We know that navigating through a new city can be tough, so we prepared a short guide for you. With its help, you’ll easily adopt to Irkutsk public transport and get to the airport, railway and bus stations, river docks, main points of interest and decent hotels or hostels.

… to the airport

Several bus, minibus and trolley routes will take you to the Irkutsk International Airport on Shiryamov Street. Keep in mind the working hours of public transportation are 6 AM to 11 PM. Always reserve a few hours for the ride in case of an unexpected traffic jam.

For 15 rubles, these routes will take you to the airport:

buses

Buses
trolley

Trolleys
minibuses

Minibuses
80, 90, 406, 480, 42, 43 6, 4 99, 20, 45, 61

If your flight departs in the middle of the night, don’t take an evening bus just to torture yourself with an airport wait. Take a taxi. A taxi ride will cost you 250-400 rubles, depending on your distance from the airport.

… to the city center

The center of Irkutsk is beautiful, interesting and comfortable. The center is also the best starting point for your exploration of the city and its historical buildings, churches, museums, theatres, streets and highly groomed city parks. A number of cafes, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, malls and grocery stores are all within a walking distance from the hostels and hotels of Irkutsk city center.

These routes will take you from the airport to the city center:

buses

Buses
trolley

Trolleys
minibuses

Minibuses
80, 480, 42 4 20, 61

These routes will take you from the railway station:

buses

Buses
minibuses

Minibuses
16, 80, 77 116, 20

These routes will take you from the station to the city center:

buses

Buses
minibuses

Minibuses
66 120

These routes will take you from the Left Bank to the city center:

buses

Buses
minibuses

Minibuses
80, 77 99, 3, 40

… to the railway station

If your train departs from the Irkutsk-Passazhirsky station from 7 AM to midnight, get to the station by using public transportation. Take a bus, a minibus or a tram.

buses

Buses
minibuses

Minibuses
16, 80, 77, 6 20 (от аэропорта), 64, 116, 6, 40

Minibus routes number 99 and 3 will take you to the Mayakovski (Raisovet) bus stop, which is 728 meters away from the railway station.

tram

Trams
1, 2, 4а

The ride from the city center will take one hour at most even during heavy traffic time. Take a taxi if your train departs at night — the ride will cost approximately 200–300 rubles.

… to the bus station

The standard tourist routes to the neighboring cities and to Lake Baikal start at the Irkutsk bus station. Buses and minibuses to Listvyanka, Bolshoe Goloustnoe and Khuzhir depart from here. A bus or a minibus will take you to the Irkutsk bus station the fastest, but if you’re not in a hurry, take a tram from the Central Market.

buses

Buses
tram

Trams
minibuses

Minibuses
129, 4с, 66, 122 4, 4а 64, 4к, 120

… to the “Raketa” pier

During the sailing period, ships to Listvyanka, Bolshie Koty, Peschanaya Bay, Ust’-Barguzin and Severobaikalsk depart from the pier at Solnechni microdistrict. Angara icebreaker ship museum that stands near the pier is also worth seeing.

Bus route number 16 and trolley route number 5 are the most convenient ways of getting here.

… to the river station

The second Irkutsk pier is on Cesovsky quay. Get to this pier if you want to take a 30- or 60-minute long boat ride on the Angara River. This river station is easy to find. Take a tram to Chkalov bus stop or a bus/minibus to Bytovaya bus stop and walk 750 meters towards the Old Angara Bridge.

These routes will take you to the Chkalov (Bytovaya) bus stop:

buses

Buses
tram

Trams
minibuses

Minibuses
16, 77, 80, 7, 90, 480, 6, 67, 8, 11 1, 2, 4а 116, 99, 20, 6, 64, 40, 23, 3, 425, 60, 61, 120

 

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