How to navigate in the Crimea on the bus quickly, inexpensively and without problems

Междугородный автобус по Крыму

In the Crimea is well developed intercity and commuter bus service. To get directly or with transfers from and to anywhere, and major cities and resorts are connected by frequent direct flights. Prices on travel compared to travel similar distances in other regions of Russia is very low. For example, a two-hour transfer from Simferopol in Evpatoria at a distance of about 100 kilometres on local bus costs just 80 rubles (price of June 2015).

But for every barrel of honey there is always a fly in the ointment, and passenger transportation on long-distance buses in the Crimea, there are serious problems about which you should know every tourist planning their trip.

  • Purchase tickets at the box office or drive "not using cash"

    Очередь на автовокзале в Крыму

    This is the main problem of interurban bus transport of the Crimea, which negates all the advantages of travelling by bus in the Crimea. We hope that once this issue is resolved, but until that purchase tickets at the bus stations of the Crimea – a true "trash".

    The problem is this. Departures of passengers on intercity buses in the Crimea is always made through the ticket office at bus terminals, i.e., the tickets are not purchased from the driver, but strictly in the box office. The ticket shows the seat number, and everything seems to be properly and comfortably, if not one but... People stand in huge queues at the box office, while they need buses leave empty because they just don't have time to buy tickets. Really you can stand several hours in line at the box office and never buy a ticket on your bus today, while dozens of buses with two or three passengers during this time will go. The reason for the sluggishness of ticket sellers we do not understand, but the fact remains. Particularly pronounced these problems manifest themselves at major bus stations in the cities of Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta, Evpatoria, Sudak, Feodosiya. The evening usually turns down, but in the first half of the day on these stations going just pandemonium with the scandals and almost "massacre".

    But self-prepared tourist anywhere no problem, and even this is solved. The easiest and most reliable way to solve it is to buy tickets in advance, for example in the evening of the previous day for an hour or half an hour before closing Cass when the queue is reduced.

    Платформа на автовокзале в Крыму

    Another common method is to sit next to the driver. Almost all drivers pick up passengers without tickets and accept payment cash in hand, and sometimes it's a real escape for travelers. And, most of all drivers take a charge even slightly less than the box office.

    Get hooked right on the station platform, from where buses depart, on the road from the bus station or anywhere along the route on the street. It is best to sit down right at the station. To do this, find the bus and ask the driver to "get you". Then, depending on the situation you either put in the bus on the spot (if the driver will resolve the issue with the controller), or the driver will take you to the right place (usually either leave the station or nearest bus stop), where you will choose.

    The downside of "replanting" is that there is a chance that you will have to ride standing up or sitting on suitcases, because sometimes the buses are Packed. Even with the driver as you would violate the internal rules of the carrier, and the SDA, because long-distance transportation of passengers standing prohibited. But fortunately, so far, the traffic police in the Crimea is not adapted to the new tough Russian conditions, and such "grafting" widespread. Besides, sometimes it really is your only chance to go somewhere, and you should not forget this and to Express my thanks to the driver as an outright thank you, and not to be rude about the fact that you have not got seats.

    By the way, at the bus station in Sevastopol, we even watched "pomagalo", which has collected more than willing to stand in a queue, and assigned to the right bus stop. Of course, this helped to share with the driver, and to pay him in addition to the cost of travel does not need anything.

  • Transfers with transfers

    Not everywhere and always possible to get on the bus directly, so don't be afraid to go instead. Almost everywhere in the Crimea can be reached with a change in Simferopol, as it is the biggest transport hub and there are several bus stations. The cost of this will be quite a bit more expensive, but the time you will be able to save a lot.

  • Bus schedule

    Schedule many flights available through Yandex.schedules, as well as on the information boards at the bus stations. But in Yandex.schedules are reflected not all of the buses, and the information on Bulletin boards, bus stations don't always have time to upgrade, because everything changes so fast, especially with the beginning of the tourist season. Therefore, the surest way to learn about the availability of flights and their schedule - directly in the bus station ticket office.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Alehandro 15 Jan 2017, 03:55
Went there once only because I got a discount with kuponatora. The cost came in the area of 14 thousand. For the money not a bad experience with the procedures. ...
Mikhail Blinov 24 Jan 2017, 12:25
Yes, like the article is good, right says it all.....
when you lived in Yalta and saw it all with my own eyes - especially as independent tourists daubed as swiii mud and grunts in papersonline position
If we reasonably believe that it is necessary to treat the mud, so definitely need either a sanatorium or under the supervision of expert who will say what time what dirt and what parts of the body (there is not) ... ...
Svetlanka 30 Jan 2017, 21:25
I live in Ukraine. Previously often went to Yevpatoria by train, I liked that in Yalta you can not only relax, but also to heal. Prompt, and how best to get from Zaporozhye there now? ...
Faina Starchenko 21 Feb 2017, 21:02
Subject to the beaches of Sevastopol and around the city. I know that in Internet a lot of information on this subject, but wanted to contribute, like a local. As how much information was available online, still there is a perception that the beaches we have (as such).
Well, first is Blue Bay, which is located on the Cape Chersonese, not so many people is from where to jump into the water. Nearby free Museum complex "35th coastal battery". In 2014, the beach became a little to Refine, dining set, sun loungers (paid, of course), sand is not brought Come here often with barbecue people come.
There is a beach further out on the Cape near the lighthouse, which has been operating since 1816. Here, too, but people will be less. We have more junk, as in fact the beach is wild will.
The beach in Hersonissos, you could say covered, and it's ugly as it was, good that it did.
The city did not suggest to go if you want sand - Uchkuevka, if species go to Balaklava and Fiolent (a loooot of stairs ) or in Roll.
But I must warn you that the farther, so to speak, from civilization, from the crowds of swimmers, the more nudists. So be prepared if you go with the child.
Somehow, I will be glad to questions, tell all) ...
Faina Starchenko 24 Feb 2017, 22:46
Don't know the sea only in the Crimea rested, all was well, no "this" relationship did not notice) If you give us more details something he wrote, his story, then I would know your attitude and the big question remains)

Plus, again, it all depends on your queries, who likes the "lazy" holiday, I like to lie in the sun on the beach for a week and sunning and, of course, if to Sevastopol to come for that purpose only, then there is nothing to do a week) With such queries then it really is better to Turkey or Egypt where all inclusive. And "All inclusive" usually the children are not interested, like to lie on the beach a week, is, as a rule, have their tired parents who just "sick" at work and want to just sit on the beach and in cafes in the evening, and the kids need activity, Hiking, mountains, etc.) and the Crimea, particularly around Sevastopol, unable to provide this opportunity. ...
Ivanichkin 29 Mar 2017, 08:38
image.jpegDear friends , I want to share with you impressions about the rest))

Went last year with his family in early June for two weeks on Tarkhankut , the hotel "Marlin" I really liked it. Prices are low, the sea is warm. Free big beach with white sand and gradual slope for children, people on the beach a little. Ate in the hotel restaurant , the portions are large , food is delicious and inexpensive.

For Tarhankuta traveled by car , steep cliffs 40 metres high , is the bomb!
I was diving with an aqualung, my son was learning to windsurf.
Booked the hotel boat excursion along the coast , very much))))

To the sea 15 minutes on foot, by car 3 minutes , you can put direct on the beach.
The hotel area is immersed in greenery, a swimming pool, gazebo, barbecue.

We were delighted! Already booked a room for the shares in June 2017!

On the hotel website you can look photo: Olenevka, Marlin.Russia
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Yuri 10 Jul 2017, 19:07
The trail along the Kara-Dag is not 300 rubles, and 600, and it is not the reserve has been... ...
admin 13 Aug 2017, 15:18
Thank you for the clarification about the mountain lakes, it is, of course, about the mountain Castel corrected. But Villa Alina is still according to the maps located in the azure, rather than on the edge of the Professorial corner, almost azure. ...
admin 01 Sep 2017, 04:43
If was looking mainly for a trip to the Crimea, it is certainly worth it, although I'd consider an alternative like Turkey. As for the place, then all southern coast of Crimea considered itself warm, i.e. it's Big Yalta and its resorts, but IMHO, the big difference between South coast and other resorts, I did not notice, however I was in the Crimea at the beginning of the season. ...
Mardis 19 Dec 2017, 10:26
A long time was neither here nor there. But the walleye love for more correct to say - movement. And New Light and pike beautiful visually, but in a New Light this beauty hides nothing, neither the crowd nor the house nor the street. For me the best is to leave the children with grandma in Sudak when you want silence, and to guide the foot in the direction of the New world - 2 hours only. Next summer will be there, already paid for the apartment on the website-Twill - look forward to Hiking with his wife. And, Yes, my children only sand, so the choice is obvious, without a Perch to rest not glued ...