Tour of the Leningradsky Rail Station
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.
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.
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.
How to get there?
By metro or public transport
You can get to the station or reach the city via metro, bus, tram or trolleybus
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
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: