Moscow's Railway Stations

 MOSCOW'S RAILWAY STATIONS

  In Moscow there are nine railway stations which are named after the main destination they serve (or historically served). Most of the stations are terminal stations and Moscow is the end of the line. Only two stations are transit stations: Belorussky and Kursky. Long distance trains and suburban trains ("elektrichki") leave from all the stations, with the exception of Savyolovsky Railway Station which only has suburban trains.   From Moscow you can get to practically every city in Russia by train and even to cities in China, Belarus, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and some other countries in Europe and Asia.  For more information about Russian trains in general, including information on buying tickets, see our special section on Russian trains.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  All nine stations are located next to metro stations. Therefore if you need to go from one station to another, it is best to use the metro as it is cheaper and will avoid any traffic jams. However if you still prefer to take a taxi you can easily find them outside the station - all official taxis are yellow and have a meter. It is not recommended to use private taxis at stations as the price for foreigners will be especially high (usually double the standard rate). Russian Railways also provides a special taxi service and there is normally a special kiosk for such near the platform. You can also ring for a special Russian Railways taxi on: +7 (495) 65-43-21. A transfer between stations in Moscow should cost around RUB 700.


"THREE STATIONS SQUARE"

Ploschad Truokh Vokzalov

  Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky Railway Stations are all located together on Komsomolskaya Ploschad which is served by Komsomolskaya metro station. People often call this square Ploschad Tryok Vokzalov (Three Stations Square). You should always give yourself plenty of time to find your train as it can sometimes be difficult, and this is especially true if you are leaving from one of the three stations on Komsomolskaya Ploschad.   You can usually get on your train 30 minutes before it is due to leave.

Komsomolskaya Ploschad


AEROEXPRESS TRAINS

Aeroexpress on Kievsky railway station

  From three of Moscow's Railway Stations you can get to the city's main airports using the Aeroexpress trains. The Aeroexpress for Sheremetyevo Airport terminals F, D and E leaves from Belorussky Railway Station (Belorusskaya metro), the Aeroexpress for Vnukovo Airport leaves from Kievsky Railway Station (Kievskaya metro) and the Aeroexpress for Domodedovo Airport leaves from Paveletsky Railway Station (Paveletskaya metro). These trains usually run around every 30 minutes from early in the morning to late at night.


 LENINGRADSKY RAILWAY STATION | ЛЕНИНГРАДСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Leningradsky railway station

  Moscow's Leningradsky Railway Station is one of the three railway stations located on Komsomolskaya Ploschad. It is next to the Komsomolskaya metro station on the brown Circle line and the red line. It is the first and oldest railway station in Moscow.  Tickets from trains arriving or leaving from Leningradsky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА ОКТ' ('Moskva Okt') which stands for Moscow Passenger Oktyabrskaya - the name of the railway line. The main destination from this station is St Petersburg (formerly Leningrad, hence the name), and two thirds of trains from here terminate in St Petersburg.  Suburban trains from Leningradsky Railway Station head towards Tver.

Address Komsomolskaya Ploschad
Metro Komsomolskaya (Комсомольская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains
Russian Destinations St Petersburg, Murmansk, Ostashkov, Petrozavodsk, Pskov and Veliky Novgorod
Foreign Destinations Helsinki and Tallinn
High-Speed Trains Sapsan to St Petersburg
Suburban Trains Klin and Tver


YAROSLAVSKY RAILWAY STATION | ЯРОСЛАВСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Yaroslavsky railway station

  Moscow's Yaroslavsky Railway Station is another of the three railway stations located on Komsomolskaya Ploschad. It is next to the Komsomolskaya metro station on the brown circle line and the red line. Out of all of Moscow's railway stations, Yaroslavsky Railway Station serves the most destinations. Tickets for trains arriving or leaving from Yaroslavsky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА ЯР' ('Moskva Yar')Yaroslavsky Railway Station connects Moscow with northern Russia, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East and the capitals of China and Mongolia. Suburban trains from Yaroslavsky Railway Station head towards Aleksandrov.

Address Komsomolskaya Ploschad
Metro Komsomolskaya (Комсомольская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains
Russian Destinations Abakan, Arkhangelsk, Blagoveschensk, Chita, Ivanovo, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Kirov, Kostroma, Kotlas, Labytnangi, Novosibirsk, Novy Ureng, Perm, Tomsk, Vladivostok,Volgograd, Vologda, Vorkuta and Yekaterinburg.
Foreign Destinations Beijing and Ulan-Bator.
Suburban Trains Abramtsevo, Aleksandrov, Pushkino and Sergiev Posad.


 KAZANSKY RAILWAY STATION | КАЗАНСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Kazansky Railway station

  Moscow's Kazansky Railway Station is one of the three railway stations located on Komsomolskaya Ploschad. It is next to the Komsomolskaya metro station on the brown circle line and the red line. From the red line you can get straight onto the station's platforms from the metro.  Tickets for trains arriving or leaving from Kazansky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА КАЗ' ('Moskva Kaz').

Kazansky Railway Station serves trains heading to Russia's south, south-east and east. Suburban trains from Kazansky Railway Station head towards Ryazan.

Address Komsomolskaya Ploschad
Metro Komsomolskaya (Комсомольская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains
Russian Destinations Adler, Anapa, Barnaul, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk, Grozny, Izhevsk, Kazan, Kislovodsk,Makhachkala, Nalchik, Nizhny Novgorod, Novorosiysk, Orenburg, Penza, Petropavlovsk,Rostov-on-Don,Ryazan, Samara, Saransk,Severobaikalsk, Toliatty, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Ulianovsk, Vladikavkaz, Voronezh and Yoshkar Ola.
Foreign Destinations Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Karaganda and Tashkent.
Suburban Trains Bykovo, Golutvin, Kolomna, Lukhovitsy, Lyubertsy, Ramenskoe and Shatura.


 KURSKY RAILWAY STATION | КУРСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Kursky Railway station

  Moscow's Kursky Railway Station is next to the Kurskaya metro stations on the brown circle line and the dark blue line and near to Chkalovskaya metro station on the light green line. From the lower floor of the station you can get to the joint vestibule of both Kurskaya metro stations. You can also get to this vestibule from the railway station platform via tunnel No. 2 and from two underpasses on Ploschad Kurskogo Vokzala. It is one of Moscow's two transit railway stations.

  Tickets for trains arriving or leaving from Kursky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА КУР('Moskva Kur').

  Kursky Railway Station mainly serves destinations en route to south Russia and Crimea, Nizhny Novgorod or Ukraine or transit trains to various Russian cities from these places.


  Suburban trains from Kursky Railway Station run in two directions: the Kursk Direction (Курское Направление) and the Gorky Direction (Горьковское Направление) - Gorky being the former name of Nizhny Novgorod.


  Suburban trains going in the Kursk Direction leave from the station itself while the Gorky Direction is served by the separate suburban train station on the far left of the railway station. To get to this suburban train station it is more convenient to go via the joint vestibule of metros Chkalovskaya and the circle-line Kurskaya which brings you out near the station on Ulitsa Zemlyanoy Val, 100m from the suburban train station.

Address Ploschad Kurskogo Vokzala, Ulitsa Zemlianoy Val
Metro Kurskaya (Курская), Chkalovskaya (Чкаловская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains, Suburban Trains: Gorky Direction & Suburban Trains: Kursk Direction
Russian Destinations Adler, Belgorod, Kerch, Kirov, Kislovodsk, Kursk, Makhachkala, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novorossiysk, Oryol, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Sevastopol, Simferopol, St Petersburg, Vladikavkaz Volgograd and Yevpatoria
Foreign Destinations Baku, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, and Krivoy Rog 
High-Speed trains Strizh, Lastochka and Burevestnik to Nizhny Novgorod, via Vladimir
Suburban Trains Chekhov, Podolsk, Serpukhov, Tula


 PAVELETSKY RAILWAY STATION | ПАВЕЛЕЦКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Paveletsky railway station

  Paveletsky Railway Station is located next to the Paveletskaya metro stations on the brown circle line and the dark green line.  Tickets for trains arriving or leaving from Paveletsky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА ПАВ' ('Moskva Pav').

  Paveletsky Railway Station serves trains heading to central and south Russia, the North Caucasus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.  The Aeroexpress to Domodedovo Airport also runs from Paveletsky Railway Station. It takes 45 minutes. The Aeroexpress runs every 30 minutes from 06:00 until 00:00.

Address Ploschad Paveletskogo Vokzala, Ulitsa Zatsepsky Val
Metro Paveletskaya (Павелецкая)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains
Russian Destinations Astrakhan, Kislovodsk, Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Makhachkala, Saratov, Stavropol, Tambov, Volgograd and Voronezh.
Foreign Destinations Alma-Ata, Baku, Donetsk and Mangyshlak.
Aeroexpress Domodedovo Airport (DME)
Suburban Trains Domodedovo, Kashira, Pavelets and Stupino


KIEVSKY RAILWAY STATION | КИЕВСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Kievsky railway station

  Kievsky Railway Station is located next to the three Kievskaya metro stations on the brown circle line, the dark blue line and the light blue line.  Tickets for trains arriving or leaving from Kievsky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА КИВ' ('Moskva Kiv').

  Kievsky Railway Station serves trains heading to south Russia and Ukraine. The Aeroexpress to Vnukovo Airport also leaves from Kievsky Railway Station. It takes 35 minutes.  The Aeroexpress runs every hour from 06:00 until 00:00.  However there is no train from Vnukovo to Kievsky at 13:00.

Address Ploschad Kievskogo Vokzala, Ulitsa Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya
Metro Kievskaya (Киевская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains
Russian Destinations Anapa, Bryansk, Kaluga and Novorossiysk
Foreign Destinations Budapest, Burgas, Chishinau, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Venice and Zagreb
Aeroexpress Vnukovo Airport (VKO)
Suburban trains Aprelevka, Kaluga, Maloyaroslavets, Obinsk and Peredelkino


 BELORUSSKY RAILWAY STATION | БЕЛОРУССКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Belorussky railway station

  Belorussky Railway Station is located next to Belorusskaya metro stations on the brown circle line and the dark green line. The closest exit to the station is the only exit from Belorusskaya metro on the dark green line. If you are coming from the Belorusskaya metro on the brown circle line, you need to take the exit to Ulitsa Gruzinsky Val ('Грузинский вал'). Tickets from trains arriving or leaving from Belorussky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА БЕЛ' (Moskva Bel). The Aeroexpress to Sheremetyevo Airport terminals E, D and F also runs from Belorussky Railway Station. It takes 35 minutes. The Aeroexpress runs every 30 minutes from 05:30 until 00:30.

  In 1941 trains left Belorussky Railway Station for the frontline and in 1945 the victors from Berlin arrived home. The song "The Sacred War" was first performed here in 1941.  In commemoration of its war time role, Victory Day is celebrated annually at the station and on this day the "Remembrance Train" sets out from the station.  The is also a museum at the station detailing the station's history both during the war and afterwards, as a monument depicting a departing soldier.

Address Ploschad Tverskoy Zastavy
Metro Belorusskaya (Белорусская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains&Aeroexpress
Russian Destinations Uglich, Rybinsk, Smolensk, Kaliningrad.
Foreign Destinations Berlin, Minsk, Warsaw, Hrodna, Frankfurt, Karlovu Vary, Prague, Nice
Aeroexpress Sheremetievo Airport E, D and F (SVO)
Suburban trains Gagarin, Vyzma, Zvenigorod, Borodino, Mozhaisk


 RIZHSKY RAILWAY STATION | РИЖСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Rizhsky railway station

  Rizhsky Railway station is located on the Rizhskaya Ploschad next to Rizhskaya metro station on the orange line. Lond distance trains from here head to Riga, Pskov and Velikie Luki only, so the station is closed at night. To get to the station from the metro you need to go through a long underpass. Tickets from trains arriving or leaving from Rizhsky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА РИЖ' (Moskva Rizh)Near to the train station is a Euroline bus stop for buses heading to the Baltic states.

  The Museum of the History of Railway Equipment of the Moscow Railways is located on the territory of the railway station. At 12:00 there is a group excursion on a steam train to the station Krasny Baltinets. 

Address 1 Rizhskaya Ploschad
Metro Rizhskaya (Рижская)
Schedules Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains
Russian Destinations Pskov, Velikie Luki, Sebezh
Foreign Destinations Riga
Suburban trains Volokolamsk, Istra, Nakhabino and Dedovsk.


 SAVYOLOVSKY RAILWAY STATION | САВЁЛОВСКИЙ ВОКЗАЛ

Savyolovsky railway station

  Savyolovsky Railway Station is the only railway station in Moscow which only serves suburban trains. Suburban trains go to Odintsovo, Dubna and Dmitrov. The Railway Station is located next to Savyolovskaya metro station on the grey line. Next to the train station is a huge electronic goods market - one of the biggest in Moscow.

  Tickets from trains arriving or leaving from Rizhsky Railway Station state the name of the station as 'МОСКВА САВ' ('Moskva Sav').

Address 2 Savyolovskaya Ploschad
Metro Savyolovskaya (Савёловская)
Schedules Suburban Trains
Suburban trains Dolgoprudnoe, Lobnya, Dmitrov, Yakhroma.


 

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