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Essential information

At a glance

May-Sep
Best time to go
Summer
Monday
HRS
09
09
MINS
09
09
Current Time
GMT +2
area code
048

When to go and weather

Temperature
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Getting to Odesa

Flights to Odesa

The best price found from United States to Odesa is on September 3rd, 2019, travelling with Southwest Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $427.00
ODS
Odessa Central

Getting around Odesa

To get to the city centre from the train station (about a 20-minute walk), go to the stop near the McDonald's and take any marshrutka (minibus) saying 'Площа Грецка' (pl Hretska), such as bus 148. Trolleybuses 4 and 10 trundle up vul Pushkinska before curving around to vul Prymorska, past the sea port and the foot of the Potemkin Steps.

From the airport, trolleybus 14 goes to the train station, while the infrequent bus 117 trundles all the way into the centre, stopping at Pl Hretska Bus Stop.

Tram 5 goes from the train station to the long-distance bus station. If you're going from the Privoz bus station to pl Hretska, take bus 220.

A typical taxi with Uber costs 30uah to 40uah in the centre, 70uah to 80uah from the centre to Arkadia.

Rental cars are especially useful for exploring Bessarabia or the Kherson area. Try Europcar in the Black Sea Rishelyevskaya. Most international car-rental companies are well represented in the airport.

Health and safety

Insurance

  • Comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems is highly recommended.
  • Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, skiing and even trekking: read the fine print.
  • Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
  • Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
  • If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.
  • Paying for your airline ticket with a credit card often provides limited travel accident insurance – ask your credit card company what it is prepared to cover.
  • Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime – even if you’re already on the road.

Dangers and annoyances

Like a proper port city, Odesa has a greater number of pick-pockets and other shady characters than your average Ukrainian city. That's a reason to be more vigilant, but certainly not paranoid. In the past, Odesa police were known for...

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