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Grand Express Train

Everything Starts With First Class

There are many trains between St. Petersburg and Moscow, but the Grand Express is a whole different story of Russian train travel. It is the only luxury train in the counrtry run by a private company. This overnight train takes you from Moscow to Saint Petersburg offering unsurpassed level of comfort and truly unique onboard experiences. Of course, there are modern high speed trains that take you between Russia’s magic capitals in 3 hours, but the Grand Express is all about one-of-a-kind travel experience.

Route & Distance
Moscow - St. Petersburg
635 kilometers

Train class
Luxury overnight train
Average speed: 73 km/h

Travel time
Travel time: 9 hrs
1 daily departure

Grand Express train
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In May 2001, railway transportation in Russia underwent a significant transformation, when Russia, by order of President Vladimir Putin's government, sought to encourage the creation of private passenger railway service companies. The Grand Express was the first private St. Petersburg - Moscow train to emerge as a result of this innovative move. Today it is a leader among overnight train experiences in Russia.

With all the amenities of a hotel, the Grand Express train offers one-of-a-kind trips between Russia’s two most renowned cities. The concept is uniquely spectacular. Whether you are traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow, or vice versa, you'll be treated to a world of lavish surroundings.

Relax with a hot shower before slipping into one of the Grand Express' famously cozy bathrobes, or sip lemonade at any time of the day or night in the restaurant car. The menu offers a wide selection of hot or cold meals from a wide variety of European cuisines, and the windows provide gorgeous views of Russia's countryside.

Even at night, when the darkness outside engulfs the view, there is still plenty to see from your suite with a convenient selection of movies to enjoy. The only possible downside is that you'll probably not finish the movie as the gentle rocking of the Grand Express train lulls you into peacefully relaxing slumber. This Moscow to St. Petersburg train is truly a dream hotel on wheels!

One of the many perks of the Grand Express is the level of personal service. If, when getting your Grand Express tickets, you register for their bonus program, you'll gain access to such perks as private meals in your suite, flower delivery, luggage delivery, and more! This St. Petersburg – Moscow train also offers for its passengers its singularly useful magazine, "Grand", a publication that contains valuable traveling information, as well as interesting data about the train and the trip as a whole.


Grand Express imperial cabin

Grand Imperial Cabin:

The most luxurious cabin on the train "Grand Express". The size and facilities are the same as in the Grand Deluxe Cabin, but additionally dinner and breakfast are served during the trip. Travel set ("Madame" and "Monsieur"), cosmetics set, bedding, slippers, bathrobe etc. are included in the ticket price.

Grand Express deluxe cabin

Grand Deluxe Cabin:

This compartment was designed for double occupancy and is twice the ordinary cabin size. It distinguishes from the Grand Cabin by its shower cabin and choice of travel set ("Madame" and "Monsieur"). A business class taxi is offered as a transfer.

Grand Express grand cabin

Grand Cabin:

The Grand Class Cabin is 1.5 ordinary cabin size with such facilities as a TV, DVD, separate shower, WC, air-conditioner, 220V socket, Wi-Fi. The price includes a hygienic set, bedding, slippers and bathrobe, a hot breakfast, tea/coffee and a business class taxi transfer.

Grand Express premium cabin

Premium Cabin:

The Premium Class Cabin features 1 transforming sofa (width 110 cm) and 1 upper bunk bed (width 90 cm), a TV, washstand, air-conditioner, 220V socket. A comfort class taxi transfer is included in the ticket price, as well as hot breakfast, tea/coffee, a hygienic set, bedding, slippers and towels.

Grand Express business cabin

1st Class Business Cabin:

A cabin with 2 lower beds (width 70 cm), a TV, air-conditioner and 220V socket. Hot breakfast, tea/coffee, a hygienic set, bedding, slippers, towels and economy class taxi transfer are included in the ticket price.

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