Public transportation in Petrozavodsk and a city map
You can move around Petrozavodsk by trolleybuses, buses and fixed-run taxies.
All the information about public transport in Petrozavodsk you can find at the web-site: http://ptz-trans.ru, including a map of trolleybus routes, a map of minibus routes.
You can download a free vector map of Petrozavodsk with a convenient search engine at the web site http://contour.ptz.ru.
You can download a raster map, a map for navigators and look at the web-map of Petrozavodsk at the web-site http://petromap.ru.
The main school sights you can find on the map.
The railway station is marked by a blue sign on the map. All trains to Petrozavodsk arrive at this station. The hotel “Severnaya” is marked by a yellow sign. The main building of Petrozavodsk State University (Lenina ave. 33) is marked by a red sign with a dot. Another university building (the building of Faculty of Medicine, so called “theoretical building”, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 31) is marked by a red sign without a dot. Blue sing points to the club Territoriya (Varkausa str., 12), where the final RuSSIR-party'2009 will take place.
How to reach
When you leave the railway station, you find yourself on Gagarina square. If you stand with the building of the railway station behind your back, Shotmana street will be to your left hand, and Krasnoarmeyskaya street – to the right hand. Lenina avenue, the main street of Petrozavodsk, goes straight ahead from the station. The hotel “Severnaya” is situated on Lenina avenue two bus stops down the street from the railway station.
You can get to the hotel from the railway station:
You can get from the railway station to the main building of Petrozavodsk University:
On foot: three blocks down Lenina ave. The hotel (the red semi-round building) will be to your right.
By a trolleybus or minibus: you should take a trolleybus No. 1 or No. 2, or a minibus No. 22, No. 4, No. 26, No. 12 (two stops whatever you take). The stop of trolleybus No. 1 and minibuses No. 4, No. 26, No. 12 is next to the building of the railway station, while the stop of trolleybus No. 2 and minibus No. 22 is across the Gagarina square.
You can get from the railway station to the Faculty of Medicine building of Petrozavodsk University:
On foot: one and a half blocks down Lenina avenue. University will be to your right.
By a trolleybus or minibus: one stop from the railway station by trolleybus No. 1 or No. 2, or a minibus No. 22, No. 23, No. 4, No. 26, No. 12. The stop of trolleybus No. 1 and minibuses No. 4, No. 26, No. 12 is next to the building of the railway station, while the stop of trolleybus No. 2 and minibus No. 22 and No. 23 is across the Gagarina square.
From the hotel to the university:
On foot: 2 minutes walking from the railway station along Krasnoarmeyskaya str. The Faculty of Medicine building will be to your right (third building from the square).
From the hotel to the club “Territoriya”:
On foot: one and a half blocks up Lenina avenue. University will be to your right.
By a trolleybus or minibus: one stop from the hotel (the bus stop is on the opposite side of the street). You can take any trolleybus or minibus.
By trolleybus: a trolleybus No. 2 to the stop “Universalny sportzal”.
By minibus: a minibus No. 4, No. 14, No. 22 to the stop “Ul. Melentievoy”, then two blocks down to the lake.
How to reach Petrozavodsk
The most comfortable way to reach Petrozabodsk is to travel by train. If there is no direct railway connection from your town, the best way to get to Petrozavodsk is through Saint Petersburg or Moscow. The railway station is situated in the center of the town, so it won't be a problem to get to a hotel.
Timetable on the website of Russian Ralways
from Saint Petersburg
||Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk
||Saint Petersburg - Murmansk
||Moscow - Murmansk
We advise you to travel by train ¹658 (Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk)because it is the cleanest, quickest and the most comfortable by time.
||Moscow - Petrozavodsk
||Moscow - Murmansk
||Moscow - Murmansk
We advise you to travel by train ¹18 (Moscow - Petrozavodsk).
from other Russian towns
There are many trains to Murmansk via Petrozavodsk from other towns, for example Adler, Astrahan, Novorossiak, Minsk, Simferopol etc. Train schedule is better to look at the website of Russian Railways.
School participants arrived by any train will be met by organisers on the railway station.
Sometimes there are extra trains from Moscow and Saint Petersburg to Murmansk, but the timetable is essential to specify on the exact date.
There is bus service between Petrozavodsk and Saint Petersburg, Vologda, Cherepovec and Velikij Novgorod. Detailed bus service timetable for September will be known later.
Airport "Besovec" is situated at a distance of 10km. There were flights between Petrozavodsk and Moscow, Cherepovec and Helsinki in summer 2008. Schedule for September 2009 will be known in the end of March 2009.
Travel from Finland
Foreign participants can come to Petrozavodsk from Helsinki by bus or plane. To book seats in a bus is better through school organisers in advance. Plane schedule for September 2009 will be announced later.
Please send all inquiries to school[at]romip[dot]ru.