Russia Transportation

  • Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight
    Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight
    Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight
    Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight
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Russia Transportation

  • By Metro

    Moscow Transportation

    I was quite surprised to see people internet-surfing in our metro. I though they are super-rich and went mobile, but no, it turned out that the Moscow metro had installed Wi-Fi! My red line (that’s not what you think, it’s the colour on the map) is # 1 here, too. The other pioneering line is the brown circular (# 5). And by the end of 2014 Wi-Fi...

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  • Metro

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    As to be expected with any European city St Petersburg has a comprehensive public transport system. This comprises: buses, trolley-buses, water taxis and as the jewel in its crown the Metro. During my three days, this visit, I used the Metro extensively, at all sorts of times of the day including late at night. I found it simple to navigate, the...

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  • By Air

    Volgograd Transportation

    I flew to Volgograd from Moscow via Volga Airlines. You can also take the train, which is a fun ride. The photo here is one example of what my friend Geoff used to call the 'MiG on a Stick' (here, it's on the banks of the Volga River). There's one of these at the entrance to almost every airport in the former Soviet Union. See how many you find!

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  • By Taxi, Car

    Moscow Transportation

    There are plenty of websites on the web offering airport transfers from all three Moscow airports to any location in the city center. Prices can differ also here enormously. LingoTaxi actually has fixed prices on its transfers and also normal for Moscow standards. Also, special is that they have an actual complete English speaking service...

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  • Buses

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    St Peterline shuttle At 3:30 ,We made our way back to St Isaacs Cathedral to catch the first shuttle back to the ferry.We wondered if it would even be there and were prepared to take a taxi if need be. But when we arrived there it was .So in about 15 minutes we were back at the terminal. Easy breezy .

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  • By Train

    Moscow Transportation

    Hay muchos trenes entre San Petersburgo y Moscu , nosotros decidimos viajar por la noche en un un coche cama . Salimos hacia las 11 de la noche y llegamos a la estación de Leningrado de Moscú hacia las siete de la mañana , después de un viaje muy bueno en una cabina de cuatro camas que compartimos con una pareja bastante agradable La estación de...

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  • Trains

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    The 800 kilometre train route between St Petersburg and Moscow is one the country's busiest with up to 36 trains daily each-way between the two. The fastest trains are the state-of-the-art Sapsan services which can cover the journey non-stop in under four hours. There are also a variety of slower, stopping services, and comfortable overnight...

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  • By Tram, Bus, etc.

    Moscow Transportation

    I was quite relieved to find minibus # 45 that had brought me from Vnukovo airport to Yugo-Zapadnaya metro station in just 20 minutes! The fare is 100 roubles. Minibus stop - opposite domestic lines exit. Same minibus # 45 from Yugo-Zapadnaya to Vnukovo: take first metro car, right exit, the stop is right there - may be a long queue The company...

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  • By Sea

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    St Peterline - St Petersburg - Helsinki Good crossing and comfortable trip . We had the dinner buffet , with the included glass of champagne .We ate enough caviar to do us for a long time. Before dinner we had the Happy Hour Martina's and bloody Mary's and enjoyed the piano music. After dinner we watched the show...It was a group from Brazil...

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  • By Airplane

    Moscow Transportation

    I booked UTair flight about a month ago – now right before the trip they are telling me it’s cancelled. Not moving an hour or so earlier or later, but cancelling the only flight they have that day altogether! Supposing one has a non-refundable hotel or apartment booking, what does one do? Or, better still, supposing one has a connection...

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  • Taxis

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    Guidebooks tell you that on arrival, you should get your taxi from the official taxi desk in the airport arrival hall, where the agent will give you a paper saying how much it will cost to your destination. When we went to that desk, there was a man standing in front of it, in addition to a woman seated in the booth, and he was wearing a suit,...

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  • Altogether

    Moscow Transportation

    We travelled around Moscow using the Metro which was so easy to use! The trains come within 2 minutes and its so quick to get around the city very easily. The prices were reasonable but make sure you have a map with you of the underground unless you understand Russian. The problem is the language barrier as we found it very difficult to tell...

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  • By Plane

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    St Petersburg's main airport is Pulkovo, whose brand new, all-singing, all-dancing single terminal opened in February 2014, replacing the outdated terminals 1 and 2. The airport is located about 14 miles (23 km) south of the city centre and regular bus services link it to the Metro at Moskovskaya. I've only flown in once, so far, with Air Baltic...

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  • Canals and Rivers

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    This is something I didn't find out about until my last evening, but definitely something to keep in mind for my next visit. The Aquabus is a relatively recent public transport initiative by the St Petersburg transit company aimed at reducing road congestion. There are four lines, covering the city's main waterways, and the service runs from May...

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  • Outing

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    Saint Petersburg is made for walkers. Even in Winter you can find plenty to see. But if you get tired, the Metro subway systems is fun and only about 17 Rubles. The long escalators into these tunnels, which can double as bomb shelters, is quite an experince. Even if you don't take the Metro a trip down and back up the escalator is worth the 17...

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  • By Car

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    Taxi from the Theatre We were fortunate enough to grab a cab in front of the Marlinski theater when we exited. He wanted 1000ruples for the ride but I got him down to 500. The hotel told us that we should pay more than that for the ride back, and to clarify it before we got in the car. It worked out well. Great and busy day in St. Petersburg...

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  • by Bike

    Saint Petersburg Transportation

    With the increasing automobile traffic and lack of bicycle lanes or paths, St. Petersburg is difficult for bicycles. Not to mention icy roads in winter. However, outside the city there is almost always a footpath off the road for people. Many of these are paved and can make bicycling possible. In 2007 the first bicylce tours started , 10:30 on...

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  • Cruising with "M/V Princess Arabella"

    A special ship in Russia: "M/V Princess Arabella"it is the smallest ship of the russian fleet and the only one that is able to go to through the Belomorsk Canal to the Solovietsky Islands.This ship was built in order to serve as a floating hospital in Amsterdam before it was sold to Russsa. This ship has extra-wide corridors, large bathrooms and...

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  • MOSCOW : METRO STATIONS

    Do take some time to study the art and design around the famous Moscow metro stations, the chandeliers, the paintings and mosaic displays, the Soviet details on the lamps, when you take the metro. Kievskaya, Komsomolskaya, Mayakovskaya, Novokuznetskaya, Park Kultury, Belorusskaya, Revolutsii Ploshchad are some lovely ones. The Muscovites should be...

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  • best way to get there is a cruiseship

    I came by cruiseship to Vytegra, but this stop was not on our schedule and I also never saw Vytagra as a port-of-call of other cruiseships. We came down from the Whitesea-canal and obviously we were a lot faster than expected to get across the Lake Onega.Nothing was organized there for us, but it was a lot of fun anyway and you can do almost all...

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  • VYTEGRA > 430km to St. Petersburg

    Vytegra is about 430km from St. Petersburg and on russian roads this distance is not always a lot of fun. Many roads have heavy potholes and there are also police-control-points at many places, when you are driving overland. As a western tourist you normally should not drive such distances without anybody who speaks russian, because policemen...

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  • Trans-Siberian Railway: Part 1:3

    The Trans-Siberian Railway departed from Yaroslavski Station in Moscow. When the train arrived there was chaos and people everywhere. My friend lost his wallet then he entered the train. Later I spoke with a woman on the train, she had also lost some of her things at Yaroslavski. Be careful at the station...We were travelling on second-class...

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  • River-Cruising from Perm to Moscow

    River-Cruising from Perm to MoscowAs far as I know this quite rare cruise-itinerary will be offered only by the ship M/V Furmanov and only 2 times each year : once in spring from Perm to Moscow and thats also the very first cruise of this ship after the winter-break. At the end of the summerseason the 2nd such cruise will be offered in late october...

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  • Domodedovo Airport in Moscow

    How to get to DomodedovoBuses will take at least about 1,5 hours to get you from the city-centre of Moscow (e.g. the Kremlin) to Domodedovo airport. I came by bus from the river-port in the north of Moscow (last station of the green Metro-line), on a sunday shortly after lunchtime, from the riverport we needed 30 minutes to the centre and another...

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  • The Metro in Moscow

    The metro in Moscow is a tourist-attraction, especially when you are taking a look around in the beautifully decorated stations of the Ringline and the stations in the very centre of Moscow.For the ride in the metro you have to pay just for the entry to the tunnels and then you can stay in the stations and trains as long as you want, you can change...

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  • Metros beat any other city transport

    The metros in Moscow and St. Petersburg are efficient and economical. My only complaint, and it is not exclusively a Russian problem, is the poorly labeled stations. Often from inside the metro car I could not tell the name of the station. Natives told me that they had no problem because each station was uniquely decorated. For a visitor this...

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  • River cruise travel hints

    There is quite a bit of variation in the prices quoted by agents found over the internet. Some of this may relate to the services included. For example, free transfer from the airport to the ship, free visa support, special tours beyond the boat standard or maybe even a higher quality food service with inclusion of wine might be included in some...

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  • Paying for baggage

    For the buses I took between cities in Russia (total 3) I found that I had to pay 10-20% of my ticket price for transport of my bag which was a large carry-on backpack. I was not allowed to take it onto the bus and the first time this happened I was sent back to the ticket window to pay the fee. After this incident, I anticipated the requirement...

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  • Moscow Metro, how to find your way...

    in moscow but not used metro ? you cannot say that you've been to moscow unless you used metro , at least from your hotel-flat to red square, ok you are staying nerby the RSQ but again, you should use metro to go somewhere just to see every station has a different theme... what that mean ? just enter and see yourself ..:)Make sure you go to the...

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  • Fly to

    As Russia is the biggest country in the world so flying is sometimes the only way to get to some remote places. However all major airlines flying to Russia so you can use it if you can afford it. There are also some budget airlines flying to Russia and sometimes you can get really good deals.

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  • A car

    A car is very useful to use in Russia as most of the time public transport is slow and crowded, but only a local registered car, a foreign registered car might attract burglars and thieves (as anywhere else in Eastern Europe.) Having a local driver familiar with the roads is a bonus as road signs are not marked that well :)

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  • Train

    There are daily trains from Finland which takes just about 5 hours to arrive to St Petersburg, I used the Finnish train and the trip was very comfortable.

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  • Russian railway

    Russian people are mostly used to travel by train, and it doesn't surprise me since the train system in Russia is well developed, comfortable and for sure less expensive than taking an airplane.For people who are interested in experiencing Russian culture, a trip using the train is a must !This website (http://www.poezda.net/en/index) offers an...

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  • Visas

    Depending on where you're from, you may need an invitation. Be careful where you stay- not all places will register you, and even your inviting agency may not help you out. Visas can cost more than $200... especially with the Letter of Invitation and all that. Most hotels, as people have mentioned, will register your visa, but be careful around the...

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  • To Chaikowsky by cruiseship

    I came by cruiseship to Chaykowsky / Tschaikowski on a cruise from Perm to Moscow onboard of the ship M/S Furmanov. A cruise is certainly the best way to explore such remote areas of Russia.Such cruises from or to Perm are not yet offered very often, in fact it was the 1st cruise of the summerseason in early May 2008 and that same cruise will be...

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  • Russian trains

    This almost calls for international tickets.The Russian train tickets is a separate dissertation to write about, but unless you are looking for place similar to Canadian "Section Sleeper" or Indian "Sleeper Class" (in Russia: "Platskartny"), the rule of the tumb is, tickets bought outside of Russia in Slovakia or Czech Republic are ALWAYS cheaper...

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  • Trains Between Moscow and St Petersburg

    My son and I took the overnight Grand Express from Moscow to St. Petersburg last month (late May, 08). It is clearly the nicest train for that route, but I can think of a bunch of other ways to spend your money. We had the second or third largest category of room (2 berths) and it was very comfortable, with plenty of storage space and a nice...

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  • The train-station of Ivanovo

    This is the train-station of Ivanovo and it has quite an interesting mainhall, see my first and second photograph. directely in front of the station you will find all buses and some trams leaving and opposite of the main entrance there is also the monument for Gentina, made of stainless steel, its quite an impressive construction !

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  • Language

    We took the metro many places (and what beautiful metro stations there are in Moscow) and it would have been very helpful to know some of the Russian alphabet to make sure we were getting off at the right stop.

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  • How to get to Gorodez ??

    I came the easy way by cruiseship : the ship had droped us in Nizny Novgorod and was cruising itself to Gorodez, while we had a fullday tour of Nizny Novgorod, that finally ended in Gorodetz, where the ship was aleady waiting for us.By taxi from N.Novgorod it woud be a drivingtime of maybe 25 minutes, the roads are also quite good in comparison...

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  • How to get to Domodedovo

    Buses will take at least about 1,5 hours to get you from the city-centre of Moscow (e.g. the Kremlin) to Domodedovo airport. I came by bus from the river-port in the north of Moscow (last station of the green Metro-line), on a sunday shortly after lunchtime, from the riverport we needed 30 minutes to the centre and another 90 minutes to the...

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  • Travelling by car

    If somebody decide to trip to Russia with own car, then my suggestion today is - forget it.In 2006 was my last trip to Saint Petersburg, and then the roads, going from Estonia (Narva) to Russia (Saint Petersburg) were the worst what I've seen the long time.When I think earlier, that we have the bad roads, then after my trip I don' think so ;) My...

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  • Going to Russia? Better first to...

    The news: you want to go to Mongolia/China/Russian Far East?Good, but go to Serbia or Slovakia or Bulgaria first! These countries sell the CITY-STAR tickets to Russia.The current prices for the first passenger, second/third/fourth/fifth paying the half, kids pay the quarter:Slovakia = max. 172 Euro, Slovakia-Ukraina-Russia-Chinese/Korean/Mongolian...

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  • Tains in Russia

    Yes,my friend,usually train tickets are cheap but full comfort you can get only with "named train" or in Russian"firmenny poezd"(you are right!) and if you will use a sleepping car.Fares for 2-bed compartment sleepping cars in Russia now almost the same like air tickets.About start from Slovakia to Magnitogorsk or any other far destinations by...

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  • The only official Transsib MPT price...

    It's here, in Ukrainian:http://www.gdo.kiev.ua/files/db.php?god=2004&st=2109In the above table the first column is the kilometer distance, the second column is the couch second class, the third column is the couch first class THROUGH ticket price. Other columns are different bed supplements:2/0 = open sleeper (requires 2nd class through ticket)2/4...

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