There are several ways to visit the Golden Ring. Some of the cities, such as Sergiev Posad, Rostov and Vladimir are close to Moscow and can be easily visited on a one-day trip. To visit the others, it is better to take a multi-day trip. When planning your Golden Ring journey, please note that there are no train stations in Pereslavl Zalessky and Suzdal.
Pereslavl Zalessky can be reached from the Moscow Central Bus Terminal (also called Shelkovsky Bus Terminal). Suzdal is just 12 km away from Vladimir, so you can book a train ticket to Vladimir and then take a taxi to Suzdal.
Most popular Golden Ring trains
Moscow – Sergiev Posad trains
Since Sergiev Posad is very close to Moscow, it is easy to reach by taking a commuter train from Yaroslavsky train station in Moscow. Tickets for these trains can only be purchased on the spot. If you prefer ordering tickets in advance, you can travel from Moscow to Sergiev Posad by a regular passenger train operating on the Moscow – Yaroslavl and Moscow – Vologda routes. Travel time is 57 min.
Moscow – Rostov – Yaroslavl trains
The most comfortable train for this route is the
Yaroslavl – Moscow
There are 3 trains per day in each direction.
Travel times are:
Moscow – Rostov: 2 h 38 min
Moscow – Yaroslavl: 3 h 26 min
Rostov – Yaroslavl: 46 min
From Rostov to Yaroslavl you may also travel on the high speed Lastochka train, the travel time is 38 min or by a commuter train, tickets for commuter trains can only be bought at the train station.
Once you have your tickets, look forward to a wonderful, smooth
and enjoyable journey through the Russian countryside.
Buy your ticket safely and securely and then sit back
and enjoy the ride!
A portion of your order will goes to helping underprivileged Russian children.