Sergiev Posad [Rus: Сергиев Посад] can be reached from Moscow by bus, commuter train, or car.
In Moscow tickets can be purchased onboard from the conductor short before departure.
Bus 388 leaves for Sergiev Posad from a bus stop near VDNKH metro station. To get to the bus stop: exit from the first carriage of the train heading from the city centre. Turn right in the underpass. On exiting the underpass, take a right, then cross the road at the crossroads. You will see the bus stop up ahead on your left.
Travel time is about 1h 30 min, depending on traffic. Buses depart every 10-15 min.
Bus is not recommended on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays due to traffic jams when people are leaving the city for their country houses.
Bus terminal is located just opposite the railway station. There is a ticket office next to the boarding point where you can purchase tickets (2A, Kosmonavtov str., Rus: ул. Космонавтов 2А). The first bus departs after 5:00 am; the last bus departs at 9:00 pm. It’s also possible to reach Yaroslavl, Kalyasin, Dmitrov, Kostroma, Rostov, Taldom and many other towns and villages by bus from Sergiev Posad.
At peak hours, taking a commuter train (elektrichka) can be a great alternative to a bus or a car.
Take the suburban train from Yaroslavsky railway Station (Komsomolskaya metro station). Trains go about every 20-30 minutes. The journey takes an hour and a half.
The first train departs just after 5:00 am and the last train leaves Moscow just before midnight (see the train timetable). A ticket can be bought from ticket windows at the station (Rus: пригородные кассы [prigorodniye kassi]). Keep the ticket for the whole of your train journey!
Take the Yaroslavskoye highway (M8) and follow it for about 45 km (28 mi), then turn left at the sign to Sergiev Posad (Rus: Сергиев Посад). This road passes through the town.
Another convenient but pricier option is hiring a taxi. The cost of the trip might be negotiated.
Travel time is about 1 h and could be increased under traffic conditions, especially on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when people are leaving the city for their country houses.
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