GET DIRECTIONS – Карельский зоопарк

We have collected for you all the transport options you can use to get to the Karelian Zoo, Kirkkolahti village, Sortavala, Republic of Karelia

From St. Petersburg – 300 km – build a route 

From Moscow – 1020 km – build a route

From Petrozavodsk – 280 km – Building a route

From Moscow via St. Petersburg and Vyborg to the “BLACK STONES” station and back


*Transfer from the railway station for 1 car up to 4 people – 600 rub. Bus for 7 seats – 1200 rub.

Call us to get more information: +7 921 967-16-16

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the Zoo Express tourist train runs from Sortavala to the Black Stones station.

The train route allows you to spend the day with the most complete impressions: 

Sortavala station (departure 9:05) – Moroznaya (visit to Mount Paaso and the exhibition of Santa Claus’s Train) – Black Stones (transfer by bus to the zoo, visit to the zoo) – Yanisjärvi. Return route Black Stones (departure 15:51) – Sortavala 

The train makes long stops:

  • approx. 2.5 hours at Moroznaya station so you can walk along the eco-trail to Mount Paaso
  • 3 hours for a comfortable visit to the zoo and Lake Janisjärvi

You can purchase tickets on

To purchase a ticket, enter the point of departure: Sortavala (station) or Sortavala-Center, at the point of arrival: Black Stones, in the opposite direction in the reverse order.

The cost of travel by train is 499 rubles each way. The cost of the bus is 150 rubles each way.

From Sortavala – “Favorit” taxi



Bus from St. Petersburg from 3 to 50 seats

Price on request

Helicopter up to 20 people

From 700 thousand rubles (round trip)

1.5 HOUR

Call us to get more details: +7 921 967-16-16