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What tourists need to know about

Public transport in Irkutsk

Simple Rules

If you have visited other Russian cities you will have noted, that public transport is very popular. And we will tell you why – it’s extremely cheap and useful! For just 20 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 to 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 middle or the back door and leave it using the front door. If you go out through the middle or the back door, other passengers and driver could think you want to escape without paying…

Irkutsk bus stop

“Learn more about bus routes

to popular tourist destinations

at the end of posts about them”

Public Transport Working Hours

Irkutsk Public Transport

6:00

You can use buses from 6:00 to
23:00 o’clock, but be careful –
in the periods from 6:00 to 7:00
and from 22:00 to 23:00
it’s very difficult to take a bus,

23:00

“In a tram keep your ticket

until the end of your route”

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 there are special staff who take 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 taxi 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 a street, the driver will ask for an extremely high price. For example, the average price for a taxi is 150-200 roubles, but the driver can ask for 500 or even 1000 roubles! A good idea is to use special applications like “Yandex Taxi”, “Gett” and others. Anyway, receptionist in a hostel or hotel will always help you to order taxi.

Taxi-service number is 900-900

“It costs just 20 roubles to

go by bus in one direction”

The Main 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 useful for you.

Irkutsk Railway Station

Photo One

Photo Two

Irkutsk Airport

Photo One

Photo Two

“Buses with letters in a number (16k)

and buses without letters (16)

have different routes”

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

We marked bus stops and bus routes in the city center, because all hostels and hotels are in this area. The most popular bus routes in Irkutsk are:

To railway station: #16, #20, #480

From railway station: #80, #20, #16

To airport: #20, #80

From airport: #20, #480

Here you can learn about the routes going to and from the airport and railway station. Bus stops are noted by the blue dots, red arrows show the bus route direction. Click on the image to zoom in. Download Irkutsk Map with bus stops and other useful information about the city you can here.

Route # 16 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the Railway Station

Route # 20 

From the Railway Station to the Airport

Route # 80 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the Railway Station to the Airport

Route # 16 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

To the Railway Station

Route # 20 

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the Airport to the Railway Station

Route # 480

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

From the Airport to the Railway Station

Irkutsk
Public Transport

Good way to keep your money!

What tourists need to know about

Public transport in Irkutsk

Simple rules

If you have visited other Russian cities you will have noted, that public transport is very popular. And we will tell you why – it’s extremely cheap and useful! For just 20 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 to 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 middle or the back door and leave it using the front door. If you go out through the middle or the back door, other passengers and driver could think you want to escape without paying…

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

  • Travel without limits in time and range

  • Just 20 roubles to go in one direction

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

Irkutsk bus stop

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

Working Hours

You can use buses from
6:00 to 23:00 o’clock,
but be careful – in the periods
from 6:00 to 7:00
and
from 22:00 to 23:00
it’s very difficult to take a bus, because of the end of the workday

Irkutsk Public Transport Vehicles

“In a tram keep your ticket
until the end of your route”

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 there are special staff who take 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 taxi 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 a street, the driver will ask for an extremely high price. For example, the average price for a taxi is 150-200 roubles, but the driver can ask for 500 or even 1000 roubles! A good idea is to use special applications like “Yandex Taxi”, “Gett” and others. Anyway, receptionist in a hostel or hotel will always help you to order taxi.

Taxi-service number is 900-900

“It costs just 20 roubles to go by bus in one direction”

The Main 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 useful for you.

Airport bus stop Photo one

Airport bus stop Photo two

Railway Station bus stop Photo one

Railway Station bus stop Photo two

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

Irkutsk Bus Schedule

We marked bus stops and bus routes in the city center, because all hostels and hotels are in this area. The most popular bus routes in Irkutsk are:

To railway station: #16, #20, #480

From railway station: #80, #20, #16

To airport: #20, #80

From airport: #20, #480

Here you can learn about the routes going to and from the airport and railway station. Bus stops are noted by the blue dots, red arrows show the bus route direction. Click the button to zoom in.