Yerevan Transportation

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    From Tbilisi to Yerevan by minibus (marshrutka)

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 31, 2014

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    I came to Yerevan by minibus (marshrutka) from Tbilisi's Ortachala bus station. The minibuses leave approximately hourly at the full hour from there. Drivers usually wait until the minibus is full, so delays are possible. I got on the 10:00 a.m. minibus which had only one free seat when it left almost on time.

    The trip was via the Sadakhlo/Bagratashen border, which the bus reached in less than an hour. Only 2 people (Singaporean) on our minibus had to buy the visa at the border. It cost 10 USD and the forms could be filled out right that the border. As most people, including most European citizens don't need a visa for Armenia anymore, the whole border crossing process took just less than 30 Minutes.

    From the border it took 4,5 hours to get into Yerevan, so that the total trip was around 6 hours long. The bus took an approximately 30 Minutes beak at a small restaurant somewhere in the Armenian woods and later another short break for toilet and smokers.

    In Tbilisi minibuses to Yerevan also leave from the Central Train Station, but less frequent than from the Ortachala bus station. In May 2013 the fare was 30 GEL and had to be handed directly to the driver.

    In Yerevan the minibuses from Georgia arrive at the Kilikia Central Bus Station, which is located about 1,5 km west of the city centre. Many people got off the bus already somewhere near the city centre.

    The destination of the minibuses between Tbilisi and Yerevan is neither written in Georgian nor in Armenian script, but in cyrillic letters. Russian is the only common language of both countries. Yerevan looks like EPEBAH in Russian.

    Address: Kilikia Central Bus Station, Admiral Isakov Ave. 6, Yerevan

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    Explore Yerevan on foot

    by HORSCHECK Written Oct 12, 2014

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    With approximately 1.2 Million inhabitants, Yerevan is of course Armenia's biggest city. Still, the city centre is best explored on foot as most of the main sights can be found within the circular green belt. Among these are the buildings on Republic Square, on Opera Square, the Blue Mosque as well as several churches.

    In this area are also some signposts with English information pointing to the sights and the main streets. Together with a good city map this makes makes orientation much easier.

    Unfortunately the big multilane streets such as the Mashtots Avenue are very difficult to cross and have only a few underpasses, so it makes sense to decide early on which side of the street to walk.

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    Explore Yerevan by minibus (marshrutka)

    by HORSCHECK Written Oct 11, 2014

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    Apart from buses, Yerevan is said to have more than 100 minibus (marshrutka) routes. Within the city a ride costs only 100 AMD and the fare has to handed to the driver when leaving the vehicle.

    The major stops of the minibuses are usually displayed on a sign behind the windshield, although this might not be very helpful as the sign is written in Armenian only.

    One minibus line, which I found very helpful during my time in Yerevan was number 23, which starts at the main train station and goes to the Kilikia Central Bus Station and even further. On this route it passes parts of the city centre.

    Also Yerevan's Zvartnot's Airport is served by minibuses. One useful line is number 18.

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    Explore Yerevan by Metro

    by HORSCHECK Written Oct 11, 2014

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    Yerevan's metro was inaugurated in 1981 and consists of just one line. It is 12,1 km long, has 10 stations and runs between 6:30 h and 23:00 h.

    Useful metro stations are "Hanrapetutyan Hraparak" near the Republic Square, "Zoravor Andranik" in front of the cathedral and "Yeritasardakan" close to the Opera Theatre. The Railway Station is connected with the metro station "Sassountsi David".

    The metro works on a token system with a flat fare. A plastic token costs 100 AMD and can be bought in the stations. It then has to be put in the turnstiles to enter the platforms.

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    From Yerevan to Ejmiatsin by minibus (marshrutka)

    by HORSCHECK Written Oct 11, 2014

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    From Yerevan's Kilikia Central Bus Station I also went to Ejmiatsin by minibus. The distance between these two cities is approximately 25 km and the trip took about 30 minutes.

    During the daytime minibuses to Ejmiatsin leave every 15 Minutes or so from the left side of the Kilikia Bus Station. Drivers usually wait until the bus is full.

    In June 2014 the fare was 250 AMD and had to be handed to the driver at the end of the trip. I paid with a 1000 AMD note and the driver gave me change. From what I observed most passengers paid the exact fare.

    When we came to Ejmiatsin the driver made clear to me to get off at the St. Hripsime Church at the eastern end of the city. From here I walked within 15 minutes to the city centre.

    For more info about Yerevan's Kilikia Central Bus Station please also read my "From Tbilisi to Yerevan by minibus" tip.

    Address: Kilikia Central Bus Station, Admiral Isakov Ave. 6, Yerevan

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    Bus from the Airport

    by lotharscheer Updated Nov 20, 2012

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    Bus 17 and 18 (formerly 107 and 108) run from the Airport to Yerewen. When you come Out of the Airport turn to the right and go a view Stepanakert up to a parkinglot, you will find these minibuses there. Bus 18 runs via the train station, Tigran Mets av., Khanjyan st. to Abovyan st. with a stop near Yeritasardkan metro station, takes about 1 hour and 200 Dram (with little luggage). Going to the Airport you might have to wait up to 20 minutes.

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    From Yerevan to Stepanakert

    by lotharscheer Written Nov 18, 2012

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    Take a minibus (Marshrutka) from Kilikya Avtokayan (bus terminal, get there from Mesrop Mashtots Poghota, near Opera with minibus 15, 100 Dram), it was about 6 hours in both directions, 5000 Dram (slighly better bus) to Stepanakert, 4500 the way back. Several leave in the morning when full. Goris and Tatev Monastery would be on the way, but appearently no direct minibuses to Goris.

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    Oveland to Georgia

    by Assenczo Updated Nov 6, 2011

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    The transport between Armenia and Georgia or rather Yerevan and Tbilisi, that makes the most sense is a minibus. Locally it is known as "marshrutka" and runs from the bus station in Yerevan. It costs 6500AMD and starts at 9:00am. The whole trip lasts around 5 1/2 hours which includes the generous breaks and border crossing. Speaking of breaks it is worth mentioning that most passengers are well prepared for the trip and have their bags stuffed with food which comes handy as spontaneous picnics happen at picturesque sites along river banks etc. In my case the fact that I have apparently missed the point of marshrutka travel and did not have food of my own was to trigger the form of hospitality that the Caucasians seemingly are famous for. Despite my rather potent refusals to any offers coming my way this was not convincing enough and I had to succumb to a sandwich of the local type with this salty-dry feta-like cheese wrapped up in pita style bread. Well, it went down despite my swallowed protestations and a tint of sincere gratitude blurred my eyes as I meaningfully thanked my improvised hosts. Long live the charitable soul of the Caucasus!

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    Yerevan "Zvartnots" Airport

    by tim07 Updated Aug 1, 2011

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    After landing and making my way to the arrival hall, I first had to change some money into Armenian Drams to pay for the Armenian visa. It cost AMD 3000 for a 21 day single entry visa. The form can be completed at the nearby desks, airport staff are there to help you. You then have to queue to get your visa and then queue at the nearby passport control. The whole procedure didn't take long, it was early morning though and not many arrivals.

    On departing, check in and security was quite busy, it didn't take that long though to get to the departure lounges. Apart from a duty free shop and a small cafe, there wasn't much there. However, departures was clean & tidy and there were plenty of seats.

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    Cascade escalators

    by tim07 Written Jul 31, 2011

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    Under the steps of the Cascade are a series of escalators that take you up and down the monument. As you ride them you pass works of art that are on display.

    To use them enter the door on the left hand side at the base of Cascade. They save you a steep climb of about 500 steps. A great help as the temperature was in the 30's when I visited. You are able to get off and look around at various levels on the Cascade

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    Getting around Yerevan on taxis

    by ajackaln Written Oct 3, 2010

    Taxis are cheap in Yerevan and the most convenient way to get around the city but before getting on make sure that the driver understands English ( which is least likely ) and agree on the fare !

    Armenians are not harmful though they may talk loud so don`t hesitate to barge.

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    Armavia Airline to Armenia

    by ajackaln Written Oct 3, 2010

    For flying to Yerevan and generally Armenia , you don`t have that much choices. Not all big Airlines fly to Armenia , unfortunately Armavia which is the biggest Armenian airline does not fly to many cities through out the world either ! Anyway, if Armavia comes to your city , it`s the cheapest way to get to Armenia but not the best !

    Aircrafts are old and it kind of gives you bad feeling of insecurity, so if you are going to Armenia from big countries in Europe better check with airlines of your own country before Armavia though the fare is not even comparable.

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    Local Taxis

    by Greatwalk0 Written Oct 13, 2008

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    Local taxis are a inexpensive and efficient way to get around Yerevan. At the time of writing, flagfall was 400 AMD for the first kilometer. Most Yerevan taxis are equipped with electronic taxi meters and are able to give you a receipt upon request.

    A very reliable taxi service is Alex Taxi. Their contact information is below:

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    Roads

    by flynboxes Written May 10, 2008

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    The roads in Aremnia/Yerevan are actually in good for the most part but like in your home town accidents happen from time to time as this unlucky army truck driver found out. I don't know if anyone was hurt but be alert if you are driving. The one thing I did notice is that they will pass traffic here but not in the suicidal way they do in parts of Africa

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    Bus to Tbilisi

    by flynboxes Written May 8, 2008

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    I was supposed to take the overnight train that runs on the even days to Georgia but the locals said nyet.... I am glad I did not. There are mini buses or marshrutkas that go just about everywhere. Get there at 07:00 if you want a good seat and also since they leave when full (mine left at 07:40). It's about a 6 hour ride to Tbilisi which includes a 20 min coffee stop and separate boarder crossing. While most of the signs are in Armenian...there will be someone there that speaks enough english to help you out.

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