Yasnaya Polyana is located 200 kilometers to the south of Moscow, it takes about 3 hours to get to Yasnaya Polyana from Moscow by car.
The closest city is Tula (about 15 km from the museum). To reach Yasnaya Polyana from Moscow by public transport, you should come to Tula first:
Most trains leaving from the railway station Kurski Vokzal and going south stop in Tula.
Minibuses for Tula leave from near several metro stations in Moscow quite often: Domodedovskaya, Prazhskaya, Annino, Tsaritsino.
From Tula to Yasnaya Polyana
If you came by train, you may take a taxi from near the train station, or walk across the square to the bus stop and take trolley-bus 6 or 7. Get off at the “Mossina” stop, cross the street and take minibus 114, 117 or 280. If you came by bus, ask the driver to stop at the “Mossina” stop; you wont’ have to cross the street to take a minibus. These minibuses go through Tula and then on in the direction of Yasnaya Polyana and farther. Get off at the “Shkolnaya” stop and a 10-minute walk will bring you to the museum.
Walking from the bus stop “Shkolnaya” to the museum
Don’t cross the highway, and walk leaving it behind you past the school, then down the steps and past the parking place. You will see the two white towers marking the entrance to the museum ahead of you on the right.
Please, note: It may be difficult for travelers with no knowledge of Russian to follow these instructions for arriving by public transport, as most drivers of public transport vehicles and most other passengers and passersby will not know English. Persons who know the Cyrillic alphabet and can pronounce the names of their stops and destination will be better able to navigate the route on public transportation.