The distance between Moscow and Smolensk is 415 km, average travel time is a little over 5 hours. A total of 25 intercity and 25 express trains run on the route. This provides passengers with a choice of almost any convenient boarding time around the clock.
Depending on the train type, one to several intermediary stops can be made. The most common stops are at Vyazma, Yartsevo, Gagarin, Mozhaysk and Safonovo.
The Moscow – Smolensk route is operated by a multitude of express, high-speed trains as well as several branded ones, highly popular with those who value comfort and high level service.
The most popular branded trains are:
An electric train based on Siemens design adapted to the Russian gauge. It has 5 rail cars, total train length is up to 130 m. It can develop a speed of up to 160 kmph if pulled by a rail tractor or shunting unit. In peak load days, the consist can be extended by up to 5 cars. The train has 1st and 2nd class chair cars as well as spaces for people with special needs.
An express train, it can go at a speed of up to 200 kmph. The train has 1st class cars with two-berth compartments, 2nd class cars with three-berth compartments, one luxury car and a buffet car. Each car has eco-friendly toilets.
The Belorussky railway station, Moscow is located in Tverskaya Zastava square next to the Belorusskaya metro station of the Koltsevaya and Zamoskvoretskaya lines. The station building was designed by architect Ivan Strukov in 1912. 1941 saw the station as the departure point for troop trains during WW2. Today, preserving its neo-classical style, it manages to attract passengers, Moscow’s guests and even filmmakers. The station is equipped with top-class technical facilities - there are TVMs, a terminal for boarding an airport rail link service, an information desk, temporary and long-term stay rooms, hygiene-related rooms, shops and cafes, recreation areas, wireless Internet, and all amenities for citizens with special needs.
To book your ticket, in the filter, specify the departure and arrival points you find preferable, convenient departure date and the number of passengers. The system will present all trains on offer matching your search request, then you will just have to make payment. We will email you the e-tickets. You will have to print the tickets and show them along with the passport to the conductor when boarding.
Most train tickets in Russia are electronic tickets. You only need to print the tickets on a standard printer (at home or in the hotel you are staying) and show printed tickets and your passport to the car attendant when boarding the train.