Airports in Russian Far East

Vladivostok Airport, also known as Knevichi Airport. (VVO)


Vladivostok Airport is a relatively under-utilised airport and serves just over a million passengers each year. The airport is situated on Russia's eastern coast just north of the Korean peninsula and relatively close to Japan. Valdivostok Airport is also known as Knevishi Airport and is located 31km (50km) from the town of Vladivostok.

Although many regional cities, such as Moscow, Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, St Petersburg and Hanoi, offer fly to Vladivostok, it is difficult to book flights to Vladivostok from outside of the Asian subcontinent. However, the Russian government announced that the airport would be upgraded ahead of the APEC Russia 2012 Summit on Russky Island.


The airport is 31 miles (50km) outside Vladivostok.

Getting to the city

Bus: The airport is served by two buses that stop at the airport terminal square and then travel into Vladivostok. Bus 107 and 101 both travel to central Vladivostok. Fares are RUB 55.


GMT + 11


+011 7 (423) 230-68-90

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Irkutsk International Airport (IKT)


The main destination for flights to Siberia and central Russia, Irkutsk International Airport is a basic facility processing more than one million passengers each year. The depressing Soviet-Era structure has been relieved by a new terminal completed in 2007, located within easy walking distance for quick (but very cold) connections. Passengers should take care to have very warm clothes available for even a quick trip outside.

Flights to Irkutsk International Airport are mostly domestic and passengers flying to Russia from the West will need to connect in Moscow or Vladivostok. There are also a few international flights to destinations in Asia including Beijing and Seoul.

Irkutsk International Airport is located five miles (8km) from downtown Irkutsk.


The airport is located five miles (8km) from downtown Irkutsk.

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Vladivostok Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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