There are four ways to reach Yakutsk:
1. By air. Yakutsk has international flights from Seoul (South Korea) and Harbin (China). It has domestic flights from the following Russian cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Magadan, Ekaterinburg, Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Ulan-Ude, Chita and Khabarovsk. Many of those airports also receive a large number of international flights from various countries.
2. By train. There are direct trains from Skovorodino, Irkutsk, Blagoveshchensk and Khabarovsk. The last three all have multiple international flights and rail connections. An indirect train from Moscow takes 6 - 8 days, depending on the connection.
3. By the River Lena. There are various passenger and freight boats running along the River Lena between Ust-Kut (Irkutsk Province) and Yakutsk. None of them run the whole distance, few have timetables and those that do change constantly. This is only a realistic option for people with lots of time, an adventurous spirit and good Russian language skills. For those who prefer something more organised, there are also 10-day cruises from Ust-But to Yakutsk. Get in touch with us for details.
4. By road. You can drive to Yakutsk from the south on the road from Tynda or from the east on the road from Magadan.
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