How to get there
Alexandrov is a town in Vladimir Oblast situated 120 kilometers north-east of Moscow. The town of Alexandrov, well known before as Alexandrova (or Alexandrovskaya) Sloboda, is situated on the crossway of ancient roads from the largest historic centers of Russia - Vladimir and Suzdal, Rostov the Great and Yaroslavl, Sergiev Posad and Pereyaslavl-Zalessky.
You may get there by electric train (electrichka) from the Yaroslavsky Vokzal (2 hours in a way, two times an hour). The two way ticket costs 250 rubles ($10).
You may also get there by car from Moscow on M8 up to Dvoriki, turn right then on P75.
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Getting There by Train
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 Aleksandrov is still a worthwhile option.
You should go to Yaroslavskij Railway Station (that’s Komsomolskaja Underground Station). The cost of the journey is 46 Russian Roubles (that’s 1.5 USD), half for students from 1th of September till 15th of June and for pensioners. Even less for children under 10 years of age.
Most useful trains for a day trip (provided they are not suspended) are:
4.58 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 7.15
5.41 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 7.51
6.49 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 8.50
7.42 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 9.45
8.40 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 10.43
9.14 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 11.10
9.41 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 11.47
11.31 from Moscow arriving in Aleksandrov at 13.50 (Saturdays & Sundays only)
Aleksandrov can be easily accessed by a train. From Yaroslavsky Railway station in Moscow one can take a train to Aleksandrov. Though don't know how long it'll take (maybe about 2,5 hrs), I went there by car.
The building of train station in Aleksandrov is really, like a smaller copy of Paveletsky station in Moscow.
It'll take approximatley 30 mins to get by feet from the station to Sloboda, or there might be a bus, which can take you the final destination point.
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