Virtually all the khozyaikas live right in the centre of Yaroslavl, within easy walking distance of school and the main shops, so you probably won't have to use public transport regularly. However, if you're in Yaroslavl for a long time and/or an exciting, adventurous person, it's good to get the low-
Basically, there are trams, buses, trolley buses, marshrutkas, taxis and for further afield, trains and coaches. Trams, buses and trolley buses are state-
If you need to get somewhere when it’s dark or late, take a taxi. Seriously – don’t put your life at risk for the sake of 4 quid. Russian taxis don’t have meters, so you need to agree the price with the driver before you get in. Be firm and don’t be afraid to haggle. They’ll try to rip you off, particularly when they hear your staggeringly foreign accent, but a trip within the centre of Yaroslavl should cost no more than 200 roubles. If you can, give exact change, otherwise they might just bump the price up by not giving you back enough change.
When you phone for a taxi (e.g. 8(4852)720000,555555,505050,202020,300000), they will ask for your mobile number so that they can call you back in a few minutes and tell you the car registration number and the colour of the taxi.
*How to get to the ice hockey, skating rink and Real hypermarket see Going to Hockey
Yaroslavl is in the Golden Ring, which means that there are other cities within easy reach to visit. To get to the bus/coach station (“Avtovokzal”) you need to get on the trolley bus No. 5 or 9 from Bogoyavleniya Ploshad (where there’s the central post office and a statue of Yaroslav the Wise – the dude himself). This goes over the river and you need to get out when you see a big, modern, blue, glass, illuminated pyramid-
Enjoy your journey !