Moscow railway stations operation

Number of railway stations in Moscow. Where you can go from Moscow by train. How to get to the train station. How to buy a train ticket. Do they provide assistance to people with limited mobility at train stations

1. Number of railway stations in Moscow

There are 10 railway stations in Moscow:

  • Belorussky (Belorusskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Green lines, Tverskaya Zastava Square, house 7);
  • Kazansky (Komsomolskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Red lines, Komsomolskaya Square, house 2);
  • Kievsky (Kievskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Blue lines, Kievsky Vokzal square, house 1);
  • Kursky (Kurskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Blue lines, Chkalovskaya station of the light-green metro line, Zemlyanoy Val Street, house 29);
  • Leningradsky (Komsomolskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Red lines, Komsomolskaya Square, house 3);
  • Paveletsky (Paveletskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Green lines, Paveletskaya Square, house 1a);
  • Rizhsky (Rizhskaya station of the Orange metro line, Rizhskaya Square, house 1);
  • Savelovsky (Savelovskaya station of the Gray metro line, Savelovsky Vokzal Square, house 2);
  • Yaroslavsky (Komsomolskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle and Red lines, Komsomolskaya Square, house 5);
  • Vostochny (Cherkizovskaya station of the Red metro line, Lokomotiv station of the Moscow Central Circle, Shchelkovskoe Shosse, house 1, building 5).

2. Where you can go from Moscow by train?

Trains from Moscow run in Russia and abroad. You can use suburban trains (commuter trains), long-distance trains, including international trains, or high-speed trains.

Express trains also depart from Kievsky, Paveletsky, Belorussky and Savelovsky railway stations to Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports.

3. How to use the trains?

Suburban route diagrams

You can get acquainted with the route scheme of suburban commuter trains at railway stations, capital regions stations and stopping points, directly in train carriages on the way.

Suburban route diagrams:

Railway timetable

Suburban electric trains run between Moscow and the Moscow region from early morning until late at night at intervals of 5-30 minutes. On weekdays, commuter electric trains have a routine break of 1.5-2 hours, which is used to check and repair the track and related infrastructure.

More information can be found on the websites of the Moscow-Tver Suburban Passenger Company (MT PPK), operating in the Leningrad direction (in Russian language), and the Central Suburban Passenger Company, which ensures the movement of electric trains in all other directions.

Payment for travel

There are three categories of one-time tickets for commuter trains in the Moscow region: full, discounted and children's tickets. The cost of travel by train within Moscow is fixed and does not depend on the distance of the trip.

When traveling from Moscow to stations in the Moscow Region and back, the fare is calculated according to the fare zones. You can find out about the cost of one-time trips in the Leningrad direction here, on other directions — here.

If you plan to use commuter trains daily, you can purchase a commutation ticket. Commutation tickets vary by number of trips, days of the week, and distance trips. You can choose a suitable subscription using the tariff calculator.

4. Where long-distance trains go?

Long-distance trains of Russian Railways (RZhD) run along Russia and to the countries of Europe and Asia. You can get acquainted with the scheme of their routes at railway stations, local stations and halt platforms in the capital region, as well as on the website of Russian Railways.

You can find information about international train schedules and ticket prices in the International routes section.

5. Where high-speed trains go from Moscow?

High-speed trains from Moscow go to some Russian cities, such as St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Smolensk, as well as to Berlin. You can learn more about them and buy a ticket on the Russian Railways website.

6. How to get from railway stations to airports?

You can get to Moscow airports by Aeroexpress trains.

Aeroexpress trains run from early morning to late evening: 

  • to Domodedovo airport — from Paveletsky railway station; 
  • to Vnukovo airport — from Kievsky railway station; 
  • to Sheremetyevo airport — from Belorussky and Savelovsky railway stations.

You can get acquainted with the timetable of Aeroexpress trains, find out the fare and buy a ticket on the official website of Aeroexpress.

You can find out about the flight directions at Moscow airports and on the official websites of Vnukovo airport, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Zhukovsky. There you can also find out which airlines serve the flight. More information about Moscow airports can be found in our instructions.

7. How to buy a train or commuter train ticket?

You can buy a train ticket on the Russian Railways (RZhD) website (to do this, you need to register on the website) and at the ticket offices of railway stations. Train tickets are sold at ticket offices and self-service terminals at or near train stations, local stations, and halt platforms.

Important: in Russia, including Moscow, only Russian rubles are accepted for payment.

Please note: to travel on the train, you must pass electronic registration on the website and get a boarding coupon in electronic form (for trains with electronic registration service) or get a boarding coupon in the form of a travel document at the ticket office or in the self-service terminals available on the territory of Russia. 

All the rules for buying e-tickets can be found on the website.

You can also find out the train and commuter train timetables, buy a ticket and get acquainted with the reference information about the stations in the mobile application Russian Railways for Passengers (you can download it in the App Store and Google Play). The app is available in Russian, English, and Chinese.

8. Is there any assistance for people with limited mobility provided at train stations?

Yes. The RZhD Russian Railways Mobility Assistance Center (CSM) provides assistance to passengers with disabilities at train stations and halt platforms.

You can apply for assistance and support:

  • by filling out the form on the website;
  • by writing to the following email address:

You need to apply in advance. If you have not done so, you can contact the ticket office operator or the station attendant.

Please note: free assistance is provided for in the presence of documents confirming the disability (certificate of disability or individual rehabilitation program). In other cases, services are provided for a fee (rates for assistance can be found at train stations by contacting the station attendant).

For more information about the services, please visit the Russian Railways website.

If you need help in the metro, on the Moscow Central Circle Line or Moscow Central Diameters, you can contact the Center for Passenger Mobility of Moscow Metro. Aeroexpress employees also provide support services for people with limited mobility. More information about this can be found in our instructions.

9. How to get to the railway station?

You can get to the railway station by metro, ground public transport or taxi. You can also use carsharing services. 

You can set a route in the metro and calculate the travel time using the mobile application Moscow Metro. It is available in Russian and English.

10. I still have some questions. Where to apply?

You can ask your questions by calling the Unified Information and Reference Center Russian Railways by phone:

  • 8 (800) 775-00-00 — in Russia for free; 
  • 8 (499) 605-20-00 — worldwide (payment is made in accordance with the tariffs of your mobile operator).

Call center operators speak both Russian and English.

You can also call the round-the-clock hotline of the Moscow Tourist Information Support Center by phone: 8 (495) 122-01-11 (for mobile and landline phones).

The call is paid in accordance with the tariff regulation of your mobile operator. Call center operators speak Russian and English.

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