How to Get to Ufa, Russia
UFA is among the shortest word names in Russia, relative to other countries. Just as the locals state, “if you get only three syllables, come visit me at UFA,” it’s only three syllables in the Russian language as well. It literally means “untouched.” Some people in Russia call the area of the Ural mountains known as the Ural High Mountains, which includes the Krasnogor deserts, the Chekhon Desert, and the Altai Mountains. They believe that this area once was part of Asia; some think that it was a part of India.
The name of the town on the Volga River, which is situated in the heart of Ufa – the Urals – is itself an interesting nickname. It means “wild rice field.” However, there are no rice fields in the vicinity, which explains why the name. According to some locals, they were so named because of a certain animal that was seen in those areas. They are of the opinion that the animal was a moose; others say that it was a reindeer.
There are two main public transport systems in Ufa, both of which can take you almost anywhere in the city center. The main bus station of Ufa is located in the Ural region of Russia, while the rail terminal is located in the town center, next to the railway station. Both systems travel to the capital of Russia, Moscow, and reach there by different means: The buses use the same rails as the trains and the train uses the same platform as the buses.
On your journey to Ufa, you will stop in a number of cities in Russia, such as Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Ufa, Shevea, Bashkortostan, and many more. Each of these cities has its own charm, as well as a different feel. For example, in Ufa, the most notable buildings are the Orthodox churches and the fortress. It is here that you will find the Cathedral of Almighty God and St. Nicholas Cathedral. You will also find the tomb of Nicholas and Queen Mother of Sheba.
After you have taken a rest at one of the world-class bed and breakfast inns in Ufa, it is time for you to travel to the capital of Russia, Moscow. To reach the Red Army memorial, which is located in the village of Bolshoi Prokhovaya, you will need to take a taxi. A drive will also take you to the presidential hotel and the airport.
Although the journey to Ufa may seem as a rather long and arduous task, it can be made easy by the abundance of hotels, motels, villas and inns around the area. The best way to travel between Ufa and Moscow is by either using a hot air balloon or flying into Russian air space. As there are very few airports in Ufa, it would be wise to use a reputable cab service or hire a car so that you can reach the capital of Russia easily.