Kirov

Kirov Station

Kirov (Russian: Ки́ров KEE-ruhf) is the capital city of Kirov Oblast, Russia.

Understand

The population of Kirov is approximately 500,000 people. The city dates back to at least 1374 and was formerly known as Vyatka and Khlynov. It is named after Soviet leader Sergey Kirov who was assassinated on December 1, 1934.

Get in

See Russia#Get in for details of getting to Russia.

By train

See also: Trans-Siberian Railway

Kirov Rail Station (Kirov-I)

Kirov-I is the main railway station. All Trans-Siberian trains stop at Kirov-I. Trains from this station connect the city to Moscow (12-14 hours), Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Izhevsk, and the Russian Black Sea coast.

Kirov Kotlassky Rail Station (Kirov-II)

Kirov-II is a minor station serving trains on the non-electrified railway to points north (Kotlas, Komi Republic).

By plane

Pobedilovo Airport, (IATA: KVX), +7 833 255-15-80, is 22km southwest of the city centre. There are regular to flights to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Perm, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Ufa, and Simferopol.

By bus

Kirov Bus Terminal serves routes to Yoshkar-Ola, Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Syktyvkar, Ufa, Cheboksary, Izhevsk, Ulyanovsk, as well as many towns in Kirov Oblast.

Get around

Public transport

Public transport includes a network of buses, trolleys and marshrutkas. A ride on public transport costs RUB16. Route maps can be found online.

Taxi

Taxis are plentiful.

See

Museums

Religious buildings

Parks

Monuments

Do

Theatre

Festivals and events

Buy

Local crafts are unique and beautiful:

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Go next

Routes through Kirov

Moscow Nizhny Novgorod  W  E  Perm Yekaterinburg



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