Tolyatti was named after Palmiro Togliatti, an Italian communist. It is the headquarters of Lada, a major Russian automobile manufacturer. The population is approximately 720,000, of which 110,000 are employed by Lada. In the 1950s, when the population was 12,000, the entire city was moved to its present location to allow for construction of the Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station.
Kurumoch International Airport, (KUF IATA) is 55 kilometers east of the city and is the closest airport to Tolyatti. Bus 652 (160 руб, 60-80 minutes) operates between the airport and the city. Direct flights are available to/from Russian cities including Moscow and Ufa as well as international cities including Osh.
Timetables and fares can be searched for on the RZD website. Search for "Toliatti".
Train 066Й operates daily from Moscow Kazansky vokzal, departing Moscow daily around 5PM, arriving in Tolyatti between 10AM and 11AM the next morning. The 17 hour trip costs from 1700 руб.
- Avtovaz Museum. A museum dedicated to the Lada automobile.
- 2 Tolyatti Museum of Local Lore (Краеведческий музей), 22 Lenin Blvd, ☏ . Tu-Su 10:00-18:00, W 10:00-21:00. Relics from the area dating back to the Stone Age.
- 3 Tatishchev Monument. An equestrian statue on the banks of the Volga River; it honors Vasily Tatishchev, the founder of the city.
- 1 Sakharov Park Complex of Equipment History, South highway, 137, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 09:00-20:00. A park with old military equipment including helicopters and cannons. 250 руб.
- Victory Park. A park popular with the locals; it is dedicated to World War II and includes tanks and other military equipment
- Le Buffet, Leningradskaya Ulitsa 15, ☏ .
- Redkaya Ptitsa, Bulvar Tupoleva 12А, ☏ . Restaurant and billiard hall.
- Pub XIII, Ulitsa Sovetskaya 74А, ☏ . A noisy pub with good burgers.
- Alpen Park, Ulitsa Banykina 19A, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Rooms, suites and chalets in a casual resort featuring an indoor pool & a spa area.
- Lada-Resort, Lesoparkovoye Shosse 55, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms & apartments, 2 pools, a karaoke bar, and a restaurant.
- Mini-Hotel Matreshka, Ulitsa Larina 46, ☏ . Basic hotel. From 1100 руб.