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Sights, touristic areas and the Irkutsk map! Learn everything you need about touristic capital of Baikal!

Here we tell how tourists can use Irkutsk public transport to reach the most popular Baikal sights

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The history and legends of Baikal are kept by its native people — the Buryats. On this page we tell you about their rich culture, ancient religion and delicious cuisine!

We have made for you a list of the most interesting cities of Lake Baikal for tourists. Each the city is the one small page from the giant book of Siberian culture and history, so try to visit as many towns as possible!

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Baikal Smart Travel — travel smartly!

Irkutsk public transport

If you have visited other Russian cities, you have noted that public transport is viral. And we will tell you why – it’s incredibly cheap and helpful! For just 30 roubles you can go wherever you want, without any limits on distance or time. When you go somewhere by bus, and you know your bus stop will be soon, you should stay closer to the front door – by this, you will show the driver you want to go out at the next bus stop. There are three doors in buses – the front door, the middle door, and the back door.

Usually, passengers get on the bus through the central or back door and leave it using the front door. If you go out through the middle door or the back door, other passengers or a driver could think you want to escape without paying.

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

Irkutsk public transport

If you have visited other Russian cities, you have noted that public transport is viral. And we will tell you why – it’s incredibly cheap and helpful! For just 30 roubles you can go wherever you want, without any limits on distance or time. When you go somewhere by bus, and you know your bus stop will be soon, you should stay closer to the front door – by this, you will show the driver you want to go out at the next bus stop. There are three doors in buses – the front door, the middle door, and the back door.

Usually, passengers get on the bus through the central or back door and leave it using the front door. If you go out through the middle door or the back door, other passengers or a driver could think you want to escape without paying.

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

Taxi average price
is about 250 rubles

Taxi average price
is about 250 rubles

Bus routes to the most popular
tourist places on Baikal

Route buses go to the tourist routes and cities from:

  • The Central market bus parking lot
  • The Railway station bus parking lot
  • And the Irkutsk bus station.

We noted them on the photo. Click to zoom in.

Sometimes, going from the early morning bus routes can be canceled. In this case, passengers should wait for the following bus.

For example, you have a ticket for a bus taking off at 7:00, but this route was canceled. Don’t worry, wait for the next departure at 10:00, your ticket will be changed automatically. Therefore, we recommend you buy tickets for routes going in the early morning.

Baikal tourist routes

Bus routes to the most popular
tourist places on Baikal

Route buses go to the tourist routes and cities from:

  • The Central market bus parking lot
  • The Railway station bus parking lot
  • And the Irkutsk bus station.

We noted them on the photo. Click to zoom in.

Sometimes, going from the early morning bus routes can be canceled. In this case, passengers should wait for the following bus.

For example, you have a ticket for a bus taking off at 7:00, but this route was canceled. Don’t worry, wait for the next departure at 10:00, your ticket will be changed automatically. Therefore, we recommend you buy tickets for routes going in the early morning.

Baikal tourist routes
Irkutsk Central market

Central market parking lot

Railway Station parking lot

Railway station

Railway Station parking lot

Railway station parking lot

Here is the summertime period schedule of the route buses going to the most popular tourist places in 2024:

Irkutsk bus station

Destination pointDeparture date Departure timeArrival timeNotes
ArshanEvery day8:0012:15
ListvyankaEvery day06:40 07:40 08:30 09:00 09:30 11:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 16:00+50 minutes to departure time
SlyudyankaDefine the date on the website10:4012:40
BaikalskEvery day10:30 13:30 16:30+5 hours to departure time
VydrinoTuesday, Thursday14:3018:00

Please, define details on the website (English version):

https://en.avtovokzal-on-line.ru/

Railway station

Destination point Departure dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ArshanEvery day9:30 13:00 18:00+3.5 hours to departure time

Please, define details on the website:

Avtokassa.online

(available in Russian language only)

Central Market

Destination pointDeparture dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ListvyankaEvery dayWhen the bus is full+50 minutes to departure timeMinibuses take off every 20 minutes in average
Irkutsk Central market

Central market parking lot

Railway Station parking lot

Railway station

Railway Station parking lot

Railway station parking lot

Here is the summertime period schedule of the route buses going to the most popular tourist places in 2024:

Irkutsk bus station

Destination pointDeparture date Departure timeArrival timeNotes
ArshanEvery day8:0012:15
ListvyankaEvery day06:40 07:40 08:30 09:00 09:30 11:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 16:00+50 minutes to departure time
SlyudyankaDefine the date on the website10:4012:40
BaikalskEvery day10:30 13:30 16:30+5 hours to departure time
VydrinoTuesday, Thursday14:3018:00

Please, define details on the website (English version):

https://en.avtovokzal-on-line.ru/

Railway station

Destination point Departure dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ArshanEvery day9:30 13:00 18:00+3.5 hours to departure time

Please, define details on the website:

Avtokassa.online

(available in Russian language only)

Central Market

Destination pointDeparture dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ListvyankaEvery dayWhen the bus is full+50 minutes to departure timeMinibuses take off every 20 minutes in average

Learn more about bus routes to popular tourist destinations at the end of posts about them

Learn more about bus routes to popular tourist destinations at the end of posts about them

Irkutsk Taxi and Trams

There are three types of public transport in Irkutsk – buses, minibuses, and trams. All of them have similar rules regarding use. But trams have one difference. You mustn’t pay directly to the driver because a staff takes the fare. Just wait, and she (or he) will come to you for payment and give you a special ticket to be sure you have paid the fare. Save it until the end of your route!

In the evening or at night it is more convenient to use a taxi. Of course, you can order a cab by dialing a taxi-service number. But you should know the Russian language to do this or ask your Russian friend to call for you. If you take a taxi on the street, the driver can ask for a too high price. For example, the average cost is 150-200 rubles, but the driver can ask for 500 or even 1000 rubles! The good idea is to use particular applications like “Yandex Taxi,” “Gett,” and others. Anyway, a hostel or hotel receptionist will always help you order a taxi.

Irkutsk Taxi and Trams

There are three types of public transport in Irkutsk – buses, minibuses, and trams. All of them have similar rules regarding use. But trams have one difference. You mustn’t pay directly to the driver because a staff takes the fare. Just wait, and she (or he) will come to you for payment and give you a special ticket to be sure you have paid the fare. Save it until the end of your route!

In the evening or at night it is more convenient to use a taxi. Of course, you can order a cab by dialing a taxi-service number. But you should know the Russian language to do this or ask your Russian friend to call for you. If you take a taxi on the street, the driver can ask for a too high price. For example, the average cost is 150-200 rubles, but the driver can ask for 500 or even 1000 rubles! The good idea is to use particular applications like “Yandex Taxi,” “Gett,” and others. Anyway, a hostel or hotel receptionist will always help you order a taxi.

In a tram, keep your ticket
until the end of your route

In a tram, keep your ticket
until the end of your route

6:00

Irkutsk public transport work hours

You can use buses from 6:00 to
23:00, but be careful –
in the periods from 6:00 to 7:00
and from 22:00 to 23:00
it isn’t easy to take a bus.

23:00
6:00

Irkutsk public transport work hours

You can use buses from 6:00 to
23:00, but be careful –
in the periods from 6:00 to 7:00
and from 22:00 to 23:00
it isn’t easy to take a bus.

23:00

It costs just 30 roubles to
go by bus in one direction

It costs just 30 roubles to
go by bus in one direction

Irkutsk public transport bus stops for tourists

Sometimes it is difficult to define the Bus Stop that you need. The two most important bus stops for international tourists in Irkutsk are nearby Railway Station and Airport. Here we try to show you how to find them quickly. We hope our description will be helpful for you (click to zoom in).

Irkutsk Railway Station bus stop

Railway Station bus stop (photo one)

Bus stop near Irkutsk Railway Station

Railway Station bus stop (photo two)

Bus stop near Irkutsk Railway Station

Irkutsk Airport bus stop

Irkutsk Airport bus stop (photo one)

Bus stop near the Irkutsk airport

Irkutsk Airport bus stop (photo two)

Bus stop near the Irkutsk airport

Irkutsk public transport bus stops for tourists

Sometimes it is difficult to define the Bus Stop that you need. The two most important bus stops for international tourists in Irkutsk are nearby Railway Station and Airport. Here we try to show you how to find them quickly. We hope our description will be helpful for you (click to zoom in).

Irkutsk Railway Station bus stop

Railway Station bus stop (photo one)

Bus stop near Irkutsk Railway Station

Railway Station bus stop (photo two)

Bus stop near Irkutsk Railway Station

Irkutsk Airport bus stop

Irkutsk Airport bus stop (photo one)

Bus stop near the Irkutsk airport

Irkutsk Airport bus stop (photo two)

Bus stop near the Irkutsk airport

Buses with letters in a number (16k)
and buses without letters (16)
have different routes

Buses with letters in a number (16k)
and buses without letters (16)
have different routes

Irkutsk bus schedule

The most exciting part of Irkutsk is the city center. So the following bus routes can drive to the city center from the railway station and the airport:

From the airport to the city center: #480

From the railway station to the city center: #16

From the railway station to the airport through the city center: #80, #20

From the airport to the railway station through the city center: #20

From the city center to the railway station: #16

Here you can learn about the routes going to and from the airport and railway station. The blue dots note bus stops, and the red arrows show the direction of the bus route. Click on the image to zoom in. Download the Irkutsk Map with bus stops and other helpful information about the city.

 №480 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the airport to the city center

№16 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the railway station to the city center

 №80

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the railway station to the airport through the city center

№20

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the railway station to the airport through the city center

 №20

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the airport to the railway station through the city center

№16

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the city center to the railway station

Irkutsk bus schedule

The most exciting part of Irkutsk is the city center. So the following bus routes can drive to the city center from the railway station and the airport:

From the airport to the city center: #480

From the railway station to the city center: #16

From the railway station to the airport through the city center: #80, #20

From the airport to the railway station through the city center: #20

From the city center to the railway station: #16

Here you can learn about the routes going to and from the airport and railway station. The blue dots note bus stops, and the red arrows show the direction of the bus route. Click on the image to zoom in. Download the Irkutsk Map with bus stops and other helpful information about the city.

 №480 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the airport to the city center

№16 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the railway station to the city center

 №80

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the railway station to the airport through the city center

№20

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the railway station to the airport through the city center

 №20

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the airport to the railway station through the city center

№16

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the city center to the railway station

Irkutsk Public Transport

For tourists profit

Irkutsk public transport

If you have visited other Russian cities, you have noted that public transport is viral. And we will tell you why – it’s incredibly cheap and helpful! For just 30 roubles you can go wherever you want, without any limits on distance or time. When you go somewhere by bus, and you know your bus stop will be soon, you should stay closer to the front door – by this, you will show the driver you want to go out at the next bus stop. There are three doors in buses – the front door, the middle door, and the back door.

Usually, passengers get on the bus through the central or back door and leave it using the front door. If you go out through the middle door or the back door, other passengers or a driver could think you want to escape without paying.

Bus routes to the most popular
tourist places on Baikal

Route buses go to the tourist routes and cities from:

  • The Central market bus parking lot
  • The Railway station bus parking lot
  • And the Irkutsk bus station.

We noted them on the photo. Click to zoom in.

Irkutsk Central market

Central market parking lot

Railway Station parking lot

Railway station

Railway Station parking lot

Railway station parking lot

Here is the summertime period schedule of the route buses going to the most popular tourist places in 2024 (scroll to the right):

Sometimes, going from the early morning bus routes can be canceled. In this case, passengers should wait for the following bus.

For example, you have a ticket for a bus taking off at 7:00, but this route was canceled. Don’t worry, wait for the next departure at 10:00, your ticket will be changed automatically. Therefore, we recommend you buy tickets for routes going in the early morning.

Irkutsk bus station
Destination pointDeparture dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ArshanEvery day8:0012:15
ListvyankaEvery day06:40 07:40 08:30
09:00 09:30 11:00
12:30 13:00 13:30
14:00 16:00
+50 minutes to departure time
Slyudyanka Define the date on the website10:4012:40
BaikalskEvery day10:30 13:30 16:30+5 hours to departure time
VydrinoTuesday, Thursday14:3018:00

Please, define details on the website (English version):

https://en.avtovokzal-on-line.ru/

Railway station
Destination pointDeparture dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ArshanEvery day9:30 13:00 18:00+3.5 hours to departure time

Please, define details on the website:

Avtokassa.online

(available in Russian language only)

Central Market
Destination pointDeparture dateDeparture timeArrival timeNotes
ListvyankaEvery dayWhen the bus is full+50 minutes to departure timeMinibuses take off every 20 minutes in average
Irkutsk Taxi and Trams

There are three types of public transport in Irkutsk – buses, minibuses, and trams. All of them have similar rules regarding use. But trams have one difference. You mustn’t pay directly to the driver because a staff takes the fare. Just wait, and she (or he) will come to you for payment and give you a special ticket to be sure you have paid the fare. Save it until the end of your route!

In the evening or at night it is more convenient to use a taxi. Of course, you can order a cab by dialing a taxi-service number. But you should know the Russian language to do this or ask your Russian friend to call for you. If you take a taxi on the street, the driver can ask for a too high price. For example, the average cost is 150-200 rubles, but the driver can ask for 500 or even 1000 rubles! The good idea is to use particular applications like “Yandex Taxi,” “Gett,” and others. Anyway, a hostel or hotel receptionist will always help you order a taxi.

6:00
Irkutsk public transport work hours

You can use buses from 6:00 to
23:00, but be careful –
in the periods from 6:00 to 7:00
and from 22:00 to 23:00
it isn’t easy to take a bus.

23:00
Irkutsk public transport bus stops for tourists

Sometimes it is difficult to define the Bus Stop that you need. The two most important bus stops for international tourists in Irkutsk are nearby Railway Station and Airport. Here we try to show you how to find them quickly. We hope our description will be helpful for you (click to zoom in).

Photo №1

Bus stop near the Irkutsk airport

Photo №2

Bus stop near the Irkutsk airport
Irkutsk bus schedule

The most exciting part of Irkutsk is the city center. So the following bus routes can drive to the city center from the railway station and the airport:

From the airport to the city center: #480

From the railway station to the city center: #16

From the railway station to the airport through the city center: #80, #20

From the airport to the railway station through the city center: #20

From the city center to the railway station: #16

Here you can learn about the routes going to and from the airport and railway station. The blue dots note bus stops, and the red arrows show the direction of the bus route. Click on the image to zoom in. Download the Irkutsk Map with bus stops and other helpful information about the city.

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