Despite the worldwide fame, to get to the Great Ustyug and Santa Claus direct, without stops is almost impossible. The vast majority of cases you will have to get to the city by several modes of transport.
Direct flights to Veliky Ustyug is not performed. If you live in Moscow or Saint-Petersburg and prefer to transport, you can reach the city with a stopover in Cherepovets. Flights to this city will fly daily on weekdays. Flights Cherepovets – Veliky Ustyug – Cherepovets are operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All flights are operated by the airline "Severstal".
On the train to. even more difficult, since the local train station takes passenger trains only during the tourist season. In the winter months, in the season of Christmas and new year celebrations are organized tourist trains on popular routes Moscow-Great Ustyug, and St. Petersburg-Veliky Ustyug, Vologda, Veliky Ustyug, and some others. Station and bus station. located on the North-Western outskirts of the city.
The rest of the time it is best to take the train to Vologda (other options – Kotlas and Adria), which has direct rail connections with many Russian cities, and from there go to Santa Claus road.
No direct bus between Vologda and Ustyug goes six times a week. The journey takes nine and a half hours, so if you suffer from motion sickness, you need to take care of the medicines.
Motorists are advised to access the Ustyug on the road M-8 (Moscow-Arkhangelsk). If you want to go through Vologda, you will need to turn on the road P-7 and to go to tot'ma.
In may-June to Ustyug, you can swim in the big water on the ship "Nikolay Yakovlev", departing from Vologda. However, it should be noted that the cost of tickets is extremely high.
Note that in the winter to go to Great Ustyug, "savage", to put it mildly, risky, as all hotels in this busy period. It is advisable to plan your route in advance.