Russian Train Stations
Russia has the most extensive rail networks and the longest Trans-Siberian Railway in the world. Moscow and Saint Petersburg are two capitals of Russia, attracting millions of travelers each year.
There are 9 train stations in Moscow serving different directions and routes. Three main stations are Leningradsky, Kazansky, Yaroslavsky stations, which are all located in the same area next to “Komsomolskaya” metro station.
St. Petersburg has 5 train stations and all of them are situated in the city center, which are easily accessible by public transport. The main train station in St. Petersburg is the Moskovsky Station, mainly serving trains to Moscow, such as Sapsan high-speed trains.
Train Stations in Moscow
1. Belorussky Station
The Belorussky Station is often called “the gate to Europe”, because it is a gateway to Minsk, Berlin, Warsaw, and many other European cities. Belorussky Station has been rebuilt several times, but it still retained its original appearance under the skillful renovation. This railway station has played its role in Russian history, not only a monument of Russian architecture, but also a modern synthesis that meets international standard.
|Serving Lines||Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and some trains to Latvia.|
|Address||Tverskaya Zastava Square, 7, Moscow, Russia|
2. Kazansky Station
Kazansky Station in Moscow is regarded as a typical example of Russian Revival Architecture. It is a modern complex with disordered symmetry and intertwined architectural patterns, which makes it become a unique masterwork. It serves two major rail lines from Moscow. One is the eastern direction to Kazan, Yekaterinburg and further. The other is the southeastern direction to Ryazan.
|Serving Lines||Central Asia, Ryzan, Ufa, Samara, Kazan, Ulan-Ude and Novorossiysk.|
|Address||2 Komsomolskaya Square, Moscow, Russia|
3. Kievsky Station
Kievsky Station is considered as the magnificent example of Byzantine Revival Architecture, and the most famous work is the 51-meter-high clock-tower. The Kievsky Station provides all the essential facilities including ticket offices, service counter, ATMs, luggage stores, Wi-Fi and etc.
|Serving Lines||Western Ukraine, Southeastern Europe and Vnukovo Airport.|
|Address||Kiyevsky Station Square, 1, Moscow, Russia|
4. Kursky Station
The Kursky Station is the largest train station in Moscow, which can simultaneously accommodate 11,000 passengers. It connects Moscow with Vladimir and other southern cities. It also served as the background of the Soviet movie “Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears”.
|Serving Lines||Southern Russia, Caucasus region, Eastern Ukraine, and Crimea.|
|Address||Zemlyanoi Val str. 29, Moscow, Russia|
5. Leningradsky Station
Leningradsky Station is the oldest train station in Moscow. It has 8 platforms and 12 rail tracks in the Leningradsky Station. Being the busiest rail hub in Moscow, over 100 trains depart or arrive at the station every day. As the twin station of Moskovsky Station in Saint Petersburg, Leningradsky Station serves all trains to St. Petersburg.
|Serving Lines||Estonia, Finland, St. Petersburg and Northwestern Russia.|
|Address||Komsomolskaya Square 5, Moscow, Russia|
6. Paveletsky Station
Paveletsky Station can accommodate about 10,000 passengers and has 10 platforms and 12 railway tracks. It is also one of the busiest railway hubs in Moscow, mainly serving suburban and long-distance trains to the southern area of Russia. Besides, there is a direct express train running between Paveletsky Station and Domodedovo Airport.
|Serving Lines||Voronezh, Tambov, Volgograd, Astrakhan and Aeroexpress trains to Domodedovo Airport.|
|Address||Paveletskaya pl., 1, Moscow, Russia|
7. Savelovsky Station
The name of Savyolovsky Station is derived from a village. Under repairs for several time, this two-storey structure became a modern railway terminal, offering variety of services and facilities.
|Serving Lines||Kostroma, Cherepovets, some trains to Vologda.|
|Address||2 Savyolovsky Vokzal Sq., Moscow, Russia|
8. Yaroslavlsky Station
Yaroslavsky Station is also a busiest station in Moscow in terms of passenger traffic. Over 300 pairs of trains depart from this station on daily basis. Trains travel towards Russian Far East, China and Mongolia from here. It is also the origin of the first electric train in Moscow.
|Serving Lines||Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia and China.|
|Address||5 Komsomolskaya pl., 107140, Moscow, Russia|
9. Rizhskaya Station
The Rizhskaya Station has an excellent location on the Rizhskay Square near the famous Sokolniki Park. Compared to other stations in Moscow, it isn’t with large size and has only 2 platforms. However, all the basic facilities are available, like spacious waiting rooms and room for mother and infant, Wi-Fi, etc.
|Serving Lines||Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania)|
|Address||Rizhskaya Square, Moscow, Russia|
Train Stations in St. Petersburg
1. Moskovsky Station
Built in 1851, the Moskovsky Station is the oldest and busiest train station in the northern capital - St. Petersburg. It has 7 platforms and 14 rail tracks and mainly serves trains to and from Moscow. The most famous Sapsan trains to Moscow depart from this station, and it is the best way to travel between St. Petersburg and Moscow.
|Serving Lines||Moscow, far north, Central Asia, Crimea and the Caucasus region.|
|Address||Nevsky Prospect, 85, Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Metro||Ploshchad Vosstaniya or Mayakovskaya|
2. Finlyandsky Station
The Finlyandsky Station serves the Alstom high-speed trains to the Finnish capital, Helsinki from Saint Petersburg. It also operates both domestic and cross-border trains. It’s easy to take the metro and get off at Ploshchad Lenina Station. You can also use the ground transportation, like buses, trolleybuses and trams.
|Serving Lines||Helsinki and other destinations in the Northwest.|
|Address||Lenina Sq., 6, Saint Petersburg, Russia|
3. Baltiysky Station
The Baltiysky Station mainly serves trains to the local and suburban areas. Like other stations in Saint Petersburg, it also has the information desks, cafes and shops, luggage storage service, ticket offices ATMs, etc.
|Serving Lines||Local and suburban services.|
|Address||120, Nab. Obvodnogo Kanala, St. Petersburg, Russia|
4. Vitebsky Station
The first building was used in the year 1837, the Vitebsky Station is the oldest station not only in Saint Petersburg but also in the whole country. It is listed as Russia's cultural heritage site in modern times.
|Serving Lines||Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Odessa.|
|Address||Zagorodnyy Prospekt, 52, St. Petersburg, Russia|
5. Ladozhsky Station
Built in 2003, the Ladozhsky Station is the newest station in Saint Petersburg. Due to the increasing popularity of train travel, building a new station was imperative. It is the most modern train station in Saint Petersburg transporting 4500 passengers per hour.
|Serving Lines||Murmansk, Vologda and Yekaterinburg.|
|Address||Vosstaniya Sq. 2, St. Petersburg, Russia|
- Last modified on Jul. 23, 2020 -