Desiro High-Speed Train Overview

 

Named after the beautiful Barn Swallow bird, the high-speed Desiro train is among the most efficient ways to travel in Russia. Designed by German Siemens, the train has more than 10 routes and connects numerous Russian cities, including Moscow, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Petrozavodsk, and St. Petersburg. This bullet train can run at a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour (about 100 miles per hour) and is equipped with modern amenities, necessary for travel in comfort.

 

Quick facts about the Desiro train

  • Train length‎: 130 m (426 ft)
  • Car length‎: 26 m (87 ft)
  • Width‎: 3.48 m (11 ft)
  • Electric system(s)‎: 25 kV 50 Hz AC‎
  • Entered service: in 2013
  • Operators: Russian Railways (Russian Railways)
 

Desiro train onboard amenities

Desiro trains are modern and feature air-conditioning, spacious luggage areas, overhead racks, as well as bathrooms in every coach. The cars are safe, with good soundproof, large panoramic windows, and information screens.

 

Coach classes on the Desiro train

The train's passenger capacity is more than 400 people. As a rule, the Desiro train set is made up of 5 coaches, at times, this number is doubled to 10 coaches. Almost all of the Desiro car classes are Economy with seats arranged 3 by 2, yet there are several areas for higher more comfortable First Class which have seats that are placed 2 by 2. The soft seats are comfortable and have folding tables.

 

Desiro train routes and schedule

The Desiro train runs on many popular routes in Russia, including St. Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod, Moscow - Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg - Petrozavodsk, Krasnodar - Rostov-on-Don. The number of daily departures depends on the train route, usually, there's at least one train per day per route.

Travel Classes Onboard Desiro Train

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Economy Class Seat

Economy class seats are available in two arrangements - 2 seats in each row or 4 seats around one table. You can specify your preference at checkout.

Route
St. Petersburg - Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk - St. Petersburg
Moscow - Orel
Orel - Moscow
Dzerzhinsk - Moscow
Moscow - Dzerzhinsk
Moscow - Smolensk
Smolensk - Moscow
Krasnodar - Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don - Krasnodar
Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod - Vladimir
Distance
179 kilometers
397 kilometers
397 kilometers
179 kilometers
300 kilometers
300 kilometers
324 kilometers
324 kilometers
366 kilometers
366 kilometers
369 kilometers
369 kilometers
253 kilometers
253 kilometers
219 kilometers
219 kilometers
Time
1 hrs 38 min
3 hrs 35 min
3 hrs 36 min
1 hrs 36 min
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Departures
18 trains per route
16 trains per route
15 trains per route
13 trains per route
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