Russians began to buy tickets for trains and buses in southern directions more often

OneTwoTrip, a travel management service, noted an increase in the share of bookings of railway and bus tickets in the first quarter of 2022, with a clearly noticeable increase in demand in Simferopol, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don and Stavropol. Analysts attribute this to the closure of airports in a number of southern cities.

Russians began to buy tickets more often for trains and buses to the south

In the first quarter of 2021, the share of train tickets among customer purchases was 18.9%, this year the figure increased to 28.3%. If you look at the months, then in January train tickets were booked in 24.6% of cases, in February – in 22.6%, and in March – already in 32.7%.

As for popular destinations, in the period from March 1 to April 15, the first places are traditionally occupied by the capitals: 26.2% of all railway tickets were bought to Moscow and 10.6% to St. Petersburg. Next come the southern cities: 3.8% of bookings were made in Krasnodar, 3.7% – in Sochi, 2.5% – in Rostov-on-Don. In addition, Simferopol was on the list with a share of orders of 1.6% (the demand there more than doubled over the year). In Krasnodar, 58% more orders were placed than in the same period last year, in Rostov-on-Don – by 56%, and in Sochi – by 23%. The list of popular spring destinations also includes Nizhny Novgorod (1.8%), Yekaterinburg (1.5%), Tyumen (1.4%) and Kazan (1.4).

some increase in demand for bus travel: in March, the share of bookings was 29%, while in February it was only 21%. However, in January the indicator was 31.7%, so there is no clear redistribution of demand for bus routes yet.

%), St. Petersburg (5.4%), Rostov-on-Don (4.8%), Krasnodar (2.7%), Kazan (2.3%), Minsk (2.1%), Krasnoyarsk (1.9%), Simferopol (1.7%), Ufa (1.6%) and Stavropol (1.5%). Compared to last year, there was a twofold increase in demand in Simferopol, the share of bookings in Stavropol increased by 88%, in Krasnodar by 80% and in Rostov-on-Don by 23%.

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