South Railway Station

  Zheleznodorozhnaya ul. 13-23      (+7) 4012 60 08 88     more than a year ago
The city’s main railway station was opened in 1929 as Königsberg Hauptbahnhof and at the time was considered the most modern in the German railway network. It survived the war and re-opened in 1949. Today it sits in the shadow of a statue to Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, one of the original Bolsheviks and the man after whom the city and oblast were renamed in 1946. The exterior of the station building was not changed but the inside of the station was substantially rebuilt and the movement of the city centre to the north-west saw the station renamed from Main Station to South Station. These days both local and long-distance trains use the station although for many years it was exclusively for long-distance trains.

There are two entrances to the station with the main one involving passing through a metal detector (strangely the smaller second entrance to the left of the building as you look at it has no security). At both you will find ticket windows and timetables. It’s worth noting that the arrival and departure times of trains to mainland Russia are displayed in mainland Russian time.

Getting to town
As you leave the station you will find the bus station to the right and from there you take both local and international buses. If you’re looking to get to the city centre, the easiest is by taxi (note our Taxi text) or alternatively turn right out of the main entrance and walk 50m where you’ll find a bus stop from where you can take buses 36, 29, 5k or 34 to Victory Square.


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