As Russia has a huge territory, there’s a wide choice of transport to use. Their availability depends on the town or city of staying. Anyway, there’s a lot to share and some facts may really surprise you!
First of all, to get to a different city or region, people usually use planes, trains, buses and cars. These are the most popular types of transport, which connect all the Russian towns. But there’re some places which are hard to be reached by these transports. So, people get there on boats, or even helicopters! For example, Sakhalin Island is separated from the other territory by the waters of the sea. Northern parts of Russia are also located too far from highways and railroads, so the only way to get there is to use a helicopter or a plane.
Regarding the public transport, there’re a few types of transport which are very common and popular in every town and city: buses, trams, trolleybuses, metro, taxi and minibuses! There’re 7 cities in Russia where the metro system is functioning now. These are Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Kazan! Of course, the most complex metro systems are in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, because these are the largest cities in the country. There’re also numerous legends about minibuses in Russia – tiny overcrowded ‘buses’ with a strange music and funny drivers. In fact, minibuses are ‘stricter’ now and they remind usual buses, but you should definitely use it at least once just to learn what it is!
The newest kinds of transport in Russia are also becoming more and more popular among children, adults and even elderly! Carsharing, scooters, and bicycles are not just a kind of joy now, people really use it to get somewhere they need! Scooters are extremely popular both in cities and towns, and perhaps even exceed common bicycles with their quantity! Carsharing services are a new fashion in Russia and people actively use it as it saves a lot of money comparing to their own cars. Visit Russia to try all these transports!