Salekhard, especially in summer, can be reached only by air and water transport – there is no railway or highway connecting the capital of Yamal with “Mainland”. Trains run to the train station in Labytnangi, from where you can arrive to Salekhard using private or route taxi – it will take about half an hour. In winter, you can also come to by “winter road” – specially equipped seasonal road linking Salekhard and Nadym, to which the highway is paved.
Currently, active construction of highway Nadym-Salekhard is carried out, and, probably, Salekhard will cease to be a sort of inaccessible island in an ocean of endless tundra in a year and a half.
How to get from the Salekhard airport to the city by public transport? - Shuttle bus No. 1 goes to the airport, the stop is on the right from the exit of the terminal. It will take you to the city center. .
How to get from Labytnangy in Salekhard?
During the "thaw" year's time during every October-November and April-May, ferry and ice crossing through Ob connecting Labytnangy and Salekhard, are closed. And although the government has long planned to begin construction of the strategically important bridge over the Ob annually with the arrival of summer and winter residents and business travel question arises: how to get from Labytnangy in Salekhard in precisely this transition period?
The answer is - to use the helicopter, hovercraft and ATV. Between the airport and heliport in Salekhard Labytnangy offer helicopter flights. The price of the ticket, which can be bought at the ticket office at the airport or heliport - 880 rubles. * Help on the schedule you give the cashier terminal 8 (34922) 7-42-08.
Up until the opening of the ice crossing, connecting the two shores of the Ob ATVs. Price hovercraft and ATV - 32 rubles. Telephone for information on ferry 8 (34922) 7-17-04
There are some direct flights to Salekhard from:
You can buy e-tickets here:
* - price per one-way ticket
Summertime, the New Year and holidays in May is time of a very high demand for flights to/from Salekhard. Therefore, if you are planning a trip at this time, it is better to take care of purchasing tickets at least a month in advance.
Trip from Moscow (Yaroslavsky railway terminal) to the Labytnangi railway station takes 2-2.5 days.
Named train “Polar Arrow” making two round-trips each week is in the way for approximately 43-46 hours. Taxi from the railway station Labytnangi will take you to Salekhard in less than half an hour. You can also use the route taxi.
How to get to Salekhard by train from Yekaterinburg, Tyumen or Omsk, for example? There is such a method as well, although it is not easy.
The shortest rail route from Omsk, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg will look like this:
Omsk (Tyumen, Yekaterinburg) - Kirov - Seyda (change) - Labytnangi. Consider these stations when planning a trip to Salekhard. Time on the road will be approximately 2.5 days.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of OAO “Russian Railways”
You can buy train tickets here:
Freight ferries ply from the station Ob (near Nyagan) in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug to the river port in Salekhard from late May till October. Therefore, it is possible to come to Salekhard by your own car. Schedule is updated every year in May.
See the schedule and buy a ticket on a freight ferry on the website of the Ob-Irtysh River Shipping Company
Meteor ship will also take you from the Ob River to Salekhard. It’s a high-speed passenger water transport. The journey takes about 11 hours. Schedule is here!
Steamboats Rodina and Chernyshevsky ply the river Ob between Omsk (with stops in Tobolsk, Khanty-Mansiysk) and Salekhard from June till late September. Travel time from Omsk is approximately 6 days.
This cruise is a very unusual but a very popular method (based on the demand for tickets) to get to Salekhard.