Chelyabinsk is located in the south of Russia and is one of the largest and most populated cities in the country. Chelyabinsk is the administrative center of the Chelyabinsk Oblast and is at the center of the region’s most important transportation networks; therefore the city has advanced road, railway, and air transportation. Located east of the Ural Mountains, the city has a continental climate. Summers are hot and dry while winters are cold and snowy. The best time to visit is during the summer months, from May to September.
The cities has a lot of natural beauty and great places to visit, including Lake Uvildy, Gagarin Park, Sacred Simeonovsky Cathedral, Saint George's Church, and the Museum of Retro Cars.
The city also has concert halls, exhibition centers, and theaters that host vibrant shows year-round. You can reach Chelyabinsk from Moscow and surrounding cities by air or road and begin to explore the beauty that the city has to offer.
In Chelyabinsk, the most commonly used means of public transportation in urban transportation is bus. The amount you need to pay for one-way ticket is only 0.50 dollars. If you are planning to stay in the city for a long time, you can buy a monthly card. You can buy your monthly ticket by paying 14 dollars. Another common means of public transportation is marshrutka. In marshrutkas, straphangers aren’t accepted and the fares are fixed as 15 rubles. Trolleybuses are also quite common in Chelyabinsk. By using these three means of public transportation, you can easily travel in the city and also visit the nearby places. If you are using a smartphone, you can see all the routes and stops thanks to the 2GIS application, which you can download on your phone.
Taxi is a means of transportation that you can easily find in the city center. Taximeters start charging from 2 dollars and it increases 0.5 dollars per kilometer. One hour waiting time of taxis is 5 dollars. On the other hand, the fares are higher at late hours. The train station located in the city is not only used for urban transportation but also for intercity transportation. From here you can easily get to Moscow and Astana by getting on a train. By transferring, you can also get to other cities.
During your visit, you can rent a car or motorcycle from one of the car rental companies located in the city center or at the airport. Since the city is quite small, you can travel around with your car without fear. However, you must remember that you should have an international driver's license.
From Chelyabinsk International Airport, you can get to the city center by bus, taxi or shuttle service. Some hotels also offer airport shuttle service. If you want to have a comfortable transportation vehicle during your travel, you can contact one of the car rental companies located at the airport.
There are bus stops at the exit of airport terminal. You can get on one of the buses going to the city center. They operate at frequent intervals. You can buy your ticket by paying 0.50 dollars. The tickets are sold in the terminal. You should first on take the bus route 82 and then transfer to the route 99. The travel to the city center from the airport lasts about one and half an hour.
You can easily see the taxis waiting for their passengers when you get out of the airport arrival terminal. There is taximeter in all taxis and the fares are standardized. Travelling to the city center from the airport by taxi takes about 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.
At Chelyabinsk International Airport, there are the offices of both local and international car rental companies. By visiting one of these companies, you can rent a car suitable for your budget. They absolutely want to see your international driver's license. You will not have to wait at the airport for long minutes if you complete your car rental process on the internet before your arrival. If you make an online reservation, your car will be ready for you at the arrival time of your flight. You should follow the highway E30 to reach the city center from the airport. The travel lasts about half an hour.
Although not every hotel located in the city center offers airport shuttle service, some of them offer airport shuttle service for their guests. Although airport shuttle services are a little more expensive than taxis, they are very comfortable means of transportation. If you make a reservation in advance by contacting your hotel, your vehicle will be waiting for you at the airport when your plane has landed, and your driver will welcome you at the exit of the baggage claim area.
At Chelyabinsk International Airport, there are buses operating under a private company and offering shuttle transfer services. By using these services, you can easily reach the city center. You can get information about the departure hours of these services at the arrival terminal. Although the amount you need to pay is slightly higher compares to bus, shuttles are more comfortable means of transportation for travelling to the city center.Last Updated: October 23, 2017