Getting there & away
The ticket office(9am-8pm; 906 030) in the lobby of Hotel Ural is useful for airline and train tickets.
Plans for a new bus station near Perm-II train station will probably not be realised until 2007. In the meantime, use the old station at the southern end of ul Popova for buses to Khokhlovka and Chusovoy.
Perm-II, the city's major train station, is on the trans-Siberian route. Many trains travel the route from Moscow, including the firmeny train (a nicer, long-distance train) called the Kama (20 hours, R1950). Heading east, the next major stop is Yekaterinburg (R650, six hours). Trains also travel every second day, more frequently in summer, to Chelyabinsk (R1050, 12 hours) and Kazan (R706, 16 hours). Note that some trains to Kazan depart from the gorny trakt (mountain track) on the north side of Perm-II, as opposed to the glavny trakt (main track).
The crumbling Perm-I station, 1km northeast of the centre, is used only for suburban trains, such as those to Kungur.
The river station (199 304) is at the eastern end of ul Ordzhonikidze, opposite Perm-I station. Boats depart here for cruises down the Kama River to the Volga.
There are three daily Aeroflot flights to/from Moscow Domodedovo (R3500), with additional flights to Yekaterinburg (R2500, four weekly), Samara (R3300, three weekly) and St Petersburg (R5100, two weekly). Weekly flights go to Novosibirsk, Baku and Tashkent. Lufthansa(284 442) flies to/from Frankfurt twice a week.