Train Sapsan or Aurora


Feb 15th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Train Sapsan or Aurora

Has anyone traveled from St. Petersburg to Moscow on either of these trains? Other than price what is the difference between "seating places" and "business class"?
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Feb 19th, 2010, 06:21 AM
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This means second class and first class respectively.

Sapsan is the brand new 150mph train service, based on the German ICE and built by Siemens. Brand new, it started operating on this route in December 2009.

Aurora is much slower, it used to be an old 1970s 125mph 'high speed' train, I think it's now just an ordinary fast train.
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Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Sapsan is more comfortable and faster. There are 3 trains every day, at 6:45, 13:00 and 19:00. It takes only 3h45.
Aurora go once each day at 16.00 and takes 5h30
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Jul 11th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Is there any direct website for the Sapsan train? Can I use to purchase the ticket? If so, how do I know I am booking Sapsan train and not the slower train? When I checked train schedules for July 22 departure, it shows 7-10 hours travel time. Is there any special code that I should be on the look to making sure that the seat I am purchasing is Sapsan? I definitely have no intention traveling 10 hours by train so please help!
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