New 1st and 2nd class sleeping cars meeting the highest standards have been put into service on the Tolstoi overnight express between Helsinki and Moscow. The train also has a comfortable business class. The train also has a new restaurant car but the atmosphere on board remains unchanged.
- four person sleeping compartments in 2nd class
- two person sleeping compartments in 1st class
- charged WiFi
- in-seat power outlets
- restaurant car
Services for different passenger categories
- in a compartment for disabled passengers 1 lower and 1 upper berth
- space for wheelchair, plug
- a spacious wc for disabled passengers
Business class services
- business class sleeping compartments
- WC and shower in each compartment
- air-conditioning and temperature control as per compartment
- in-seat power outlets
- the coach has a bar
Tolstoi overnight express now also has new Russian-made restaurant cars. The kitchen is located in the middle of the car and the bar and the dining space are located on both sides of the kitchen.
Even though the new restaurant car is more modern than its predecessor, the special atmosphere has been preserved. The car is decorated in Russian style and, as on the old restaurant car, you can enjoy food prepared on board 'à la Russe' and served on china.
- Personal service
- Service to table
Tax-free refunds onboard trains
Passengers entitled to tax-free refunds can cash in e-Taxfree and Global Blue tax-free forms on all Allegro and Tolstoi trains. Global Blue’s refunds are paid in cash before Kouvola railway station onboard trains departing for Russia. e-Taxfree’s refunds are paid in cash before Vainikkala railway station. Have your tax free forms, sealed purchases and passport ready. Read more from the Global Blue leaflet (in English and Russian)
Currency exchange and tax-free refunds
You can exchange currency onboard the train. When travelling to Russia you can purchase rubles easily while sitting in your seat and on the return trip you can exchange your rubles to euros. Currency exchangers change currency onboard while the train is on the Finnish rail network. You can only exchange cash or with a Finnish Debit card.
Currency exchange services are provided by e-Taxfree Nordic Ltd. Exchange rates of the company are very competitive in comparison to other companies in the Helsinki metropolitan area. You may find current exchange rates on: www.e-taxfree.com