Yekaterinburg’s city centre is more than navigable by foot, but a decent public transport system exists for those looking to save their legs.
The city’s metro might not be as vast and famous as its counterparts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but the phrase ‘small but perfectly formed’ almost certainly applies. Seven stations and one line make it easy to use, with trains running between six in the morning and midnight on a daily basis. Tickets can be purchased from ticket offices in the stations
Trams, Buses, Trolleys
Yekaterinburg also has an extensive network of public transport above ground. Most lines go through the city centre (provided you are heading in the right direction), but they may well take some pretty lengthy detours along the way. Tickets can be bought on board.
As with anywhere else in the world, picking up a taxi off the street isn’t highly recommended. Private transports is cheap and reliable if booked ahead of time.