Smolensk Railway Station
Smolensk is considered the main gateway into Russia from Europe many international trains stop at its railway station. Smolensk Railway Station is located around 2km from the Smolensk Kremlin on the northern side of the River Dnieper. Although it is possible to walk to the centre from the railway station, you can also take bus No. 17 or minibus (marshrutka) No. 17 or No. 13 to Ulitsa Kashena close to Ulitsa Boshaya Sovetskaya - one of Smolensk's main streets. More forms of public transport run to the centre from Kolkhoznaya Ploschad which is located 200 metres from the railway station.
Smolensk Suburban Railway Station is located opposite to the railway station on the other side of the bridge over the railway lines, next to Ss Peter and Paul's Church.
|Location||Ulitsa Kashena (ул. Кашена, д.1)|
|Timetables||Long-Distance Trains & Suburban Trains|
|Selected Russian Destinations||Moscow Belorussky, St Petersburg Moskovsky or Vitebsky, Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk, Novsibirsk, Vologda, Yaroslavl, Irkutsk, Vladimir, Kirov, Perm, Tyumen, Omsk, Irkutsk, Adler, Sochi, Bryansk|
|Selected International Destinations||Vilnius, Brest, Warsaw, Prague, Paris, Minsk, Nice, Berlin, Stasbourg, Frankfurt and Hannover.|
|Suburban Destinations||In the direction of Vyazma, Vitebsk, Roslavl, Orsha and Spas-Demensk.|
Smolensk Bus Station
Smolensk Bus Station is located close to the railway station on the opposite side of the road. The bus station mostly serves regional routes but also buses to Moscow, Minsk and Riga.
|Location||13 Ulitsa Kashena (ул. Кашина, д.13)|
Getting to/from Smolensk
Buses to Smolensk leave from the square next to Belorussky Railway Station (Белорусский вокзал) - Belorusskaya metro station (станция метро Белорусская). Buses leave almost every hour from 7:30 until 23:30. In Smolensk the ticket office is located next to the lugguage department of the railway station. Details can be found here: http://www.smolensk-moskva.ru/kassa.html.
From St Petersburg
Travelling from Smolensk
Travelling from Smolensk by Bus/Minibus
|Talashkino (Талашкино)||20 mins||several an hour||Minibus No. 130 from Smolensk Bus Station. To get to Flyonovo from Talashkino just walk along the road until the turn, turn right and walk to the end of the road.|
|Gagarin (Гагарин)||4 hours||one a day||From Smolensk Bus Station.|
|Vyazma (Вязьма)||3½ hours||up to 8 a day||From Smolensk Bus Station.|
|Bryansk (Брянск)||5 hours||4 a day||From Smolensk Bus Station.|
|Moscow (Москва)||5½ hours||every hour||From Smolensk Bus Station to Moscow's Belorussky Railway Station.|
Travelling from Smolensk by Train/Suburban Train
|Vyazma (Вязьма)||3½ hours||3 a day||The Lastochka also makes a 2 min stop in Vyazma, it takes 2 hours from Smolensk.|