Moscow - St. Petersburg route details
|Fastest trip||3h 33m|
|Average journey time||5h 27m|
|Trains per day||21 - 23|
|Price from||50.22 $|
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg cost?
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.
How far is it from Moscow to St. Petersburg if travel by train?
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.
How many hours does it take to get from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train?
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.
What trains operate between Moscow and St. Petersburg?
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.
Where is the station in Moscow from which the Sapsan train departs?
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
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. ;)
Train number: 768А
Travel date: 07 Feb 2023
Treno comodo e veloce
Train number: 762А
Travel date: 16 Jan 2023
Sapsan was great
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!
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