Fly To Novosibirsk, Russia
Novosibirsk might not be the prettiest city in Russia, but only because it has Moscow and St Petersburg to contend with. After these two, Novosibirsk is the most populous city in the country and known among locals as the capital of Siberia. A trip along the Trans Siberian Railway is not complete without a stop here.
Don’t cut your visit short and leave before the sun sets though, as Novosibirsk lights up after dark. The setting sun signals the call to dress up and head out to one of the numerous Irish pubs or dazzling nightclubs. And if you’re looking for a more cultural experience, you won’t be sorry if you watch an arts performance in Novosibirsk.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Visa to visit Novosibirsk, Russia. The Tourist Visa is issued for 30 days and can be single or double entry. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return.
- The South African Embassy in Russia is in Moscow. You can find it at Granatny Pereulok 1, Building 9, 123001 Moscow. Phone: +7 495 926 11 77.
See and do
If you’re interested in learning more about the renowned Trans Siberian Railway then a visit to the West Siberian Railway History Museum is an absolute must.
Lovers of the performing arts will love an evening at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre – also known as the Siberian Coliseum. Not only is the architecture something to behold, but the performances are even more impressive. Two well-known ballet and opera groups operate from here.
Animal lovers should definitely pay a visit to the Novosibirsk Zoo. Not only does it house an incredible range of species, but the scientists are also constantly at work to protect endangered animals by captive breeding. It is said that the closest resemblance to the Cape Lion can be found here.
Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport – OVB
Food and beverage: Bao Lin and many other bars and cafes are available in the international terminal.
Airport Hotels: Skyport Hotel.
Car Hire: Europcar, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Sixt, Dollar, National.
Airport Hub: Tolmachevo Airport (code OVB) is a hub for Norwind Airlines and S7 Airlines.