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Address: Moscow Station, St. Petersburg, Russia

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We were told if we were going to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg we had to take the Red Arrow Midnight train. The train leaves at midnight and arrives at 8 AM the following... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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145 reviews 145 reviews
71 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were told if we were going to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg we had to take the Red Arrow Midnight train. The train leaves at midnight and arrives at 8 AM the following day. My family reserved a suite that had 4 bunk beds (converts from seating to the beds). When you arrive on board they have water... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I really enjoyed this iconic train. I traveled from St Petersburg to Moscow in a private cabin. The train was like stepping back in time and that's exactly what I was looking for. The cabin was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Considering it covered both a nights accommodation and travel between the two cities I thought it offered... More 

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Palaiseau, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you intend to sleep as most people do, make sure you bring ear plugs. The train journey gets very loud at night; and you might arrive very tired in Saint-Petersburg. We booked a 4 person berth (2nd class). Attendant was not very helpful; seems to be a typical feature of Moscow customer service; was virtually kicking us off the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You certainly feel you are royalty as you board this polished and grand sleeper train with all the staff standing to attention outside the carriages and welcoming you on board. The beauty of the trip is unfortunately missed due to it all passing at night but the breakfast was very good and beds were far more comfortable than the last... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I took my american friend visiting Russia for the first time on this train ride from St. Petersburg to Moscow. We bought the most expensive (just under $300) tickets to a VIP luxury train car. It's only 4 privat compartments in the car with living/sleeping room with plush red couches, storage for luggage and best of all - your private... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Clean, comfy, good breakfast, very nice decor. The only downside - they completely turned off the ventilation at night - so, if you're on top berth you'll have nothing to breath with.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A novel and different way to travel between the two cities. We booked our tickets through Express to Russia and it was professional and painless. We boarded the train at Leningradsky station in Moscow, and were amused by the very stern looking conductors standing at attention outside each carriage. We booked first class compartments so we didn't need to share.... More 

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Hong Kong
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I elected to take the Red Arrow from Moscow to St Petersburg, we opted for the First Class compartment. We knew that this train would be slower than the intercity trains and more expensive but wanted to experience this journey and compare with other overnight train rides we have done. This experience did not disappoint. The carriage... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I decided to take a 4-berth sleeper on a journey from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. I wasn't sure how it would play out not knowing any Russian and being in a compartment with potentially 3 others who may not be so friendly, but it turned out to be a brilliant trip. Both of my berth mates were extremely nice and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to trains, and this is one of the best. Although the style was uniquely Russian 1960s the train was the most immaculate and comfortable I've ridden. If you enjoy rail travel, especially if you're a party of 4 and can reserve your own cabin, it's an experience not to be missed, best possible... More 

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