Moscow to Vladimir Train Route
The Moscow to Vladimir train route is only 191 km - a very short distance for Russia! The long-distance trains operating on the route travel non-stop, whereas the local trains make up to 5 stops: in Nizhegorodskaya, Zheleznodorozhnaya, Pavlovskiy Posad, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, and Petushki.
Depending on the season and the day of the week, there are up to 20 trains operating on the Moscow to Vladimir route daily. The trip takes from 1h 40m by the high-speed Strizh train to 2h 49m by a regular train.
Lastochka trains are high-speed electric trains produced by Siemens Transportation Systems.
Lastochka trains are equipped with a modern safety system and offer a high level of comfort both for passengers and staff. The train's maximum speed is 160 km/h.
The train can accommodate 443 passengers and consists of 5 carriages with 2nd class seats including 4 seats for disabled passengers and 30 fold-out seats. Trains operating at busy times and servicing popular destinations may have up to 10 carriages.
The Strizh train ('swift') is a high-speed electric train operating on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod route. The trip from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3 hours 35 min. There are up to seven trains daily.
The train consists of 18 carriages of different classes: Five VIP 1st class sleeping carriages, two 1st class carriages with seats and nine carriages with 2nd class seats. There is a bistro car and a restaurant car on board.
Tomich is a branded train operating every other day on the Moscow – Tomsk route. The travel time is 55 hours. The train departs on even dates fro Moscow and on odd dates from Tomsk.
The train has second-class and third-class cars and a restaurant carriage. Each carriage is equipped with an air conditioning system, vacuum toilets and 220V sockets.
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers
There are many daily trains running from Moscow to Vladimir. To get better seats and lower prices, we recommend that you book your tickets in advance.
The Moscow - Vladimir train trip takes 1.5 - 4 hours depending on the train that you choose. Both high speed Sapsan, Strizh and Lastochka trains and regular trains are available on the Moscow to Vladimir route.
The price depends on the train that you book as well as on the travel date and time and number of tickets available on the train. Usually Moscow - Vladimir train tickets cost $20 - $80.
No, Moscow to Vladimir trains have no WiFi.
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History of the Moscow – Vladimir train route
Vladimir is one of the stops on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod railway, which was built in the mid-1800s and was the first railway to connect the European part of Russia with important towns to the east. The stretch of railway between Moscow and Vladimir was constructed first and opened on 14th June 1861. Sadly, the maiden voyage of the train from Vladimir to Moscow crashed into another train and one person was killed.
Did you know? A couple of months before the official opening of the railway in June 1861, a special train was permitted to make the journey from Moscow to Vladimir for an urgent purpose: delivering the manifesto on the abolition of serfdom by Tsar Alexander II.
The first electric Moscow to Vladimir trains were launched in 1971 and the train station was rebuilt in 1975. Although the valuable architecture of the former station was lost, the light coloured stone decoration of the new station reflect the white stone religious architecture that Vladimir is so famous for. Today, a number of services run along the railway between Moscow and Vladimir, among them the high-speed Strizh and Sapsan, which are the fastest of all the Golden Ring trains.
What can you see on the Moscow – Vladimir train line?
Vladimir: one of Russia’s oldest cities, established at the start of the 12th century by the ruler of Kievan Rus’, Vladimir II Monomakh. Vladimir was a center of Russia’s religious, cultural and political power in the medieval period and some of the city’s most prominent sights were built during this time, especially under Vsevolod III who ruled from the late 12th to early 13th century. As part of Russia’s Golden Ring of ancient cities, Vladimir is famous for its centuries-old religious monuments – such as the Assumption Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Dmitry, and Golden Gate.
Pavlovsky Posad: this medieval town is located on the railway line between Moscow and Vladimir. Like Vladimir, Pavlovksy Posad is dotted with old religious landmarks like the Pokrovsko-Vasilievsky Monastery, the Church of the Ascension, and the Bell Tower of the Resurrection Cathedral. While these make for an interesting visit, Pavlovsky Posad is best known for producing the fine Pavlovo Posad shawls. Visitors can still see the original shawl factory, which dates back to the 18th century, and purchase beautiful and classy souvenirs in the town.
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