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Now that you have looked at our site, you will be aware of where the Ural Mountains are located, if you did not know this previously. For additional information you may look at this map to learn more of the region.
If you interested by some of our tours, How to arrive? is really one of the first questions which is interesting  for you. On this page you can learn some variants to arrive to the Urals:

BY RAIL
The primary rail provider to the Urals is the world famous Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the largest systems on the planet. Travelling along this railway will provide the traveller with the very best opportunity to see the many wonders of Russia. The Transsib has three primary routes including: Moscow to Peking, Moscow to Ulan-Bator, and finally the most popular with tourists, the Moscow to Vladivostok route.
Please note that there are more than twenty modern and comfortable trains that arrive from Moscow and Saint Petersburg to the Urals on a regular schedule for your convenience. The journey from Moscow to Ekaterinburg usually takes from  1 1.5 days depending upon your choice of trains.
Information Regarding Russian Trains
Train schedules, booking requirements, and the purchase of tickets can be found on the following links:
Ex-USSR railway timetable - this schedule is as comprehensive as the very large Sirena air transport timetable, and is invaluable to the user of the Russian rail transport system.
Deutsche Bahn railway timetable covering whole Europe - this schedule will provide the necessary information for the traveller who needs the necessary data to get from nearly anyplace in Europe to Moscow.
Russian Virtual Encyclopedia of the Trans-Siberian Railway - (In English, German, and Russian)

For travellers of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the stop at Ekaterinburg provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the natural, historical, and cultural sights of the Middle Urals.
We have 1 4 day tours and excursions that are designed for those who have scheduled a layover in Ekaterinburg, and you can see what is available by clicking here

Our office is in Ekaterinburg, but many our travel begins from other cities of the Ural region  -  Perm, Kungur, Chelyabinsk, Zlatoust, Miass, Ufa which is also on the Transsib way.

BY AIR TRAVEL
Although providing less opportunity to view the Russian landscape, air travel to Ekaterinburg is the easiest and quickest way to arrive here. For those who have limited time to take our personalized tours of the region, this is the best option for travel to the starting point of your tour.
Regularly scheduled flights to via commercial airlines, and chartered flights to Ekaterinburgs Koltsovo airport can be found every day of the week. Koltsovo airport is the third busiest in Russia after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, according to statistics on Russian air travel.

Foreign Airlines Providing Flights to Ekaterinburg:
British Airways (regular flights from London)
Lufthansa  (regular flights from Frankfurt)  Lufthansa Yekaterinburg (Russia)
China Xinjiang Airlines
Ekaterinburg Office
Czech Airlines
(regular flights from Prague)
Uzbekistan Airways
Russian Airlines Providing Flights to Ekaterinburg:
The Ural Airlines (also in German) Regular and charter flights to the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Istanbul, Tel-Aviv, Prague, Dubai, Munich, Paris, Dushanbe, Yerevan, Odessa, Simferopol, Istanbul, Tashkent, Hurgada, Hudzhant, Charm-El-Sheih, Astana, Baku.
Aeroflot

Pulkovo
Transaero

Samara Airlines
Saratov Airlines
Sibaviatrans (only in Russian)
Vladivostok Air
Izhavia (domestic flights in Russia)
Dalavia
Karat Aero
(only in Russian)
Kogalym Avia (domestic flights in Russia)

If there is no direct flight to Ekaterinburg from your departure point, it is probably possible to take a transit flight via Moscow.  Most of our tours and expeditions begin in the city of Ekaterinburg in the central city of the Urals, and it is a primary transportation hub. Some of our tours to the Pre-Polar and Polar Urals begin from the more northerly cities of Salekhard and Ukhta, and these cities are also served by air travel via Moscow.
You can look at a geographical location of the cities of the Urals here.

The Following Sites Will Provide Information Regarding Flights for the Urals cities:
International flight searching system Amadeus this probably is the most used system, (includes bigger carriers)
Russian flight searching system Sirena  includes some smaller Russian carriers that are often not included in Amadeus system

International Airports of Other Large Cities in the Ural Region:
Perm -
Bolshoe Savino International Airport
Airline service for Bolshoe Savin
Lufthansa  (regular flights from Frankfurt) 
Perm Airlines (only in Russian)
Aeroflot
Enkor (only in Russian)
Commercial and charter flights are available from the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Samara, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, London, Pathos, Berlin, Dushanbe, Tashkent, Astana, Karaganda, Kiev, Odessa, Simferopol, Kishinev, Yerevan, Khudzhant, Baku.

Chelyabinsk  International Airport
The Following Airlines Provide Flights for Chelyabinsk:
Enkor (only in Russian)
Aeroflot
Siberia

Pulkovo

Uzbekistan Airways
Karat Aero
(only in Russian)
Regular and charter flights provided to the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Antalia, Bangkok, Hanover, Dubai, Tel-Aviv, Bishkek, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Dushanbe, Tashkent, Khudzhant, Baku, Alma-Ata.

Ufa  International Airport
The Following Airlines Provide Flights for Ufa:
Lufthansa  (regular flights from Frankfurt) 
Bashkir Airlines   (only in Russian)
Aeroflot
Pulkovo
Uzbekistan Airways
Sibaviatrans (only in Russian)
Samara Airlines
Vladivostok Air
Karat Aero
(only in Russian)
Kogalym Avia (domestic flights in Russia)
Regular and charter flights are provided to the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Antalia, Istanbul, Hurgada, Charm-El-Sheih, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Baku, Bukhara, Dushanbe, Yerevan, Namangan, Tashkent.

Orenburg  International Airport
The Following Airlines Provide Flights for Orenburg:
Orenburg Airlines
Regular and charter flights are provided to the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Hannover, Dushanbe, Yerevan, Khudzhant, Istanbul.

Flight schedules, booking conditions, and the purchasing of your tickets can be done also on sites:
From Saint Petersburg - Pulkovo airport

TRAVEL BY: AUTOMOBILE, MOTORCYCLE and BICYCLE
Oh, yes! To date, few travellers have arrived via these methods of travel, but to each his own! It is possible to travel in Russia and in the Urals by yourself using these methods, and we can give to you the necessary information and our own recommendations for such travel.
The European portion of Russia is quite densely populated, and it has a well developed transportation system, although the quality of the roads are not always optimum.
In the larger cities of the Urals it is usually possible to rent a bicycle or an automobile.

BY SHIP
From Moscow, you can also come via ship to Perm (in the western foothills of the Middle Urals) and Ufa (in the western foothills of the Southern Urals) by crossing the European part of Russia along the rivers: Volga, Kama and Belaya (White). River travel to the city Perm usually takes about 10 days.
Beyond the city of Perm, you can continue your travel to reach the city of Ufa.
It is also possible to take a ship journey from Khanty-Mansiysk (where there is an airport available) to the city of Salekhard via  ship along the longest river in western Siberia, the river Ob. The duration of your travel will be 1,5 days (including a night in Berezovo). The city of Salekhard is located in the eastern foothills of the Pre-Polar and the Polar Urals which are divided by the Polar Circle.
You can look at a geographical location of the cities of the Urals here.

A schedule of cruises, conditions of booking, and the purchase of tickets can be seen on following sites:

TRAVEL BY HELICOPTER
There are a lot of places that are so remote that it is very difficult to visit them with conventional means of transportation. These destinations are very popular to people that are devoted to such as rafting and trekking, as well as fishing for the grayling and taimen that abound in these waters.
Travel via an Mi-8 Russian Helicopter can take you to any remote destination in the Urals from Ekaterinburgs Uktus airport (or from some other cities of the Urals).
Regular scheduled flights on these helicopters is not available, but you may schedule flights with appropriate beforehand reservations. Please feel free to write or call anytime to schedule your trip! Keep in mind that appropriately suitable weather is necessary to complete these flights.
Flight costs for the Mi-8 helicopter flights: $900 - $1000 per hour. The helicopters can accommodate up to 20 persons, and the average flight speed is 250/km hour (155 mph).

For some impressions from our guests who have visited the Urals, please click here

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