Getting There & Away
Marshrutka buses 2 and 2A ply the route between Sayanogorsk and Vtoraya Terrasa bus stop, from which it is a 5km walk along the river to the power station. If you are lucky, you may get a free ride on an infrequent tram that takes workers from Vtoraya Terrasa to an observation square under the dam. A taxi from the bus station to the observation point costs at least R1000 return (including wait) or R500 one way.
Buses to/from Abakan run every 30 minutes (one hour, R180). There are four services to Shushenskoe daily (1½ hours, R170), the most convenient departure times being 11.10am and 2.30pm.