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Kolomna (Russian: Коломна) is a city in East Moscow Oblast.
Trains depart from Kazansky station in Moscow approximately every hour. The fare is 198 RUB as of June 2012. There are two types of trains: most go to Golutvin (Голутвин) station and take 2 hours and 20 minutes. There are also expresses to Ryazan stopping in Kolomna that are slightly faster and take a little less than two hours.
The main train station, Golutvin, is not located in the center of the city, it takes around 45-50 minutes on foot to get there. The station called Kolomna is closer to the city center, it's the penultimate stop on Moscow-Golutvin route.
Buses (number 460, Moscow-Golutvin) from Moscow cost around 230 RUB and depart more often but there's a risk to get stuck in a traffic jam around the border of Moscow city. The bus station in Kolomna is near the Golutvin train station.
Airports Note, that for meet and greet in any Moscow airport, all taxi companies based in Kolomna require 100% advance payment.
Taxi. As of October 2012 for a Dilizhans taxi company (one of the best equipped) following fares apply: business day 3200 rubbles; weekend 3300 rubbles.
Public transport. To get to airport, take one of local trains to Kazanskiy Vokzal in Moscow, proceed to metro at Komsomol'skaya ring station, ride counter-clock-wise up to Belorusskaya station and proceed to Belorusskiy Vokzal railway station, looking for Aeroexpress signs. Check prices and timetable in English here . Journey takes 35 minutes and brings you to Sheremetyevo Terminals D, E and F, all connected by walking gallery. For Terminals C or B take a shuttle or a bus in the airport.
Taxi. Following fares apply: business day 2000 rubbles; weekend 2200 rubbles. Fares between taxi companies differ insignificantly.
Public transport. There is a regular bus from Ryazan to Domodedovo which stops in Kolomna at Golutvin bus station. Fare is 300 rubles one way. Tickets are available 10 days in advance at the ticketing office in Golutvin bus station in Kolomna. Note that this bus is normally full, so purchase ticket in advance. Web page with schedule and prices in Russian .
Taxi. Following fares apply: business day 2800 rubbles; weekend 3000 rubbles.
Public transport. Take one of local trains to Kazanskiy Vokzal station in Moscow, proceed to metro at Komsomol'skaya ring station, ride counter-clock-wise up to Kievskaya metro station and proceed to Kievskiy Vokzal railway station looking for Aeroexpress signs. Journey takes 35 minutes to Vnukovo international airport.
There are buses and trams in Kolomna. Most of them are quite new and contain electronic displays with the names of the stations. The city is relatively small so the route map found on the wall of bus stops is comprehendable. The single ride fare is 23 RUB.
As in many Russian towns, there are several competing taxi companies in Kolomna. Fare is 100 - 120 rubles on business days, 120 - 150 rubles on weekends. A list of local taxi companies in Russian .
Public transport. Best option is to take one of local trains to Kazanskiy Vokzal station in Moscow (up-to-date schedules of all local trains in Moskow Oblast available in Russian ), for further destinations in the city, proceed to metro at Komsomol'skaya station.
Another option is to take a bus from Golutvin to Vykhino (purple line) metro station. Buses leave every 30-50 minutes, but traffic can be an issues in Moscow, do not rely on this option if you have a tight schedule.