How To Get Here

By Plane

VGD airport provides regular flights from St.Petersburg only (since Aug 12, 2013), three flights a week - Mo, We, Fri (pskovavia.ru, agent.ru) 10:10am forward and 14:25 return. Price is reasonable and competitive with train. Airport is situated 8 km north from city centre, easily reachable by bus or taxi. Nearest international airport is Cherepovets (CEE) (see http://wikitravel.org/en/Cherepovets for details).

By Train

Train is still most convenient approach to get to Vologda. Vologda stands on intersection of railways Moscow-Arkhangelsk and St.Petersburg-Ekaterinburg. You can get from St.Peterburg Ladozhsky station for 12 hours, 3 trains both day and night or from Moscow Yaroslavsky station for 8-9 hours, 6 trains a day (see http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en for details).

By Car

Vologda is 470 km to the north by the M8 road from Moscow. It takes 5-7 hours drive to reach the city depending on traffic. Road conditions are generally good for Russia, excluding the total mess with street navigation when passing Yaroslavl. So, using GPS navigator is recommended.

By Bus

There are some direct bus lines from Moscow airports to Vologda. They are rather cheap, but it is difficult for international passengers to use this option (see, for example, http://kucher35.ru/service.php).