Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sverdlovsk bus line to increase number of trips to Crimea

Beginning June 16, the Sverdlovsk region's Motor City bus line will increase its number of trips to Crimea.

Round-trip service to Crimea will operate once a week and will depart from Yekaterinburg's Northern Bus Station and travel through the peninsula area before arriving in the Crimean city of Yalta, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

"If last year we made two trips to Yalta in the month, now plan to send buses every week," Motor City Director Vassily Gorbunov said, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta. "The bus goes through the Kerch, Feodosia, Simferopol, Alushta. Going through the territory of Russia, the Kerch Strait cross by ferry."

A bus trip from Yekaterinburg to Yalta takes an average of 55 to 60 hours to complete, and ticket prices range between $188 and $232. Accompanying each bust trip to Crimea will be a guide who will entertain travelers with stories and information about the areas along the route.

Motor City's "Setra" and "Man" buses have been selected to make the 2.5-day trip to Crimea and are equipped with everything necessary for the journey, including snack service. Moreover, the route to Yalta is complete with numerous rest stops, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.