Organizing Crimean holidays this summer is not an easy task: the opening of the air harbor of Simferopol and neighboring southern airports is constantly being postponed (
at the time of writing, the ban has been extended until 06/12/2022), and train tickets are selling like hot cakes.
But with a strong enough desire to overcome the long road to the Crimea, it is quite possible: the caring “Subtleties” have collected all the available options for such a trip.
The easiest and fastest way to get to the peninsula this summer is your own car: according to tour operators, this is how more than 60% of travelers will get to the Crimean coast. You can get from Moscow to Simferopol along the highways M-4 “Don”, A-290 and the Crimean bridge through the village of Kanevskaya, Novorossiysk or Krasnodar. Travel time is 20-22 hours.
What you need to know:
there are many motels along the road, but not very decent ones, read reviews and book in advance
It is better to strictly observe traffic rules. They say that closer to the south, law enforcement officers are somehow especially picky
along the entire Don highway, there are a lot of comfortable gas stations where you can take a shower and have a bite — and not just fill up the car
< li>From June 1, parking in hotels in Crimea became free for tourists by car
Some hotels offer special promotions for auto travelers, for example: accommodation at half price, cashback for kilometers traveled
You can get to the Crimea by trains “Tavria” of the private company “Grand Service Express” (off. site). In the summer of 2022, passenger trains run on 16 routes connecting Russian cities with Crimean resorts.
Only two trains run every day – from Moscow and St. Petersburg. The double-decker “Tavria” No. 28 will take you from the capital to Simferopol in 33 hours, a ticket for a reserved seat car costs 5000 RUB. Train number 7 St. Petersburg – Sevastopol travels 38 hours, the ticket price in the reserved seat is 6000 RUB. A day later, trains depart from the northern capital to Evpatoria, as well as from Moscow to Evpatoria and Sevastopol. tonkosti.ru/sized/f550x700/41/v0/41v0kqwfpqucg4kkwskgk4480.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
In addition, you can go to the Crimea from Yekaterinburg, Perm, Omsk, Smolensk, Belgorod, Kislovodsk, Astrakhan, Pskov, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. Transfer options: take the railway to Anapa or Krasnodar, and then transfer to buses going to Kerch, Feodosia, Sudak, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta and Evpatoria.
From June 10, multimodal transportation on a “single” ticket to Crimea will be resumed. Passengers can issue a “train + bus” ticket at the box office of any station, JSC FPC agent networks, as well as on the Russian Railways website or application. For traveling in Russia, theoretically, a regular compulsory medical insurance policy is enough, but in practice, clinics are very reluctant and the last place to serve patients from other regions. So it makes sense to take out medical insurance for traveling in Russia, such a service is available in almost all insurance companies – and on our website.
A faster and cheaper way is regular buses. This summer, they depart daily from the Moscow bus stations “South Gate” and “Salaryevo” to Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol. Travel time – from 23 to 30 hours, a one-way ticket costs 2800-3800 RUB. Regular bus service connects with the Crimean resorts and the cities of southern Russia – Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Pyatigorsk, Sochi, Gelendzhik, Anapa and Novorossiysk. You can get from Anapa to Sevastopol for 1200 RUB, tickets from Pyatigorsk and Sochi are more expensive – from 3500 RUB. Tour operators offer a variety of bus tours to the Crimea from the capital and other Russian cities. The cost of such a trip from Moscow fluctuates in a wide range – from 15 to 45 thousand rubles.
There is no direct air connection with Simferopol now, the airports of another 10 cities are not working – Rostov-on- Don, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Kursk, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Anapa, Gelendzhik, Elista. Therefore, you can get to the Crimea by plane only with a change in Sochi or Mineralnye Vody, from where trains and buses go to the peninsula. The journey by bus from Sochi takes 12-13 hours, from Pyatigorsk – 18-20 hours.
You can also rent a car in Sochi or MinVody: order a car online in advance – it's fast and convenient.