Vladivostok is a Russian city that is located right at the head of the Golden Horn Bay in the Far East. It’s located near the borders of North Korea and China.
Lots of travelers would go to Vladivostok as this is their starting point in traveling through the Trans-Siberian railway. Some tourists would also go to this city to enjoy its beautiful sights and attractions.
If you are thinking of visiting Vladivostok, then there will be various options of getting there available for you. First is to fly to Vladivostok, another is by train and third option is by boat from Japan.
Flight to Vladivostok
So, how long does it take to get from Moscow to Vladivostok by plane? The total travel time is approximately 8 hours. You will arrive at the Vladivostok International Airport which is about 50 kilometers away from the city center.
The airport consists of four paved runways and receives almost all types of aircraft. The main domestic terminal has recently undergone a major renovation making it to become the most modern airport in the Russian Far East.
Those who are coming from outside of Russia will arrive at the international terminal which is just right beside the domestic terminal. You can fly to Vladivostok from the international destinations, such as Beijing (China), Hong Kong, Seoul (Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand).
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Taking a Train to Vladivostok
Another option of getting to Vladivostok is to take a train.
Those who want to partake in an impressive journey by train coming from Moscow will have to spend six nights (can you imagine, almost a week on the train). You must be very brave to do so ^_^.
Departures are scheduled once every two days. Some major cities in Russia, such as Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk, can be passed by along the route coming from Moscow and all of the trains will make a stop there. The single journey ticket costs around $600 for the second class seats.
There are also trains coming from Harbin in China that will take 20 hours to get to Vladivostok and they cost around $50.
Ferry from Japan to Vladivostok
There are also ferries coming from Japan that goes to Vladivostok city. Most of these ferries would carry cargo but some of them also carry passengers.
The Far Eastern Shipping Company is the ferry that travels through this route and the passenger fare is about $500 a person.
The trip will take two nights and meals will be served on board. The ship comes with basic amenities, and may also have a pool on board. Usually, the ferry will leave on a Friday evening and will arrive in Vladivostok on Sunday morning. It is best to get to the port early so you will have enough time to complete the immigration procedures.
So these are the three options available for those who are thinking of traveling to Vladivostok. Regardless of the option you prefer, make sure that you do your research well.
I wish you a safe trip to Vladivostok, Russia!