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“The only way to travel to St. Petersburg” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sapsan Bullet Train

Sapsan Bullet Train
Ranked #2 of 38 Transportation in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sapsan is the name of a high speed train connecting two Russian capitals. Sapsan train derived its name from the fastest bird in the falcon family. Designed by Siemens AG it is a high speed train, that can reach the speed up to 250 km/h and is perfectly adapted to the harsh Russian climate.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The only way to travel to St. Petersburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

You'll have some fun buying your ticket because none of the railway staff speak English but it's worth the effort. The train is excellent and very comfortable. Take a sleeper cabin on the overnight to St P which leaves around midnight and arrives around 8am. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will want to do again.

Visited October 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“German ICE on Russian rails”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Not fast at all. Don't expect a speed train experience, only the price looks like it should be a speed train.

Visited November 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Not too fast, not too furious”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Not the most comfortable way to travel in Russia - better take a plane from Sheremetievo airport - it takes only 30 minutes to fly St.Petersburg. Well, going to the airport by taxi can be a bit too long and not cheap but still much more pleasant.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great and fast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Great train everything ran on time. The trains are really clean and comfortable. The information, menus and announcements were in Russian and English... This was a first for my week in Russia!

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“Smooth, fast & crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

The ride was smooth & fast, and every seat was taken. Not much storage for larger bags, so get to the train early if you want to put your bag where you can keep an eye on it.

Visited October 2013
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