Sapsan St. Petersburg Train Station - Moskovsky Railway Station
Moskovsky Railway Station is the oldest among St. Petersburg train stations. Located at 85 Nevsky Prospect, it serves primarily as the departure point for the route between St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Moskovsky Station first opened in 1851. Designed by the same architect as the Leningradsky Station in Moscow, their exterior and structural designs are identical, with a large central clocktower as the focal point.
While Moskovsky’s main function is serving the St. Petersburg to Moscow train routes and as the Sapsan St. Petersburg train station, it is also the home to other train lines traveling to Southern Russia, the Ural's and Siberia.
Moskovsky Station is located in St. Petersburg’s city center and is easily accessible by public transportation.
Both the Ploschad Vosstaniya and Mayakovskaya metro stations connect to Moskovsky by underground corridor, making it simple to travel to and from the station even in bad weather.
Moskovsky Station is easy to access by bus or taxi as well. If you’re traveling from the airport, there are public transportation options, but often a taxi is the most convenient way to get there.
There are 12 or more departures every day along the Sapsan St. Petersburg to Moscow route. Click here for a full timetable.
What to do
Like the station in Moscow, Moskovky Station has a main hall with plenty to see and do including:
Also available are postal services, luggage rooms, and agents to assist you with everything from finding your way around the station to booking tours of the city to finding a taxi.
For passengers who have purchased a Sapsan Business Class or First Class ticket, there is a business lounger with wifi, work space, and quiet areas.
It’s recommended that you arrive at least a half hour early for your train. There is a security checkpoint to get into the main hall and a second before you board the train. While it is easy to get around Moskovsky Station, if you’ve never visited before, it’s a good idea to leave extra time just in case.
The arrival and departure signs are only listed in Russian. While there are plenty of agents available to help you find the right platform for your departure, getting there early will make things easier and allow you you to explore this amazing St. Petersburg train station.
Don’t forget, you need your passport and printed boarding pass to board all Sapsan trains.