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Trains from Smolensk to Moscow

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Railroad route Smolensk - Moscow overview

Trains from Smolensk to Moscow depart 13 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 00:41, the last - 22:45. Travel time between Smolensk and Moscow takes from 04h 03min to 06h 06min. Train tickets from Smolensk to Moscow cost from 26 USD to 213 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 Smolensk and Moscow: 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 April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Smolensk (Смоленск)

Arrival station:

Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал))


Complete schedule of trains from Smolensk to Moscow

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
00:41 06:28 05h 47min 026Б Regular Train 57 USD
01:32 06:53 05h 21min 004Б Regular Train 44 USD
02:07 08:13 06h 06min 002Б Regular Train 75 USD
04:07 09:23 05h 16min 028Б Regular Train 44 USD
04:36 08:53 04h 17min 030Ч YAntar' Regular Train 71 USD
11:02 16:58 05h 56min 096Б Regular Train 44 USD
13:25 17:35 04h 10min 734М Lastochka High-Speed Train 26 USD
16:04 20:33 04h 29min 716М Lastochka High-Speed Train 32 USD
17:07 21:24 04h 17min 744Ч Dvuhetazhniy Regular Train 28 USD
17:21 21:24 04h 03min 014М Strizh High-Speed Train 54 USD
18:40 22:45 04h 05min 732М Lastochka High-Speed Train 26 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Smolensk and Moscow

Yes there are direct trains departing from Smolensk (Смоленск) and arriving to Moscow Belorusskiy Railway station (Москва (Белорусский Вокзал)). Trains depart 13 times a day.

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

The fastest train is 014М Strizh, departing at 17:21 from Smolensk and arriving to Belorusskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 014М Strizh - 04h 03min. Tickets cost from 54 USD.

The cheapest train is 732М Lastochka, departing at 18:40 from Smolensk, traveling for 04h 05min and arriving to Belorusskiy Railway station at 22:45. Tickets for this train cost from 26 USD.

Travel time between Smolensk and Moscow takes from 04h 03min to 06h 06min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Smolensk to Moscow depart from Smolensk (Смоленск). The first train a day departs at 00:41.

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

Train tickets from Smolensk to Moscow usually cost from 26 USD to 213 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Smolensk to Moscow 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 Smolensk to Moscow 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 Smolensk and Moscow

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 Smolensk and Moscow depart 2 times a day, passing the entire route for 03h 50min - 04h 36min.

High-Speed Trains between Smolensk and Moscow have the following numbers: 014М, 734М, 716М, 732М.

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 Smolensk to Moscow have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 104 USD
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 118 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 196 USD

Schedule of High-Speed Trains between Smolensk and Moscow

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
13:25 17:35 04h 10min 734М Lastochka 26 USD
16:04 20:33 04h 29min 716М Lastochka 32 USD
17:21 21:24 04h 03min 014М Strizh 54 USD
18:40 22:45 04h 05min 732М Lastochka 26 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 Smolensk and Moscow depart 4 times a day, covering the whole route from 04h 13min to 06h 31min.

Regular Trains between Smolensk and Moscow have the following numbers: 030Ч, 004Б, 026Б, 002Б, 028Б, 096Б, 744Ч

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 Smolensk to Moscow have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 28 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 44 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 49 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 82 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Smolensk and Moscow

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
00:41 06:28 05h 47min 026Б 57 USD
01:32 06:53 05h 21min 004Б 44 USD
02:07 08:13 06h 06min 002Б 75 USD
04:07 09:23 05h 16min 028Б 44 USD
04:36 08:53 04h 17min 030Ч YAntar' 71 USD
11:02 16:58 05h 56min 096Б 44 USD
17:07 21:24 04h 17min 744Ч Dvuhetazhniy 28 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Smolensk and Moscow

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 Smolensk - Moscow

014М, Strizh High-Speed Train

Departing from Smolensk at 17:21 - arriving at Moscow at 21:24
Travel Time - 04h 03min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 54 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 104 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 118 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 196 USD


734М, Lastochka High-Speed Train

Departing from Smolensk at 13:25 - arriving at Moscow at 17:35
Travel Time - 04h 10min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD


716М, Lastochka High-Speed Train

Departing from Smolensk at 16:04 - arriving at Moscow at 20:33
Travel Time - 04h 29min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 32 USD


732М, Lastochka High-Speed Train

Departing from Smolensk at 18:40 - arriving at Moscow at 22:45
Travel Time - 04h 05min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD


030Ч, YAntar' Regular Train

Departing from Smolensk at 04:36 - arriving at Moscow at 08:53
Travel Time - 04h 17min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 71 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 91 USD


744Ч, Dvuhetazhniy Regular Train

Departing from Smolensk at 17:07 - arriving at Moscow at 21:24
Travel Time - 04h 17min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 28 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 49 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended High-Speed Trains

Recommended cheapest High-Speed train between Smolensk and Moscow:

734М, Lastochka  High-Speed Train
Departing from Smolensk at 13:25 - arriving at Moscow at 17:35
Travel Time - 04h 10min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 26 USD


 

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

014М, Strizh  High-Speed Train
Departing from Smolensk at 17:21 - arriving at Moscow at 21:24
Travel Time - 04h 03min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 54 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 104 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 118 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 196 USD


 

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest Regular train between Smolensk and Moscow:

744Ч, Dvuhetazhniy  Regular Train
Departing from Smolensk at 17:07 - arriving at Moscow at 21:24
Travel Time - 04h 17min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 28 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 49 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable Regular train between Smolensk and Moscow:

002Б,   Regular Train
Departing from Smolensk at 02:07 - arriving at Moscow at 08:13
Travel Time - 06h 06min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 75 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 121 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 213 USD


 

Recommended fastest Regular train between Smolensk and Moscow:

030Ч, YAntar'  Regular Train
Departing from Smolensk at 04:36 - arriving at Moscow at 08:53
Travel Time - 04h 17min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 71 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 91 USD


 

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