Tyumen

Tyumen (Russian: Тюме́нь tyoo-MEHN) is a city in Western Siberia and the capital of Tyumen Oblast, the second largest region in Russia after Krasnoyarsk Krai, with a population of approximately 600,000 people.

Understand

Tyumen was founded in 1586 as the first Russian settlement in Siberia. During World War II, the city grew rapidly as many industries relocated further away from the war.

The region has plentiful oil resources and the city is now home to many companies in the Russian oil and gas industry. As a result, Tyumen has the highest GDP per capita of all cities in Russia, even higher than that of Moscow.


Get in

By plane

OAO Aeroport Roshchino, (IATA: TJM), +7 345 249-64-13, is 13km northwest of the city centre. There are 9 flights per day to and from Moscow. The journey takes 2 hours. There are also regular flights to Saint Petersburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, and Tashkent.

By train

Tracks at Tyumen railway station
See also: Trans-Siberian Railway

All Trans-Siberian trains stop at Tyumen. Travel time is 36-48 hours from Moscow.

Get around

By bus

Buses cost RUB12 or RUB14.

By taxi

Taxis are plentiful and you can even negotiate hourly rates.

See

Beautiful monuments in Tyumen

Monuments

Tyumen has many unique statues and monuments.

Religious buildings

Museums

Do

Parks

Buy

Eat

There is a McDonald's restaurant in the park at ul. Lenina #54.

Drink

Sleep

With the exception of some high-end hotels, all hotels and hostels offer free WiFi and many have computer terminals. Almost all accept credit cards. Hotels and hostels will usually provide a visa invitation and registration for an additional fee.

Budget

Hostels

Mid-range

Splurge

Learn

There are 3 universities and several colleges.

Connect

Consulates

Go next

Routes through Tyumen

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