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Sapsan Moscow Train Station - Leningradsky Railway Station

Leningradsky Railway Station is the oldest of the nine Moscow train stations. Located at 3 Komsomolskaya Square, it not only serves as a hub for Russian train travel, but stands out as an architectural masterpiece.

Built between 1844 and its grand opening in 1851, Leningradsky Station is the departure point for most Northwest bound trains (including the Moscow - St. Petersburg Sapsan route), and even services several international routes to Estonia and Finland on other RZD lines.

Important to note: the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod train leaves from Kurskiy Station.

Leningradsky Station is one of three railway stations in Komsomolskaya Square and only steps away from the Komsomolskaya Metro stop. It’s easy to reach by bus or taxi as well.

Leningradsky is perhaps the most important Sapsan Moscow train station because it is the departure and arrival point for Sapsan’s most popular route, traveling between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

There are 12 or more departures between these two cities every day. Click here for a full list of departure times.

Whether you’re a tourist, business passenger, or traveling with children, at Leningradsky Station, there’s plenty for everyone including:

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

There is also a post office, luggage room (for an additional cost), and agents available to help you book taxis, tours, and more.

For those traveling on business, there is a premium business lounge. Use of the lounge is included in the price of First Class, Business Class, and Conference Cabin Sapsan tickets.

Boarding opens 45 minutes before departure, but even if you don’t plan to be the first one on the train, it’s important to arrive to the station early. There are two security checkpoints - one to enter the main station and one to get on the train - which operate similar to airport security checkpoints.

While the station is easy to get around and there are plenty of agents available to help, arrival and departure boards are only listed in Russian. This means if you don’t speak and/or read Russian, you may want to give yourself a little extra time just to make sure you can find help if needed.

The good news is, when you get to Leningradsky early, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent main hall before your experience on board the high-speed Sapsan train.

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