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. .
There are some direct flights to Salekhard from:
You can buy e-tickets here:
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: