How to go to the Crimea?
Whatever opinion was expressed by the followers to travel by train or by plane, the trip to the Crimea by car is much more advantageous. This journey has no time frame, you will not be hampered by fellow travelers, all problems with luggage are solved in two accounts and besides all this, you will receive a unique excursion program. Frequently asked question: how much to go to the Crimea, will seem to you the most common. 1500 km - and you are in paradise. If you decide to travel by car, then it is very good. After all, you can enjoy the surrounding landscapes and stay in any place you like. But here you need to know how to go to the Crimea, so that your vacation turned out to be much more extensive, more interesting and independent from anyone.
The first thing you need before the trip is, of course, to prepare a car, fill a full tank and choose a route. If the first two points are easy to handle, then the choice of route should be taken responsibly, while weighing all the pros and cons.
Most Popular Routes
Consider the most popular routes, let's look at their pros or cons.
Route number 1
Moscow - Tula - Oryol - Kursk - Belgorod - Kharkov - Dnepropetrovsk - Zaporizhia - Melitopol - Dzhankoy
Leave from Moscow and on the Simferopol highway, passing all the above-mentioned cities, you reach the border. Cross it in the area of the Cossack Lopani and continue to move towards Kharkov. After Melitopol, through the Chongar peninsula you will get to the Crimea. It should be noted that this route is the shortest, that is, you will spend less time and gas on the trip. Along the highway there are a lot of different cafes, campgrounds, recreation areas, where you can easily stop, relax and eat. The main disadvantage of this route is heavy traffic and huge queues at the border, besides a lot of problems create posts DAI.
Route number 2
Moscow - Voronezh - Rostov on Don - Novoazovsk - Mariupol - Berdyansk - Melitopol
From Moscow follow the Don highway and follow to Voronezh and Rostov. In Rostov, turn to the west and go through Taganrog to the border with Ukraine. Further, through Novoazovsk to Melitopol. Here you should turn south and through Genichevsk, go to the Crimea. Most of this road passes through Russia, where gas can be bought for rubles and it costs much less.The track is almost always free, there are quite large sections with a permitted speed of 110 km / h, and there are significantly fewer DAI posts.
If you decide to go to the Crimea by car, you need to take into account one nuance - crossing the border. For this you need to have with you all the necessary documents. When passing the border from the Russian side, it is enough to show the driver's license, documents for the car and passports of all passengers, including the driver. The customs officer will examine the car, ask if you have anything forbidden and how many liters of fuel are with you? After that, you will wish a happy journey, and you will go to the Ukrainian side of customs.
On the Ukrainian side, it is a bit more difficult to go through customs, here you can’t do with a simple document. It is especially difficult to go through customs at the Goptivka checkpoint. Every foreigner needs to fill out an immigration card, without errors. If you have a passport with you, you do not need to fill out an immigration card. You just make a note of entry / exit and wish you a pleasant stay.