Getting there & away
Buses leave from Novgorod's bus station (R92, two hours, six daily), returning about every 90 minutes. From Staraya Russa bus station, buses 1, 4, 6 and 11 head to the centre, though expect long waits between buses. On foot, it takes about 30 minutes to walk to the main square. Once there, follow the river south to reach Dostoevsky's house. A taxi from the bus station straight to the museum is far simpler and should cost about R50.