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Double-Decker Trains

Russian Double-Decker Trains

Double-deckers are modern, clean and offer an amazing travel experience for a great money value. Launched in November 2013 the first Russian double-decker train became one of the most popular types of traveling between bustling Moscow and the seaside mecca - Sochi. In February 2015 the second Russian double-decker train started running between Moscow and St.Petersburg and became a real hit. 

Route & Distance
Moscow - St. Petersburg
635 kilometers

Train class
Regular Overnight Train
1 car class

Travel time
Travel time: 7 hrs 56 min
2 daily departures

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Double-deck coaches slightly differ from the standard ones, the only exception is a much lower ceiling. Because of that top shelves have become less spacious and, in particular, you won’t be able to sit there. For the same reason there are no overhead luggage shelves. Moreover, it is not easy to store luggage under bottom shelf as well, because its lower edge is only about 23 cm above the floor.
But all these disadvantages are surpassed by the excellent facilities of the train. All coaches are equipped with three environmentally friendly toilets that remain open even during stops, LED lighting, air-conditioning and heating systems and shower units in sleeping and train staff coaches.


Moscow - Sochi Train

Hosting the Olympic Games in 2014, Russia launched the first double-decker connecting Moscow and Sochi. Now the train departs daily from Kazansky rail station in Moscow. The train trip lasts for almost 24 hours but the train is comfortable enough: you grab some sleep, eat authentic Russian food in the restaurant car or have a chat with your fellow-travelers.

Departure

Route

Arrival

     

Kazansky station
10:10 am (Moscow time)

Moscow - Sochi
Running time: 23 hrs 47 mins

Central station
09:57 am (Moscow time)

     

Central station
06:53 pm (Moscow time)

Sochi - Moscow
Running time: 23 hrs 45 mins

Kazansky station
06:38 pm (Moscow time)


Moscow - St. Petersburg Train

The first double-decker train between Moscow and St. Petersburg was launched on Feb 1, 2015. The train features only 2nd class (Kupe) compartments with 2 upper and 2 lowers bunk beds. The ticket price does not include food but you can purchase something to eat in the restaurant car.

Departure

Route

Arrival

     

Leningradsky station
10:50 pm (Moscow time)

Moscow - St. Petersburg
Running time: 7 hrs 43 mins

Moscovsky station
06:33 am (Moscow time)

     

Moscovsky station
10:50 pm (Moscow time)

St. Petersburg - Moscow
Running time: 7 hrs 56 mins

Leningradsky station
06:46 am (Moscow time)


Moscow - Samara Train

A new double-decker train on the Moscow - Samara route was launched on December 3, 2015. The train has 2 travel classes: 1st class SV and 2nd class kupe. All cars are equipped with air conditioners and a heating system. There are also compartments specially designed for disabled people.

Departure

Route

Arrival

     

Kazansky station
18:10 (Moscow time)

Moscow - Samara
Running time: 14 hours 59 mins

Central station
09:09 (Moscow time)

     

Central station
17:02 (Moscow time)

Samara - Moscow
Running time: 16 hours 06 mins

Kazansky station
09:08 (Moscow time)


Moscow - Voronezh Train

A double-decker train is now operating on the Moscow - Voronezh route as well. With the travel time of only 6 hours and 30 minutes, it is the fastest way to travel between the two cities by train. The train features Business and Economy class seats with Wi-Fi available onboard.

Departure

Route

Arrival

     

Kazansky station
16:52 (Moscow time)

Moscow - Voronezh
Running time: 6 hours 30 mins

Central station
23:22 (Moscow time)

     

Central station
07:25 (Moscow time)

Voronezh - Moscow
Running time: 6 hours 30 mins

Kazansky station
13:55 (Moscow time)


Moscow - Kazan Train

A double-decker train connecting Moscow and Kazan was launched June 1, 2015. The train features compartments of both 1st and 2nd class, providing travelers with comfort and all the necessary facilities.

Departure

Route

Arrival

     

Kazansky station
23:08 (Moscow time)

Moscow - Kazan
Running time: 11 hours 37 mins

Central station
10:45 (Moscow time)

     

Central station
17:10 (Moscow time)

Kazan - Moscow
Running time: 12 hours 28 mins

Kazansky station
05:38 (Moscow time)


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