Ferry is a great way to cross the water. True, far from always everything happens as if by magic. Especially if you cross the border with water.
Port Caucasus - Crimea
The first difficulty that travelers face on our side is the lack of a normal schedule. It seems to be there, but for some reason the ferry does not comply with it. So be patient. Even if you have passed all the cordons and filled out, in general, a few pieces of paper, you will have to "wait a little". In summer, the line is sometimes built for a day.
The next thing to remember: the permissible weight of luggage per person is 50 kg. And if our border guards can still close their eyes to the advantage, then on the side of Ukraine they will definitely have to pay extra.
Prices: transporting a car up to 4.2 m in length costs 882 rubles, from 4.2 m to 5.1 m - 1357 rubles, trailer for a car - 452 rubles.; ticket for an adult - 160 rubles; for a child - 80 rubles.
Not all ferries require getting out of the car while traveling on water, but it is better to do just that. Respect safety precautions, and enjoy the views
Not all ferries require getting out of the car while traveling on water, but it is better to do just that. Respect safety precautions, and enjoy the views. Not all ferries require getting out of the car while traveling on water, but it is better to do just that. Respect safety precautions, and enjoy the views.
Saint Petersburg - Helsinki
Perhaps one of the most popular sea destinations for our compatriots is the ferry to Helsinki.
Do not forget that, unlike a trip to Ukraine, you will need a passport with a Schengen visa. It is worth to familiarize yourself with the list of prohibited items. For example, the Finns are extremely negative about radar detectors - right up to confiscation. And about the norms of alcohol per person in duty free, too, do not forget.
But this line is the most comfortable for people. Firstly, there are practically no deviations from the schedule. Secondly, the ships cruising here are comfortable. Princess Maria can take on board 1, 600 passengers and 395 cars, Princess Anastasia is ready to transport 2, 353 people and 580 cars.
Prices: depend on the day of travel and cabin class and start from 134 euros. There is a more modest option - one bed in separate male and female cabins costs from 30 euros. The cost of carriage in one direction - from 35 to 60 euros, the package price (car plus cabin) - from 115 euros.
The more water there is where you are heading, the more popular the ferries will be in these parts
The more water there is where you are heading, the more popular the ferries will be in these parts. The more water there is where you are heading, the more popular the ferries will be in these parts.
Vanino - Kholmsk (Sakhalin)
Another sea ferry, though not crossing borders. If you suddenly wanted to get to Sakhalin, you will first have to shake properly along the roads of Mother Russia. If you did not take care of purchasing tickets in advance, then you risk getting stuck in a port in a life-long queue. Therefore, it is worth concluding a contract for the carriage of a car and buy tickets in Khabarovsk. And it will come out not only faster, but also cheaper. When traveling by water, they will not let the car go, so take everything you need from it in advance. The most comfortable deck for living is the upper one. True, she is also the most expensive.
And by the way, find out the weather forecast for travel dates. In a storm or heavy fog, the ferry is unlikely to leave the port.
Prices: the cost of transporting a car depends on its size, an average of about 5, 000 rubles.; Passenger ticket - from 1000 rubles. for a seat up to 3000 rubles. for a luxury cabin (one-time meals are included in the price), children under two years of age swim free of charge, from two to twelve - at half price.
FROM FROM THE FLOWING RIVER
If the river ferry, this does not always promise a calmer crossing.
Volga River, Myshkin
A ferry cruising between the right and left banks of the Volga leaves every half hour. The fare is on board. Before entering the ferry, the driver needs to drop off all passengers who have to wade between cars. The bad news is that when lifting the water, "the administration is not responsible for damage to cars."
However, it is unlikely that you will face anything serious, especially when you consider that the crossing will not take so much time.
Prices: quite symbolic. Carriage of the most common category car - weighing from 1, 500 to 2, 000 kg - will cost 230 rubles. If there is a trailer, throw another 80 rubles on top. Animals - dogs and small cattle - will be transported for free.
Not all ferries strictly follow the schedule, so it is better to arrive in advance
Not all ferries strictly follow the schedule, so it is better to arrive in advance. Not all ferries strictly follow the schedule, so it is better to arrive in advance.
Lena River, Yakutsk
The dates of the beginning and end of navigation on the Lena are almost impossible to name, because it all depends on the ice melting. In winter, a winter road replaces the crossing. There is a very difficult period - two to three weeks in spring and autumn, when the weather has not yet settled. I do not recommend being at the crossing at this moment: people there are seriously tense and even, in the apt expression of my colleague, knock on each other's faces.
Prices: according to official information, transporting a passenger car of the Moskvich, Zhiguli type or a foreign car of the corresponding nominal weight costs 292 rubles, a Volga or a similar foreign car - 427 rubles, an UAZ and other jeeps - 535 rubles, a motor scooter or a motorcycle - 108 rub. The maximum fare for adult passengers and children over ten years of age is approved at 113 rubles, for children from five to ten years - 57 rubles, children up to five years are transported free of charge. In real life, travelers often complain about more expensive tickets, and you need to be prepared for this.