There are 4 ways to get from Moscow to Smolensk by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk

$13 - $29

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Rideshare  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Moscow to Smolensk 247.8 miles

$9

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Moscow Tushinskaya to Smolensk

$12 - $18

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Moscow to Smolensk 248.8 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Moskva Belorusskaja and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Moscow and Smolensk is 369 km. The road distance is 398.1 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Smolensk without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs .

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The train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk takes 3 h 59 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Moscow to Smolensk train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Moskva Belorusskaja station.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Smolensk is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 36 min.

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Moscow to Smolensk train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Smolensk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Smolensk is 398 km. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Moscow to Smolensk.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Smolensk. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Moscow and Smolensk. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 230.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Smolensk, Russia?

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Moscow to Smolensk 5 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Moscow to Smolensk every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 7 h.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow Tushinskaya to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Moscow to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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