The most comfortable way to reach Petrozabodsk is to travel by train. If there is no direct railway connection from your town, the best way to get to Petrozavodsk is through Saint Petersburg or Moscow. The railway station is situated in the center of the town, so it won't be a problem to get to a hotel.
- from Saint Petersburg
Train number Direction Depature time Arrival time ¹658À Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk 22:02 06:50 ¹022× Saint Petersburg - Murmansk 17:20 00:35 ¹016À Moscow - Murmansk 08:56 16:28
We advise you to travel by train ¹658 (Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk)because it is the cleanest, quickest and the most comfortable by time.
- from Moscow
Train number Direction Depature time Arrival time ¹18À Moscow - Petrozavodsk 18:25 08:45 ¹382À Moscow - Murmansk 20:45 11:07 ¹016À Moscow - Murmansk 00:50 16:28
We advise you to travel by train ¹18 (Moscow - Petrozavodsk).
- from other Russian towns
There are many trains to Murmansk via Petrozavodsk from other towns, for example Adler, Astrahan, Novorossiak, Minsk, Simferopol etc. Train schedule is better to look at the website of Russian Railways.
Sometimes there are extra trains from Moscow and Saint Petersburg to Murmansk, but the timetable is essential to specify on the exact date.
How to reach Petrozavodsk by bus
There is bus service between Petrozavodsk and Saint Petersburg, Vologda, Cherepovec and Velikiy Novgorod. Detailed bus service timetable for September will be known later.
How to reach Petrozavodsk by plane
Airport "Besovets" is situated at a distance of 10 km. There were flights between Petrozavodsk and Moscow, Cherepovets and Helsinki in summer 2008. Schedule for September 2009 will be known in the end of March 2009.
Travel from Finland
Foreign participants can come to Petrozavodsk from Helsinki by bus or plane. To book seats in a bus is better through school organisers in advance. Plane schedule for September 2009 will be announced later.
Public transportation in Petrozavodsk
You can move around Petrozavodsk by trolleybuses, buses and fixed-run taxies. Conference locations, hotels and possible routes will be decribed later.