How to get to Irkutsk?
From our article on traveling around Russian cities, you will learn how to get to Irkutsk. Irkutsk is one of the most beautiful cities of our immense Motherland, and not far from the city there is an amazingly beautiful Lake Baikal.
We will consider in detail several types of transport for a trip to Irkutsk.
Flight by plane
This is the fastest way to get to Irkutsk. Moreover, there are many flights from the capital of Russia that serve various airlines, such as Aeroflot and S7. With the same airlines you can fly to Irkutsk and from other cities of Russia. However, it should be remembered that in the summer period tickets are sold out very quickly, so take care of buying a ticket in advance. As a bonus for a premature purchase, you will receive a discount long before the trip, but buying a ticket a few days before departure will cost you a pretty penny.
Immediately from the three metropolitan airports flights to Irkutsk, the flight time is about 5 hours and 40 minutes.When landing in Irkutsk, taxis and buses depart from the terminals, the airport is located within the city limits, and you can easily reach the desired point of the city. You can also save a little on the flight, if you buy a ticket to Krasnoyarsk, and then go on a convenient vehicle. You can view the flight schedule by visiting.
We are going by train
You can get there by train on various trains, for example, No. 100E Moscow-Vladivostok and No. 070CH Moscow-Chita. Trains depart from the Yaroslavl station every day, will have to go 3 days 16 hours. Comfortably, you can take a corporate train, also from Yaroslavsky Station - No. 002M “Russia” (traveling from the capital to Vladivostok) on odd numbers. Travel time is approximately 3 days. Another corporate train goes to the capital of China from Moscow, making a stop in Irkutsk. This is the train number 020SC “Vostok”, its schedule is better specified.
We are going by bus
There is no direct flight from the capital to Irkutsk, you will have to go only with transfers. Therefore, it is better to make your choice in favor of the train or plane. But from the local Irkutsk bus station you can make trips in 50 directions and more.The address of the bus station: the street of the October Revolution, 11.
We are driving
There are several roads that lead from the capital to Irkutsk, the main thing is to choose the best route for you. For example, in the direct direction you can go along the federal highways M-7, M-53 and M-55 (Kazan - Ufa - Chelyabinsk - Omsk). These roads are the most favorable and in good condition, because they are recently renovated. You will have to go with stops, since on the road you have to spend 4-5 days, but over 5200 km you will see half of our beautiful country.