Transport in Kursk

Kursk Railway Station

Kursk Railway Station is located relatively far from the centre. From the station you can get the city centre by bus (No. 6, No. 92, or No. 94), or tram (No. 2).  In its design the station also represents a monument to the railway workers who participated in the Battle of the Kursk Salient.

Location 1 Ploschad Vokzalnaya (пл. Вокзальная, д.1)
Selected Destinations St Petersburg, Moscow, Oryol, Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Sochi, Adler, Voronezh, Bryansk, Smolensk, Kislovodsk, Perm, Simferopol, Kharkiv, Minsk and Donetsk.
Suburban Trains in the direction of Belgorod, Oryol, Kastornaya and Lgov.
Timetables Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains

Kursk Bus Station

Kursk Bus Station is located very far from the city centre. From the railway station you can take tram No. 2 there.

Location 114 ulitsa 50-letitya Oktyabrya (ул. 50-летия Октября, д.114)
Selected Destinations Belgorod, Oryol, Stary Oskol, Voronezh

Severnaya Bus Station

Another bus station in Kursk is Severnaya Bus Station (Северная Автостанция) - the Northern Bus Station - which is located much closer to the centre next to the War Memorial Complex.  It is used mostly for nearby dachas and villages. Buses to Svoboda leave from Severnaya Bus Station.

Location 59 ulitsa Karla Marksa (ул. Карла Маркса, д.59)
Selected Destinations Belgorod, Oryol, Stary Oskol, Voronezh

Kursk Vostochny Airport

Kursk Vostochny Airport is located east of the city, about 7km from the city centre.  Minibus (marshrutka) No. 278 and Buses No. 89 and No. 41 run to the airport and go along Ulitsa Lenina (main street) and Ulitsa Internationalnaya/Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya (railway station).

Location Khalino village, Kursk Region

Getting to/from Kursk

Kursk is located on the railway between Moscow and Ukraine and so there are many trains connect Moscow with Kursk.  The city also has good transport links with Belgorod and Oryol.  From Kursk you can easily visit the nearby settlement of Svoboda, famous for its monastery.

From Moscow

In additional to standard long distance trains, several premium ("firmenny") trains connect Moscow with Kursk. The Solovey premium train runs between Moscow's Kursky Railway Station and Kursk. It takes about 8 hours, departing late in the evening and arriving in early morning.  Upon arrival and departure of the train, the music "Kursk Waltz" is played.  Other permium trains from Moscow also pass through Kursk including the Krym (Moscow Kurskaya - Simferopol), the Belogorye (Moscow Kurskaya – Belgorod) and the Nikolai Konarev (Moscow Kurskaya - Kharkiv).  Schedules can be found in Russian on Yandex Timetables: Moscow - Kursk & Kursk - Moscow.

On weekends there is a special express train which from Moscow's Kursky Railway Station to Kursk, stopping on route at Tula, Mtsensk and Oryol. Tickets must be bought as if for a long distance train.  It takes 6½ hours and leave Moscow in the morning and Kursk in the afternoon.

UTair operates an almost daily flight from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Kursk Vostochny Airport which takes 1½ hours.

From St Petersburg

The most convenient train from St Petersburg is the St Petersburg - Sevastopol Train which leaves runs almost every other day. It departs early evening and arrives in the late morning: St Petersburg - Kursk & Kursk - St Petersburg.

From Belgorod

There are usually 4 or 5 suburban trains a day in both directions which run between Belgorod and Kursk. They take between 2¼ (express) and 3¾ hours (standard). Schedules can be found in Russian on Yandex Timetables: Belgorod-Kursk & Kursk-Belgorod.

There are usually 4 direct buses a day between Belgorod and Kursk, which run from the Kursk Bus Station.  It takes around 3½ hours.