Russia is the largest, and perhaps one of the least explored countries in the world. Travellers who decide to take on the might and scale of the country in a car hire are unlikely to be disappointed. There is a good infrastructure of main motorways and there are no fees to use the roads. You'll generally also find a good selection of food and hotels along the way.
Russia is a vast country, considered to be the largest country in the world, and spanning 9 time zones from GMT+2 to GMT+12. The Moscow Standard Time Zone is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). These time zones change to Daylight Saving Time according to European Summer Time. It is best to check the Russia time difference before you travel.
The official language in Russia is; Russian. Most speakers of a minority language are also bilingual speakers of Russian. Nowadays, there are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia, the most popular of which is Tartar, spoken by more than 3% of the country's population. English is commonly spoken by the younger generations but not widely understood or spoken throughout the country so keep that in mind when driving your car hire in St. Petersburg or other destinations around Russia.
The electricity in Russia operates on 220 Volt and 50 Hz AC. Most sockets are standard European-size for double round-pin plugs. Appliances from Britain will need adaptors; it's better to buy them before travelling, as it's very hard to find them in Russia.
Booking your cheap car hire in Moscow is a great starting point for your holidays, but there are other details you should look into. For instance, exchange rates. The currency in Russia is the Russian Rubles (RUB). There are plenty of ATM machines in teh main cities and towns.
When planning your holiday with a car hire be sure to have a look at the Travel Russia Website to find out Russia tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling.
To enter the country, UK nationals planning a holiday must present a valid passport for six months after the expiry date as well as a Tourist Visa. England, Wales or Northern Ireland citizens should apply to the Visa Processing Centre of the Russian Federation.
The British Embassy is located in Moscow. To know more about UK Embassies in Russia and other information, visit the website provided.
Before you book your car hire it's probably worth taking a look at the above essential Russia travel information, which includes everything you need to know when planning your holiday, as well as all arrangements you need to make before travelling.
*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.