Travelling to Tomsk from other countries

Let's check our options of travelling through Novosibirsk — a large transportation hub — and its airport (Tolmachevo) in particular.

Travelling from Russia, you can take a direct flight from Norilsk and Blagoveschensk, Vladivistok, Irkusk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchtsky, Magadan and other cities.

Check Tolmachevo Airport arrival and departure schedule and scroll down to see the options you have travelling from Novosibirsk to Tomsk.

Travelling to Tomsk from other countries

We posted some tips on quicker and cheaper ways of getting from Moscow to Tomsk in our Blog earlier.

You can fly to Novosibirsk from neighbour CIS countries cities like Astana, Almaty, Baku, Osh, Issyk Kul, Namangan, Hudzhand, Bukhara and Fergana, Batumi and Dushnabe, Erevan and Shymkent, Tbilisi and Tashkent.

You can also fly to Novosibirsk from Europe: Frankfurt, Prague and Dusseldorf. There is a flight to Hammamet.

Flights from Asia include flights from China (Beijing, Urumchi, Shanghai, Harbin, Sanya, Hefei, Guangzhou), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Krabi) and also from Seoul, Tokyo, Hongkong.  You can travel firectly from Larnaka, Dalaman, Antalya, Goa and Dubai. Check Tolmachevo airport schedule for more details.

Travelling from Novosibirsk to Tomsk

By plane

There is a daily flight to Tomsk from Novosibirsk airport. The flight takes 50 minutes, departs at 12:00 and costs ₽1,095-1,195.

By bus

Travelers normally take a bus to Tomsk as they start right from Novosibirsk airport. There is a bus stop at the square next to domestic terminal.  You will find bus ticket office on the ground floor of Domestic Arrivals hall (Sector A).

The earliest bus starts at 03:05 am, the last depart at 10:50 pm. Bus fare would be about ₽816-846. The distance between Novosibirsk airport and Tomsk is 280 km so  the ride normally takes 5 hours. Check the timetable on airport website.

There are lots of private buses and cars that you can take.  Buses and minivans depart regularly through the day.

For example, one of the largest local transportation companies charge ₽900 per ticket, kids can get on the bus for ₽700. Insurance is included into the ticket price for all passengers.

By taxi

You can book a taxi at the counters at the baggage reclaim area in the Arrivals of Sector A.

You can also pre-book a taxi that will come for you from Tomsk. On of the private transportation companies offer the transfer for ₽1,250 per a seat in a mini-van, ₽4,500 for a 4-seat car, ₽6,900 for a 7-seat minivan. The driver will meet you at the airport and help with your baggage.

Other international airport in the vicinity of Tomsk are in Kemerovo  and Krasnoyarsk. But the choice is still wider if you choose to go through Novosibirsk.


All photos by Alexander Petrov