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    Bus from Novojerusalimskaja platform to Monastery

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 30, 2009

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    Right at the station is a little bus terminal, but walk to the mainstreet, to the right is a busstop and take the next bus comming (very frequent), if lucky you pay the old ticket lady, Globetrott mentioned 20 Rubel, but most buses use a electronic payment system, buy from the driver a kind of creditcard, witch you put near a knob, and you can enter the bus and into a slit so you can leave the bus. Get out first stop after the bridge.
    The train ticket office in Novojerusalimskaja is on the platform in a little box.

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    the busride is another adventure

    by globetrott Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    The busride from the electritshka-station "Novojerusalimskaja" to the monastery is another adventure and we were lucky to have a bus waiting there not far from the station, so we did not need to walk these 25 minutes to the monastery gates.
    I really enjoyed this busride, because it had that nice lady and her rolls of bustickets hanging around her neck, take a look also at my extra photos !

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    How to get to Istra from Moscow

    by globetrott Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    There is a direct trainline from Moscow and "Electritshka" is the name of this electrified trainline. Sergey was waiting for me at the metrostation "Wojkowskaja", that is the 2nd last but one station at the northern end of the green metroline (Nr.2)
    From that metro-station you have to walk a few minutes to get to the Electritshka-station, called "Leningradskaja".
    The train to Istra takes a bit more than 60 minutes and the trains are mostly quite simple, the station where you have to get out is called "Novojerusalimskaja".
    Be aware that this train might be full early in the mornings of Saturday and then again late in the afternoon of sundays, with thousands of people coming home from their datchas !

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    Riga-station - Noviy Ierusalim

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 24, 2008

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    It is possible to get there by car, by bus, or by electric train from the Riga station in Moscow (or platform Leningradskaya or platform Tushinskaya) to Novoierusalimskaya station (about 60 km).

    Electric trains go approximately once an hour. Leave the train and turn to the right. Small half-hour walk along Volokolamskoye highway and you find yourself on a coast of Istra-river, whence opens an excellent view on a monastery ensemble.

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    New Jerusalem – Getting there from Novoierusalimsk

    by aliante1981 Written Jul 11, 2003

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    Despite the fact that this little village bears has taken the name after the monastery, the monastery is not in the village which means you still have some traveling to do. Take either a bus (around 0.5 USD) or a taxi (max 2 USD). Now, just as I’ve written about in getting to the monastery from Istra, taxi is my preferred option, once again for the very same reasons: you’re alone in it, you do not have to wait for it and it drives you right to the doorstep of the monastery.

    You can also arrange for a taxi to come and pick you up at a specified hour so that you do not have to wait for a bus. Which, most likely, will be already overloaded with people, since everybody knows (of course!) that this is the bus that connects with the train to Moscow.

    Another option is to walk to the monastery, which is recommended in the following cases: you’ve plenty of time, there are no taxis and no buses (or they’re overloaded), you just want a good half an hour walk. Turn left as you exit the train station and follow the main road – it’ll lead you directly up to the monastery. Keep in mind, though, the cars will be racing past you…

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    New Jerusalem Monastery – Getting there from Istra

    by aliante1981 Written Jul 11, 2003

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    Museum of Wooden Architecture - New Jerusalem

    The monastery is not in the town of Istra, which means you still have some traveling to do. Take either a bus (around 0.66 USD) or a taxi (max 2 USD). Now, taxi is my preferred option, as you’re alone in it (no folks with huge dirty bags going to their summer houses), you do not have to wait for it and it drives you right to the doorstep of the monastery.

    You can also arrange for a taxi to come and pick you up at a specified hour so that you do not have to wait for a bus. Which, most likely, will be already overloaded with people, since everybody knows (of course!) that this is the bus that connects with the train to Moscow.

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    Istra - Getting There By Train

    by aliante1981 Written Jul 11, 2003

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    Taking a train is the most simple way – no need to torture your own car with Russian roads, no traffic jams etc. But you should absolutely keep in mind that rail traveling in Russia in summer is close to hell. Trains are suspended (or they are always late) because the tracks are being repaired. But, taking a train to Istra is still a worthwhile option.

    You should go to Rizhsky Railway Station (that’s Rizhskaja Underground Station). The cost of the journey is less than 1USD, half for students from 1th of September till 15th of June and for pensioners. Even less for children under 10 years of age.

    The trains leave at around 8 and 9 o’clock in the morning quite often, but then there’s a break till 12:58, if I am not wrong. If you want to see everything, that’s the last train you can take without then having to rush through the monastery of New Jerusalem. Because most likely a person is going to Istra is to visit this masterpiece.

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    Just a one hour trip from Moscow

    by Anya_D Updated Jan 1, 2003

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    Take a train from the Moscow Rizhsky railway station. Trains leave practically every 30 minutes. You need a train calling at Novoierusalimskaya. From the station Novoierusalimskaya you will get a taxi or a bus. The monastery is 5 minutes away by car, so do not let the drivers cheat you! In the photo you see the neighborhhood of the monastery. It is morning in late September.

    Train tickets are available at the stations. Make sure you keep you ticket back to Moscow: you will need to get out of the station, otherwise you will be fined as a free-rider.

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