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Getting From A To B In Russia

Getting From A To B In Russia

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Due to its size, it may be quite daunting for people to explore Russia. A little bit of research is need to feel more confident on the matter, other than getting the assistance of a reputable travel agency.

As most people know, Russia is the biggest country in the world and from east to west, north to south, consists of an amazing 11 time zones. As you’d expect, transportation of both goods and passengers plays a large part in modern Russia and this article will highlight some of the ways a tourist can travel whilst visiting Russia.

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The best way to travel is often the longest way, as you can take in all the country has to offer at a leisurely pace. Trans-Siberian railroad tours are undoubtedly the best form of transport for tourists who have nowhere to go in a hurry. The Russian branch of this world-famous rail line goes from Moscow to Vladivostok, or vice versa, and covers a massive 5,772 miles, making it the longest direct rail trip in the world. There are other ways to travel between the towns and cities in Russia, some of which are detailed below.

Popular Modes of Travel in Modern Day Russia 

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This section will feature a few popular modes of travel in Russia and also cover the underground train system in the capital city, Moscow.

  1. Air Travel – In a country as vast as Russia, many people will fly from A to B for convenience. There are a number of major airlines that fly domestic routes in Russia as well as many local taxi plane services that operate in out-of-the way areas. If you have the money and need to be somewhere at a certain time, air travel is the only realistic option. Bad weather can sometimes impact upon travel dates and times, so it’s recommended to err on the side of caution and book an earlier flight than what you actually need. The winter months can be especially problematic especially for long flights from east to west or west to east.
  2. Rail Travel – As previously mentioned, the Trans-Siberian railway is by far the best option for tourists. There are also a number of local and national services available for local people. These trains are generally reliable.
  3. Road Travel – For relatively short journeys, this is probably the most convenient form of transportation. Again, the time of year and the end destination, as well as the condition of the roads, can impact on the most carefully laid travel plans. Coach services run between all towns and cities in Russia, although you may have to make multiple changes in order to reach your final destination. Taxis and hire cars are also plentiful but will obviously cost more than regular coach travel.
  4. The Moscow Underground – The Moscow underground is well-known for its striking architecture and transports millions of people around the capital city every day. An experience for tourist but a necessity for local commuters.

There are of course, many more ways you can travel in Russia but the four mentioned above are the most convenient and popular.

This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.

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2 Comments

  1. September 24, 2019 / 11:28 am
    I've always wanted to go Russia - I will be certainly saving this blog posts for when I do get over there!
    • September 24, 2019 / 11:40 am
      Thanks for reading Ade 😊

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