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Hi there! My name is Maxim Milyutin. I am based in Irkutsk, Russia's Siberia. Traveller, organiser of local travel talks, and owner of Irkutsk hostel. Travel for me is not necessary movement to some place far away from home, it's a state of soul. That's why I like to travel around my home region and and abroad as well. I'm happy to share my knowledge about Baikal with everybody! Feel free to ask me about Lake Baikal via the contact form Tatiana Baksheeva, our previous blog runner, remains with us as a contributor.

How to get from Listvyanka to Olkhon Island?

I’ve been asked a question on how to get to Olkhon Island from Listvyanka.

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Lake Baikal map (from www.axiomgear.com). Red dots shows Listvyanka and Olkhon. Click the image to enlarge.

In summer time you can get from Listvyanka villgae to Olkhon Island only by water.

I translated an official timetable for summer 2011. This is timetable for regualar hydrofoil boats. After the season it’s also possible to rent a private boat, in September prices may start from 15 000 roubles a day.

Timetable of passenger ships at Lake Baikal 2001. Click the image to enlarge.

In winter time it’s possible to get to Olkhon Island on ice road by car or…dog sledding (?) :-)

Dog sledding

2 comments to How to get from Listvyanka to Olkhon Island?

  • Jungsun AHN

    Hi, Tatiana,

    I’m Jungsun AHN (You can call “Sunny”)from south korea.
    I wanna ask for you about the ship in baikal.
    Now, I wanna ride a ship from Chivyrkuy Bay to Olkhon Island on 25th Aug. and from Olkhon Island to Severobaikalsk on 26th Aug. I could find information about time and price at your homepage but I cannot know where I can buy the ticket in that town and How I can go to Chivyrkuy Bay.
    I tried to find the port place in Chivyrkuy, It was impossible.

    Could you help me?

    • Tatiana

      Hello, Jungsun, thank you for your question! At the web-site of the Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company said that they sell tickets on-line, please, check this link http://www.vsrp.ru/ticket/?lang=en
      Also in their timetable said that the ship from Irkutsk to Chivurkuy Bay goes till August 24th

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