Transport in Ulan-Ude:
The one address you need to know in Ulan-Ude is the central bus terminal (avtovokzal) as that’s where the buses leave to Baikal lake and also to Ivolginsky Datsan and other beautiful places around. at the end of Sovetskaya st, on Korabelnaya st 32 (on Selenga river embankment, about 1.5 km or 15 mins walking from the train station, in the city center. The luggage room is opened from 8.00 to 20.00.
The train station is located in the center of the city. A train from Moscow takes about 70 hours (so almost 4 days) and will cost around €200 for 3rd class ticket and €200 for 2nd class. You can also take trains to Mongolia from there, but that you need to book ahead as availability may be scarce.
There is an airport in Ulan- Ude, about 15 km (20 mins) away from the city center. All major airlines, including Aeroflot, S7-Sibir and Ural airlines have direct flights between Moscow and Ulan-Ude, the price is about €250 one way and the flight takes almost 6 hours.
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