We recommend you to plan your route well in advance. Since there is no direct circular route between all the cities of the Golden Ring, it will be easier for you to return to Moscow.
The most popular routes are:
- Moscow – Vladimir (a night in the city) – Suzdal – Moscow
- Moscow – Rostov Veliky – Yaroslavl (a night in the city) – Pereslavl Zalessky – Moscow
- Moscow – Sergiev Posad – Moscow
To get to Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo and Vladimir, it is better to take a train: the ticket price is from RUB 700 to 3,000 ($10-50). To select and book online tickets, visit www.rzd.ru.
To get to Suzdal and Pereslavl Zalessky, we recommend taking an intercity bus. A ticket costs RUB 500-1000 ($8-17). To book online tickets, visit www.takebus.ru.
To get to Sergiev Posad, it is better to take the suburban trains. You can see trains schedule and fares on www.tutu.ru/prigorod.
You can also rent a car and drive from one city of the Golden Ring to another and so on.
Please be noted that, unfortunately, this type of a service is almost undeveloped in Russia.
To rent a car, visit www.rentalcars.com
In cities of the Golden Ring you can use a well-developed public transport or take a taxi.
An average public transport fare: 1 trip – RUB 25 (~$0,5).
An average taxi fare: RUB 300 (~$3) per trip.
To call a taxi in any city, visit www.vse-taxi.com