Perm is one of the main stations of the Transsibirian Railway, in a distance of 1397 Km east of Moscow. Take a look at my link, I found it in a german brochure of a travelagency, so these prices are just in order to give you an idea, how much it would be. With these trains it is also mostly not possible to easily book them after your arrival in Moscow, it really is the best to reserve them in advance before you get to Russia !!!
Form Moscow there are at least 3 different trains :
1) “Perm-Moscow” Tr.Nr. 17 (local, daily)
leaving in Moscow at 09.08am (Moscow-time) and it gets to Perm after 21 hours
prices in the 2nd class: 221,-/163,- euros
or 1st class 394,-/297,- euros
2) “Perm-IKT” Tr.Nr. 10 (transit, ODD dates)
leaving in Moscow at 02.00pm (Moscow-time) and it gets to Perm after 56 hours .
prices in the 2nd class: 436 / 307,- euros
or 1st class 840 / 583,- euros
3) “Perm-IKT” Tr.Nr. 340 (transit, EVEN dates)
leaving in Moscow at 02.00pm (Moscow-time) and it gets to Perm after 63 hours 26 min.
prices in the 2nd class: 320 / 229,- euros
1st class is obviously not available in these trains
In Perm the time-change is +2 hours, but according to my information the time ONBOARD of the train will NOT change !!
95% of the most interesting places that you will see on my Perm-page I did explore by walking after the guided bustour that was a part of our cruise-arrangements. That way I had an idea, where to go and what to look for and half a day should be enough for such a walk through the city.
Especially when you would love to take a closer look at these lovely wooden houses, the only way to do so is walking there or taking the tram #3 to the very end of it.
I arrived by Sibirian Airways on a flight from Moscow to Perm and I had to set back the clock 2 hours upon arrival. The airport is not very big and also not really well organized. The luggage of all airplanes arrives in a tiny belt conveyer, there is just a small cafe in the hall, some telephones and I dont remember any transportation-wagons.
So I was glad that the crew of the ship collected our luggage and took it to the bus.
When I saw the name Siberian Air on my ticket I first had the idea to fly from Moscow to Perm in a tiny plane but in fact this airline has a lot of the most modern and giant airplanes, you will recognize them by their green color and mostly it is called S7airlines instead of Siberian Air.
This is the cruise-port of Perm, in the north of the city and at the same time opposite of the station of the Transsiberian Railway.
"Rich-noi Vauxhall" is the russian word for it and it might be good to remember it, when you intend to take a taxi from the airport or from the city to the cruiseship.
The buses #1 and #3 will also go from the city to the cruiseport.
There is a police-station inside the port building, a supermarket next to the trainstation and a discoteque / Cafe closeby. You will find a few public telefones outside of the cruiseport-building.
Take a look at my photograph and you will see the cheap fuel-prices of Russia in May 2008 , These prices per litre are around 50% less than in Austria, where we had a price of 1,30 euro at that time and against the fuelprices in Germany, Italy or Netherlands you would even save more because the prices there had been around 1,45 - 1,80 euros per litre.
1 litre of fuel is around 0,65 euros in Russia
On the other hand driving around in your own or in a hired car will not be a lot of fun, because when driving you will have police-controls at many places and these policemen will talk not even a minimum of any foreign language !