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buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

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Melbourne, Australia
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buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

Can anyone help me navigate the offical Russian railroad website..rzd.ru.to purchase tickets for high speed train? I do not read or write russian.

We are wanting to travel from St Petersburg to Moscow in March 20212

many other agencies offer tickets with such inflated prices

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comer, georgia
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21. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

after my head spinning with all the sights and trying to translate russian, i went with http://www.travelallrussia.com/ i was happy with the price and the ease of ordering. i printed my e-tickets before i left the u.s. but never needed them, just my passport.

Dallas
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22. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

Your guide for navigating a Sapsan ticket purchase sounds like it would be very helpful. Do you have an updated link to it? I'm getting a 404 message that the link no longer exists.

Thanks!

Plymouth, Minnesota
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23. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

Are you referring to my guide in the article about trains, ticketing? If so, I did notice the initial link was not working, but I tweaked this and it is working now, as is the link to my guide at Dropbox...

Edited: 9:52 pm, April 05, 2013
Dallas
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24. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

I was trying the link in the first comment in this thread. I just tried it again and got the 404 message.

Many thanks for drawing my attention to your excellent article in the right-hand column; just tried it and the link worked perfectly.

Great info!

Olympia, WA
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25. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

In September we will be in St Petersburg for 6 days before taking the early morning Sapsan to Moscow. Is that enough time to purchase tickets or do seats on these trains sell out?

Moscow, Russia
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26. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

Seats do sell out but 6 days in advance in September might work.

Moscow, Russia
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27. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

What stops you from monitoring tickets availiability at www.rzd.ru? Put in your date, and see how much tickets are left. Check tomorrow, or in a week - and see how it goes... This takes less than a minute

Olympia, WA
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28. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

Great suggestion....Thanks

argentina
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29. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

Hello I need some help I go to the page, find the ticket and when I try to pay, the credit card is rejected, I have everything ok, credit card ok, money in the bank, credit card verified by visa and spoken to the bank!!!what can I do?

Moscow, Russia
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30. Re: buying e-ticket for Sapsan train

> what can I do?

Nothing, I'm afraid. RZD's bank is known to arbitrary reject cards issued in some countries, most notably the US. Argentina must be in that list too...

Edited: 11:07 pm, July 17, 2014
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