Crimea became a part of the Russian Federation in 2014. One of the most important sectors of the economy of the Republic of Crimea is tourism. To support the economy of the Crimea Russian leadership is taking steps to encourage tourists. In order to make the trip to the Crimea more affordable were reduced flights prices to Crimea.
The largest Russian airline Aeroflot on its website posted information about tickets prices to Crimea (Simferopol airport).
Traveling to the Crimea passengers (and also in the opposite direction) will be offered six kinds of special fares. The minimum cost of economy class ticket on the route Moscow - Simferopol - Moscow will be cost 7500 rubles, including all taxes and fees (about 150 euros). The cost of a one way ticket will be 4,000 rubles, including all taxes and fees (about 80 euros). Over half of the tickets for each flight will be sold by minimum price.
Flights from Saint Petersburg to Simferopol prices will be also reduced. Also become cheaper flight tickets to Crimea from other Russian cities. It is planned to increase the number of flights.
"Russia" Airlines Company is planning to perform from St. Petersburg from 01.06.2014 two flights a day (Airbus A320).
Tourists will be able to get to the Crimea also by rail. From May 1, 2014 will be possible to buy only one ticket from the cities of mainland Russia to the Crimean peninsula. In railway ticket office can be purchased two tickets. The first is for train to Anapa or Krasnodar cities. The second will allow access by bus to Kavkaz port, then by ferry to the peninsula of Crimea, and then by bus to one of the cities in the Crimea.
Bus ticket from Anapa to Simferopol will be cost 350 rubles, to Yalta - 420 rubles; to Feodosia or Sudak - 350 rubles (about 8 euros).
Russia also has the Black Sea resort regions near the cities of Sochi and Anapa. Russia's leadership plans to develop Sochi as a vacation destination for more affluent tourists and resorts of Crimea as a cheaper place for holydays.
You can buy a ticket to the Crimea yourself. You can get to Crimea by plane or by bus.
See Crimea location on the world map.