To the lake by plane
To get to the lake and enjoy the natural beauty of this unique place, you first need to get to Irkutsk city (about 70 km to lake) or to Ulan-Ude. On the map you can see that these two cities are located near the shores of lake Baikal. And already from Irkutsk or Ulan-Ude is possible to reach the desired point of the coast of lake Baikal.
The plane is the most expensive and the most fast way of transportation. For example, flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Irkutsk airport fly every day. The flight time is about 6 hours, and the cost of a plane ticket round trip is two times more expensive than the same ticket on the train.
From Irkutsk to lake Baikal go train, buses and taxis. If the financial resources permit, you can take a taxi, which is several times more expensive. The choice of transport depends on a coast of lake Baikal you want to go.
From the hotel Angara to lake Baikal travel buses and minibuses from the train station – trains and train from the bus station – buses, minibuses and taxis, and from the pier "Rocket" in the navigation period (from mid-June to late August) there are boats and yachts. The fare in average is from 350 to 500 rubles. If you book a ticket in advance through a travel Agency, the price will range from 700 to 900 rubles.
To Baikal by train
Railway is an old proven way to drive to Irkutsk and nearby lake Baikal. The duration of this move is about 3 days, but, as mentioned earlier, the ticket price is much lower than on a plane. Here the choice is yours.
Directly from Moscow goes a train "Baikal" Moscow-Irkutsk". Also on the train to Irkutsk can be reached from Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg, Adler, Brest, Anapa, Minsk, Rostov-on-don, Penza and other cities of Russia and abroad.
Train tickets can be purchased up to 45 days before departure.
To lake Baikal by car
To reach Irkutsk, and then travel to lake Baikal it is possible and by personal car. This kind of travel is suitable for very patient people with excellent driving skills "fresh" maps and atlases, which is key to a successful journey. It is advisable not to go on a trip without a chaperone.
The distance from Moscow to Irkutsk is 5000 km, therefore, draw conclusions on travel time and gather the required amount of gasoline.