Armenia Transportation

  • Transportation
    by kokoryko
  • Transportation
    by kokoryko
  • Transportation
    by kokoryko

Armenia Transportation

  • Landlocked.....

    Armenia , is a land locked country and, worse, the borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan are closed. To reach (or leave) this country, there are only a few passages with Georgia and one passage with Iran, so you may have to use the air, coming from overseas. Few international companies deserve Zvarnots International airport; in Sept. 2011, it was...

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  • Short trips

    For short trips, a taxi or a car with driver (no company, something informal) is the best option! For instance, there are a few nice churches and monasteries located 10-20 km from Dilijan; to get there you can try hitch hiking and after a short while somebody will stop and offer a lift; most difficult is to explain where you want to go. So I...

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  • Entering a landlocked country

    Armenia is not only a landlocked country but also a “politically locked” country as the only was to enter this country is by air at the Erevan Zvartnotz International Airport or through the few frontier posts (three road, one train) at the Georgia border and one border post at the Iranian border; the country is totally closed at its borders with...

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  • Minibus is an excellent option

    Minibus is the best option to get around in Armenia, and except very remote places or Nagorny Karabakh, you can go almost every where, you just need to be patient and have some time ahead; whatever, even waiting for some hours is not wasting time when you are in a foreign place, there is always something to look at, or some people who want to have...

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  • Visa-free travel to Armenia (from Jan...

    On 10th January 2013, Armenia relaxed its entry requirements, meaning that all citizens of EU Countries (as well as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) could enter the country for up to 180 days without a visa.We took advantage of this new visa-free regime in February 2013, taking a day trip from the Georgian capital Tbilisi to the...

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  • From Yerevan to Stepanavan

    The mashrutka from Yerevan to Stepanavan is leaving from the central bus station at 9.00 and 11.00 and 13.00 and 15.00. The trip takes 3 hours and costs 1500 DRAM. In summer this is a popular ride. Buy your ticket before in the bus station not in the mashrutka.

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  • From Stepanavan to Tbilisi

    We took a mashrutka from Stepanavan to Tbilisi. They leave twice a day at 9.00 and 12.00 o'clock. It costs you 3.000 DRAM (6 euro). The trip takes 4 hours because the road is very bad. The minibus is leaving from the busstation near the statue and market. At the border nothing special happened. There were hardly any passengers and people at the...

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  • Entering by train

    In summer there is a train going on daily basis from Batumi through Tbilisi to Yerevan. We paid 72 lari for a second class ticket from Batumi to Yerevan (=35 euro). It left at 15.25 and we arrived at 7.30 in Yerevan. It was easy to buy a visum at the border in the middle of the night. You get a formular to apply in the train from your hostess. You...

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  • Zvartnots airport

    A visa is required if you are US citizen. You can get it via the internet before you arrive, but it will cost $60, or you can get one on arrival for $30. Both are valid for three weeks and can be extended for two additional weeks. If you overstay your visa by a few days, customs officials will overlook it, but for longer periods, will require you...

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  • From Yerevan to Kiev

    I flew Armavia airlines from Yerevan to Kiev. I booked on-line and it was secured. The flight was about 2 hours and cost US$300 or more, depending when you book.From Yerevan city center, the direct taxi fare should be 2,000AMD. But i did a very good deal by going to the Armenia genocide museum (Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex) first then airport...

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  • Taxi - tips and warnings!

    Taxis are a mixed blessing in Armenia. AT THE AIRPORTOdds are, if you jump into one at the airport, you'll start off cursing them. There are MANY con artists there, but they can only rip you off if you let them. Absolutely refuse to pay more than $10-15 for your ride to anywhere in Yerevan. Believe me, $15 is VERY generous, VERY, so try to stick to...

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  • The Alaverdi Teleferic or cableway or...

    This newly rehabilitated teleferic robaway is climbing between the Alaverdi mine plants habitat area to the Alaverdi hills . Great view is awailable from the top station which can be seen a little from my Sanahin intro page.

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  • MAKE TOURS BY HYUR SERVICES

    to see most of Armenia and learn most about the culture of this interesting country I would suggest to make day or more day tours by one of the plenty tour agents. My experience with Hyur was absolut first class so I would absolut suggest to give it a try with Hyur tours

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  • Country Tours

    One of the best ways to see Armenia if you have some extra cash and have limited time is to use country tours. There are several based in Yerevan but I found that the best was Sati tours who do daily tours around Armenia and Karabagh. They offer free hotel pick up and they are very professional. I used them several times and their tour guides are...

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  • To Vanadzor (Armenia) from Tbilisi...

    There is a marshrutka (minibus) at 9.20 from Ortachala in Tbilisi to Vanadzor. It leaves earlier if it gets full, which was the case when I travelled with it. To Ortachala you can take marshrutka 94 and 118 from Marjanishvili (from outside McDonald’s). I arrived at the station around 8.00, bought the ticket and had some tea and bread. At 8.45 the...

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  • From Yerevan to Tabriz (Iran)

    I went to Tabriz in Iran by bus from Yerevan. A few weeks before leaving home I booked a ticket via email through Tatev Travel, but not until I picked it up I had to pay for it, 17 000 drams (about 40 dollars). I was going to Tabriz, but the price was the same for Tehran, to where the bus was continuing. There is supposed to be a bus every day, but...

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  • From Yerevan to Tabriz (Iran), part II

    At 20.30 we arrived to the border, where it took two hours on the Armenian side. I was the last one to be ready as the Russian controller took long time to check my passport. Not until everyone was seated in the bus and we crossed a bridge all women took their scarves on. As we arrived on the Iranian side all our passports were collected and we...

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  • No easy task for the handicap.

    If you are a handicap planning a trip to Armenia, watch out. You must be careful which airline you choose because with some you have to go up and down the stairs and that could be difficult.As for transportation in the city of Yerevan, one would not have any trouble because there are many taxis and marshutkas (mini bus) but again it will be...

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  • ARM Armenian railways

    ARM - Armenian Railway Network length, gauge and electrification (for the year:2000):845km broad gauge(1520mm), all electrified at 3000V= The Armenian Railway network consists of 845km electrified line, mostly single track not very fast but secure. All lines are electrified, electric power is 3kV DC. The area is mountainous, so several of the lines...

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  • Yerevan marshutni routes

    There is a new website that details all marshutni routes in Yerevan, as well as metro routes and an interactive flight map. This is the most comprehensive source of info available about transportation options in Armenia. There is even a section detailing routes, prices, and departure stations for regional minibuses!

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  • Zvartnots airport

    If you intend to depart Armenia from the Zvartnots (Yerevan) international airport, save 10.000 drams (20$) per departing passanger as this extra airport tax is never included into your ticket price. Although not mentioned anywhere at the airport, first go to the exchange booth (BTW, very bad rates) and pay this tax. You will get a receipt that...

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  • Marshotni Mini-buses Everywhere

    As you walk around in Yerevan or any other cities, you can see mini-buses in different colors packed with people.. They are called "Marshotni" in Armenia and they are all numbered.. The number appears from the side window and each number has a specific route and destination.. Riding the marshotnis is a lot cheaper than taking taxis especially...

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  • Take a Taxi Anywhere!!!

    In Armenia, you may take a Taxi to go literally ANYWHERE.. We were fortunate to come across a taxi service, via referral from a friend who had used them before which we liked the services very much.. The service is Called Comfort Taxi Services and they're based in Yerevan. The name of our taxi driver was Hovik, a very nice man who drove us around...

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  • No Water to Cross!!!!

    Getting to Armenia is done by either airplane or by crossing the border via Iran in a vehicle or by bus.. While on the road in Armenia, I saw many buses with Iranian license plates.. Suppose they were transfering tourists back and forth, not sure.. Airplane is the best choice flying into Zvartnots airport in Yerevan, capital of Armenia.. Please...

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  • Around Armenia by mini-bus

    The primary mode of transportation throughout the country is the Marshutni, or mini-bus. They are 10-14 passenger vans that are frequently filled way over capacity. If you're claustrophobic, beware. They are generally more comfortable on long trips, where they are almost never over-filled. Within Yerevan, you have the added options of the local...

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  • Cable car

    A cable car goes from Alaverdi up the steep mountain to Sanahin. It goes from behind the post office, just north of the city centre and busstation. Buses comming from Vandazor stops at the cable car stop.The cable car is not running all day. When I was in Alaverdi, in June 2003, it was running as follow:07.15 - 09.4511.00 - 14.0015.00 - 19.3023.15...

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  • Very important to remember...

    Very important to remember that the Turkish-Armenian border is CLOSED and will remain so for some time.Buses are fine except in the mountain areas on the way to the part of Georgia near Turkey, where the roads are in such terrible condition that our driver constantly veered down the mountainside searching for better grip than the road would afford....

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