urban transport ► Marshrutki
There are many mini van route taxis called marshrutki around the cities, and a ride costs from 10 to 30 rubles. These are much more comfortable and efficient vs. the typical above ground public transport. Again, their routes are all written in Russian so study them well before getting on. The best way to find out if the bus is going your way is to simply stop it, open the door and ask if it goes to the place that you need to reach. In this case you just need to know the name of the place or the street where you are going. These mini vans usually stop at official stops such as metro stations and near regular bus or trolley stops but you can also flag them down. You see them all over the place - just stick out your hand and wave. When you get in hand the driver the fare and go.