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A Guide to Moscow Kursky Railway Station

Moscow Kursky railway station is the largest of Moscow’s nine railway stations, and one of the busiest in the whole of Russia. The station was built in 1896 and there are currently plans to completely refurbish or even rebuild the station, but a date and final plans are yet to be confirmed. Unlike other stations Kursky operates two opposite railroad directions, one towards Kursk, Russia, that stretched to the Ukraine, and one towards Nizhny Novgorod. Trains in the station are operated by both Russian Railways and Ukrainian Railways and offer services to St Petersburg, the Crimea and Ukrainian cities like Donetsk and Kharkov. Inside the station travellers will find plenty of shops and restaurants, VIP lounges and even a hairdresser. 

Address: Ploshchad’ Kurskogo Vokzala, Moscow, Russia, 105064

Moscow Kursky Railway Station opening hours

The station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as trains run throughout the night. 

Platforms at Moscow Kursky Railway Station

Moscow Kursky has 9 platforms.

Moscow Kursky Railway Station facilities

Moscow Kursky station does have toilets available for a fee of RUB30-40, there are also baby-changing facilities. The station also has showers in its grand VIP lounge, which are priced at RUB500 for 30 minutes and include toiletries. The ‘soft zone’ VIP lounge costs RUB250 an hour and the ‘economy zone’ costs RUB180 per hour – both have access to the showers.  

Left luggage

Moscow Kursky does have a left luggage facility, which is open 24 hours a day. To find the lockers, follow the signs that show a drawing of a suitcase and a key, along with the Russian “Камера хранения” or ‘cloakroom’ in English. Prices for the lockers start at RUB250.

Information desk

Signs are in both Russian and English, but there is a friendly help desk with English-speaking staff just a short walk from the station in the entrance to the Kursk-ring metro. 

Food and drink

Passengers can find a wide array of restaurants, cafes and takeaway eateries in and around the station complex, serving traditional Russian grub, baked goods, Chinese and Asian food and even decent sit-down meals. Our top picks are Traveler’s Coffee, an ornate dining room with fresh coffee, a warm fireplace and delicious cakes and Shelby Karaoke – a modern eatery serving set-menu business lunches for only RUB350. Other great eateries include sushi bar Dev Palochki and vegetarian Jagannath-3.

Other facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Cash machines
  • First-aid post
  • Shops
  • Parking
  • VIP lounges available for a fee
  • Police station 

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