Train Minsk-Simferopol provides communicationpeninsula Crimea with Belarus, therefore, despite the complicated relations between Russia and Ukraine, continues to function. The journey time is a little more than a day, however, if it's too long for you, you can use other vehicles.
The capital of modern Belarus was founded in1067, at the same time there are first references to it in the annals and legends. The city has always been closely connected with the Crimean peninsula by trade and economic relations, therefore the route Minsk - Simferopol is still very much in demand. The total area of the city is about 350 square kilometers, it is home to almost 2 million people.
Today the city is the largest politicaland the economic center of Belarus, it is here that the headquarters of the Union of Independent States (CIS) is located. During the Great Patriotic War, Minsk was subjected to massive attacks of fascist invaders, as a result of which, in July 1944, there were no more than 70 whole buildings left. The city had to be rebuilt from scratch, which took several years.
The capital of the Crimean peninsula was founded in 1784year and since then is the largest trading and industrial center of the region. The route Minsk - Simferopol appeared a little later, originally it was covered by postal and commercial transport. The passenger movement opened there much later and today is represented by trains, planes, buses. You can also go on this route and on your own car.
It is known that in place of the present Simferopol inancient times was located Naples Scythian, the remains of which are still preserved on the peninsula and are popular with tourists. The city is home to about 330 thousand people, beginning in 2009, there has been a growing trend in the number of residents of Simferopol and the surrounding area.
There is a thing that intereststravelers, going to go on the route Minsk - Simferopol, - distance. It will depend directly on which vehicle you choose to travel on this route. When traveling by car, it will take about 1100 kilometers, the situation is complicated by the fact that periodically sections of highways are closed for repairs, so the length of the route can increase by 200-300 kilometers.
When traveling by train, the traveling distance is a bitincreases and is about 1200 kilometers. Faster and easier to fly an airplane, 1080 kilometers it will overcome much faster than a bus, a train and even more so a car. However, due to the exacerbated relations between Russia and Ukraine, flying over the space of the latter is not recommended.
Minsk - Simferopol - train number 100, which was earliercruising along this route, has recently been canceled at the request of the Ukrainian Railways, and now it will not be possible to get to the Crimea peninsula without transplants. All the trains that previously traveled to Simferopol from Ukraine, now complete their journey in the village of Novoalekseevka. Then you can change to a bus that will take you to the border town.
Earlier all the way on this train was occupied by 29-30hours, now he has to spend a lot more time because of transplants and passing border control. The train that used to go on the route Minsk - Simferopol, passed through Melitopol, Kharkov, Sumy and Bobruisk, the longest stop on the route - Kharkov (29 minutes). The cost of tickets was about 4 thousand rubles (reserved seats), coupe cost 8-10 thousand. Since the train was abolished in December 2014, it is best to clarify at the ticket offices of the station information about its counterparts.
If you plan to take the Minsk -Simferopol by bus, you will disappoint. Direct communication, passing through the territory of Ukraine, does not exist since 2010. The only option that you can take advantage of - offers from travel companies that organize a trip there and back. But here there are complications, if you plan to go only to one end, you will have to take care of this in advance, otherwise you will overpay a large amount.
You can also go by bus with a transfer,for example, from Minsk, first get to Moscow, and then change to a route that goes to Sevastopol exclusively through the territory of Russia. However, in this case, the movement time will increase substantially and amount to more than two days, since the distance will almost double.
Direct airplane Minsk - Simferopol as such is notThere is, therefore, to get from one city to another can only by using other flights with a transfer. When flying with a transfer, the journey time will be from 5.5 to 17 hours, taking into account the waiting time for another flight. The proposed routes imply a transfer in Moscow, there is no other air service between the capital of Belarus and the peninsula of Crimea.
Almost all flights are carried out by the company"Aeroflot", once a day, a transfer service is provided by S7. The cost of tickets varies, based on the time of day you fly, how long your transfer takes in Moscow, and in which class you took the ticket. The price ranges from 8 to 15 thousand rubles, the detailed information is best clarified at the ticket offices of the airport in Minsk or Simferopol.
Simferopol - Minsk - a route that is due topolitical events was not needed and was replaced by other, uncomfortable and unprofitable counterparts. Residents of Belarus and Russia are now traveling around Ukraine, spending additional time resources for this. Whether this route will ever return to its usual rut or not, is still unknown.
Please note that the farecan be constantly changed, it is best to clarify at the box office in advance. Also take an interest in the cost of carrying baggage, the rules of crossing the border between the two countries, as well as the sights that you can see in both cities. And do not forget to take care of your place of residence if you are going to have a rest. Have a nice trip!