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Билеты на автобусы в Russia

General information about Russia

Capital city: Moscow
Population: 144,5 million
Language: Russian
Currency: RUB
Time zone: UTC + 2 - UTC +12

Buses in Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world. The distances between the cities are usually very long. For this reason, Russia has an extensive rail network throughout the country However, the bus continues to be used for different reasons:

When there are routes or schedules that the trains do not cover. On routes that do cover trains, but with very slow routes and with many stops. On those routes where trains tend to fill up and you have to look for public transport alternatives, such as in the high season or in large events such as the 2018 World Cup When looking for the cheapest form of transport (the bus is usually cheaper than the train) Marshrutka

In addition to long-distance buses, there are so-called Marshrutka, a type of shared minibus or taxi that make short trips along a fixed route and which are usually faster and cheaper than regular buses. Tickets for these types of minibuses are in most cases paid to the driver when you board the bus.

The most popular international bus routes are to countries nearby Russia like Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic Countries (Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia), but also to countries like Armenia or Georgia. From Moscow, you can go to all of these destinations.

Where to go on holiday in Russia?

Saint Petersburg

St. Peter’s dedicates its name to the apostle St. Peter; after Moscow, it is one of the most important cities.

St. Petersburg has beautiful water canals so it is known as the Venice of the North. Its construction is inspired by Tsar Peter the Great who wanted St. Petersburg to have things in common with the Italian city. Taking a boat and a tour of its beautiful canals is really a beautiful walk and doing it in the company of friends is relaxing.

Kremlin

The Kremlin is a must-see place to visit in Russia, it is currently the seat of government

It is one of the religious and civil monuments made by several generations of Russians. Military fortifications were built here to defend the nation from war and at present, it is the seat of the government and is located in the Moscow state core. Among the buildings that make it up, palaces and cathedrals of a beautiful particular architecture stand out.

Space is surrounded by a wall and you should know that since 1990 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. The Cathedral Square is the heart of the Kremlin and very close is the Dormition Cathedral, which served as the same coronation site of the tsars and tsarinas. If you are in your first day in Moscow, we suggest you to visit its spaces.

Sochi

It is a major Russian spa on the Black Sea coast. It has a moderate climate and is very visited by the tourists, especially for the presence of mineral and thermal waters. Nearly 4 million people seek to approach Sochi in the summer to make contact with its beaches and lively nightlife.

The most striking thing is the view of its snowy mountains that can be captured from the beach, so it is one of the attractions of Russia to know. If you are fond of sports you can practice trekking or mountaineering in its hills and that day will be wonderful.

The advantage of this city in relation to the entire territory of Russia is that its warm climate lasts almost all year except for the months from December to February, so it receives more than five million tourists a year who go to its beaches to sunbathe. The most famous is the Riviera beach.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Part of the world’s longest railway system, the classic Trans-Siberian railway runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, a city near Russia’s borders with China and North Korea. Begun in 1891 by Tsar Alexander III and completed by his son, Tsar Nicholas II, in 1916, the line is known as the Tsar’s Route.

Most travellers use the train as an overnight stay from one destination to another. The train has first, second and third-class carriages, some with private bathrooms and showers.

Tips and tricks

1. Learn some Cyrillic before visiting

St. Petersburg is very tourist-friendly and there is a lot of written and spoken English. Moscow and rural cities are the opposite. It’s always good to know some basic words in

2. Buy a Russian Sim Card for your phone

It costs about $ 5 for 10 days. Definitely worth it, especially if you plan to document your trip on social media. Do not forget to bring your passport with you, otherwise, it will not be sold to you. The main mobile operators are Megafon, Beeline and MTS.

3. Buy subway card

Buy the card for the duration of your visit to major cities. It saves you having to refill on the go.

4. Wear comfortable shoes

Moscow and St. Petersburg are really big cities - even the subway stations are over a mile of walking! Sore feet are not fun on your vacation in Russia!

What is the best time to travel to Russia?

The high season for trips to Russia is from May to October. This is the best time to tour Russia.

In the summer months, however, the main tourist routes are crowded and sometimes even impossible to reach.

The best time to visit Russia is therefore between seasons such as late spring and early autumn.

If you’re brave enough, a visit to Russia in winter can be as rewarding, if not more rewarding, because it’s cheap and not so crowded.

Автобусы в Russia

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