Transport in Kostroma
How to get to the airport: It's pretty good connection to the city centre - you just need to get the bus #5 or #13 that arrive to Susanina Square.
Address: Kostromskaya Street, 120; tel: (4942) 51-73-22
3) Moscow- Yaroslavl-Kostroma
Departure from Yaroslavl to Kostroma - 12.30, 19.40, arrival - 14.30, 21.58
2) Transit train № 043Э Khabarovsk-Moscow: 04.30 – 11.03
Daily trains depart at 4.30, 23.00 (total time: 2 h 40 min, costs around 600 rubles)
The buses depart to Moscow, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Suzdal, Vladimir and other cities. The bus station is 20 minutes ride from the centre of the city. There are automatic lockers, toilets at the station. The station's information office is opened from 7 to 19.30 (a break 12.30-13.30).
The bus station address: Kineshemskoe (Кинешемское) shosse, #21. Phone: (0942) 22-02-33.
Directions: take a bus along the Kineshemskoe shosse to the direction of the railway station (vokzal) to the centre of the city. It'll take around 20 minutes.
Bus schedules to/from Kostroma
Note: the data below is as of 22.04.2016. The bus schedules are subject to change. Sometimes the buses are delayed or canceled, check it beforehand.
MOSCOW-KOSTROMA (ca. 7 h, costs around 1000 rubles)
Direct buses to Kostroma depart from Schelkovsky bus station ("vokzal"): 7.00, 9.00, 10.30, 12.50, 15.00, 21.00, 23.00.
KOSTROMA-MOSCOW (ca. 7 h, costs around 1000 rubles): departures at 7.00, 8.35, 10.10, 12.30, 16.05, 22.10, 23.00
KOSTROMA-YAROSLAVL (2 h, costs around ). Arrives to Yaroslavl Moskovski railway station and bus terminal. Departures from Kostroma: daily 7.20, 9.10, 10.55, 13.30, 16.40, 19.05; from Yaroslavl Moskovski: daily 6.55, 8.10, 9.40, 13.00, 15.45, 20.30.
VLADIMIR - SUZDAL - KOSTROMA: daily departures from Vladimir at 18.40, 20.20 (total time: 4 h 50 min, costs around 500 rubles)
KOSTROMA - SUZDAL - VLADIMIR: daily departures from Kostroma at 7.30, 14.55 (total time: 4 h 42 min, costs around 300 rubles)
Kostroma is located on the Volga river, so the river transport is operating when there's no ice. There are some cruise boats, but they are expensive, local people use the local hydrofoil, which circulates between Yaroslavl, Kostroma, and Plyos.
The hydrofoil from Kostroma to Yaroslavl departs daily 18.00, except tuesday and thursday. The hydrofoil departs from pier #1, they start to sell the tickets 30 minutes before the departure. It's better to take this boat on the weekdays, because on the weekends it's so popular, that people start to queue it 2 hours before departure. This hydrofoil returns from Yaroslavl to Kostroma daily (except tuesday and thursday), departs Yaroslavl at 6.20, comes to Kostroma (pier #1) 2 hours later at 8.20, and then departs at 8.35 further to Plyos (1 hour). It comes back from Plyos to Kostroma in the evening (departs Plyos at 16.40, comes to Kostroma at 17.40, and then sails further to Yaroslavl).
There are buses and trolleys with discounts (for old people and students) and without discounts. A trip costs 15 roubles. The trolleys have the price written on a plate behind the front window, so don't mix it up with the trolley's route, which is written on top.
The useful trolley routes are #2, that goes from the train station to the city centrer (Sovetskaya (Советская) street and Susaninskaya (Сусанинская) sq.), trolley #3 goes from the centrum (from the stop on Sovetskaya st., next to the Trading Arcades on Susanina sq) to the eastern part of the city, stops close to Ipatievski Monastery, which is on the other shore of Volga river.
A bus #13 will take you from the main square of Kostroma - Susaninskaya (Сусанинская) ploshchad (where the Trading Arcades are) directly over a bridge above the Kostroma river to Ipatievski monastery.
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