Train Travel in Moscow
Find out about travelling on Moscow's rail transport network, including long-distance and local trains, metro, commuter rail and Aeroexpress services...
Train services in Moscow are run by Russian Railways (Rossiyskie Zheleznye Dorogi – RZD).
Train tickets can be bought at railway stations, in ticket offices or online at the RZD website (in Russian).
- For a list of ticket offices in Moscow, including addresses and opening hours: Click here
- To find train timetables: Click here
There are nine major stations in the city covering routes to different parts of the country and destinations outside Russia. For an idea as to the areas served by each station, the name gives an indication as to the direction trains head to and from. For example, the Belorussky station serves Belarus and western Europe, trains from Kievsky head to Ukraine and other countries in southern Europe, and for St Petersburg and northern Europe, the station is Leningradsky – the former name of Russia’s second city.
For the locations of the individual stations, see the list below.
At: Tverskaya Zastava Ploshad 7, Moscow
Tel: (495) 251 6093
Destinations served: Local trains to Borodino, Golitsyno, Mozhaisk, Odintsovo and Zvenigorod as well as international trains to Kaliningrad, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania and Poland
At: Komsomolskaya Ploshad 2, Moscow
Tel: (495) 266 2300
Destinations served: Local trains to Bykovo, Egorevsk, Gzhel, Kolomna, Lyubertsy, Ramenskoye, Ryazan, Shatura, Vinogradovo, Voskresensk and other destinations, as well as trains to southern, eastern and southeastern areas including Grozny, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novokuznetsk, Novorossiysk, Orenburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg, the Urals, Siberia and central Asia
At: Ploshad Kievskogo Vokzala 1, Moscow
Tel: (499) 240 7071
Destinations served: Local trains to Kaluga, Vladimir and Vnukuvo International Airport, as well as Anapa, Kaluga, Kiev, Klimov, Lgov and Novozybkov, plus international trains to south-east Europe and Ukraine
At: ul. Zemlyaniy Val 29, Moscow
Tel: (495) 916 2003
Destinations served: Sevastopol, St Petersburg, Turgenev, Vladimir, the Caucasus and Ukraine
At: Komsomolskaya Ploshad 3, Moscow
Tel: (495) 262 9143
Destinations served: Local trains to Khimki, Klin, Skhodnya, Tver and Zelenograd, as well as cities in northwest Russia including Murmansk, Novgorod, Petrozavodsk and St Petersburg, plus international trains to Estonia and Finland
At: Paveletskaya Ploshad 1, Moscow
Tel: (495) 235 0522
Destinations served: Southeast Russia including Astrakhan, Tambov, Volgograd and Voronezh, and the express train to Domodedovo International Airport
At: Rizhskaya Ploshad 79/3, Moscow
Tel: (495) 971 1588
Destinations served: Local trains to Dedovsk, Istra, Krasnogorsk, Novy Ierusalim and Volokolamsk, plus services to north-west Russia and international trains to Latvia
At: Ploshad Savyolovskogo Vokzala 1, Moscow
Tel: (495) 285 9005
Destinations served: Local trains to Dmitrov, Dolgoprudny, Dubna, Kimry, Lobnya, Savelovo, Taldom and Yakhroma, as well as us to Cherepovets, Kostroma, Vologda, St Petersburg and Uglich, and the express train to Sheremetyevo International Airport
At: Komsomolskaya Ploshad 5, Moscow
Tel: (495) 921 5914
Destinations served: Local trains to Aleksandrov, Fryazino, Ivanteevka, Korolev, Losino-Petrovskiy, Mitischi, Monino, Pushkino, Sergiev Posad and Schelkovo, as well as services to Siberia and the Urals, and international trains to China and Mongolia
- For more information on the destinations and timetables from these stations: Click here
Electric commuter trains (elektrichka) connect the centre of Moscow to the suburbs and the surrounding cities. They are operated by Moscow Railways, which is part of Russian Railways. Some commuter trains operate only on working days, depending on the route. Services usually link with metro lines or bus routes.
- Moscow Railways (in Russian)
Tel: (499) 266 2050 / (499) 266 9360
All three of Moscow’s airports are serviced by a high-speed Aeroexpress shuttle service to the city centre:
- Domodedovo Moscow Airport – Paveletsky Rail Terminal (Paveletskaya metro station)
- Sheremetyevo International Airport – Belorussky Rail Terminal (Belorusskaya metro station)
- Vnukovo International Airport – Kievsky Rail Terminal (Kievskaya metro station)
Average journey times are 35-45 minutes. A further service connects Savyolovsky Rail Terminal to the town of Lobnya.
- For information about Aeroexpress ticket and fares: Click here
Metro and Monorail
The Moscow metro has 12 lines, with 186 stations that are open from 06:00 to 01:00. Travel on Moscow's metro system is quick, cheap and reliable, and many of the stations are considered to be tourist attractions in their own right due to their outstanding architecture and history. Most notable of these are stations along the Koltsevaya Line (Circle Line), and in particular Komsomolskaya Station and the UNESCO-designated monument of world architecture Mayakovskaya Station.
It is the most popular mode of public transport in the city and carries more than seven million people every weekday. As well as single journey tickets, multiple-ride tickets, electonic smart cards and city-wide passes can be bought.
- For more information from the Moscow Metro website: Click here
- For a list of prices: Click here
- For a map of the network, with a travel time calculator: Click here