms and white gloves. When we entered our cabin to find...More

2  Thank Mark-in-NC
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great to travel with this historical train from Moscow to SPB. Please make sure you are 30 minutes before departure at the station. Leningradsky isn't a difficult station and we stood on the wrong station initially. Be careful with that. Journey was very adventurous although...More

1  Thank Joost V
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We took this train as it was extremely convenient and fitted in power schedule. The beds are comfortable, the toilets work in the shower has great pressure. The Internet also works. Therefore all in all it is not bad. Turning to negatives: – 1. This...More

4  Thank Givemeaholiday
Reviewed 21 June 2016

People shouldn't take this train expecting it to be "luxury" as it's far from it. But I'm not sure where else on earth could you ride a train with interior that reminds you of an old movie set (Dr. Zhivago maybe?) like this. The chance...More

2  Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I m not well as travelled as I would love to be, the train journey was an exciting and new experience for me. I bought tickets via the Russian rail official website where there are many trains travel between SPB and Moscow. I picked the...More

1  Thank Macy160
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

No it's not the 'Orient Express' but neither are the prices so unsure why some would assume it would be in that luxury category. Booked direct using Google Translate and it was a lot cheaper than using the English sites. So much so that we...More

4  Thank Georgina G
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Can anyone help me with the booking process for The Red Arrow train St Petersburg to Moscow please? I am on Russian Rail website at the moment. (English version). I am trying to book a VIP sleeper where is says the price is for the cabin, regardless of 1 or 2 passengers, which is fine as there as 2 of us, but it will only allow me to enter the name, etc and passport details for 1 passenger. I just don't want to get there and they assume I am in the cabin alone and my daughter won't have a ticket with her name on it! Any URGENT help would be greatly appreciated!
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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How early can passengers start boarding the train?
11 July 2016|
Response from Macy160 | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes before midnight, Russians are punctual!
We have booked for the 1st class cabin. Will there will be dinner and drinks on board?
29 April 2015|
Response from Macy160 | Reviewed this property |
I m not on first class, each of us in the cabin has a bottle of water and chocolate. Everyone are ready to sleep after boarding so we don't know if there is service provided. The breakfast is however included, it's served... More