town in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Kansk (Russian: Канск kahnsk) is a city in the east of the Krasnoyarsk Region, Siberia, Russia.


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.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

The nearest major airport is 200km away, near Krasnoyarsk.

By trainEdit

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, 560-1800 руб), Moscow (66 hours, 3600-10000 руб), Irkutsk (14 hours, 1000-7000 руб), Novosibirsk (16 hours, 1200-6400 руб), Ulan-Ude (12 hours, 1500-8400 руб), Omsk (25 hours, 1600-4600 руб), Yekaterinburg (36 hours, 2400-6600 руб), Perm (46 hours, 2600-7400 руб), and Vladivostok (82 hours, 5800-20000 руб).

  • 1 Kansk railway station.  

Get aroundEdit

Map of Kansk


  • 1 Holy Trinity Cathedral (Свято-Троицкий собор). Historic Orthodox church built in 1797.  
  • 2 Kansk Regional Museum (Канский Краеведческий Музей). Regional history museum, housed in a former theater.  


Festivals and eventsEdit





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Routes through Kansk
NovosibirskKrasnoyarsk  W   E  TayshetIrkutsk

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