Getting Around

Trains are usually best for moving between cities in the Volga region, and night trains are often timed conveniently to leave in the evening and arrive in the destination the following morning. Buses and minibuses are frequent between major cities and offer an alternative to trains, particularly for shorter distances. Travel to Elista in only possible by bus or minibus. During the summer sailing season, from late May to September, it's also possible to sail the Volga, though boat trips are normally offered as cruises, and not strictly as transport options.