Double-Decker Trains

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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.

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.

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.

Travel Classes Onboard Double-Decker Train

  • 2nd Class Sleeper

    Such cabins on board the double-decker trains are designed for 4 people. Each compartment features a number of modern facilities including 2 lower and 2 upper beds, a table, a mirror, reading lights, electric sockets. The coaches of such type also have air-conditioning and 3 bathrooms, located at different ends of the coach. Bed linen, a hygienic kit and one meal are included in the ticket price. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the restaurant car. Such coach of the double-decker train is able to accommodate 64 passengers. Traveling with pets is possible provided that you book the whole cabin.

  • 2nd cl. Sleeper Cabin (for 3)

    It is a second class compartment (Kupe) booked for 3 travelers instead of 4. This option is perfect if you are a family of three or company of friends traveling together. It is a compartment with 2 lower beds and 2 upper convertible ones. At each end of the car there is a toilet with a small wash-basin.

  • Premium Class Sleeper

    Such cabins on board the double-decker trains are shared by 2 people, having 2 lower beds. Each compartment features a number of top-notch facilities including TV and media, a table, a mirror, reading lights, electric sockets, and an individual washbasin. The coaches of such type are air-conditioned and have 3 bathrooms, located at different ends of the coach. Bed linen, a hygienic kit and one meal are included in the ticket price. Snacks and beverages can be purchased in the restaurant car. Such coach of the double-decker train is able to accommodate 30 passengers. Traveling with pets is possible provided that you book the whole cabin.

Route
Moscow - Kazan
St. Petersburg - Moscow
Moscow - St. Petersburg
Moscow - Krasnodar
Moscow - Samara
Moscow - Sochi
Kazan - Moscow
Krasnodar - Moscow
Krasnodar - Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don - Krasnodar
Samara - Moscow
Sochi - Moscow
Sochi - Krasnodar
Sochi - Rostov-on-Don
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Customer reviews

  • I got the best service ever, when it turned out our departure had been delayed, we were booked onto an earlier train with no hassle at all.
    Stella Randal
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    Alfredo
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    Alicia
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
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