By Train, Moscow
Hay muchos trenes entre San Petersburgo y Moscu , nosotros decidimos viajar por la noche en un un coche cama . Salimos hacia las 11 de la noche y llegamos a la estación de Leningrado de Moscú hacia las siete de la mañana , después de un viaje muy bueno en una cabina de cuatro camas que compartimos con una pareja bastante agradable
La estación de Metro Konsomol'skaya está justo al lado y desde aquí ya se puede acceder fácilmente en Metro a cualquier zona de Moscú
There are many trains between St. Petersburg and Moscow and we decided to travel by night in a sleeper . We left about 11 pm and arrived at Leningrad Station in Moscow at about seven in the morning, after a very good trip in a four-bed cabin shared with a couple pretty nice and polite
Konsomol'skaya Metro station is right next door and from here is easily accessible by metro to anywhere in Moscow
Yoy should use Aeroexpress (name of train) because it's faster and cheapper than taxi. It will take about 40 min
Belorusskiy station and station of undeground "Belorusskay" are quite near!
Trains go each 30 min!
Working time Aeroexpress is 5.00 - 0.30.(Sheremetievo- Belorusskiy station)
Aeroexpress Domodedovo to Moscow (Paveletskaya metro station & train station) ~ 320 rubles economy class
metro to Komsomolskaya & Leningrad train station ~ 28 rubles, route planner here
Or you may take a plane :)
During a work visit to Moscow, my colleagues told me that i should get aeroexpress back to the airport. It seems that the roads are very prone to grid lock.
The journey was non stop, and took 47 minutes. The tickets were reasonably priced. It also permitted me to see Moscow in day time and along the tracks to the airport.
The fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get airport Sheremetyevo from Moscow (and vice versa) is to take a train “Aeroexpess” from Savelovsky vokzal (station). Trip is without stops and takes not more than 30 minutes. Train station in Sheremetyevo is located just in front of the terminal 2, and will take 5-7 minutes to walk to the terminal.
Unfortunately tickets can’t be bought in advance; you can buy them only in a day of departure. Ticket offices are located at both stations (Savelovskaya and in Sheremetyevo) and works since 7:30 till 21:30.
Actual schedule, rates and other useful info can be gotten here http://www.aeroexpress.ru/en/schedule/sheremetievo/
From any place in Moscow you can take metro to get Savelovsky vokzal: grey line, metro station Savelovskaya
I was impressed with our train journey from St Petersburg to Moscow on the high speed luxury train. It is similar to the high speed trains we used in Germany and France and loses nothing in comparision.
Our journey during a late September afternoon took approximately 4 hours and gave us the opportunity to see the countryside. There was a restaurant offering food and drink.
When in Europe we prefer train travel as it provides a more comfortable, cheaper and often a quicker transfer.
Traveling out of Moscow from Belarussky Station April 4 2010 to Berlin--was planning on WiFi, but no WiFi access on trains nor readily available in Moscow. Plan well ahead of time for itinerary connections, overnight accommodation, etc.. Anticipating dark at 9:20 PM departure, we figured out where to meet the train during daylight when we were storing luggage in the underground vault, but it was bit of mad rush after we returned and found we'd misread the train ticket. Train personnel were helpful as we ran from train to train. The journey fine. Although the end-cars provided boiling hot water and there were mugs and flasks in 1st class, next time I'd pack a few teabags, tin of biscuits, fruit, bread, and potted meat as dining car seemed non-existent, and was a bit wary of home-cooking by vendors at the stations. Russian security with 'no photo' signs were intimidating, and Belarussian security also off-putting. The constant stream of uniformed guards, inspectors, etc. on the train might've made some passengers feel safer, but despite helpfulness of non-German, non-English speaking stewards, it dampened enthusiasm for taking photos. Next time, I'd take a theft-proof cell phone, a good book, and wear long underwear to enjoy a trip of a lifetime!
On my first trip to Moscow in July 2005 I arrived in the city by day train from St. Petersburg.
There are several trains serving this route daily. Most of them are night trains.
The price and journey time depend on the type of train.
I took the "Avrora Express" train which left from St. Petersburg Moskovski train station at 16:00 h and arrived at Moscow Leningradski train station at 21:30 h.
The ticket was 1600 Rubles (45 Euro, 2005) and included a seat reservation as well as a small lunch box.
Moscow has about 8 main train stations which are all located near a metro stop of the brown circle line.
Decent station during the daytime; the waiting area is very large on the second floor; you have to go up an escalader. A small restaurant is upstairs too, it is at the very end of the large waiting room. If you want to explore some of Moscow before your train departs, there is a locker storage area downstairs (basement area) in the building where you purchase tickets. The only bathroom I found was downstairs going to the trains; it was .15 cents to use. If you are hungry or thirsty, there are plenty of places to get something to eat or drink. If you want to eat something more familiar, there is Subway sandwich place when you exit the building. A very big benefit is that the Aeroexpress has a stop at the station!
Aero express – just opened 2 weeks before we arrived. Awesome station, this saved us a ton of money by not having to use a taxi. The train station is directly in front of SVO2 when you exit the building. If you have time, spend more time in the Aero express station then SVO2, nice & clean with a Starbucks, shops, Irish bar, above average bathrooms, etc….. Currently it is not finalized, so there are some 'temp walkways', but when it is up and running, this will be a huge asset to Moscow's transit system. We had weekend rates and it was $6.66 (ea.) to get to the Belarussky Train Station; otherwise, it would have been $100 by taxi.
Price for a ride on the Domodedovo airport express train is now 250 Rubels (August 2009). Only rubles accepted at the ticket booths - many ticket booths and well organized so no problem to get the tickets. The train has comfortable chairs, drives about 45 minutes and drives every 30 minutes to Pavaletskaya station (south east on circle line).
Domodedovo by the way means "house of grandfather" (domo=house, de= of - it is pronounced dje, dovo= grandfather). Before I knew this, I never could remember this strange assembly of d's, e's and o's.
Domodedovo is a very nice super-modern airport with the best Lufthansa business lounge I know.
Called a Voksal in Russian, this is the train station for points North. If you are going to St. Petersburg, this is where you will catch your train. This is located directly across the street from the Komsomol Metro Station.
Moscow train stations are named for the cities at the other end of the rail, so you have a Belarossiya Voksal, a Yaroslavskaya Voksal and several others.
Be careful taking these trains. There is no such thing as second languages that I could see, and if you fall asleep, you could wake up very far away. Its quite possible to miss your stop because I've yet ot ride a russian train with a functioning loudspeaker, especially if you can't read cyrillic script.
Called a Voksal in Russian, this is the train station for points East. if you are going to Sergei Pasod, this is where you will depart. Buy tickets in the back of the building. This is located at one block from the Komsomol Metro Station.
One thing about Moscow train stations, is that they are named for the places at the other end of the rail, so you have a Belarossiya Voksal, a Leningradskiya Voksal (now St. Pete) and several others.
Be careful taking these trains. No one speaks English, no one cares, and everything is in cyrillic script. If you can't read or speak Russian you''ll need to be careful, and I can't say I recommend you tackle this on your own.
The easiest route to Moscow from Domodedovo Airport is by express train in just 40 minutes to Paveletsky Terminus.
Opposite the terminus is Paveletsky Metro easily reachable by an underpass (without steps for those with luggage on wheels).
There are eight train stations in Moscow and you have to be sure to pick the right one - depending on where/which direction you want to go:
Belarus Train Station:
Long-distance trains to the Western and South-Western directions of Russia and abroad
Kazan Train Station:
Long-distance trains to the South, East, South-East of Russia, Kazakhstan and Middle Asia
Kiev Train Station:
Long distance trains to the West and South-West of Russia and abroad
Kursk Train Station:
Long-distance trains to the South-West and South of Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Leningrad Train Station:
Long distance trains to the North-West of Russia and abroad.
Pavelets Train Station
Riga Train Station
Yaroslavl Train Station:
Yaroslavl Station is the terminus for trains to and from northern European Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China.
Yaroslavl Train Station was built just after the turn of the century in Style Moderne, with elements of Tartar architecture bizarrely combined. This was the trainstation that we left from both times on the Transsiberian Railway.