Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the capital and only city in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. It is a hilly port city on the Avacha Bay and is surrounded by high, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. It is the principal entry point for travelers visiting the peninsula and is the second largest city in the world that is unreachable by road.
The small Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky airport is 16 km from city center in Yelizovo. Most visitors arrive on the Aeroflot flight from Moscow, but S7 also arrives from Vladivostok. The Aeroflot flight is on an IL-96-300.
Bus #113 goes from the airport to the city center for 10 RUR; a taxi would cost about 150 RUR ($5).
Most things of interest within the city are located within a compact area that can be covered on foot. There are also cheap buses and minbuses operating fixed routes throughout the city.
Public transportation in Kamchatka is limited to buses. The main bus station is on Pobedy Prospect and offers daily services (in high season) to Esso, Oktyabrsky, Milkovo, and Ust-Kamchatsk. Be sure to get to the ticket office early in the morning. It opens at 8:00am.