How to get to Perm

So, you’ve decided to participate in IMWA2019 Conference. Congratulations!
Let's have a look how to get to the venue. Do not be afraid of the enormous sizes of Russia: traveling around our country is not such a tricky task.

Our conference venue Perm State University is located in Perm, the most Eastern city of Europe, and one of the fascinating places in the Urals and Russia. The primary gateways to Perm are International Airport “Bolshoye Savino” and railway station “Perm 2”.

Arriving by plane

Your flight will arrive at Bolshoye Savino Airport. The IATA code for this airport is PEE.

Bolshoye Savino Airport is 22km southwest of the city centre.

The new terminal was opened in 2017 giving the city a chance to become a major regional air hub.

Bolshoye Savino Airport

International flights

Total of 11 international airlines arrive at Perm. Note that the major international airlines reaching the city include Onur Air, Air Nippon Co, and KHORS Air. Flights arriving at Perm come from 27 international destinations. Perm has flights arriving from cities across the world. The first international flight that arrives in the city is Pobeda at 11:10 PM and the last one is KHORS Air that reaches at 10:40 PM.

Domestic flights

There are regular air connections to many major Russian cities including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Ufa, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.

Flight from Moscow to Perm takes about 2 hours, and about 3 hours from Saint Petersburg.

For flights, our guests usually use the oldest, largest and most reliable Russian airline "Aeroflot"  or the second most popular airline S7 .

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Arriving by train

If you want to travel to Perm by train then you are РЖД customer.

Russian Railways (РЖД, RZD) is a State-owned monopoly operating freight and passenger train services on the territory of the Russian federation.

The journey from Moscow, for example, takes about 20-22 hours and costs 4000-6000₽ (€54-81). The journey from St. Petersburg takes about 28-30 hours and costs 5000-6500₽ (€60-90).

Perm 2 is a large railway station. All Trans-Siberian trains stop at Perm (stop lasts 15-25 minutes depending on train). 

The station is 500 m from the Perm State University and several kilometers from the city center.

When searching timetables and fares on the RZD website, enter "Perm 2" as destination.

Pay attention to the type of train and carriage.

Perm 2

There are two long-distance train types in Russia – express and regular.
There are three types of carriages in the trains: 1st (SV), 2nd (Kupe) and 3rd class (Platzkart).

The 1st class has two beds in one enclosed compartment, the 2nd class includes 2 lower beds and 2 bunk beds in one enclosed compartments and the 3rd class has 4 beds in a non-enclosed area.
Express and regular trains can be branded. Such trains have the modern equipment of the cars, unique design and a wide range of high-quality service. The trains usually have restaurant cars; the food can be also ordered and delivered to the compartments. The most branded trains are provided with air-conditioning, heating systems, TV sets and Internet access. Services include tea/coffee delivery 3 times a day and at any time on passengers` request, supplying with refrigerated boiled water, cleaning-up the berths and providing with information. Every branded train has its unique name concerned with its route.

When you are arriving in Yekaterinburg from Moscow or Saint Petersburg, taking a train is a viable option. Way from Yekaterinburg to Perm takes 5-8 hours.

In the City

It’s easy to come to Perm center and Perm State University. Here is what we suggest:

Use the IMWA2019 Conference shuttles

We will organize a shuttle buses from the airport to the Conference venue or the city centre city on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, 14 July. Please inform us when you arrive and our IMWA2019 Conference volunteer assistant with a sign will meet at the entrance door  in the lobby. The return shuttle bus will be arranged on Saturday, 20 July and Sunday, 21 July.

Earlier or later departure time is possible, if needed. The driving time is a half of hour. All shuttle bus registrants will be contacted by e-mail before the trip.

Use a taxi

The most popular taxi operator in Perm is Yandex.Taxi

An approximate taxi fare to the city centre:

  •  from the Airport is 300₽(€4).

  •  from Perm 2 rail station is about 100₽ (€1.3).

An average check for city trips is 100₽ (€1.3)

Yandex taxi

Public transport

The public transportation system in Perm rather developed and includes buses, trolleybuses and trams.
A single trip ticket for any public transport costs 20₽ (€0.25).

Features of the Perm Public Transport System:

  • You can pay the driver/conductor for your ticket inside the vehicle;

  • Boarding and exiting is allowed to/from any door;

  • Municipal buses, as well as trams and trolleybuses, drop off/receive passengers at all stops;

  • A fine shall be issued for passage without a ticket (controllers work on all lines);

  • There are several night routes in operation;

  • Nowadays it is a dying tradition, but you can still face it. While on the bus, you should be prepared for someone to pass you money. They aren't being generous! They want you to continue passing their money until it reaches the driver or the conductor. Sometimes, they will just tap you on your shoulder, other times they will say ‘‘peredaite’’(pass this forward). Just take the money and do the same thing to the person in front of you. If this happens to you, always remember who gave you the money as you have to pass them back their ticket. If you can't reach the conductor or driver, feel free to do this, as it's considered quite normal and the easiest way to pay on a crowded bus.

Permian bus

We wish you have a happy and interesting journey to Perm!


Welcome to Perm!

Добро пожаловать в Пермь!