Vladimir Transportation

Author: Dimitry Paranyushkin (on 20 Aug 2009)

contents: getting to and from vladimir | by train | by bus | public transport | taking a car or a taxi

Getting to and from Vladimir
Vladimir is 179 km (108 miles) to the east of Moscow, and is the first stop along the Golden Ring.

BY TRAIN. Being the first stop of the Golden Ring, Vladimir is located on the important railway route Moscow - Nizhni Novgorod, and is also a stop along the Trans-Siberian route. That is why there are many daily trains to / from Moscow, so it's easy to get between the two cities.
The trains go to / from Moscow, Nizhni-Novgorod, Kirov, Siberia, China, Mongolia. There's no direct rail connection with the towns of the golden ring, except Moscow, though it's possible to get with suburban trains (with many changes - see below) to Ivanovo.
Useful tips: [how to read the train schedules?] - opens in a new window
[how to buy the tickets?] - opens in a new window

The railway station. The station is a crappy grey concrete stinky building, not comfortable at all. The main attraction is bowling (!) opened 24 hours a day ($1 a game) and slot machines in the main hall.
There are automatic lockers in the railway station, it costs 22 roubles ($0.66) for 24 hours. A backpack, a tent and another smaller backpack will easily fit in one cell.
[how to use the automatic lockers?] - opens in a new window
There are taxis next to the station. They are expensive and the taxists say on purpose that Vladimir is dangerous to make people use their services. It costs around 350 roub ($12) to go to Suzdal by a car. ($0.5 by bus).
Information: (0922) 32-28-02. Directions: The railway station is within 5 minutes walk from the main street of Vladimir, next to the bus station. If you arrive at the nighttime, it'll be a bit hard to find your way to the centrum, because there are no lights in Vladimir, except the main avenue.. Walk out of the station, turn right, walk along the station and then turn left. Walk straight ahead, leave the stalls and the busstation on your left and then turn left. Walk up the street, and make the first right turn. Walk up again on Bolshaya Moskovskaya street.

THE TRAIN SCHEDULES TO/FROM VLADIMIR.
The data is as of 13 August, 2001. The schedules and prices are subject to change, check beforehand.

MOSCOW - VLADIMIR
Total time: around 2h30m - 4h. Price: around $3.5
Suburban train #6601 Moscow - Vladimir
Moscow Kurski [daily 7.25] - Vladimir [same day 9.55].
Total time: 2h30m. Price: 80 roubles ($2.6) for a seat.
Daily Train #146 Moscow - Vladimir
Moscow Kursky [daily 7.59] - Vladimir [same day 10.29].
Total time: 2h38m. Price: 104 roubles ($3.5) a berth in a 4-berth coupe, 80 roubles ($2.6) a berth in platzcart (common carriage).
Daily Train #46 Moscow - Nizhni Novgorod (Gorky)
Moscow Kazanski [daily 14.00] - Vladimir [16.44]
- Nizhni Novgorod [same day 21.00]. Total time: 2h44m. Price: 104 roubles ($3.5) a berth in a 4-berth coupe, 80 roubles ($2.6) a berth in platzcart (common carriage).
Daily train #116 Moscow - Vladimir
Moscow Kurski [daily 18.04] - Vladimir [same day 20.34].
Total time: 2h30m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
Daily Train #32 Moscow - Nizhni Novgorod
Moscow Kazanski [daily 19.45] - Vladimir [23.04]
- Nizhni Novgorod [next day 6.35]. Total time: 3h19m. Price: 104 roubles ($3.5) a berth in a 4-berth coupe, 80 roubles ($2.6) a berth in platzcart (common carriage).
Daily train #12 Moscow - Nizhni Novgorod
Moscow Kazanski [daily 22.25] - Vladimir [next day 1.19] -
Nizhni Novgorod [next day 5.50]. Total time: 2h54m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
Daily train #22 Moscow - Nizhni Novgorod
Moscow Kazanski [daily 23.40] - Vladimir [next day 2.10] -
Nizhni Novgorod [next day 7.15]. Total time: 2h30m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
VLADIMIR - MOSCOW
Total time: around 2h30m - 4h. Price: around $3.5
Daily Train #45 Nizhni Novgorod - Moscow
Nizhni Novgorod [21.20] - Vladimir [daily 1.32] - Moscow Kazanski [same day 5.20]. Total time: 3h58m. Price:
around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
Daily Train #11 Nizhni Novgorod - Moscow
Nizhni Novgorod [22.50] - Vladimir [daily 2.51] - Moscow Kazanski [same day 6.26]. Total time: 3h35m. Price:
around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
Daily Train #21 Nizhni Novgorod - Moscow
Nizhni Novgorod [23.50] - Vladimir [daily 4.08] - Moscow Kazanski [ same day 7.08]. Total time: 3h00m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
Daily Train #31 Kirov - Moscow aka "Vyatka"
Kirov [20.35] - Vladimir [daily 6.20] - Moscow Yaroslavski [same day 8.25]. Total time: 2h05m. Price:
around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a berth.
Daily Train #115 Vladimir - Moscow
Vladimir [daily 7.25] - Moscow Kazanski [same day 9.55]. Total time: 2h30m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a seat.
Daily Train #145 Vladimir - Moscow
Vladimir [daily 17.03] - Moscow Kazanski [same day 19.39]. Total time: 2h36m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a seat.
Suburban Train #6608 Vladimir - Moscow
Vladimir [daily 18.04] - Moscow Kurski [same day 20.34]. Total time: 2h30m. Price: around 80-100 roubles ($2.6-$3.5) for a seat.
Others
To get to Ivanovo from Vladimir by train, you should take a suburban train to the direction of Kovrov and get off at Novki (­”‰ђЏ) station. There you should change to a train to Shuya (ч—§), and from there take another suburban train to Ivanovo. The trains don't have a pernament schedule, so it's better to check before departure if it's possible to make all the three changes.

BY BUS. There are intercity (mezhdogorodnie - “ЊѕЉ—‹”¶”Љ’ЏЊ) buses to / from Moscow (5 direct buses, and other 7 transit buses that go to / from other cities to Moscow, stopping in Vladimir), Nizhny Novgorod (4 daily), Ivanovo (3 daily), Kostroma (1 daily), Yaroslavl (4 times a week), Murom (3-4 daily), and local (oblastbye - ”‡‘?–?’ћЊ) to Suzdal (16 daily), Kovrov (the direction of Bogolyubovo).
The bus station. The bus station is just in front of the train station. There's a luggage storage room at the station, it costs 5 roubles ($0.16) to put it there for a day (it's opened from 7.30 to 19.30 with a lunch break from 12.30 to 13.30).
Just be careful that the babushka (old woman) looking after your stuff doesn't go away earlier than you come.
The schedules of the buses are outside. When you buy the ticket, check if the right time is written on it. Ask the ticket sales person where your bus departs from.
[how to read the bus schedules?] - opens in a new window
[how to buy the tickets?] - opens in a new window

Phones: information: (0922) 32-37-90. The information office is in the luggage storage room, information costs 2 roub ($0.08).

THE BUS SCHEDULES TO/FROM VLADIMIR.
Note, here we list the buses with their final destinations, because you'll need this information to buy the tickets. For example, if you want to go to Vladimir from Moscow, you can buy a ticket for a bus to Ivanovo and hop off in Vladimir. When you buy the tickets for this bus, you should say you need a ticket to Vladimir on the bus that goes from Moscow to Ivanovo.
Be careful, the bus schedules change, the information here is as of 13th August 2001.

MOSCOW - VLADIMIR
Daily direct & transit buses that go from Moscow through Vladimir to other cities. Total Time: from 3h17m to 3h42m, price: 70-100 roub. ($2.4-$3.5)
Depart Moscow, Shchyolkovsky bus terminal: 7.00 (goes to Ivanovo), 8.00 (goes to Nizhni Novgorod - NN), 8.40 (goes to Ivanovo), 9.30 (goes to Ivanovo), 9.40 (goes to NN), 11.20 (goes to Kovrov), 12.10 (goes to Ivanovo), 12.30 (goes to NN), 13.05 (goes to Vladimir, arr. 16.47), 14.45 (goes to Vladimir, arr. 18.07), 15.30 (goes to Murom), 17.55 (goes to Vladimir), 18.30 (goes to Vladimir, arr. 21.12), 19.30 (goes to Vladimir, arr. 22.47), 20.30 (goes to Vladimir, arr. 23.47), 21.00 (goes to Vladimir arr. at 0.17)
VLADIMIR - MOSCOW
Daily Direct Buses Vladimir - Moscow. Total Time: 3h, price: 70 roub. ($2.4-3.5)
Depart Vladimir: 5.00, 6.25 (expt sun), 7.05 (tue, wed, thu, fri), 9.20, 10.30.
Daily Transit Buses to Moscow that go through Vladimir. Total time 2 hours, price 100 roub. ($3.5)
Buses that go from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow, depart Vladimir: 12.20, 14.35, 15.10, 17.20,
Buses that go from Ivanovo to Moscow, depart Vladimir: 12.05, 14.20, 18.35
VLADIMIR - KOSTROMA
Daily Direct Bus Vladimir - Suzdal - Kostroma. Total Time: 5h20m, price: around 108 roub. ($3.8)
Departs Vladimir:12.00 daily
VLADIMIR - YAROSLAVL
Direct Bus Vladimir - Yaroslavl. Total Time: 4h30m, price: around 110 roub. ($3.8)
Departs Vladimir: 7.15 (mon, fri, sat, sun).
VLADIMIR - SUZDAL
Daily Direct Bus Vladimir - Suzdal. Total Time: 1h10m, price: around 13-15 roub. ($0.5)
Departs Vladimir: 6.40, 8.00, 8.40, 9.40, 10.30, 11.30, 12.35, 13.35, 14.15, 15.15, 16.30, 17.20, 18.15, 19.30, 21.40.
Others
Daily Direct Bus Vladimir - Bogolyubovo - Kovrovo. Total Time: 0h30m, price: around 10 roub. ($0.3)
All buses that go to Kovrovo stop in Bogolyubovo. For example, there's a bus at 18.05 departing Vladimir


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Public Transport in Vladimir

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Vladimir is small enough to walk around, but you can take a bus, a trolley, or a shuttle to move around different parts of the city centrum.
The useful trolley route is #8, that goes from the middle of Bolshaya Moskovskaya (the main street) to the direction of Hotel Zolotoye Koltso. Other buses and trolleys go along the main street.
A ticket costs 2.5 roub ($0.09).

vladimir / taking a car or a taxi

As in any part of Russia, you can wave down a car and go anywhere you want for money. The prices are a bit high, you can take a car from Vladimir to Suzdal for 350 roub ($12).
The taxists tell the tales that the city is dangerous to walk around, to make you use their services.
Taxi service. Phone: (0922) 4-18-10

 

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