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Getting Around Armenia

Air

There are no domestic flights in Armenia.

Road

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Road Quality

Road surfaces can be very poor, even in the case of major highways, and care should be taken to avoid children and animals on the road.

Regulations

Local drivers have a tendency to flout traffic regulations and ignore signals.

Visitors should take care when driving or crossing the road.

Seat belts are required by law (although no one seems to use them).

Documentation

An international driving licence is required and the minimum age of driving is 18.

Urban travel

There is a small underground system in Yerevan (0630-2300). Buses and trolleybuses run in the city.

Taxis are available in the city centre or can be ordered by telephone. Private cars can be flagged down as well as official taxis. Taxi fares should always be negotiated before starting a journey, and visitors should be aware that rates proposed initially are likely to be unreasonably high, in the expectation that foreigners will have unlimited cash and little idea of how much they ought to be paying. It is therefore advisable to make enquiries about 'going rates' per kilometre of travel before entering into negotiations with taxi drivers.

Chauffeur-driven cars are available but are expensive. It is advisable to obtain them through official channels, such as hotels or travel agencies in Yerevan.

Rail

The main railway station is the Sasuntsi Davit Station on Tigran Mets Avenue. Trains to places such as Sevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor are slow, overcrowded and poorly maintained. Make sure you secure all belongings.

Water