Magmatism of the Earth and related strategic metal deposits

Travel and visa

How to get to Miass?

Miass is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located 96 kilometers (60 mi) west of Chelyabinsk. 
The nearest airport is Chelyabinsk (CEK), servicing domestic flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Simferopol, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, etc.
There are regular buses and local tratins from Chelyabinsk bus station to Miass, (will need to take taxi from airport to bus or train) station. 
Organizing committee plans to organize a meeting of several groups of participants at the Chelyabinsk airport. For this purpose it will be required to coordinate an arrival time of participants. If you want to use our help please coordinate flights with the organizing committee before purchase of tickets. 

Alternatively, Miass can be reached by intercity bus or train from airport Yekaterinburg (SVX), servicing domestic flights from more than 40 cities of Russia and more than 30 cities outside Russia.

You will need local bus or taxi to railway or bus stantion. 

For real adventurers, there are train connections that will take you from Moscow (Russian railways - timetable, prices, booking


Please, learn in advance whether the Russian visa is required to you

It is very important: if you need visa, you need visa for the FULL TIME of your visit of Russia: you cannot cross border of Russia even few hours before the first day of your visa. You also will have problems if you will try to leave Russia AFTER the expire of your visa. Please, plan your trip carefully, and let us know about all details of your travel. If you want to visit some other cities of Russia It will be necessary  to show in your invitation.

If you require a visa to enter the Russian Federation, you will need an official invitation from the Organizing Committee to apply for one. Invitation letters will be sent after approving abstracts to the Scientific Program.


For Official Invitation from the Organizing Committee and Russian visa, the registered participants should fill Application Form (Dounload Application Form). Deadline is March 31, 2017. Application Form and electron copy of passport (the 1st page with photo and personal data) can be transferred via “Member area” in the “Visa” section.

After receiving an official invitation

Consular department Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Completion of electronic visa application form: