Odessa to Constanta & On to Varna
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 27, 2012 7:23 AM Last Post By: chaika
Jun 26, 2012 1:30 AM
I'm heading to Odessa and from there want to get to Constanta & then on again to Varna,
Can anyone inform me as to the best /safest/most comfortable method, also anything to watch out for/be aware of en route ,
oh & hotel recommendations along the way thanks!
Jun 26, 2012 2:01 AM
Jun 26, 2012 2:57 AM
2Anyway you should understand, that getting from Odessa to coastal locations in Romania or Bulgaria is not so comfortable and easy, as you may suggest.
Those cities (for example Odessa and Constanta) looks very close to each other while you looking to them on the map - but roads between them is very indirect (all possible ways are via Republic of Moldova, roads and border crossing directly between Ukraine and Romania on southern section of their common border DOES NOT EXIST). Possible travel between those location will be very slow and takes much more time than you may suggest.
For example bus travel between Odessa and Constanta takes slightly more than 13h!
So, if you really need to combine Odessa and coastal locations in Romania and Bulgaria in the same travel without intermediate stops - mentioned bus of Alba Service is the only reliable choise.
But usually more smart solution - just re-plan your trip, and in new planning - do NOT treat Odessa and for example Constanta as places, which are located close to each other. Yes, distance in a straight line between them is 290 km, but this fact is useless knowledge for trip planning. In most cases it makes sence visit Odessa and Varna in different trips. Combining them in one travel makes sence only if you are interested to visit some location on halfway - for example some places in Republic of Moldova or Danube Delta.
Jun 27, 2012 6:07 AM
3Hi guys thanks for the info , & yes I appreciate the distance is greater than it looks on the map! is there anything of special interest or locations to see in between Odessa & Constanta that I should see to break the journey up?
Also has anyone been to Crimea? I'd love to go and have a look there too!
Jun 27, 2012 7:23 AM
4As Max T said,there is the Danube Delta on the Ukrainian side or the Rumanian side.It all depends on what you like to do.I have never been to Danube Delta but I intend to go in the future.I think it is ok if you like something a bit less touristy,have a look at Izmail and the small towns on the Ukrainian delta,or Tulcea in Rumania where you can take a boat down the river and spend some time in relatively innacessible and not well known places,Sulina for instance.
If you want more touristy places,try the beach resorts like Mamaia north of Constanta.
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