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It's hard to think of a more authentic way to enjoy breathtaking Russia than traveling onboard a regular Russian train along the world-famous Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest train route in the world. But as you can imagine, this trip of a lifetime can easily turn into a nightmare if the transport isn't right. But there is no need to worry as the regular Russian trains were designed with traveler's comfort in mind and provide everything you might possibly need during the grand tour across the biggest country in the world.

For a start, they offer three travel classes to choose from, so everyone can find something that suits his needs and wishes. The first class is called SV in Russian, and it's the one we advise for the journey as it provides the most comfort. All cars of this class house two lower beds (70 cm x 190 cm / 27.5 in x 75 in), lined with high-quality cotton sheets, a table, and several shelves to keep your belongings during the trip. The second class is called Kupe, and the only difference between this class and SV is that it was designed to accommodate four people and any train compartment of this class is fitted with two lower and two upper beds. Both SV and Kupe have two bathrooms per car, located on both ends of the carriage.

The third-class cabins were designed for 54 passengers and provide close to none level of privacy (but costs much less than the two previous options). They are not suitable for long-distance travel and Russian hardly book them for a trip that takes longer than two days. As we can't guarantee that a train ride will be a pleasant experience for those who opt for a third-class car, we don't recommend choosing it for your Trans-Siberian journey.