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Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

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Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

I'm looking for best option to travel by train, elekrichkas, or bus from Moscow to Vladimir on 5 June (Tuesday) and return to Moscow 3 days later morning of 7 June (Thursday). In looking at train schedules, I find Vladimir Pass, but don't know if that is same as Vladimir center??? We will then take bus to Suzdal.

Can someone recommend best way to travel to Vladimir? Thanks.

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1. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

Pass is short for Passenger station, so that's what you need. Those funny railroad people are trying to make absolutely sure you won't accidentally get off at the freight depot, as if it were technically possible :)

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Thanks Marassa. That helps.

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3. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

Local train (elekrichkas) from Moscow to Vladimir on 05/06/2012

www.tutu.ru/rasp.php…

Be prepared that the train will be a lot of people.

Or lot of trains...

www.tutu.ru/poezda/rasp_d.php…

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4. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

I was able to purchase Sapsan tickets from Moscow to Vladimir and return on Sapsan to Moscow. Key was to look for direction Nizhnii Novgorod. Otherwise, regular train schedule Moscow-Vladimir was limited.

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5. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

As others have stated, Vladimir Pass is the station you want. The bus station is outside on the other side of a building opposite of the station (Go out, cross the parking lot, go through the buildings to get to the buses. Purchase your ticket in the ticket hall BEFORE getting on the bus. Seats are assigned. If you don't have a number, you stand.)

You can also take the bus. I've got information on where to catch the bus (and pictures from Suzdal) up here: …blogspot.com/2011/…more

Edited: 02 May 2012, 17:57
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SeattleFlyer: Thanks for sharing your info and blog. Enjoyed everyone of your pics--including the rooster! We'll probably stumble across the bus stop at Vladimir for Suzdal, but your blog helped immensely. I chose Sapsan train both ways because it best worked with our schedule to meet another Sapsan train in Moscow for St. Petersburg on same day of departure from Vladimir (Suzdal). Thanks again.

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7. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

We are going to Moscow next year in June (2013) and interested in the fastest route from Moscow to Vladimir, followed by a visit to Suzdal overnight (if we can find lodging). Am I correct in assuming that the Sapsan is the high speed train (similar to the Sapsan between St. Petersburg and Moscow)?

Since we are not Russian speaking, do you have some easy suggestions for booking the trains ahead of time? Also, from which station in Moscow did you depart for Vladimir?

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Hi, We are still traveling (started in Russia, now in Italy) and should be home real soon. I will be happy to offer info about what/how we did it.

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9. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

Hello jotjensen,

We are now home and in the process of submitting our review of both Moscow and St. Petersburg. Below is an excerpt from our review regarding the Vladimir train ride.Look for a more complete review soon to be submitted. Hope it helps.

........We then took a roundtrip fast train (Sapsan) to Vladimir (again, thanks to Svetakoshka for explaining how it could be done by taking Moscow train in direction of Nizhnii Novgorod, getting off at Vladimir to better fit our schedule with our Sapsan return to Moscow three days later for another Sapsan train to St. Petersburg). Schedule did not show direct fast train to Vladimir, but it did stop there on the way to Nizhnii, and same on return to Moscow. I used www.Russianrail.com for tickets. After arriving at Vladimir we took the bus across the train station for Suzdal for a two-night stay. Again, thanks to SeattleFlyer for his valuable info on the bus logistics. Train ride was about 1 hour; bus ride was about 1.5 hrs with many stops along the way to Suzdal. Once we arrived in Suzdal center, we took a taxi to our B&B. In Suzdal we stayed at a private home (B&B) outside the tiny city in a bucolic setting. The home was spotless and our reservation was through Booking.com. Our place was Alexeevsky Dom—very, very clean and nice home with a sweet young lady who spoke no English. She was so accommodating and helpful in that she walked us 2 or 3 blocks down her little street to show us where to walk to for the monastery, convent, and Kremlin downtown, all within a 20-30 minute walk with wonderful photo ops. We enjoyed Suzdal so much in that it was very peaceful and quiet after the hustle bustle of Moscow. After two nights there, our hostess, by our request thanks to Google translate, arranged for a taxi to take us in the early morning to Vladimir for our return Sapsan train to Moscow to continue on to another Sapsan train to St. Petersburg on the same day. We met our schedules and arrived at St. Petersburg in the early evening. We enjoyed the Sapsan train very much and would definitely recommend taking it to save time. Second Class was just fine for the 4.5 hour ride to St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg section will be posted on the St. Petersburg forum.

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10. Re: Best option to travel from Moscow to Vladimir and Return

Thank you!

We had planned to stay at a hotel in Suzdal but may look into the Alexeevsky Dom instead.

Did you buy your tickets from Moscow to Vladimir while in the U.S.?

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