The Dynamic Pricing Policy (DPP) is a pricing structure increasingly used across some of the most popular Russian railway routes. E.g. trains between Moscow and Saint Petersburg or Volgograd. The exact details of how dynamic pricing is structured are not released outside of Russian Railways but we can give some guidance on the general structure.
It is based on:
- Days until departure.
- Number of seats available on the train.
- Demand for the train. This means taking a less busy time, like 4am on a weekday is likely to be cheaper than 6pm on a Friday.
- Degree of competition. This is especially important for routes travelling between Moscow & St Petersburg because several Firmeny trains run on this route.
As a general rule, the earlier you book a train running as part of the DPP the cheaper your tickets will be. There are a number of other factors that influence DPP, but our dedicated team will help you to navigate this during your booking.
For a more efficient journey, the Sapsan trains offer the fastest travel between Moscow and St Petersburg. It can make the 650km journey in under 4 hours and runs up to 6 times a day in each direction.
The Sapsan is one of the most modern trains across Europe and, as such, has all the amenities you would expect to find including WiFi and air conditioning
If you want to travel between Moscow and Saint Petersburg in the shortest time possible, taking a ride on one of these trains is for you.
Pricing is based on a dynamic policy, much like the DPP, though with somewhat more predictability.
As Real Russia are able to take your booking at any point before travel, it is advised you book as early as possible. You can come to us before tickets are officially on sale to register and we will be ready to purchase them as soon as they become available to guarantee you the best deal possible. Trains running from Friday evening through to Monday morning are the busiest so these prices tend to go up fastest.