Leningradsky Sapsan Station in Moscow

Find your way around the main Sapsan station in Moscow

Tour of the Leningradsky Rail Station

In Moscow, Sapsan bullet trains depart from the Leningradsky Rail Station (or "Leningradsky Vokzal" in Russian).

Get an insight into the Lenigradsky Rail Station in Moscow, where Sapsan trains depart from and arrive. Learn about the station from the platform to what is located inside.

Address: ​3, Komsomolskaya Square, Moscow, Russia​
Nearby metro station: Komsomolskaya Station

Leningradsky Vokzal

The Leningradsky Rail Station is the oldest train station in Moscow that services numerous long-distance train routes. The station has a total of 9 platforms and 18 tracks.

What to find on the station

The Leningradsky Rail Station building in Moscow is an exact copy of the Moskovsky Station in St. Petersburg. It has eight platforms and a total of 12 tracks. The station has a 24/7 ticket office and a luggage room to keep your things for an additional charge.

The Leningradsky Station also has a waiting lounge and waiting hall, an information and help desk, a pharmacy, and a medical room. There are also several bathrooms, shops, where you can buy souvenirs or snacks, cafes to grab a bite before your trip, and other services like booking taxis, mobile operator points, postal services, and an internet cafe.

Leningradsky Station Scheme

How to board Sapsan

In order to board a high-speed Sapsan train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, make sure to have all necessary travel documents ready before the trip. To board the Sapsan train, passengers must have a printed-out train ticket and original documents such as a passport and ID.

​Boarding opens 45 minutes before departure, so it is best to come to the station at least 20 minutes before departure.

When you're at the Leningradsky Station's main entrance, you'll need to pass a security check similar to that in an airport. The wall across the main hall to the timetable screens. Unfortunately, all information on the schedule screens is displayed only in Russian.​

To help you read the screen information correctly, firstly find the one labeled "Отправление" meaning Departure.

The first column, "№Поезда" shows train number info, the third column, "Станция назначения," is the arrival destination (which should read "Санкт-Петербург" if you're going to St. Petersburg), the 4th column "Отправление" displays departure time and the next one "Платформа" indicates the platform number where your train is standing.

After reading all necessary platform information, pass through the doors right below the information screen before you is the second security check, which is needed to pass before boarding a high-speed Sapsan train. There should be a sign saying "Санкт-Петербург" and your train's departure time right in front of the security check doors.

When you pass the security check procedure, you arrive at the platform from which your Sapsan train departs, so all that's left is to locate your coach, show your ticket and documents to the train staff, find your seat, and enjoy your quick 4-hour ride to St. Petersburg.

  • Required documents for boarding a Sapsan train:
    • ​​Passport
    • Printed out train ticket

How to get there?

By metro or public transport

If you choose to go to the Leningradsky Rail Station, also called Moscow-Passazhirskaya, in Moscow by metro, you can take the 1st (red) Sokolnicheskaya Line or the 5th (brown) Koltzevaya Line and exit on the connecting Komsomolskaya Station which allows to transfer from one line to the other leaving out the necessity to exit the metro. The location of the metro station is very convenient - right by the Leningradsky Train Station, several minutes away on foot.

Please note that the Moscow metro isn't open round-the-clock, and depending on the metro station and the line, the opening and closing hours may differ. Usually, the Moscow metro's working hours are from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
​As for other public transportation options, you can take the bus #40 and #122, the #7, #13, #37, and #50 tram, or the trolleybus #14 or #41, which all make stops near the station's main entrance.

​Remember that although the Leningradsky is the oldest train station in Moscow, it isn't the only rail station located on this same Komsomolskaya Square. Yaroslavsky and Kazansky Stations are also situated here. Therefore, save enough time for your commute and finding your station.
MOSCOW Metro Scheme
  • Public transport

    You can get to the station or reach the city via metro, bus, tram or trolleybus

  • Metro:
    • Komsomolskaya Station (red or brown line)
  • Bus:
    • # 9
    • # 24
    • # 191
  • Tram:
    • # 7
    • # 13
    • # 37
    • # 50
  • Trolleybus:
    • # 14
    • # 41

By taxi

If you prefer taking a cab to the Leningradsky Train Station, we must warn you that using the services of uncertified taxi drivers, no matter how convincing they may appear to be, is a very bad idea that might cost you twice the price you'd pay a regular taxi and it actually may be dangerous.

Those staying at a hotel can simply request the reception staff to pre-order a car; many operators don't speak English, which can save you trouble.

To make ordering a taxi in Moscow easier, we recommend using an app such as Uber or Yandex Taxi.

Moreover, Taxity ("Таксити" in Russian) services are a safe and reliable option that we suggest as well; you can order a taxi in English on their official website.

On average, the price for riding one kilometer in Moscow is about 150 Russian Rubles, but the price may vary depending on the time of the day.

Also, it is worth mentioning that Moscow is a very large city and traffic jams are common. For this reason, it makes sense to order the car ahead of time and to save enough time for possible traffic jams.

From the airport

There are 4 airports in Moscow; therefore, if you plan to travel to the Leningradsky Rail Station straight from or to the airport, we have a couple of recommendations to make your commute safe and fast (about 1 hour).

The best option is to use an Aeroexpress Airport Train and the metro. The Aeroexpress Train ticket price starts from approximately 9$. The trains depart every 20-30 minutes daily from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and arrive at central train stations without making any additional stops. On the right, you can find the link to the official Aeroexpress website, where you can purchase tickets and see the timetable.

Domodedovo International Airport

On the route from the Domodedovo Airport to the city, board the Aeroexpress train ("Аэроэкспресс" in Russian) that will take you to the platform of Paveletsky Train Station in about 40 minutes. Upon arrival at the train station, follow the signs towards the Paveletskaya Metro Station, which you can easily find without exiting the building. Board the metro's 5th (brown) line and exit on the third station called Komsomolskaya.

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Those who need to travel from/to Leningradsky Station and the Sheremetyevo Airport should also consider using the Aeroexpress train + metro combo. ​After boarding the Aeroexpress train at the airport (close to terminals E, D, and F), you arrive at the platform of Belorussky Train Station in about 35-40 minutes. Follow the signs to the metro entrance of the Belorusskaya Metro Station. Board the metro's 5th (brown) line and exit on the third station called Komsomolskaya.

Vnukovo International Airport

The same advice applies to those who plan to travel from Vnukovo Airport to Leningradsky Station. The Aeroexpress train will take you to Kievsky Rail Station in 35-40 minutes, where you'll need to follow the signs to the Kievskaya Metro Station. Take the 5th (brown) line to Komsomolskaya metro Station (5th stop).

  • From Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo or Vnukovo Airports:

  • ​Train:
    • Aeroexpress Train to the Paveletsky, Belorussky or Kievsky Train Stations
  • Metro:
    • Take the 5th (brown) line train to the Komsomolskaya Metro Station.