Where do the trains go from, how much do the tickets cost, what are the conditions in the cars, how much time do you have to spend on the road – all these questions are more important than ever for travelers. While the Federal Aviation Administration has extended the ban on flights to Crimea, the mainland and the peninsula continue to be connected by rail, along which the Tavrias move comfortably.
According to the detailed center of the travel and travel service Tutu.ru, in April-May 2022, Simferopol received three times more train tickets (+ 211%) than in the same period last year. Most often, experts say, travelers travel to the Crimean capital by train from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Voronezh.
The transport company “Grand Service Express” creates maximum comfort and additional opportunities for its passengers. Thus, during the holiday season of 2022, the Crimean Tavrias will run on 16 routes. The cost of tickets ranges from 2.1 thousand to 6.9 thousand rubles in a reserved position, from 3 thousand rubles to 10 thousand rubles 0.7 thousand rubles in SV cars.
Regular train routes to the Crimea
Train No 7/8 St. Petersburg – Sevastopol
It runs daily. The train consists of closed carriages for seats and apartments, as well as a dining car. Travel time is 38 hours 5 minutes.
Double decker train No 27/28 Moscow – Simferopol
It runs daily. The train includes cabin and SV wagons, as well as a dining wagon. Travel time is 27 hours 20 minutes.
Train No 92/91 Moscow – Sevastopol
It runs every other day. The train consists of closed carriages for seats and apartments, as well as a dining car. Travel time is 35 hours 25 minutes.
Train No 75/76 Omsk – Simferopol
It operates from Omsk to Simferopol every Wednesday and Sunday. Travel time is 3 days 7 hours. From Simferopol to Omsk – Thursday and Sunday. Travel time is 3 days 2 hours. The train consists of reserved seats, wagons, as well as a dining wagon.
Train No 141/142 Perm – Simferopol
From Perm to Simferopol it is performed every Friday and Tuesday. Travel time is 3 days 1 hour 28 minutes. From Simferopol to Perm – on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Travel time is 3 days 3 hours 10 minutes. The train consists of locked wagons of seats, apartments and SV, as well as a dining wagon.
Train No 174/173 Moscow – Evpatoria
It runs every other day. The train consists of closed carriages for seats and apartments, as well as a dining car. Travel time is 34 hours 40 minutes.
Train no. 426/425 Kislovodsk – Simferopol
It operates once every 4 days, from April 29 – every other day. The train consists of closed carriages for seats and apartments, as well as a dining car. Travel time is 20 hours 11 minutes.
In addition, the airline increased the composition of regular trains by two or four cars in directions such as St. Petersburg – Sevastopol, Moscow – Sevastopol, Moscow – Evpatoria, Perm – Simferopol, Omsk – Simferopol. The increased trains will run during the May holidays and beyond until the end of the summer.
In addition, 18,000 seats were opened for April and May (excluding the sale of tickets for the additional Moscow-Simferopol train, the extension of which, see below).
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Additional train from Moscow to Simferopol for May
For the period of the holidays of May and until May 15, the traffic of additional train no. 196/195 on the Moscow-Simferopol line. He was appointed on February 25th following a temporary air traffic closure with Crimea. The carrier plans to extend this train for the entire summer season, which will be announced later.
“Tavriya” departs from Simferopol at 20:00. The train leaves the Russian capital at 14:50. The train stops in Ryazan, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Taman.
In Crimea, the train goes with stops Kerch, Bagerovo, Seven Wells, Vladislavovka, Dzhankoy. Travel time – 32 hours. The structure consists mainly of second-class wagons: this is done to cover as many passengers as possible.
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“Summer” train routes to the Crimea
By the time of the 2022 holiday, wagons will run directly from Arkhangelsk to Sevastopol and from Belgorod to Simferopol, a train from St. Petersburg to Feodosia and the route from Murmansk will be extended to Sevastopol (last year it went to Sevastopol).
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Double decker train No 164/163 Moscow – Feodosia
It will be open from May 28 – once every three days. The train includes SV and apartment wagons, as well as a dining wagon. Travel time will be 27 hours 20 minutes.
Train No 177/178 St. Petersburg – Feodosia
It will be open from May 29 – twice a week. As part of the train – locked wagons of seats and apartments. Travel time will be almost 40 hours.
Train No 179/180 St. Petersburg – Evpatoria
It will be open from May 26 – every other day. As part of the train – locked wagons of seats and apartments. Travel time will be 41 hours 24 minutes.
Trailer group No. 551/552 Arkhangelsk – Sevastopol (direct cars on the train Murmansk – Sevastopol)
It will last from May 30 – once in 9-10 days. It consists of blocked cars of seats and apartments. Travel time – 3 days 1 hour 25 minutes.
Trailer group No. 675/676 Belgorod – Simferopol (direct cars on the train Smolensk – Simferopol)
It will be open from May 27 – 2-3 times a week on specific dates. It consists of blocked cars of seats and apartments. Travel time will be 42 hours 15 minutes.
Train No 183/184 Murmansk – Sevastopol
It will last from May 29 – 1 time in 9-10 days. As part of the train – locked wagons of seats and apartments. Travel time will be 3 days 19 hours 57 minutes.
Train No. 489/490 Pskov – Evpatoria (trailer group for the train following the route St. Petersburg – Evpatoria)
It will be open from June 1 – every other day. As part of the train – locked wagons of seats and apartments. Travel time will be 47 hours 23 minutes.
Train No. 373/374 Smolensk – Simferopol
It will be open from May 26 – 2-3 times a week on specific dates. As part of the train – locked wagons of seats and apartments. Travel time is 47 hours 24 minutes.
Train No 395/396 Astrakhan – Simferopol
It will be open from April 29 – every other day. As part of the train – locked wagons of seats and apartments. Travel time will be 33 hours 56 minutes.
The train schedule is here.
What is in the cars of “Tavria”
The crossing points are equipped with air conditioners, 220V and USB sockets. Top and bottom shelves 60 cm wide, each with individual lighting. The cars are equipped with dry closets.
There is also a special case for passengers with limited mobility with a capacity of 1-2 people. You can issue tickets if you have the relevant documents. If a blind or visually impaired passenger carries a guide dog, then no extra charge will be made and no transport documents will be issued.
The capacity of the apartment in the NE is 2 people. In addition to a set of bed linen, the ticket price includes a hot meal and a toiletries set.
From the conductor you can buy tea, coffee (with hot drinks they will give you a glass in the branded cupboard Tavria), a variety of snacks, as well as travel items. Each train includes a restaurant wagon, where passengers can always eat hot meals.
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In addition, small animals or a large dog can be transported in cars and RVs – if you buy the whole apartment at no extra charge for transport.
The Tavria Media infotainment service, an online library with entertainment content: books, music, movies, is available to train passengers. With it, you can order dishes from the restaurant car menu to the place of travel. The service also includes the Tourportal of Crimea, where you can find out everything about the rest of the peninsula.
Where to buy train tickets to the Crimea
- Tickets are sold at no extra charge on the website of the transport company (grandtrain.ru).
- In the Grandtrain mobile application (also free).
- At the interurban ticket offices of the railway stations.
- On the websites of sales agents.
Sales depth – 90 days. The fare in the second class wagons is fixed, in the apartment and CB categories a dynamic pricing system is used: the higher the demand and the closer the departure date, the higher the ticket price.
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