The city Ukhta is an important industrial and transportation hub of the Komi Republic. It is located at the junction of highways connecting the central districts of the Komi Republic with Syktyvkar and further to the south, southwest and southeast with the cities of Russia. There is regular bus service from Ukhta - not only to the district's villages, but also to Troitsko-Pechorsk, Vuktyl, Sosnogorsk, Syktyvkar, and even to Kirov and Cheboksary. There is very good taxi service, providing rapid transit within the city, to the cross-border region, and also to Syktyvkar. The city is located in the center of the Komi Republic on the Northern railway line, so it is convenient to go north from Ukhta, up to the Labytnangi station, as well as to the south - to any part of Russia.

There is an airport with the regular flights to Ust-Tsilma, Pechora and Syktyvkar, - and also to Moscow. Ukhta pilots are famous for being the first in the country to assist building and construction work by using MI-10K and MI-26T "flying crane" helicopters.

Among the most difficult large projects where they took part are the LEP in Germany, a funicular in the Italian Alps, and a 165-m television tower in Belgium.