Direct high-speed Sapsan trains run by Russian Railways depart from Leningradsky station in Moscow and take you to Moscovsky station in St. Petersburg in 4 hours reaching the maximum speed of 155 mph.
Regular overnight trains provide the opportunity to travel the distance in comfort in 8 hours. There are up to 16 daily departures depending on the weekday.
You can check the detailed Moscow to St. Petersburg train timetable and book rail tickets with Rail Ninja, curated route planning, expert advice online booking platform for European trains.
Both arrival and departure stations in the famous Russian capitals have been designed by the renowned architect Konstantin Thon between 1844 and 1851.
The stations have been renamed previously and currently are called Leningradsky (as most of the trains leaving this Moscow station are going towards St. Petersburg, which was previously called Leningrad) and Moskovsky (as the main direction is to the capital).
The architecture style of the stations is resembling Italian Rennossance with large ground floor windows and has Italianete details as well as pilasters and columns. Both of the stations have a tall clock-tower.
The railway terminals were built under the same project, so they are identical and have the advantages of easy navigation and less risks of getting lost. The travelers are invited to watch the virtual tour videos of the stations to prepare better for their journeys.
When traveling from Moscow you are departing from Leningradskiy railway station. Go on a virtual tour.
When traveling to St. Petersburg you are arriving at Moskovskiy railway station. Take a look around in our video.
Moscow to St. Petersburg Train Review & Rating
Excellent journey. I have never experienced such hospitality and comfortable service
Javed Dost about traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg