Travel and Visa


Ulan-Ude has railway and air connections with large cities of Russian Federation and some international locations.

International airport Baikal is located in 15 kilometers from a city center of Ulan-Ude.
There are daily direct flights from Moscow to Ulan-Ude (travel time about 6 hours).
There are direct flights (several flights per week) from Beijing (China) and Seoul (South Korea) to Ulan-Ude.

Ulan-Ude is situated on the Trans-Siberian Railway. There are direct trains from Beijing (travel time 2 days), Ulan-Bator (travel time 15 hours) and Moscow (travel time more than 3 days) to Ulan-Ude.

Please contact organizing committee if you want that we meet you at the airport or railway station. When you provide us information on your arrival, we will help you to organize the transfer.

Visa to Russia

Citizens of many countries need visa to visit Russia (please check at If you need a Russian visa, you will need an official invitation from Organizing committee. For official invitation and visa registration we will need pdf copy of your passport, information on the place where you will apply for visa (please check the web page of Russian embassy in your country to find the closest location), dates of your arrival and departure and preliminary route (e.g. arrival to Moscow, date – Ulan-Ude – field trip – Moscow – departure abroad, date). Please send this information to Organizing committee well in advance to get the invitation letter. It takes relatively long time (up to one month) to issue official invitation.