Airfare to Vladivostok, Russia
Vladivostok is a city closer to Asia than Europe, and is best known as where the Trans-Siberian railway ends…or begins. Until the fall of the U.S.S.R. in 1991, only Soviet citizens were allowed to visit the city, and only with permission, due to the presence of the Russian Navy’s Pacific fleet.
Since Vladivostok is the end or beginning of the Trans-Siberian, that is the primary reason that folks go from or too there.
Aeroflot is the national airline for Russia. However, SAT Airlines, Siberia Airlines and other airlines also stop in Vladivostok.
The most expensive air tickets to Vladivostok are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Seoul, South Korea or Beijing, China and traveling overland to Vladivostok via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Vladivostok, check out BootsnAll’s Russia Travel Guide.