Getting to Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg Passazhirsky is the city’s main railway station, located on the Trans-Siberian and Sverdlovsk lines.
There are several daily train services from and to Yekaterinburg departing from/to Moscow Yaroslavskaya, Belorusskaya and Kazanskaya stations. The trip to Yekaterinburg from Moscow takes between 26 and 28 hours. Yekaterinburg is also linked via rail with Beijing (China), Brest (Belarus), Helsinki (Finland), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Warsaw (Poland).
For more information, visit the Russian Railways website.
Direct flights connect Yekaterinburg to Barcelona, Beijing, Dubai, Istanbul, Paris, Prague, Rome and Yerevan.
Several daily flights connect Yekaterinburg to Moscow Domodedovo (DME), Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) and Moscow Vnukovo (VKO), which is in turn connected to many international destinations.
From the airport to the city
By public transport
The trip from Yekaterinburg airport to the city centre takes 15 to 90 minutes depending on whether you take a shuttle bus, an intercity bus or a train. You can find detailed information to plan your journey by public transport here.
If you choose to travel to the city by taxi, we highly recommend you to use the Yandex.Taxi company. The ride from the airport and the city centre costs between 400 and 600 RUB (+/- 6 to 8 EUR) and takes between 20 to 30 minutes. Yandex.Taxi can be ordered through their mobile app, which is also available in English, or by phone: +7 3432 66 66 66.
Regular taxis are also available at the airport and cost between 800 and 1200 RUB (+/- 11 and 16 Euros) for the same journey.
Most of the venues we will visit during the Caravan are located within walking distance from one another. When distances are too long to walk, we will make use of public transport or shuttles.
Yekaterinburg offers an extensive and convenient public transport network. The easiest way to navigate it is by using Hubbmap (the mobile app is available in English).
A single ride valid for all public transports costs 28 RUB. The city has recently introduced the contactless payment system, which allows you to use Apple Pay and other similar services to pay for your ride.
To save some money, you can buy the city transport card called “Ekarta”, which allows you to get a three-day unlimited travel pass starting at 390 RUB. The card is sold at Rospechat stands (newspaper stands), post offices, metro stations, and at money transfer offices “Frisbee.”