Trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg

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Moscow - St. Petersburg route details

Route overview
Fastest trip 3h 33m
Average journey time 5h 27m
Distance 631 km
Trains overview
First departure 00:20
Last departure 23:55
Trains per day 21 - 23
Price from 50.22 $

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket fares for Moscow – St. Petersburg train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case, prices for the best trains usually start from 60 USD per passenger in the second class.
The length of the railway between two capitals of Russia is 650 km. This distance can be covered in a quite short time from 10 to 4 hours.
Sleeper trains usually cover this distance during the night, on average it is 8 hours. High-speed seating trains get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in about 4 hours.
There are more than 30 daily departures from Moscow to Saint Petersburg and many options from the most budget ones to luxury compartments looking more like hotel rooms. Depending on your preferences and timetable, we recommend choosing between bullet day trains Sapsan and branded sleepers such as Red Arrow and Grand Express.
Almost all Sapsan trains depart from the Leningradsky train station in Moscow, which is located in Komsomolskaya square right next to Komsomolskaya metro station. There is a luggage inspection at the entrance to the station, and before the exit to platforms, so we advise to be at the station in advance.

Moscow - St. Petersburg train reviews

Train number: 726Ч
Travel date: 07 May 2023
It was comfortable and quiet
Jennifer , Nigeria
Train number: 756А
Travel date: 16 Mar 2023
I love to travel by Sapsan. Comfort is great, railway people are friendly and supportive. This experience starts at the front door of the train station and remains the same with the personnel on the train. Great! And, the train is starting and arriving in time! - Only 9 stars, as you can do always better. ;)
Manfred Seidenfaden, Germany
Train number: 768А
Travel date: 07 Feb 2023
Treno comodo e veloce
MarcoC., Italy
Train number: 762А
Travel date: 16 Jan 2023
Sapsan was great
Douglass with family in Russia, United States Of America (USA)
Train number: 026А
Travel date: 04 Nov 2022
Its comfortable and clean. The staffs are helpful and great. Prices of goods are fair. 5/5 star!
Francis, Russian Federation

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