Red Arrow Train

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The Red Arrow Train - An Icon of the Russian Rails

The Red Arrow luxury overnight train first chugged along the historic railway line between the two capitals of Russia in 1931, and has since been the pride of the Russian Railroad. This Moscow - St. Petersburg train has interiors that feel as if they come from a movie set and an exterior in such bright red that it’s really difficult to mistake, no matter if lit from the platform lights of the Moskovskaya Station in St. Petersburg, or the Leningradskaya Station in Moscow.

The history that emanates from the very walls of the carriages on the Red Arrow makes this a very popular train. As a result of its increasing popularity among trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg, the Red Arrow has spawned other luxury-oriented night trains, including the Express and the Megapolis. Even with all its retro charm, this one-of-a-kind luxury Russian train is as up-to-date and modern as any sleeper carriage found in just about any country. Passengers with Red Arrow train tickets enjoy high-comfort amenities while gliding through the night between Russia’s historical capital cities on an overnight train from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Today's journey by luxury trains meets the demands of most rail travelers, particularly those who seek special and unique train travel experiences from around the world. The Red Arrow's vibrant red carriages almost glow against the greenery of the countryside, and is as much a part of Russian culture as borsch!

Travel Classes Onboard Red Arrow Train

  • VIP Cabin

    It's a 2-person sleeping compartment which is twice ordinary cabin size. The cabin features TV, shower, air-conditioner, socket 220V, free Wi-Fi, transformable sofa and an upper bunk bed. It’s a double-berth cabin (plus 1 child under 10 years; child price, if under 18).

  • 1st class Sleeper

    1st class cabin (SV in Russian) is designed for 2 people. It is a typical cabin for overnight trips. Cabins are air-conditioned and ticket price includes bedding, newspapers and meals. 

  • 2nd Class Sleeper

    These are compartments for 4 travelers with 2 upper and 2 lowers beds. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors, a large panoramic window. Air conditioning is installed in the majority of Russian trains. Bed linen is included in the ticket price. Bathrooms with wash-basins are located at each end of the car. Meals, drinks and snacks are not included in the price but available for purchase.

Route
St. Petersburg - Moscow
Moscow - St. Petersburg
Distance
635 kilometers
635 kilometers
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Departures
1 train per route
1 train per route

Customer reviews

  • Friendly and professional staff. Enjoyed the beautiful views and the peace and quiet during my travel on the Red Arrow.
    Jeffrey George
  • The Red Arrow overnight train was comfortable, clean and on time. The breakfast we had onboard was delicious as well!
    Sofia Ennis
  • The compartment interiors were pleasant. Liked all the wood and the historic feel of the Red Arrow Train. Nice experience!
    Tomas Cabral
  • Nice train with a good restaurant car! The food was tasteful and a generous portion of food and tasty snacks made the journey unforgettable.
    Pauline Bennotti
  • We had a wonderful time during our ride on the Red Arrow train. The train was clean, quiet and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.
    Rachel Palmer