The city of Irkutsk, which is located in the east of Russia, is the center of the Irkutsk Oblast that is also named as the same. Irkutsk, which is adjacent to the regions like the Republic of Buryatia and the Tuva Republic, is situated in the Siberia region. The sights to be seen are generally around the Angara River and its surroundings in the city, where a population of about 700.000 people live.
Epiphany Cathedral, which is known to have been built between 1718 and 1746, is the first among these places. There is, even today, a vibrant commercial life in the city, which played an important role in the trade history between China and Mongolia.
Temperatures in the city, which has a cold and dry climate throughout the year, rise slightly in the summer months. June-August period is the best time to visit the city. In addition to two international airports in the city, Trans Siberia Highway and Trans Siberia Railway are the major transportation networks that provide connection between Irkutsk and many regions in the country.
There are many public transportation options you can prefer to reach the city center from Irkutsk Airport. Minibus and buses are the most preferred transportation options. You can also take the advantage of taxi or car rental options outside the terminal building if you don’t prefer public transportation. When you step outside the airport building, you will see three different stations as Station No 1, No 2 and No 3.Various transportation vehicles depart from each station to Irkutsk city center.
You can prefer to take a minibus for transportation to the city center from Irkutsk Airport. Minibuses are the transportation vehicles having the most frequent services with the most diverse lines compared to other transportation options. The minibuses depart from Station No 1 and Station No 2 at the airport at frequent intervals. If you want to use Station 1, you can do directly to Irkutsk railway station by taking the minibus line 20. There are 21 different minibus lines to reach the airport and you can reach the city center at a very low price like 20 Rubles by choosing the most suitable line for you.
You can also go to Irkutsk city center by public buses or the airport buses if the minibus and trolleybus service times are not suitable for you. The buses, just like other public transportation, provide fast, comfortable and affordable transportation. It is possible to go into the city center in 15 minutes by paying only 20 Rubles.
One of the easiest ways to reach Irkutsk city center from Irkutsk Airport is by trolleybuses. If you prefer to travel by trolleybus, which is more convenient compared to buses, you need to go Station 1 or Station 3 at the airport. The trolleybus line 4 departing from Station No 1 goes to Kirov Square in the city center, while the trolleybus line 6 departing from Station No 3 goes to Zhukovski Square. Transportation by trolleybus approximately costs 20 Rubles and you can reach Irkutsk city center in 10 or 15 minutes.
There are plenty of taxis that provide 24/7 service outside Irkutsk Airport terminal and wait to pick up the airport passengers. If you are in a hurry and if you are willing to pay 410-500 Rubles, taking a taxi may be the best alternative you can prefer to reach the city center. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the city center by taking a taxi.
If you are going to stay in Irkutsk more than two days, it would be useful for you to rent a car as soon as you arrive at the airport. Renting a car could be a better alternative in terms of price and comfort. If you make a quick search beforehand and go to the car rental offices by making a pre-reservation, your reserved car can be delivered to you in minutes. The route you need to follow to get to Irkutsk city center by the car you have rented is Sovetskaya Street and Krasnokazachya Ulitsa. You can reach the city center in 12 minutes.Last Updated: October 25, 2016