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About Barnaul

Barnaul, the capital of the administrative center of Altai Krai, Russia, is an agricultural zone located 3,000 meters above sea level. Founded by a wealthy family in the 1730’s, Barnaul is the region’s largest residential area with various industries, universities, movie theaters, and 3 large churches. The State Museum of the History of Literature, Art, and Culture of Altay and Altai State Regional Studies Museum are among the highlights of things to do in the city. Barnaul’s economy is based on a variety of areas; in addition to textile, chemical, tractor, tire, diesel engines, automotive, and aircraft factories surrounding the city, there are also 4 sugar factories as well. The city’s aluminum, copper, and molybdenum industries are also advanced. The region also has rich coal deposits. Barnaul is an important destination for those who are interested in different cultures and lifestyles and exploring Southern Siberia. Barnaul is situation on one of Asia’s longest rivers, the Obi River, which is sometimes called the Obi Sea since parts of it are 5km long.

The State Museum of the History of Literature, Art, and Culture of Altay, one of the city’s important museums, features many details belonging to Altai culture and art such as paintings by renowned painter and Altai local Roerich and pieces by famous writer Vasily Shukshin. The Altai State Regional Studies Museum exhibits many items related to Altai and Barnaul in a small 2-story building.

The city has various restaurants that serve delicious dishes. The Barnaul Airport is around 16.5 km from the city center. There are public transportation options available from the airport to the city center. Flights from New York to Barnaul have at least one layover and take at least 19 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from London to Barnaul have at least one layover and take at least 10 hours and 35 minutes. 

Transportation to Barnaul City Center from Airport

There are mutual flights from Barnaul Airport to Moscow, Dusseldorf, Antalya and Bangkok. Arriving at Barnaul Airport, the passengers who want to reach the city center fast with a comfortable vehicle can take buses or taxis that are available in front of the terminal buildings. You can also rent a car if you want to get to Barnaul city center from the airport and then travel to other places around.

If you are planning to stay at a hotel in Barnaul, you can get information about the shuttle services from your hotel before heading to the city. If your hotel has a free shuttle service at Barnaul Airport, you can go to your hotel in a much more comfortable way.

Taxi

Once you arrive at Barnaul Airport, you can reach Barnaul city center by taking a taxi every day of the week and any time of the day. The taxi ride between Barnaul Airport, which is 15 kilometers away, and the city center takes about 20-30 minutes. If you are traveling with heavy suitcases that you may have difficulty to carry, you can take a taxi though it is a little bit more costly, and easily get to Barnaul city center.

Bus

The passengers arriving at Barnaul Airport in the daytime can take the buses moving to the city center at certain intervals during the day. Those who prefer traveling by bus can also enjoy cheaper transportation. However, you may need to walk to the hotel or where you want to reach after getting off at the bus stop in the city center.

Rent a car

In Barnaul, you can rent one of the sedan-type or 4x4-type wide vehicles, and enjoy the opportunity to reach Barnaul city center anytime you want. The offices of some of the local car rental companies are located within the terminal building of Barnaul Airport. In this way, you can get your car by contacting the rental offices in person at the airport after landing.

Hotel Shuttle Services

If your hotel provides an airport shuttle service for its guests, you can get to Barnaul city center with one of the most comfortable options you may prefer on this route. The shuttle services provided by hotels free of charge or at affordable prices are also ideal for Barnaul visitors who prefer budget-friendly transportation.

Private Transfer Services

Private transfer services with a capacity of up to 6 passengers are also an ideal option to reach Barnaul city center. You can take advantage of this option paying an avverage of 50 Euros. You can comfortably take your belongings (up to 6 suitcases) with private transfer service vehicles that take you to Barnaul city center in 30 minutes.

Last Updated: February 13, 2019
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