Ferry in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


Bi-Tomo sells tickets for the once or twice weekly summer ferry from Korsakov to Wakkanai on Hokkaido in Japan (from R10,500 one-way, four hours). For some reason tickets need to be purchased a minimum of eight days…
Airport in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Novy Airport

Located 7km east of the train station; a taxi from the city centre costs around R300. This is the best connected airport in the Far East, with flights to cities throughout the region, as well as to many other large …
Bus Station in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

4km Bus Station

This former market area is now the terminus and starting point for the vitally important 104 bus, which connects the centre of Petropavlovsk to the 10km Bus Station, the airport and the town of Yelizovo.
Airport in Yelizovo

Yelizovo Airport

Daily flights to Moscow, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk as well as regular connections to Tokyo, Seoul, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Magadan. There is also a weekly summer-only flight to Anchorage in Alaska.
Bus in Khabarovsk

Bus Station

The bus station, 500m north of the train station (go by tram or bus 4), sends nine buses daily to Komsomolsk (R600, 6½ hours) and hourly marshrutky to Birobidzhan (three hours, R350) until 6pm.
Bus Station in Yakutsk

Bus Station

Buses go from the Yakutsk bus station, but it’s more common and convenient to go by shared taxi to Tommot (R2000, about 10 to 14 hours) or Neryungri (R2800, 14 to 20 hours).
Bus in Komsomolsk-na-Amure

Bus Station

Local and long-distance buses leave from the simple bus station near the river station. Buses bound for Khabarovsk (R480, six hours) leave every 90 minutes or so from 7am.
Boat in Khabarovsk


One of several companies by the River Terminal offering departures to Fuyuan, China (90 minutes), which cost R4500 including a city tour and overnight lodging.
Ferry in Sakhalin Island

Sakhalin Shipping Company

Connects the port of Kholmsk to the Russian mainland at Vanino. See the website for planned sailings, which average every two days in the summer months.
Bus Station in Magadan

Bus Station

Has connections to the limited number of towns in the region with a road connection to Magadan. This is also where the airport bus starts and ends.