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Trains from Moscow to Smolensk

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Railroad route Moscow - Smolensk overview

Trains from Moscow to Smolensk depart 17 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 01:44, the last - 23:39. Travel time between Moscow and Smolensk takes from 03h 46min to 06h 13min. Train tickets from Moscow to Smolensk cost from 26 USD to 495 USD, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Moscow and Smolensk: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is November 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Smolensk (Смоленск)


Complete schedule of trains from Moscow to Smolensk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
01:44 06:43 04h 59min 133Я Regular Train 33 USD
07:15 11:17 04h 02min 715М LASTOCHKA High-Speed Train 32 USD
09:56 14:03 04h 07min 743Ч Dvuhetazhniy Regular Train 26 USD
09:56 13:42 03h 46min 013М Strizh High-Speed Train 40 USD
11:57 15:54 03h 57min 731М Lastochka High-Speed Train 32 USD
14:15 19:12 04h 57min 027Б Regular Train 72 USD
15:57 19:54 03h 57min 733М LASTOCHKA High-Speed Train 32 USD
17:47 22:38 04h 51min 029Ч YAntar' Regular Train 62 USD
19:17 23:39 04h 22min 735М LASTOCHKA High-Speed Train 32 USD
20:28 01:40 05h 12min 025Б Regular Train 37 USD
21:13 02:28 05h 15min 055Б Regular Train 69 USD
22:13 03:17 05h 04min 001Б Regular Train 76 USD
22:58 04:21 05h 23min 147Ч Regular Train 54 USD
23:30 04:40 05h 10min 095Б Regular Train 84 USD
23:37 05:50 06h 13min 039Щ Regular Train 33 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Moscow and Smolensk

Yes there are direct trains departing from Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)) and arriving to Smolensk (Смоленск). Trains depart 17 times a day.

Trains from Moscow to Smolensk depart from Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)) and arrive to Smolensk (Смоленск).

The fastest train is 013М Strizh, departing at 09:56 from Belorusskiy Railway station and arriving to Smolensk. Travel time of the fastest train 013М Strizh - 03h 46min. Tickets cost from 40 USD.

The cheapest train is 743Ч Dvuhetazhniy, departing at 09:56 from Belorusskiy Railway station, traveling for 04h 07min and arriving to Smolensk at 14:03. Tickets for this train cost from 26 USD.

Travel time between Moscow and Smolensk takes from 03h 46min to 06h 13min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Moscow to Smolensk depart from Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 01:44.

Trains from Moscow to Smolensk arrive to Smolensk (Смоленск).

Train tickets from Moscow to Smolensk usually cost from 26 USD to 495 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Moscow to Smolensk train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 26 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Moscow to Smolensk by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Moscow and Smolensk

High-Speed Trains

High-speed trains with speeds up to 250 km/h, first launched in Russia in 2009, immediately became a popular alternative to air travel for both Russian citizens and foreign tourists.

High-Speed Trains Strizh, Lastochka between Moscow and Smolensk depart 3 times a day, passing the entire route for 03h 46min - 04h 38min.

High-Speed Trains between Moscow and Smolensk have the following numbers: 013М, 715М, 733М, 735М, 731М.

Interesting fact: Unfortunately, despite the popularity of high-speed trains and a consistently high load (occupancy rate exceeds 87%), High-Speed Trains are still not widespread in Russia, essentially connecting only a few of the most important cities. The reason for this is the huge distances between the cities of Russia, which leads to significant costs required for the construction of new modern railways that would be suitable for high-speed trains.
Important: Try to buy High-Speed Train tickets as early as possible. A few days before departure on High-Speed Trains, usually there are no available seats, and the price of the remaining tickets rises 2-3 times from the original.

High-Speed Trains on the route from Moscow to Smolensk have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 61 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 65 USD
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 304 USD

Schedule of High-Speed Trains between Moscow and Smolensk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
07:15 11:17 04h 02min 715М LASTOCHKA 32 USD
09:56 13:42 03h 46min 013М Strizh 218 USD
11:57 15:54 03h 57min 731М Lastochka 32 USD
15:57 19:54 03h 57min 733М LASTOCHKA 32 USD
19:17 23:39 04h 22min 735М LASTOCHKA 32 USD

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Smolensk depart 8 times a day, covering the whole route from 04h 07min to 06h 13min.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Smolensk have the following numbers: 029Ч, 025Б, 027Б, 095Б, 055Б, 001Б, 039Щ, 133Я, 147Ч, 743Ч

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Moscow to Smolensk have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 33 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 47 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 175 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Moscow and Smolensk

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
01:44 06:43 04h 59min 133Я 33 USD
09:56 14:03 04h 07min 743Ч Dvuhetazhniy 26 USD
14:15 19:12 04h 57min 027Б 72 USD
17:47 22:38 04h 51min 029Ч YAntar' 62 USD
20:28 01:40 05h 12min 025Б 54 USD
21:13 02:28 05h 15min 055Б 69 USD
22:13 03:17 05h 04min 001Б 76 USD
22:58 04:21 05h 23min 147Ч 54 USD
23:30 04:40 05h 10min 095Б 84 USD
23:37 05:50 06h 13min 039Щ 33 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Moscow and Smolensk

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


De Luxe sleeping

Journey in a deluxe compartment lets you to relax and enjoy the views. Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds is equipped with the private bathroom. Meal, travel kit, press, bed linen are included in the price. The cabin is designed for two people, however it is possible to purchase both seats in your compartment and travel alone.


Sitting (Basic)

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


Popular trains on a route Moscow - Smolensk

013М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Smolensk at 13:42
Travel Time - 03h 46min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 218 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 237 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 248 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 495 USD


013М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Smolensk at 13:42
Travel Time - 03h 46min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 40 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 61 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 65 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 304 USD


715М, LASTOCHKA High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 07:15 - arriving at Smolensk at 11:17
Travel Time - 04h 02min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD


733М, LASTOCHKA High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 15:57 - arriving at Smolensk at 19:54
Travel Time - 03h 57min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD


735М, LASTOCHKA High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 19:17 - arriving at Smolensk at 23:39
Travel Time - 04h 22min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD


731М, Lastochka High-Speed Train

Departing from Moscow at 11:57 - arriving at Smolensk at 15:54
Travel Time - 03h 57min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD


029Ч, YAntar' Regular Train

Departing from Moscow at 17:47 - arriving at Smolensk at 22:38
Travel Time - 04h 51min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 62 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 86 USD


743Ч, Dvuhetazhniy Regular Train

Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Smolensk at 14:03
Travel Time - 04h 07min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 47 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended High-Speed Trains

Recommended cheapest High-Speed train between Moscow and Smolensk:

715М, LASTOCHKA  High-Speed Train
Departing from Moscow at 07:15 - arriving at Smolensk at 11:17
Travel Time - 04h 02min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable, fastest High-Speed train between Moscow and Smolensk:

013М, Strizh  High-Speed Train
Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Smolensk at 13:42
Travel Time - 03h 46min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 218 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 237 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 248 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 495 USD


 

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest, fastest Regular train between Moscow and Smolensk:

743Ч, Dvuhetazhniy  Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 09:56 - arriving at Smolensk at 14:03
Travel Time - 04h 07min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 47 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable Regular train between Moscow and Smolensk:

027Б,   Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 14:15 - arriving at Smolensk at 19:12
Travel Time - 04h 57min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 72 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 145 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 271 USD


 

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