There are a bunch of ways to travel from Moscow to St Petersburg, Russia. Proudly titled ‘The Northern Capital of Russia’, St Petersburg enjoys a number of links to other cities, including the actual capital — Moscow. A discerning traveller can fly first class or book an entire compartment on a bullet train, and such a trip would be fast, considering the distance between Moscow and St Petersburg.
However, if you want your journey from Moscow to St Petersburg to be truly luxurious and authentic, you can’t do better than take a ride on The Grand Express — a true first class Russian train. And, to make things even better, you can book it with us at a special price! Leave it to our manager to arrange your trip on the Grand Express overnight train.
The Grand Express train is not just a way of getting from Moscow to St Petersburg. It’s a unique experience: an authentic moving hotel with luxurious amenities and breathtaking cars that can only be rivaled by the immaculate interior and bespoke service.
Imagine spending the night sitting on a comfy sofa and sipping on your favorite drink while the train carries you all the way to the Northern capital — or to the heart of Moscow. Then, just as the rhythmic din of the wheels lulls you to sleep, you take an onboard shower and slip into the softest bathrobe you can imagine, just to finally give in to slumber, where even your wildest dreams cannot surpass your actual surroundings.
Reminiscent of the way Russian aristocrats used to socialize on the road from Moscow to St Petersburg (a lot of Russian literature is based upon this), the restaurant car offers the same amount of old-fashioned luxury with modern amenities. Not to mention that the meals rival even the most impressive restaurant selections! Last but not least, the VIP bar will be a great choice for the finest connoisseurs and complimentary Wi-Fi will make sure that you always stay connected — or disconnected, if you prefer to simply enjoy the silent ride and the atmosphere of quiet lavishness surrounding you.
The Grand Express is an extra-comfortable, ultra-luxurious train that has several options to offer both the exceptionally well-to-do travellers and the price-wary thrill-seekers. As far as compartments go, the train offers the following options: the Grand Imperial, the Grand Imperial Single, the Grand, the Grand De Luxe, the Grand Single, the Premium, the Premium Single, First Class and Economy compartments.
Whew! Now we realise that’s a lot of options to consider, so how about we outline the differences among all these fine options on this luxury train in our neat little list below?
And, last but not least, there’s a lavish dining car called Restogrand on board, where you can partake in luscious meals and friendly conversations. The cuisine is international, so you can try something European or something more to the East. One way or another, there will be something to tingle your taste buds — and fine wines too! You can, of course, pay with a credit card and have your meal delivered directly to your compartment, if you so wish.
Considering that the Grand Express is an overnight train, the schedule is plain: The train leaves the Leningradsky station in Moscow at 11.40 p.m. and takes roughly 9 hours (8h 56min to be precise) to reach the Moskovsky railway station in St Petersburg at 8.36 a.m. As for the return trip, it only takes 8 hours and 25 minutes, with the elite Russian train leaving St Petersburg at 11.49 p.m. and arriving in Moscow at 8.14 a.m.
As for the distance between Moscow and St Petersburg, it’s 635 kilometers in this case — roughly 395 miles. And, with all the splendour that the Grand Express provides, you’ll be wishing for the nine-hour journey to never end.
Of course, it might seem like booking this train requires effort on your part, considering that it is, essentially, a two-in-one experience: a trip on an authentic private train with impeccable service and an overnight stay in a moving hotel, full with room service and fine dining. In reality, booking the Grand Express is the easiest thing you can imagine: just contact us, and we will book the Grand Express train tickets for you. You don’t have to go searching for train tickets from Moscow to St Petersburg or worry about booking the wrong compartment. Our team will take care of everything so you can travel from Moscow to St Petersburg and back in style.
Not only is this fabulously easy, we are also offering you a special price that you can discuss with our travel experts. The Grand Express ticket price starts from 85$ USD, and varies depending on the compartment type, and class. Just take the opportunity to treat yourself to a fantastic trip on the first private train in Russia — a train ride that is a unique, classy, fashionable experience.
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