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St Petersburg from Moscow

Las Vegas, Nevada
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St Petersburg from Moscow

Hi, looking for the best way to travel from Moscow to St Petersburg. I've seen trains online, I just wanna know if there are any recommendations on times, safety measures or train companies.

Also, is it better to take a guided tour? Or the place is suitable to tourist it ourselves. We will be staying 2 days 1 night.

Thanks!

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1. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

On my opinion the best way is to use Sapsan train. It's very fast and comfortable. A bit pricy but it cost not more than airplane tickets being much easier to reach while that. It goes straight from Moscow downtown to SPB downtown.

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2. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

Also it's cheaper to get tickets on train from rzd.ru website.

Moscow, Russia
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3. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

"train companies" - Choosing between the only one is not difficult :-). RZD is monopoly.

Moscow, Russia
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4. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

Guided tour - you mean including Moscow and Petersburg?

It makes sense, they will buy the tickets for you.

Or maybe transport you by bus visiting Novgorod on the way.

It all depends on your own self -

you like to arrange things - you do it;

you don't - you let ther people do it and pay them for it

By the way, organized tours are not necessarily more expensive, as they buy services wholesale

Moscow, Russia
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5. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

Moscow to St. Petersburg - flying, about 1 hr, fast day train - 4 hrs, night sleeper train about 9 hours. All variants have pros and cons, you;ll have to deside...

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6. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

> flying, about 1 hr

Plus 1 hr getting to the airport at least 1 hr in advance plus 1 hr to get from the airport to the city equals 4 hrs

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7. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

Marassa, Am indicating the pure travel time. Someone from US is surely got used to arriving 3 hrs before the flight... Am a loyal Sapsan/Nevskiy Express customer of course...

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8. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

My advice is take the train, but greater advice is stay more than one night. Lots to see in St. Petersburg

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9. Re: St Petersburg from Moscow

If you are going for tourism purpose to SPB, one day is too short. At least 3 days needed to see some of the best things of SPB. Sapsan is one of the best mode of Travel from Moscow to SPB and best way to book is through RZD

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