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Moscow and St Petersburg

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Moscow and St Petersburg

Hi Guys and Gals,

I am off to Moscow and St Petersburg for 2 weeks next summer and was wondering how safe the over night trains were? I have heard mixed stories.

Also any top advice for my trip in general would be much appreciated

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1. Re: Moscow and St Petersburg

Most overnights trains are safe except for the very cheap ones which make many stops on the way. Lock your compartment and sleep well :))

The forum is full of 'general advices' - just look up.

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Rick Steves describes traveling on Russian trains and making sure that the door is closed in such a way that someone cannot get into the compartment from the aisleway. There was a story about Russian mafia "gassing" the compartments and coming in when the passenger was unconscious and stealing your possessions. I have no personal experience but you may want to check out RS.

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Overnight trains from Moscow to Saint Petersburg are safe.Eugenia from Kempinski is right - do not buy the cheapest tickets for the train that departs late at night and everything will be ok. Passengers of the trains departing between 22-00 and 23-50 are mostly business travelers or tourists like you.

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Gassing passengers?? That's a good one. Believe me, the Russian mafia has bigger fish to fry. The subject of trains has come up many times, the search function above is very useful.

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