Kansk was founded in 1628. It has a population of approximately 100,000 people. The economy is based on several industries, with coal being the primary industry.
The nearest major airport is 200km away, near Krasnoyarsk.
- See also: Trans-Siberian Railway
All Trans-Siberian trains stop at Kansk, which is 4,343km from the Moscow commencement point.
Train timetables and fares can be found on the RZD website; enter "KANSK-ENISEISKII" as the station for Kansk. There are several daily trains to Krasnoyarsk (3.5 hours, RUB560-1,800), Moscow (66 hours, RUB3,600-10,000), Irkutsk (14 hours, RUB1,000-7,000), Novosibirsk (16 hours, RUB1,200-6,400), Ulan-Ude (12 hours, RUB1,500-8,400), Omsk (25 hours, RUB1,600-4,600), Yekaterinburg (36 hours, RUB2,400-6,600), Perm (46 hours, RUB2,600-7,400), and Vladivostok (82 hours, RUB5,800-20,000).
Festivals and events
- International Kansk Video Festival. Because the name of the city is similar to that of Cannes, Kansk was selected to host an annual video festival that attracts people from all over the world.
|Routes through Kansk|
|Novosibirsk ← Krasnoyarsk ←||W E||→ Tayshet → Irkutsk|