Unless you are fortunate enough to have someone to pick you up, the options for transportation from the airport to your accommodations are to take a taxi or bus. From the railroad station to your accommodations, your can take a taxi, a tram or the bus.
While public transportation is the least expensive, this choice is often not practical if you have a lot of luggage. If you decide to take a taxi, ignore anyone waiting by the airport or station doors who offers to give you a ride, and go to the official taxi line outside.
The majority of Izhevsk residents still rely on public transportation to get around, especially for city travel.
Izhevsk has four types of mass transit: trams, buses, trolleybuses and taxis.
Trams (streetcars). Tram stops are marked with signs above the tracks (with the letter "T"). You can pay the tram conductors directly, or show a monthly pass if you have one. Conductors normally wear a special uniform (yellow & blue). Don't be surprised to see an occasional kontrolyor (inspector), who might ask you to show your ticket. The cost of a ticket on the trams, trolleybuses and regular buses is 5 rubles ($0.18).
Buses. Bus stops have an "A" on their signs, which stands for "avtobus". You can also pay the conductor on the regular buses, or show your monthly pass. T-buses (taxi buses) take cash only and get you to your destination a bit faster (a ticket is 6 rubles ($0.21).
Trolleybuses. These vehicles are buses that are powered through a connection to an overhead electric line, just like trams. Their signs are also marked by a "T" (just like trams) but they take different routes.
Taxis. Taxis are more expensive than mass transit. The fares vary from 50 rubles ($1.80, usually at so called mini-taxis) to 100-150 rubles ($3.50-5.35, the regular taxis) for rides within the city. A trip to or from the airport costs about 200 rubles ($7). If you need a taxi, you can flag one down in the street or ask your hotel to call one for you.
There are a number of taxi companies in Izhevsk, and the vehicles are marked in several different patterns; for example, some taxis are painted bright yellow, while some have an orange checkered light on the roof.