Elista

The Monastery of Geden Sheddup Choikorling

Elista is the capital of Kalmykia.

Understand

The city was founded in 1865, and has a population of just over 100,000.

Get in

By plane

Flights from Moscow are a few times a week on Rusline. There are more regular flights to Volgograd and Rostov, with transfer to Elista by bus or train respectively.

By train

The Moscow-Elista train route goes through Stavropol. However, the most convenient way is travel to Volgograd by train then on to Elista by express minivan, which are relatively cheap.

By bus

Several private companies operate a daily bus service between Moscow and Elista. The pickup point in Moscow is Luzhniki Stadium. A one-way ticket costs about 1350RUR.

Get around

Mini-buses ply routes around the city.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Splurge

Drink

You can drink Kalmyk tea

Sleep

Budget

Mid range

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