Russian Railways (RZD) resume a direct long-distance passenger train between St. Petersburg and Pskov, the capital of the Pskov region, a city with a strong medieval background one of the underestimated Russian destinations. The train will be departing from St. Petersburg on Fridays and getting back on Sundays providing comfortable transportation for a two day visit.
There are a few options for getting to Pskov from St. Petersburg — by bus, mini-bus and even plane. Railway connection also exists in the form of two chains of suburban trains: St. Petersburg — Luga and Luga — Pskov.
The direct long-distance train will be going on some peak dates to serve increasing tourists flows as the city attracts though not great but substantial numbers, and these numbers have been increasing over recent years amid the economic crisis with vacations abroad getting more expensive and interest to inner-tourism being on the rise.
In St. Petersburg, the train departs from Vitebsky station.
St. Petersburg — Pskov Train № 223/224 Schedule 2017
The train departs from St. Petersburg on the following days:
— every Friday from June 16 to August 25 and additionally:
— April 28;
— May 5, 26;
— June 2, 9;
— November 3;
Departure time: 18:50
Arrival time in Pskov: 23:08
The train departs from Pskov on the following days:
— every Sunday from June 18 to August 27 and additionally:
— February 26;
— May 1, 9, 28
— June 4, 12
— November 6
Departure time: 19:07
Arrival time in Saint Petersburg: 23:13
Pskov’s history is full of medieval and modern wars, battles and political struggle, all these things have left their touch in architecture and monuments. The city’s main attraction is the Kremlin that served as a fortress and the center of the city life. The region has a lot of churches and monasteries on its territory, the most prominent of which is the Pechory monastery. The closeness to Estonia enables it to put Pskov into a St. Petersburg — Estonia trip with a day stopover here.