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Irkutsk Transport

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One of the most popular ways to travel to Irkutsk from Moscow is a Transiberian train journey. On your way from Irkutsk, you can reach almost any large Russian city. There are two deluxe trains operate the route: Imperial Russia and Golden Eagle. The uniqueness of their route lies in the fact that it passes through almost the entire territory of the Russian Federation. You can also reach Eastern destinations, such as Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, etc.
In order to reach Ulan-Ude from Irkutsk, take a train #362И “Irkutsk-Naushky”, departs daily. Its last station, Naushky, lies on the Mongolian border. Besides, Ulan-Ude is reachable by bus. See the schedule on https://avtovokzal-on-line.ru

irkutsk transport If you travel from Moscow to Irkutsk, you can choose a car option. Going along the “Volga” road M7 you will pass several cities, including Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny. Once you reach Ufa, you have to turn to “Ural” road M5 to Chelyabinsk. Then take “Irtysh” road R254(M51) and head to Kurgan. Turn to Ishim from Makushino, and drive to Novosibirsk, passing Omsk. From Novosibirsk take the road “Siberia” R255 (M53) to Irkutsk, passing Krasnoyarsk, Kansk, and Nizhneudinsk. If the highways are overloaded with trucks, use secondary roads.

The fastest way to reach Lake Baikal from Irkutsk is to take a bus from Irkutsk bus terminal to Listvyanka which is about 1-1.5 hours bus ride away. This option suits those who don’t have much time and want to do a one day trip to the Baikal. Another convinient, but more expensive way to get from Irkutsk to Listvyanka is to take a boat down the river.

 

Irkutsk Airport

The International Airport Irkutsk is located 8 km away from the city center. Two terminals (for international and domestic flights) with VIP-zones, cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, tourist agencies, ATMs, snack-machines, massage armchairs, and a pharmacy offer the maximum possible comfort. Both terminals are within walking distance of each other.
Religious people can visit a chapel. The Baby Room offers babysitting services and a playground for the youngest guests. Besides, you can spend time exploring the history of the airport in the museum.

Address: 13, Shiryamova str. (Rus: ул. Ширямова, 13)

How to get to Irkutsk Airport by public transport:
Buses: 80, 90, 406, 480, 42, 43
Trolley buses: 6, 4
Shuttle minbuses: 99, 20, 45, 61

Website: https://iktport.ru

 

Irkutsk Railway Station

irkutsk transport Railway station

The Railway Station Irkutsk welcomed its first passengers in 1898. Later, in 1907, it was expanded and then reconstructed several times due to increased passenger traffic. Irkutsk’s railway station offers all standard services, including cafes, shops, ATMs, free Wi-Fi connection, several waiting halls, recreation rooms, rooms with swaddling tables, and showers.
The passengers can use the inquiry and porter services and lockers for carry-on and luggage. The luggage storage is open 24/7.

Address: 1, Chelnokova str. (Rus: ул. Челнокова, 1)
How to get to Irkutsk Railway Station by public transport:
– from/to the Airport (Rus: Аэропорт): take a minibus N99, N20 and go to the “Airport” bus stop.
– from/to the Bus Station (Rus: Автовокзал): take a minibus (N64, 6, 20, 64, 120), a tram N4a or bus N80.
Website: http://irkutskvokzal.ru (Rus)

Irkutsk Bus Terminal

irkutsk transport bus station

The bus terminal is located in the very heart of Irkutsk, in walking proximity to the central market. Several routes connect it to the railway station and the airport.

Buses from the bus terminal leaves for closest cities and settlement (Angarsk, Ust-Orda and Baikalsk) including Listvyanka and Olkhon island.

Address: 11, Octyabrskoy Revolyutsii (Rus: Октябрьской Революции ул., 11)
Opening hours: daily from 5.30 to 22.00, ticket offices from 07:30 to 20:00.
Website: https://avtovokzal-on-line.ru

 

Irkutsk River Terminal “Raketa”

Pier “Raketa” (Rus: Ракета) is not only the starting point of all water routes on the Angara River and Lake Baikal, but also one of the favorite recreation places of townspeople.
June to September, hydrofoils serve Olkhon island, Taltsy, Listvyanka and Bolshie Koty. For boat schedules, check out the website of VSRP Irkutsk river transport company.

Address: 98Б, Marshala Zhukova av. (Rus: просп. Маршала Жукова, 98Б)

 

 

 

32 thoughts on “Irkutsk Transport

  1. Feray

    Hello. Can we get a bus tomorrow, Octobre 4th, from Irkutsk to Listvjanka? How late? Thanks!

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  2. Lucie

    Hello, can we get somehow from Irkutsk to Bolshoye Golostnoye on Monday, August 12th? Thank you.

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    1. russia

      On Monday 12, the bus 530 departs from Irkutsk bus station at 10.00 and 16.00
      Minibus 531 departs at 11.00
      Travel time is 2,5 h

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  3. Bonnie Leung

    Our flight will arrive IKT at 9 am on Feb 19 and plan to depart Irkutsk by the flight ETD 19:40 on Feb 22, could we get the bus schedule between Irkutsk to Olkhon for better planning? Sounds like the bus schedule is different in Summer and Winter. Thank you.

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    1. russia

      In winter the minibuses depart at 9 and 10am from Irkutsk bus terminal and central market.
      I recommend you to find out the actual timetable in January 2020.

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  4. Fabiano Leal

    Good Afternoon.
    The transportation from Irkutsk bus station to Olkhon Island cross to Island or go only before the ferry?
    Other question, The Baikal lake in Olkhon Island is normally already frozen in the last week of January or the first week of February? Is it possible to see the ice on the lake on those dates? Is possible hike on the Ice in early february?

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    1. russia

      Dear Fabiano,

      In winter the island is accesible by ice. During warm season you can get there by ferry or hovercraft.

      The Baikal normally covers with ice in mid February. Since mid February the ice is thick and safe.

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  5. Tatsanai

    If we take bus from Irkutsk to Taltsy, what the distance from main road (Bus stop) to Taltsy museum? Can I walk?

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    1. russia

      The museum is located in a walking distance from the bus stop. The bus stop is called “Taltsy” (Rus: Тальцы). You can easily reach the museum

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    1. russia

      Hi! There is public transportation (minivans) that goes from Irkutsk to Listvyanka through Taltsy. As a rule, all the buses are full and don’t stop in Taltsy. We recommend you to take a taxi, it costs about 600-700 rub one way.

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        1. russia

          You can try Russian phone application Yandex Taxi (this is a Uber analogue). However, it is in Russian and available in Irkutsk. You can find a taxi via application and then ask the driver to bring you to Taltsy, wait for 1.5-2 hours and then bring you to Listvyanka/
          We could arrange a car with english-speaking driver/guide for you. How many people are coming?

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          1. Manwika

            We have only 2 person.

            How much is a car with english-speaking driver/guide for us?

            Note Bring us from Irkutsk to Taltsy, wait for 2 hours and then bring us to Listvyanka/

          2. russia

            Price is 5,000 rub for 2 people. What about boat tour Irkutsk – Taltsy – Listvyanka – Irkutsk? Ticket price is 4,800 rub per person. Start at 11.30 in Irkutsk, a 2-h tour in Taltsy. At 15.00 arrival to Listvyanka and a 3-h tour. Arrival in Irkutsk at 19.30.
            If you don’t need to returt to Irkutsk, then you can book shortened vercion of the boat tour Irkutsk – Taltsy – Listvyanka. Price is 3,200 rub per person (without the tour in Listvyanka).

          3. Manwika

            If I would like to pick up from hotel to KAZAN Church (Wait for 15-30 min) before going to Taltsy & Listvyanka.

            Is the price still 5,000 rub for 2 people?

          4. Manwika

            OK, How to book this program?
            Do I pay directly to driver on that day?
            Please also send your contact detail?

            Trip detail:

            Date: 15 April’19
            Number of people: 2 Person
            Time:
            – Pick up from Hotel Irkut on 9.00 am and go to Kazan Church (Wait for 15-30 min)
            – Then go to Taltsy, wait for 2 hours and then bring us to Listvyanka.

            Note You can contact me by email. I will inform my telephone number to you later.

            Best Regards,
            Manwika R.

    2. Manwika

      OK, How to book this program?
      Do I pay directly to driver on that day?
      Please also send your contact detail?

      Trip detail:

      Date: 15 April’19
      Number of people: 2 Person
      Time:
      – Pick up from Hotel Irkut on 9.00 am and go to Kazan Church (Wait for 15-30 min)
      – Then go to Taltsy, wait for 2 hours and then bring us to Listvyanka.

      Note You can contact me by email. I will inform my telephone number to you later.

      Best Regards,
      Manwika R.

      Reply
  6. Molpen

    How to go to Listvyanka from central market by van or minivan or bus or other method that you know?

    What is the time table and the number of van or minivan or bus?

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    1. russia

      The departure point is located between Central market and a mall in front of the offices selling cell phones.
      Minivans depart once or twice an hour. The minivan departs as soon as it full. it has no number or any sign. perhaps some of them could has sign “Листвянка”, which is Listvyanka in Russian. show the driver the word “Listvyanka” and he will confirm if his bus is going there .
      I draw your attention, that buses also depart from Irkutsk bus station
      Travel time to Listvyanka is about 1 hour.

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    1. russia

      There is no bus connection between Listvyanka and Olkhon island. In order to get to Olkhon, you have to get to Irkutsk first.

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  7. molpen

    How to get to the Sobolinaya mountain ski resort from irkutsk bus station ?

    How to get back from Sobolinaya mountain ski resort to irkutsk bus station ?
    What time of the last bus from sobolinaya ski resort to irkutsk bus station ?
    Do you have a time table and route of round trip from sobolinaya ski resort to irkutsk ?

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    1. russia

      To get to Sobolinaya mountain ski resort:
      1. There is a regular daily bus #544 that operates the route Irkutsk – Baikalsk. The bus departs from the Irkuts bus station at 9-30 and arrives at the bus station in Baikalsk at 14-20. Travel time is 4 h 50 min.
      2. Take a taxi to get to the ski resort from the bus station.

      From Baikalsk there is a regular bus #560 every hour.

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      1. molpen

        if i want to go to Sobolinaya mountain ski resort from irkutsk by other way such as commuter train from Irkutsk to Baikalsk or to Slyudyanka .
        What is the time of first train to baikalsk and time to arrival ?
        Is it necessary to prebook the train ticket before the time of departure ?

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  8. Bolshiye

    Hi!
    How to reach Irkutsk from Bolshiye Koty tomorrow in the afternoon? I only know a boat at 18:00, but all the tickets have sold. Thanks your help!

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    1. admin

      You have to get to the Irkutsk bus terminal first. Buses depart from the bus terminal to Listvyanka several times a day: 07:00, 09:00, 11:00, 13:30, 16:00, 18:30.

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