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Trains from Moscow to Kostroma

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Railroad route Moscow - Kostroma overview

Trains from Moscow to Kostroma depart 3 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 00:35, the last - 22:34. Travel time between Moscow and Kostroma takes from 04h 07min to 05h 55min. Train tickets from Moscow to Kostroma cost from 22 USD to 200 USD, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Moscow and Kostroma: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Moscow Yaroslavskiy Railway station (Москва (Ярославский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Kostroma (Кострома)


Complete schedule of trains from Moscow to Kostroma

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
00:35 06:30 05h 55min 100Э Regular Train 133 USD
00:35 06:30 05h 55min 002Э Russia Regular Train 98 USD
15:10 19:17 04h 07min 716Я Lastochka Regular Train 43 USD
17:05 22:34 05h 29min 108Я Regular Train 22 USD
23:20 05:02 05h 42min 148Я Regular Train 28 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Moscow and Kostroma

Yes there are direct trains departing from Moscow Yaroslavskiy Railway station (Москва (Ярославский Вокзал)) and arriving to Kostroma (Кострома). Trains depart 3 times a day.

Trains from Moscow to Kostroma depart from Moscow Yaroslavskiy Railway station (Москва (Ярославский Вокзал)) and arrive to Kostroma (Кострома).

The fastest train is 716Я Lastochka, departing at 15:10 from Yaroslavskiy Railway station and arriving to Kostroma. Travel time of the fastest train 716Я Lastochka - 04h 07min. Tickets cost from 43 USD.

The cheapest train is 108Я , departing at 17:05 from Yaroslavskiy Railway station, traveling for 05h 29min and arriving to Kostroma at 22:34. Tickets for this train cost from 22 USD.

Travel time between Moscow and Kostroma takes from 04h 07min to 05h 55min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Moscow to Kostroma depart from Moscow Yaroslavskiy Railway station (Москва (Ярославский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 00:35.

Trains from Moscow to Kostroma arrive to Kostroma (Кострома).

Train tickets from Moscow to Kostroma usually cost from 22 USD to 200 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Moscow to Kostroma train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 22 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Moscow to Kostroma by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Moscow and Kostroma

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Kostroma depart 3 times a day, covering the whole route from 04h 07min to 06h 15min.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Kostroma have the following numbers: 100Э, 148Я, 108Я, 002Э, 716Я

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Moscow to Kostroma have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Basic) - from 22 USD
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 32 USD
  • Sitting (Standard) - from 43 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 46 USD
  • Sitting (Business class) - from 48 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 52 USD
  • Sitting (Economy class) - from 55 USD

Schedule of Regular Trains between Moscow and Kostroma

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
00:35 06:30 05h 55min 100Э 133 USD
00:35 06:30 05h 55min 002Э Russia 98 USD
15:10 19:17 04h 07min 716Я Lastochka 43 USD
17:05 22:34 05h 29min 108Я 22 USD
23:20 05:02 05h 42min 148Я 28 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Moscow and Kostroma

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


Sitting (Basic)

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


Sitting (Business class)

The cost of business class ticket is slightly different from the price of an economy class, but the list of services included in the ticket may surprise even the experienced traveler. The layout sof eats in business class is two by two. Each of the leather seats is adjustable and have reclining backs, folding tables, footrest and armrest as well as an individual reading light. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the trip. Newspapers, travel-kit, cold and hot drinks, as well as hot meal is included.


Sitting (Economy class)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Sitting (Standard)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Popular trains on a route Moscow - Kostroma

002Э, Russia Regular Train

Departing from Moscow at 00:35 - arriving at Kostroma at 06:30
Travel Time - 05h 55min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 98 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 165 USD


716Я, Lastochka Regular Train

Departing from Moscow at 15:10 - arriving at Kostroma at 19:17
Travel Time - 04h 07min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 43 USD
Sitting (Business class) - from 48 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 55 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest Regular train between Moscow and Kostroma:

108Я,   Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 17:05 - arriving at Kostroma at 22:34
Travel Time - 05h 29min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Basic) - from 22 USD
3-сl. open sleeping - from 32 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 54 USD


 

Recommended most comfortable Regular train between Moscow and Kostroma:

100Э,   Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 00:35 - arriving at Kostroma at 06:30
Travel Time - 05h 55min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 133 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 200 USD


 

Recommended fastest Regular train between Moscow and Kostroma:

716Я, Lastochka  Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 15:10 - arriving at Kostroma at 19:17
Travel Time - 04h 07min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 43 USD
Sitting (Business class) - from 48 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 55 USD


 

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