They are called “super-morning”, travel time is 5.5 hours
An alternative to the Sapsan. New Lastochka trains launched from St. Petersburg to Moscow
RZD launched new Lastochka trains ; from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. They are called “super-morning”: they will set off at half past five in the morning.
Travel time – 5.5 hours. This is faster than other trains, but almost 2 hours longer than the Sapsan. Their first flights also depart from the capitals at six o'clock in the morning.
From Moscow, the new “Swallow” leaves at 05:35 from the Leningradsky railway station and arrives at the Moskovsky railway station in St. Petersburg at 11:05. From St. Petersburg «Swallow» leaves also at 05:35 and arrives in the capital at 11:11.
Ticket prices for the morning “Swallow” start from 1.6 rubles, for “Sapsan” – from 2.2 thousand rubles. Apparently, Russian Railways is creating an alternative to the morning Sapsan. “Swallow” in return, they will choose those for whom a thousand rubles is more valuable than two hours of time.
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