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Vladimir Travel Guide

Getting Around

Most of Vladimir's main sites are located along or near the main central street, BolshayaMoscovskaya Ulitsa, which roughlt streaches from the eastern to the western ends of the city. The main tourist sites can be found between the Golden Gate and Hotel Vladimir.


Taking a walk along the Kamenka River in Suzdal gives you a great perspective of the city, and it's hard to get lost since the domes of the monastery cathedrals are visible from almost anywhere in town. Vladimir, on the other hand, is too large and spread out to be able to enjoy much on foot, though Bolshaya Sadovaya Street and Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street have some concentrated dining and shopping.


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT


The train station and bus station are both located on a side street not far from the Hotel Vladimir. Vladimir is small enough to walk around, but you can take a bus, a trolley, the railway or a shuttle to move around different parts of the city centrum.


The useful trolley route is #8 that goes from the middle of Bolshaya Moskovskaya to the direction of Hotel Zolotoye Koltso. Trolleybus #5 runs from the train station to Bolshaya Moscovksaya Ulitsa and goes past the Hotel Vladimir as well as all the main tourist sites in the city.  Other buses and trolleys go along the main street. If you are heading to Suzdal, you need not wait for a Vladimir Suzdal bus, as buses to Ivanovo or Yaroslavl usually stop in Suzdal as well. A bus ticket costs 5 roubles, the trolleybuses tickets costs 4 roubles and are sold by the conductor, month tickets are also available but only in trolleybuses.


Trolleybuses and buses often have the same routes. The stops are situated not far from each other, the time of waiting is 3 - 8 minutes. There are the numbers of trolleybus routes in the center of the city: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8; of buses: 15, 25, 26, 28; of fixed-route taxi: 5, 8. Trolleybuses and buses start working at 5:00 a.m. and finish their work at 00:00 a.m.


BY CAR OR TAXI

As in any part of Russia, you can wave down a car and go anywhere you want for money. The prices are a bit high; you can take a car from Vladimir to Suzdal for 350 roubles ($12). Prices are negotiable and should be much lower than in Moscow no more than $15 an hour.

Taxi service


City taxi - Tel: 0922-24-18-10

Favorite - Tel: 0922-35-61-55

Master - Tel: 0922-32-15-25

Plus - Tel: 0922-37-75-77, 0922-37-03-36

Temp - Tel: 0922-32-18-35

Leader - Tel: 0922-32-18-70

Mig - Tel: 0922-37-67-68

Troyka - Tel: 0922-35-35-35

Vashe Taxi - Tel: 0922-35-64-75




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