The city lies approximately 220 km south of Novosibirsk,
the largest city in Siberia and the third-largest in Russia. It is at a junction
of the NovosibirskAlmaty and Biysk train lines. Trains to Moscow Kazan station
take 60 hours, 32 hours to Almaty, Krasnoyarsk 23 hours, Irkutsk 42 hours, Bishkek
42 hours and Tashkent 53 hours. There are also irregular trains to Abakan and
Novokuznetsk, 24 hours. There are also frequent buses to nearby cities Biysk and
Gorno-Altaysk. It takes about four hours to reach the Altai Mountains in the south
by car along the Chuiskiy highway.
A small airport also exists about an
hour from the center of the city, which offers daily flights to and from Moscow
and Saint Petersburg among other more local flights. Barnaul is approximately
four hours by plane to Moscow, and slightly longer to Saint Petersburg. It also
takes approximately four hours by plane to reach Vladivostok on the Pacific coast
Any part of the city can be reached using public transportation,
whether one decides to use the city's many buses, trolleys, or taxis.
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.
a few trains daily between Novosibirsk and Barnaul, but the fastest ones are:
- Barnaul: departs daily 9.20 and 17.53 Moscow time, arrives 4 hours later.
- Novosibirsk: departs daily 4.00, 10.35 and 22.20 Moscow time, arrives 4 hours
The ticket price is about 100R ($3) one way.
Address: Ploshad Pobedy,
#10, Telephone: (3852) 62-86-51 (information)
For Trans-Siberian train schedules,
see our Transport Guide / Trans-Siberian timetables.
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, platform 1), Biysk (from 6.30 to 19.30, every hour, the trip takes 3
hours, platform 5), Gorno-Altaysk (from 7.30 to 17.00, every hour, the trip takes
5 hours, platform 5), Belokurikha (from 7.30 to 17.30, every 2 hours, the trip
takes 5 hours, platform 5).
Address: Pobedy Square, #12a, Telephone: (3852)
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. By the
way, we have an interview with their driver at Life in Russia / Russian People
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.
The airport is
located in about 40-60 minutes ride from the center of the city.
flights between Barnaul and major Russian cities and Hannover and Munich in Germany:
- Barnaul: two daily flights by Siberia airlines (from Domodedovo airport) and
Rossiya airlines (from Vnukovo), both depart around 23.00 and the flight takes
Barnaul - Moscow: two daily flights by Siberia and Rossia, depart
Barnaul around 8.00 arrive to Moscow around 10.00. All times are local
are also flights to Vladivostok (daily by Vladivostok Avia and Pulkovo), Irkutsk
(on monday, thursday, friday by Krasair and Pulkovo), St. Petersburg (wednesday
and friday by Pulkovo) and other Russian cities.
The flights to Hannover are
every friday and the flights to Munich are every saturday by Sibir ailines
you are in Barnaul, here are the useful addresses:
Sibir Airlines Ticket Office:
Prospekt Stroitelei, #1; tel.: (3852) 61-07-16, opened daily 10.00 to 19.00
Ticket Office: Sovetskaya st., 10; tel: (3852) 24-22-51, 66-82-39, opened daily
AviaFlot Airline Tickets Agency. 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!
Prospekt, #53 (24 hours), telephone: (3852) 36-33-55 (information about flights
and ticket reservation), Prospekt Stroitelei, #25
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