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“fast and practical” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sapsan Bullet Train

Sapsan Bullet Train
Komsomolskaya Square | Leningradskiy Rail Terminal, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #27 of 1,375 attractions in Moscow
Type: Transportation
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Moscow, Russia
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“fast and practical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I thought to go by air first, but the Best Guides manager who arranged my trip recommended Sapsan - and this was a very good advice. You do not spend time to check-in like at the airport. It takes just 4 hours, goes smoothly, the seats are very comfortable, and you come to the center of the city at once. We met a couple in our hotel who told us that they spent 2 hours in traffic while driving from the airport - this story made me even happier about our choice of Sapsan.

Visited January 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“Moscow to St. Petersburg in just over 4 hours - a breeze”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Other than having to load your own luggage up the train steps, this was a convenient way to avoid the long trips to airports. Unfortunately, on the return, wifi was not working on our car. Will try this train again in the future

Visited November 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Best way to go to St Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Train on time, spacious , clean, personnel helpfull and speak english.
different timing to suit everyone

Visited July 2012
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“good way to travel to St. Petersburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Although some air fares are much cheaper that the train I was worried about flight delays due to weather conditions in late December. The train is quite comfortable, basic food in the restaurant, easy to buy tickets on-line, safe and quick.

Visited December 2012
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Mosow Russia
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“Fast and comfortable journey between the two Russian capitals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It is really a good way to travel between the two main cultural and historical centers of Russia, fast (just about 4 hours) and quite pleasant, apart from a few a bit 'bumpy' moments, the train ran smoothly, the service on board was adequate, but rather pricey, the seats there are like on the plane (economy class) - no privacy at all. Business class is twice as expensive. But, on the whole, it was enjoyable and not tiring at all. Moreover, thanks to a very convenient timetable of Moscow-St.Pete trains, now you are able to have a nice but busy day in one of these cities without bothering about a hotel. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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