Traveling Around Russia

Traveling Around Russia

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Travel around Russia
In Russia there are several dozen airlines that make domestic flights throughout the country. But most of the flights, alas, are made either from or to Moscow, that is, you often have to make a transit landing. The country’s key airports are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, some cities of the Far East and in the resorts of the Krasnodar Territory. Unfortunately, there is no air service between many regions. Then you should choose other transport options.

The most convenient and popular way to get from one city to another is by rail. Only in Russia can you take a long-distance train, which can be on the way for up to eight days. In addition to such “protracted” trains, there are express trains and trains that run from regional centers to nearby cities. The cost of tickets depends on the route, and you can buy them at the box office, in special agencies, as well as on the Russian Railways website.

Intercity and suburban bus transportation is available in all regions of Russia. There is no single database of schedules or a booking system, so the most relevant way to find out the schedule and cost of tickets is to visit the bus station or call there by phone. Bus communication is carried out by a wide variety of modes of transport: it can be either a Soviet bus with a minimum of amenities, or a modern auto-liner with air conditioning.

In large cities, urban transport is well developed, which is represented by the metro, buses, trolleybuses, trams and minibuses. In small cities, urban transport can only be represented by buses.

In every major city there are companies offering rental cars. It can be both global rental companies and local ones. You should study the rates, rental conditions and choose a car in advance. If you decide to rent a car, then you should, of course, know the rules of the road in Russia, as well as the features of local roads.

If we talk about intercity routes, then each road has its own letter designation. The letter M designates the roads connecting Moscow with the capitals of other countries and the administrative centers of the constituent entities of Russia. Federal roads between administrative centers are indicated by the prefix P, and connecting and access roads by the prefix A. This will help you better navigate on the road.


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