The High-Speed Swift Train

Called in honor of one of the fastest birds in the world, the new high-speed Swift train first departed from Berlin to Moscow on December 17, 2016. The Swift train covers the distance between the two capital cities (1896 km or 1178 mi) in only 20 hours and 14 minutes, making it the fastest option for traveling by train from one city to another. On the way, this high-speed train crosses the territory of four countries, including Belarus. Please keep in mind that for some passengers a Belarusian transit visa is required! The Swift runs twice a week connecting the cities from one city center to the other (the Kursky Station in Moscow and the East Station in Berlin). Also, the train offers different travel classes suitable for passengers with different budgets and comfort preferences. Plus, during the trip, all travelers are offered a variety of meals and drinks in the restaurant car. Moreover, the train is equipped with seats for people with special needs.

Travel Classes Onboard Swift Train

    • Swift Train SV Sleeper
    • Swift Train SV Sleeper
    • Swift Train SV Sleeper
    • Swift Train SV Sleeper
    • Swift Train
    2-bed Sleeper

    Coaches of this type have 5 cabins with 2 beds (1 lower + 1 upper) in each. They are ideal for overnight trips, especially when two passengers are traveling together. All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, table, safe, reading lights, and 220V outlets. Lockable doors provide travelers with privacy, while large panoramic windows offer great views. A bathroom is located at the end of the coach. One meal, bed linen and hygienic kit are also included in the ticket price. Additional snacks and beverages can be purchased in the restaurant car. 

    • Swift Moscow-Berlin lux (img 1)
    • Swift Moscow-Berlin lux (img 2)
    • Swift Train
    2-bed Sleeper +

    The modern cabins can accommodate 2 passengers (1 upper + 1 lower bed) and feature air-conditioning, an individual bathroom with a shower cabin, 220V outlets, TV, and reading lights. One meal, bed linen, newspaper, and hygienic kit are also included in the ticket price. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard the train in the restaurant car.

    • Swift Moscow-Berlin lux (img 1)
    • Swift Moscow-Berlin lux (img 2)
    • Swift Train
    2-bed Cabin +

    Passengers who prefer traveling in privacy can enjoy a peaceful ride in this modern cabin, able to accommodate 1 or 2 people. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, an individual bathroom with a shower cabin, 220V outlets, TV, and reading lights. One meal, bed linen, newspaper, and hygienic kit are also included in the ticket price. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard the train in the restaurant car.

    • Swift Train 1st Class
    • Swift Train 1st Class
    • Swift Train 1st Class
    • Swift Train 1st Class
    • Swift Train 1st Class
    • Swift Train
    Business Class Seat

    This class type of the modern high-speed Swift train is a nice option for traveling between Moscow and Berlin. Providing amenities for 20 passengers, each coach of this type features air-conditioning, adjustable reclining seats (2 by 1 arrangement) with folding tables and footrests, individual lighting, 220V electricity plugs, generous space for luggage and a bathroom. What is more, getting on board, passengers are provided with a hygienic kit and a newspaper. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the restaurant car.

    • Swift Train 2nd Class
    • Swift Train 2nd Class
    • Swift Train 2nd Class
    • Swift Train
    Economy Class Seat

    This coach type is the simplest travel option available on board the high-speed Swift train. This class provides facilities for 36 passengers, including comfortable seats (arranged 2 by 2) with individual lighting and folding tables, 220V electricity plugs, air-conditioning, and a bathroom. No meals are included in the ticket price, however, passengers can buy snacks and beverages in the restaurant car. As a rule, there are 9 coaches of this type in a train set.

Route
St. Petersburg - Okulovka
Nizhny Novgorod - Vladimir
Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod
Okulovka - St. Petersburg
Dzerzhinsk - Moscow
Moscow - Dzerzhinsk
Distance
397 kilometers
397 kilometers
179 kilometers
240 kilometers
219 kilometers
219 kilometers
179 kilometers
240 kilometers
366 kilometers
366 kilometers
Time
3 hrs 37 min
3 hrs 35 min
1 hrs 40 min
1 hrs 23 min
2 hrs 3 min
2 hrs 13 min
1 hrs 44 min
1 hrs 27 min
3 hrs 21 min
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Departures
19 trains per route
13 trains per route
7 trains per route
5 trains per route
5 trains per route
4 trains per route
3 trains per route
3 trains per route
3 trains per route
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