Saint Petersburg is said to be one of the most beautiful cities and attracts many tourists every year. The transport in the city is very easy and fast. Having already experienced the city and wanting to check other cities of Russia it is the best way to travel by train. Most people in Russia prefer the train. In Saint Petersburg you will find five train stations.
Moscow Railway Station
Address: 2 Vosstaniya Sq.
The train station is situated in the city centre (Ploshchad Vosstaniya) and actually the main train station in Saint Petersburg. You can reach it by metro easily (Ploshchad Vosstaniya and Mayakovskaya). It has permanent routes to Moscow, North of Russia, the Urals, South of Russia, Novgorod, Central Asia, Caucasus and Crimea. Nicholas the first commissioned to built the train station by the architect Konstantin Thon in 1851.
Baltic Railway Station
Address: 120 Obvodnogo Kanala Emb.
The train station is located southwestwards to the city centre near the metro station Baltiskaya. The routes from this train station are only going to local places, not far from Saint Petersburg: Peterhof/Petrodvorets, Lomonosov and Gatchina. The station was built in 1857 by the architect Alexander Krakau. Nowadays it is said to be one of the most busy train stations in Russia.
Vitebsk Railway Station
Address: 52 Zagorodny Ave.
The train station is situated next to the metro station Pushkinskaya . The routes go to Pushkin and Pavlovsk, South-West Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Central Europe. It opened in 1837 by Nicholas the first and constructed by the architect Konstantin Thon. Actually the first name of it was ‘Tsarskoe Selo’. At the train station you may find an exhibition of a model of the first train which departed from there.
Ladozhsky Railway Station
Address: 73 Zanevsky Ave.
Located on the Neva river (Ladozhskaya metro station) you can see the most modern and newest train station of the city which opened in 2003on occasion of the cities anniversary (300 years). From here trains go to Northern Russia, Urals, Kazakhstan and Finland. The architect who designed the railway station was Nikita Yavein.
Finland Railway Station
Address: 6 Lenina Sq.The train station which is located near the metro Ploshchad Lenina has a lot of history. Lenin once arrived at this metro station to give a speech concerning the October Revolution in 1917. The routes from here go to Vyborg, Repino and Zelenogorsk and Finland.