Getting To & Around Russia


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There are many ways to get to Russia:

By Air

Daily service to Moscow can be found fom all major European capitals, New York, as well as Hong Kong and other Asian cities.

St. Petersburg can be reached via daily flights from many European capitals.

Among the airlines with regular flights are Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Air India, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, ANA, Balkan, British Airways, CSA, Delta, Finnair, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, LOT Polish, Malev, PIA, Sabena, SAS, Swissair, THY and Transaero. There are also charter service available from most major cities in Europe and North America

Siberian cities can be reached by air from Moscow or by less frequent flights from Frankfurt, (Germany) Niigata, or Osaka (Japan), Shenyang and Shanghai (China), Pyongyang (North Korea), and Manila, Seoul, or Singapore.

By Rail

Major gateways to European Russia are Helsinki, Warsaw, Prague and Budapest.

Other trains run from Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Frankfort, Paris, Riga, Talinn, Helsinki, Venice, Vilnius, and Warsaw to Moscow, or from Berlin and Brussels to St. Petersburg.

To Siberia, be sure to experience the Trans-Siberian Railway which runs in either direction between European and Asian Russia.

By Bus

Bus service can be found from Talinn Estonia, Helsinki Finland, and from Kirkenes Norway way above the Arctic Circle to Murmansk.

By Car

A great way to see the country. Foreigners can legally drive on almost all of Russia's roads and highways.

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