Yoshkar-Ola is included in the list of historic cities of Russia.
The city is located in the region of temperate continental climate.
Yoshkar-Ola is connected with others cities and towns by several bus and railway routes. There are regular runs to/from Moscow city by trains from Yoshkar-Ola railway station.
Also the cities and towns of neighboring regions can be reached from the bus station located nearby.
The airport is located about 9 km north of Yoshkar-Ola. There are regular flights to/from Moscow (Vnukovo) by plane from Yoshkar-Ola Airport.
From Moscow at 19.55 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From Yoshkar-Ola at 6.25 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
ATR-72 aircraft for 68 passengers, travel time - about 2 hours.
There are two universities: Mari State University and Volga State University of Technology.