Free Russian Visa to visit Kaliningrad for 10 days?

Good News Everyone! Russian ministry of foreign affairs is working on a new type of Russian Visa that will allow to visit Kaliningrad for 10 days. It was mentioned by Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia during his meeting with the local government.

So what do we know about this free Visa to Kaliningrad so far:

  • It should be free
  • valid for 10 days
  • only for visiting Kaliningrad Region
  • single entry
  • new type is called “electronic visa”… should require less paper work
  • probably it will be “issued” right at the border. Let’s hope that all border-crossing offices will work this way.
  • Minister has mentioned that it will make easier to travel for Kaliningrad citizens and their neighbors… That leaves the question open – who will be able to use this offer? Our friends from Poland and Lithuania only? EU citizens? Or everyone is welcomed?
    Update: During another event a “list of countries” was mentioned. Last time countries of Shengen Agreement, UK and Japan was in that list. Let hope a new one will be longer.

Let’s keep waiting for the official details and the date when it will be available. Stay tuned!

Kaliningrad – Khrabrovo Airport Shuttle Bus and Airport Transfer

One of the recent questions from one of the travelers was: “How to get from the airport to Kaliningrad?“.

First of all there is a shuttle bus that goes every 40 minutes. Check the timetable from KGD Airport below. The ticket price is 80 RUB, aprox. 1.3 EURO or so. Sounds perfect, isn’t it?

You can check the schedule for both directions at Khrabrovo Airport Official Site.

Second option is a taxi ride. Some taxi apps shows me the prices starting from 500 Rub or so to the city center. Also there are special information desks with taxi-agents that could help you to get the ride to the destination you require.

And annoying taxi drivers that are looking for customers on their own – least recommended but sill an option too. 🙂

Also you will find several Car Rental companies inside the Khrabrovo Airport Building.

And one more exclusive option! Kaliningrad Guide Blog would like make a limited offer for our readers: free airport transfer! Just let us know in the comments below or using the Contact Us form that you need help with getting to Kaliningrad or back to the Airport. The only requirement is to write later a short review on your stay in Kaliningrad. Share some tips and ideas that could be useful for those who will travel after you.

Have a good flight! And feel free to send your questions about visiting Kaliningrad.

Free Kaliningrad walking tour in English

This is something new for our city. And I would be happy to join you on this tour to see how it’s working. Just let me know in the comments that you are interested.

Here is the meeting point, the House of Soviets, look for the blue fence close to that building:

So, here is the official information:

Free Walking Tour in Kaliningrad will help you get your bearings in the most European-minded city of Russia and allow you to make the most of your stay here! The guide will walk you through the history of Kaliningrad, from its start as a land of Konigsberg to becoming a significant most western part of Russia. You will get to know the best parts of Kaliningrad and hear some “secrets” of this marvelous place with very special identity. A perfect introduction to Kaliningrad will be given to you. After the NEW Free Walking Tour you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers.
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