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Monchegorsk

Getting there & around

From the shiny new bus station(72150; ul Komsomolskaya 25B), one block off pr Metallurgov, buses head to Murmansk (R149, 3½ hours, seven daily), Olenegorsk (R38, 45 minutes, up to 11 daily), Apatity (R74, one hour, four or five daily), Kirovsk (R91, 1½ hours, four daily) and Kandalaksha (R123, two hours, 8.30pm daily except Sunday). Here you can also buy tickets for trains from Olenegorsk (28km northeast of Monchegorsk, on the Murmansk-Petrozavodsk line) and for flights from Murmansk or Khibiny airport near Apatity.

Taxis in town cost R40.

Monchegorsk