Train journeys in Russia

Travelling aroung Russia by train.

The network of railroads covers most of the regions in Russia, so traveling by train is included into many of our tours.

We use high-speedtrains with seats named “Sapsan” during our trips between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Slower trains with seats named "Lastochka" run between St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Pskov and Veliky Novgorod. The same type of trains can be used on tours along the Golden Ring - between Moscow, Vladimir, Rostov, Yaroslavl, etc.

Night trains with sleeping compartments are good for traveling long distances. For example, from Moscow to Sochi, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and many other cities.

Recently, locomotive tours have become more popular. Locomotives are used on routes to the Ruskeala mountain park, to Seliger, and on routes from St. Petersburg and Moscow. From time to time, there are steam rail tours from St. Petersburg to TzarskoeSelo, Pavlovsk, Kronshtadt, Velikiy Novgorod etc. From Moscow, such tours depart for Yasnaya Poliana, Vladimir and Suzdal, Ryazan and Borodino.

The most famous railway route in Russia is the Trans-Siberian Railroad trip, the length is 9,289 km between Moscow and Vladivostok. During our tours along the Trans-Siberian Railway we make stops in many interesting places such as Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk and many others.

“Emperor’s Train” is operated between the cities of Tyumen and Tobolsk. Russian Emperor Nickolas II and his family spent several months in exile in Tobolsk from August 1917 till April 1918. Nowadays, Tobolsk has museums and memorials dedicated to the Emperor, his family and the history of the Russian Empire.