How to come to Yalta or any other place in Crimea:
How to come to Yalta or any other place in Crimea: Reviews
How to come to Yalta or any other place in Crimea: Oct 20, 2011
Crimea is unfortunately not very popular among foreign tourists. Actually it is very understandable because Crimea is not easily accessible. It's almost impossible to travel directly, so change in Kiev for example is necessary.
Kiev is a good place for the transfer. And not only because it is a nice city to combine with your travels, but also because Kiev has a good connection with Europe, Ukraine and pretty much the rest of the world.
The international airport where most flights go to is Borispol. Check in for domestic flights is in the building right next door. A second smaller airport Zhulyany is on the other side of Kiev city. Personally I think the second option the most attractive, because it's has a good connection and it is the cheapest.
When I go to Crimea, I book the flights very early from Dortmund to Simferopol via Kiev with WizzAir.
So, to travel to Kiev is no problem at al. Enough choices. From Kiev you should continue your trip to Simferopol, the capital of the Crimean peninsula and the city with airport and train station.
If you are not in a hurry and want to see more, it's nice to stay few days in Kiev and then go on to Simferopol. You don't necessary need to fly though. An other oportunity would be the train. Traveling by train is actually very nice and cheap. They drive at night, so you'll also save a hotel expenses.
When you arrive in Simferopol, you'll meet the taxi drivers who can take you to all sides of the peninsula. It is the most expensive way, but also the fastest and easiest. Bargain for the better price! The bus is much cheaper, but you must wait until he leaves and he drives very slowly.
If you go by train then you arrive at the railway station of Simferopol. From here there are more affordable options. The best of all is marshrutka (mini bus), it's cheap, fast and goes directly to your final destination.
To Yalta is approximately 80 km and 1,5 hours bij taxi or marshrutka. The most longest, but cheapest is the trolleybus. But you don't want to spend the whole day on travelling for 80 km.
Part of the Crimea 2011 travel blog
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