Getting to / from and around Barnaul

Author: Maria Mushtrieva (on 19 May 2015)
Barnaul is situated 250 km south from Novosibirsk (where the Trans-Siberian railway passes). It takes about 4 hours by train and 3 hours by car to get to Barnaul from Novosibirsk. There are two daily flights between Moscow and Barnaul and it takes 4 hours to get to Barnaul from Moscow. Altay mountains are in a 4-hours ride further south from Barnaul.

Barnaul Train Station

Located in the center of Barnaul, about 10-15 minutes by public transport to the central core of the city. The main building is opened 24 hours, it is clean and there's a waiting hall. There are also 24-hour ticket offices, snack and news shops, toilets and showers, ATM, and 24-hour international telephone office. The currency exchange office is outside of the station and is opened 10.00 to 18.00 daily.
Outside of the railway station there are a lot of taxis, but we advise to walk a bit further to the square - like this the price will be much lower. It normally costs about 50R (€1.7) to get to the central Lenina Prospekt street by taxi. There's also a lot of public transport.
There are a few trains daily between Novosibirsk and Barnaul, but the fastest ones are:
Novosibirsk - Barnaul: departs daily 9.20 and 17.53 Moscow time, arrives 4 hours later.
Barnaul - Novosibirsk: departs daily 4.00, 10.35 and 22.20 Moscow time, arrives 4 hours later.
The ticket price is about 100R (€3) one way.
Address: 10, Ploshad Pobedy, Telephone: (3852) 62-86-51 (information)
For Trans-Siberian train schedules, see our Transport Guide / Trans-Siberian timetables.
To purchase a Trans-Siberian train ticket, you can use Travel Services / Airline Tickets.


Bus Station

The bus terminal is located just next to the railway station. There are buses to all main destinations:
Novosibirsk (from 6.30 to 20.00, every hour, the trip takes 5 hours)
Biysk (from 6.30 to 19.30, every hour, the trip takes 3 hours)
Gorno-Altaysk (from 7.30 to 17.00, every hour, the trip takes 5 hours)
Belokurikha (from 7.30 to 17.30, every 2 hours, the trip takes 5 hours)
The latest bus schedule (in Russian) is at
Address:  12a, Pobedy Square, , Telephone: (3852) 36-71-73 (information)
Tram stop in Barnaul, Siberia - photo by A Vahanvati -

Taxi in Barnaul

There are many taxi companies, but the major one is "Sibirskoye Taxi", their phone number is (3852) 36-48-48 (24 hours), the taxi can arrive in 15 minutes. 
Usually, the price is about 6R (€0.20) per kilometer, and you have to pay the way there and back. So, the trip from the train station to the very center (Prospekt Lenina) costs 50R (€1.7).
The trip from the center to Barnaul airport will cost about €7-€10, and it's also possible to take a taxi as far as Novosibirsk, which will cost you about 1500R (€50) one way, which can be convenient if you are four people or in a rush.
It is also possible to order a car with a driver to Altay mountains. We recommend you to use the services listed in Altay Guide / Transport section — we used them ourselves and the prices are the lowest we could find.

Barnaul Airport

The airport is located in about 40-60 minutes ride from the center of the city.
There are flights between Barnaul and major Russian cities and Hannover and Munich in Germany:
Moscow - Barnaul: two daily flights by Siberia airlines (from Domodedovo airport) and Rossiya airlines (from Vnukovo), both depart around 23.00 and the flight takes 4 hours.
Barnaul - Moscow: two daily flights by Siberia and Rossia, depart Barnaul around 8.00 arrive to Moscow around 10.00. All times are local.

There are also flights to Vladivostok (daily by Vladivostok Avia and Pulkovo), Irkutsk (on Mo, Th, Fr by Krasair and Pulkovo), St. Petersburg (Wed and Fr by Pulkovo) and other Russian cities.
The flights to Hannover are every Friday and the flights to Munich are every saturday by Sibir airlines. 
You can order an airline ticket online through Travel Services / Airline Tickets on WayToRussia.Net
If you are in Barnaul, AviaFlot Airline Tickets Agency is a very good ticket agency: they sell tickets for all airlines and all destinations and offer a free taxi to the airport. The office on Lenina Prospekt is opened 24 hours!
Branches: 53, Lenina Prospekt (24 hours), telephone: (3852) 36-33-55 (information about flights and ticket reservation), 25, Prospekt Stroitelei. 



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