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Sapsan Moscow Train Station - Kursky Railway Station

Built in 1896, Kurksy Railway Station is one of Moscow’s busiest train stations and the only one that has tracks serving routes in opposite directions. For passengers traveling on Sapsan trains from St. Petersburg to Moscow and then on to Nizhny Novgorod, the Kursky station is an important hub.

Important to note: the Moscow to St. Petersburg train leaves from Leningradsky Railway Station.

Kurksky Station is located in central Moscow. It connects to the 3, 5, and 10 metro lines and is easy to reach by bus or taxi as well.

Kursky station is an important departure point for many travelers, including all Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Sapsan trains.

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There is plenty to do at Kursky station while you wait for your Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Sapsan train. This includes:

  • Coffee shops
  • Restaurants
  • Gift stores
  • Newstands
  • Pharmacy
  • Seating areas
  • 24/7 ticket office

There are also Sapsan agents available to help you book taxis, tours, and more.

It’s always a good idea to arrive early to the station before your trip. Boarding opens 45 minutes before departure, but there is plenty to do in the station if you find yourself with time to spare.

Departure boards are only listed in Russian. If you don’t speak or read Russian, there are plenty of station agents and Sapsan employees available to help.

Don’t forget, in order to board all Sapsan trains you need both your passport and a printed boarding pass.