Public transport in Irkutsk is usually available from 6:30 AM to 11 PM.

These five types of transportation in Irkutsk will help you in your travels:

  • buses;
  • minibuses;
  • trolleys;
  • trams;
  • taxi.


One trip on a bus, a trolley or a tram costs 15 rubles if you’re traveling in a city. Going to Angarsk, Shelekhov or to Lake Baikal will cost more.
Waiting for a bus won’t take longer than 15–20 minutes, but if you’re going to a remote area of the city, you might have to wait longer.
Always keep some change with you. The largest note you can use is 100 rubles. The driver will probably refuse to give you change if you hand him or her a 500, 1 000 or 5 000 ruble note.
The usual rush hours are 8:30–10:00 AM and 5:00–7:00 PM. During these hours, the city center will have a lot of traffic, and your trip might take twice as long as you planned. Count in the rush hours when planning your trip around the city.



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