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 43.17 $

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: 728А
Travel date: 19 Nov 2023
Confortable and on time
Train number: 748А
Travel date: 04 Oct 2023
Good. A tour from Moscow to St.Peterburg. Slippers are comfortable, Fish sandwich & chocolate are really delicious! feel good - by Chinese tourist.
Wang, China
Train number: 768А
Travel date: 13 Sep 2023
Very efficient and comfortable.
Helen Lombard, South Africa
Train number: 054Ч
Travel date: 30 Jul 2023
Clean cabin,friendly staff,quiet and good food.
Sami Heikkilä , Finland
Train number: 768А
Travel date: 04 Jun 2023
Fariba, Iran

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