The Vladivostok International Airport is 44 km north of downtown. Its domestic terminal underwent a complete facelift in 2006, making it one of the most modern airport terminals in Russia. The airport gets flights from Moscow, St Petersburg, Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Dalian, Hanoi, Harbin, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo, among others.
There are public buses and local buses from the airport to the city. But if you arrive in the wee hours, then your only choice are the taxis. These you need to bargain hard or else you will be 2,500 rubles poorer. The usual taxi fare from airport to downtown is around 1000 rubles.
The alternative to flying is to take the Trans-Siberian Railway, from Moscow, Beijing or Ulaan Baator. There are also trains from Harbin.
Sights & Attractions in Vladivostok
- Arsenev Regional Museum
Museum recounting the history of Vladivostok. It hosts a disparate collection ranging from stuffed Siberian tiger to old photographs.
- Bortsov Revolutsii
A popular hang-out for the locals
- Popov Island
Island with some good beaches and guesthouses.
- Russky Island
Once a heavily fortified island to keep armed intruders at bay, Russky Island is now invaded by tourists armed with cameras.
- Vladivostok Fortress Museum
Museum housed in the fort that was used from 1882 until 1923. How the cannons are for show only.
- Vladivostok Funicular Train
For one of something better to do, take the funicular train up the hill for scenic views of Vladivostok and the Golden Horn Bay.