From Ekaterinburg to Chelyabinsk and back: fast, convenient and safe
Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk are the capital cities in the Ural region and the major industrial centers of the country. Chelyabinsk is the capital of the Southern Urals. Yekaterinburg is the administrative center of the Ural region and the Sverdlovsk region.
The distance between cities is 205 kilometers along the highway on the Google map. Although the road is in good condition, but reality can add about 5 km to unforeseen detours.
This is a popular route in both directions, as the two cities have close economic relations.
The route Ekaterinburg - Chelyabinsk - of federal significance (under the code M5). There is quite a lively movement, and if necessary, none of the participants will be left without help.
For owners of their own cars, this option is the most acceptable. It gives freedom of movement, not tied to the schedule of public transport.
There are more than 10 gas stations on the highway (Lukoil, Bashneft, Rosneft, Gazprom Neft), 11 settlements where you can buy some household goods or spare parts, as well as traffic police posts and a lot of roadside cafes . By the way, according to drivers, the food is often very tasty here.
Especially popular in this sense, the stop at the turn on the tube.
There is quite a modern way - to go companion. That is, a certain company of passengers is going to be thrown off to the driver and going by his car. In any case, it is faster to get there than on a regular bus or train. The cost of the trip will be about 300 rubles.
To go by train is much more convenient for one simple reason - you can sleep here. The second plus is that there is no danger of getting into a traffic jam or not getting up due to snowfall in the middle of the road. Trains Ekaterinburg - Chelyabinsk go at intervals of 2.5-3 hours.
The fare - from 1000 rubles in the reserved car and up to 3000 rubles in the NE. The duration of the trip is 5.5-6 hours.
In the immense future
Since the existing highways and opportunities are not enough for full communication,strengthening the cultural and commercial ties between the two cities, since 2010, the management of the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions have plans to launch a high-speed train “Sapsan”. Thus, the distance will be covered in 2.5 hours. And the price of the trip is promised 600 rubles. But this is still in the plans.
Convenience of intercity buses from Yekaterinburg ...
Buses from Ekaterinburg to Chelyabinsk depart from the Northern Bus Station, which is located at: Ekaterinburg, ul. Vokzalnaya, 15a. The traffic interval in the direction of the southern capital of the Urals is 20 minutes, the price of tickets is 500-600 rubles (depending on the day of the week and the time of day).
And from the bus station "South", located at ul. March 8, d. 145, you can also go by bus. The interval of movement is from one to two hours. Ticket price - from 460 rubles without luggage.
You should always arrive 30 minutes before departure, as there may be some technical problems or the driver will hurry.
... and from Chelyabinsk
There are intercity bus stations in Chelyabinsk, from which you can get to the Ural capital. The first and main bus station - at TC "Sinegorye" is located at the railway station of the city at ul. Stepan Razin, 9.
Buses Chelyabinsk - Yekaterinburg, as well as all transit on this route, depart from here with an interval of 20 minutes to 1.5 hours. The second bus station - "Central" - is located near the Palace of Sports "Youth" (Sverdlovsk Avenue, 51). The frequency of shipments in the direction of Yekaterinburg ranges from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.
The duration of a trip to Ekaterinburg from Chelyabinsk or in the opposite direction by bus depends on the number of intermediate stops and can last from 4.5 to 5.4 hours.
There is also the bus station “Regional Hospital” and at the turn to the area of the CMP - the “Northern Gate”. From here you can also get to Yekaterinburg, but it is recommended to give preference to the first two bus stations.
The most dense frequency of departures of scheduled buses in the morning, and in the evening the intervals increase. The price of tickets depends on the time of departure and the classiness of the bus, ranging from 420 rubles to 600 rubles.
And even by plane
For those who are not looking for easy ways, there is an opportunity to make a flight from Chelyabinsk to Ekaterinburg or in the opposite direction. But with one nuance - there are no direct flights.Thus, a flight with one transfer in one of Moscow airports will take from 8 hours to 2 days.
The decision to take the traveler
It is worth considering the fact that during a business trip it is better to prefer a less stressful way, but safe in all respects. A great solution would be the Sapsan, but ...
Incidentally, some buses to Ekaterinburg from Chelyabinsk travel through Koltsovo International Airport. It is very convenient if tourists from Chelyabinsk.
To decide how and how much to get from / to Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg and / or in the opposite direction, it is necessary, based on the tasks set and the importance of two factors - time and money. It is necessary to remember that the fast is not the one who goes fast, but the one who comes first.