Getting there & away
From the bus station (ul Permyakova), 3km east of the centre, seven daily buses to Tobolsk (R260, five hours) travel via Pokrovskoe (R89, 1¾ hours).
Useful overnight rail connections include Omsk (R700, eight hours) and Kazan (R1100, 22 hours, departs 4pm). Three daily trains (4½ hours) serve Tobolsk and a plats- kart (3rd-class) ticket is R180. While the ugly train stationundergoes its long-term reconstruction, rail tickets are sold across the square at ul Pervomayskaya 62.
There are daily flights to Moscow (R5000 to R6900), three flights weekly to St Peters- burg and various international connections, including flights to Baku (R9100, Wednesday), Kyiv (R7470, Tuesday) and Tashkent (R6730, Wednesday). Tickets are sold by UtAir Aerokassa (453 131; ul Pervomayskaya 58a; 8am-8pm) opposite the train station and by Transagenststvo (ul Respubliki 156; 8am-8pm) which also sells train tickets.