Getting there & away
The bus station is 4.5km east of Susaninskaya pl on Kineshemskoe sh, the continuation of ul Sovetskaya. There are buses to/from Moscow (R308, 8½ hours, six daily), Yaroslavl (R75, two hours, six daily), and Ivanovo (R104, three hours, 10 daily). Daily trains also go to Vologda (R254, seven hours), Nizhny Novgorod (R325, 9½ hours) and Vladimir (R166, 5½ hours) via Suzdal (R150, 4½ hours).
The train station is 4km east of Susaninskaya pl. There are three or four daily suburban trains to/from Yaroslavl (R310, three hours).
The best way to get between Kostroma and Yaroslavl in summer is by hydrofoil, which runs twice a day in either direction. The hydrofoils depart from the main prichal (pier) No 4 to Yaroslavl (1½ hours) and downstream to Plyos (one hour).