on the train
in the train, there
are 3 classes of coaches:
class (spalnyi): 2-berth compartments, 9 compartments per
coach. Both beds are at the lower level. Lavatories are at the both
ends of the corridor. It is twice more expensive than 2 class, but
it has twice the space per passenger.
class (kupe): 4-berth compartments, 9 compartments per
coach. Lavatories are at the both ends of the corridor.
class (plazkartyi): 54 bunks per coach, arranged in bays
of 2 along the coach wall on one side of the aisle and in bays of
4 on the other side of the aisle. It is the cheapest option but
of Wild Russia's Trans Siberian tours are based on 2nd class coaches.
are 2 train attendants per coach. They will check your tickets and
probably your passport before boarding, and soon after departure
take one sheet from your ticket and bedding fee (about 2$).
can put your luggage either under the lower bunk or on the shelf
class compartment interior