Direct flights link Moscow and Yerevan. Utair, Yamal and Shirak Avia fly from Domodedovo and Vnukovo. The flight takes 4 hours, the cost of a ticket without luggage is from 11,000 RUB, depending on the season. With one transfer in Mineralnye Vody, you can get by Azimuth, Aeroflot and Pobeda. Aeroflot and FlyOne Armenia operate direct flights from St. Petersburg. The journey takes about 5 hours, the ticket price is from 17,000 RUB. Prices on the page are for July 2022.
Aircraft on Yerevan soil are accepted by Zvartnots International Airport, located 12 km from the city. From it to the center of the capital of Armenia can be reached by bus or minibus in half an hour or 15 minutes by taxi. Public transport stop is located next to the terminal. Minibuses No. 107, 108 and bus No. 201 go to the center. The fare for a fixed-route taxi or buses is 300 AMD, for a taxi – 2500–3500 AMD.
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There are regular buses from many Russian cities to Yerevan. In Moscow, they depart from the 32nd km of the Moscow Ring Road (Lukoil gas station on the M-4 Don highway). The distance is about 3000 km, travel time is about 48 hours, the average ticket price is 145 USD. The road from Russia to Armenia passes through the territory of Georgia. From the Russian border to the Armenian capital is about 120 km.
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You can enter Armenia only from Georgia and Iran, since the Azerbaijani and Turkish borders are closed for entry into the country. To enter the Armenian territory, it is necessary to issue a temporary import of a vehicle and OSAGO insurance, it costs 16,000 ADM and 4,500 ADM, respectively. On the way back, an additional 2500 ADM will be charged at check-out.
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Districts of Yerevan
The cultural life of the capital and its main attractions are concentrated in the center and Abakir. These areas make up the Central District, which you definitely need to walk around – see the Republic Square with singing fountains, the beautiful building of the Matenadaran, the House of Chess Players, the Opera and Ballet Theater. Spendiarov and other iconic buildings. The north-western region of Kanaker-Zeytun gained fame thanks to the Victory Park and the famous monument “Mother Armenia”.
The highest point of Yerevan is located in the Nor-Nork region.
Those who want to live within walking distance of interesting places should look for accommodation on Tumanyan, Abovyan, Moskovyan, Khadzhyan streets and Mesrop Mashtots avenue. Inexpensive and good hotels in Nork-Marash – in this part of the city there are also historical and cultural monuments. In the areas close to the center of Kanaker-Zeytun, Avan and Malatia-Sebastia, you can count on lower prices for accommodation. The Kentron area is also considered attractive for tourists.
Hotels in Yerevan
Yerevan offers its guests a variety of accommodation options – from modest to luxury. The most expensive accommodation will be in the center of the capital – in modern upscale hotels of world brands Marriott, Best Western, Hyatt, Golden Tulip (from 45,000–50,000 AMD). In the historical center there are small authentic hotels with a patio and a garden where you can rent accommodation for a day for 19,000–26,500 AMD.
For those who are going to spend a minimum of time in a hotel, hostels are suitable. Their prices are very democratic – from 4000-4600 AMD per bed. Fans of budget holidays and those who want to feel the local flavor are better off staying in the private sector on the outskirts.
Urban transport in Yerevan is represented by metro, trolleybuses, buses and fixed-route taxis. The metro connects the northwestern and southern regions and consists of one branch with 10 stations. The fare on it costs 100 AMD. The announcer pronounces the names of the stations only in Armenian, and in the inscriptions they are duplicated in Russian. Metro operating hours: 6:00-11:00. The cheapest way to move around the city is a trolleybus. Such a trip can be considered a sightseeing trip – thanks to a leisurely ride, the surroundings are clearly visible from the window.
Almost all public transport stops have a map of the city, and some have signs warning of an approaching bus.
Yerevan residents prefer buses and fixed-route taxis – this is the most popular mode of transport connecting all urban districts. Payment to the driver upon exit. Buses are more comfortable than minibuses, and some even have Wi-Fi. There are many taxi companies in the city. The calculation is carried out according to the counter. The minimum cost of the trip is 500 AMD, the price per kilometer is 100–200 AMD. A trip within the city, as a rule, does not cost more than 1500 AMD.
Bicycles can be rented at the specialized shops Your Bike (67 Hanrapetunyan St., Republic Square metro station), My Bike (2 Sasna Tsreri St., Druzhba metro station), MIMO (270/1 Arshakunyats Ave., m. “Gortsaranain”). The price for 2 hours of rent is from 1500 AMD, then 500 AMD.
Rent a Car
Friendly Yerevan, a city that is often awarded the epithet “open-air museum”, is perfectly explored on foot. But if you want to go on an unforgettable trip around the outskirts of the Armenian capital, in order to enjoy the views of ancient monasteries or the biblical Ararat, your iron horse will come in handy.
It is best to book a car in advance via the Internet, but at the airport the choice of rental offices is no less impressive. The rental price is from 18,000 AMD per day. Both world-class companies, such as Hertz, and local rental offices, such as Naniko, offer their services in Yerevan. It is convenient for Russians to use the localrent.com service – they accept Mir cards. The situation with traffic jams in the capital of Armenia is acceptable, parking in the city center is paid, and on the outskirts you can park for free. More details about all the nuances are described on the page: ” Rent a car in Yerevan “.