The Belarus transit visa issue was a critical issue for many fans, that plan to visit Minsk and other cities. As well as taking a flight or a train, including Free Trains between Kaliningrad and Moscow.
Today a new agreement between Russia and Belarus was signed: a temporary agreement on mutual visa recognition for the upcoming large sports events. It means, that World Cup FanID can be used to cross Belarus border.
Still to find an official text of the agreement, but I believe that the Belarus Transit Puzzle is finally solved.
Several traveling fans asked us for a secure option to leave a car in Kaliningrad. Unfortunately Stadium Parking will be closed for security reasons. But organizers confirmed that there will be a Park+Ride option to leave the car at the special parking area for several days. Continue reading “Secure Parking during the World Cup in Kaliningrad”
Where is your seat at the Kaliningrad Stadium? Check out this stadium seating chart for the FIFA World Cup matches. Share your match and block in the comments! Continue reading “Kaliningrad Stadium Seating Plan”
While other bus companies are still waiting for something, Ecolines started their sale for June 2018. Now you can book tickets to Kaliningrad online! Continue reading “First bus tickets to Kaliningrad from Gdansk, Warsaw, Berlin, Vilnius, Riga available for booking”
5 bus routes were announced for the World Cup matchdays today:
- Khrabrovo Airport – Kaliningrad Stadium – Pink
- North Railway Station (Severnyj) – Stadium – Blue
- South Railway station (Juzhnij) – Stadium – Red
- Official Parking – Stadium – Black
- Official Parking – North Railway Station – Green
Continue reading “Free shuttles to the Kaliningrad Stadium”
Warsaw is a great tourist destination. As well as a transit point for travelers who wish to visit Kaliningrad. Let’s see what transport options are currently available. Planes, buses, trains, connections… Continue reading “How to get to Kaliningrad via Warsaw”
According to the latest news, a new agreement between Russia and Belarus will be signed in Q1 2018. A mutual recognition of visas was discussed. If that really happens, then you probably will be able to travel to Kaliningrad via Minsk with only one visa, Belarus or Russian one. No details published yet, no idea how it will affect Football Fans, Fan IDs and free trains for the FIFA World Cup. But let’s hope for the best and wait for good news to come. Belarus is an interesting tourist destination. Also, this will allow a lot of additional possible flight, train or bus connections.
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Source in Russian: https://rg.ru/2018/02/01/rossiia-i-belarus-podpishut-soglashenie-o-vizah-v-pervom-kvartale-2018-goda.html
UPD: Check the latest update on the visa agreement between Russia and Belarus.
Paul from Ireland was kind enough to share his experience after we noticed his Instagram account with nice photos and comments from the Kaliningrad trip.
Paul McCabe: Myself and my friend visited Kaliningrad in January 2018. I did not know what to expect from the city as it is unknown to many people in Ireland. Continue reading “Review: I did not know what to expect from the city as it is unknown to many people in Ireland”
The Baltic from Anton Korobkov on Vimeo.
Traveling along the coast of the Baltic Sea and the cities of the Kaliningrad region. Russia
We have an unexpected news today. Two trains to Poland and Lithuania was announced by the local railway company. Actually, you will have to switch trains near the border. Test runs scheduled in January. Continue reading “New trains from Gdansk and Klaipeda to Kaliningrad”