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|Region (oblast):||Omsk Oblast|
|Major roads:||M51, M38|
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Omsk (Russian: Омск) is a city and the administrative center of Omsk Oblast, Russia, located in southwestern Siberia. In terms of population, it is Russia's second-largest city east of the Ural Mountains, and 7th by size nationally. Omsk is 1,389 miles (2,235 km) distant from Moscow.
West towards Tyumen Yekaterinburg, Kazan', Moscow
From the bus station Avtovokzal you can take the minibus towards Lyubinskiy. It follows the highway to Ishim and Tyumen. Get off at the big roundabout at Krasny Yar. Then keep on walking about a kilometer on the highway. There are yellow side lines and cameras before so people don't stop! A bit further there's a bus stop where drivers can more easily pull over, but you can already try before when the yellow lines stop.
It should be easy to get rides to Ishem (300km) and Tyumen (550km). Look for cars with number plate "72".
Alternatives would be the local busses 214, 190 (goes very rarely) and 922 through Druzhino. I very much recommend the first option though. Price is probably around 100 roubles. For the local busses 22.
Southwest towards Petropavlovsk (Kazakhstan)
South of Omsk there is a big bypass of the M51 situated, all continuing traffic passes here and therefor this is by far the most easy place to leave the city. The connection with public transport is good and there are little shops for water, fruits and tobacco in 15 minutes of walking nearby.
To reach this place find autobus 120, 121, 122, 156, 160 or marshrutka 420 to Пост Гаи “Post Gai” M51. At this stop you’ll find a roundabout with in the middle a ДПС (Police post). Walk over, from this place you can hitch-hike into the direction you wish.
South towards Astana (Kazakhstan)
WATCH OUT, crossing this border is only for Russian or Kazakh passports!! Citizens of other countries need to go through the border that is close to Petropavl in Kazakhstan.
Find marshrutka 420 in southern direction, get out after the stop Пост Гаи “Post Gai”. Walk along the road and keep right. Take the turn towards Одесское “Odesskoe”, pass the bridge and walk over to the crossing. At this point you can start hitch-hiking.
This is the shortest way to Astana but be aware of low traffic and when you hold a foreign passport you’re not allowed to cross at this border post. (The best and easiest way to Astana will be by passing Петропавловск “Petropavlovsk”)
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