The first mention of Chita is found in the Old Russian chronicles of the XVII century.
The famous church of the Decembrists was preserved in the city, where the rebels exiled in 1827 tried to find solace and prayed for the coming of better times.
If you have a driving license, beforeYou can get Chita by your own vehicle. You can get to Chita from Irkutsk using the P258 "Baikal" motorway, from Khabarovsk you can get to Chita along the P297 "Amur" highway. If you are traveling by car from Moscow, you will need to follow the Asian route AN6 through Samara, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Petropavlovsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk. The distance between Moscow and Chita is about 6,300 kilometers, which can be overcome in about 70 hours without taking into account the stops.
In Chita, there are two railway stations,Whose services you can also take advantage of. The main city railway station - Chita II station, receives about 20 long-distance passenger trains daily, while also serving a suburban service. In Chita, you can leave by train from almost all Far Eastern cities, where there is a railway connection. On the road by train from Moscow to Chita, you will take about 4.5 days. In addition, international trains №№019 / 020, connecting Moscow with Beijing, pass through Chita-II.
In Chita also operates a bus station, servicesWhich you can use if you decide to go to this city by bus. However, it should be noted that the bus station serves mainly suburban communication. Thus, by bus to Chita you can get only from Zabaikalsk, the journey time will be about 8 hours.
If you want to save time on the road, the mostThe best way is to fly by plane. 20 kilometers from the center of Chita is Kadala International Airport, which connects this locality with many Russian cities (Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, etc.), and also serves international flights to Antalya, Phuket, Bangkok, Manchuria. If you fly to Chita from Moscow, you should pay attention to flights of airlines "Aeroflot", "Ural lines" and S7 Airlines, departing daily from Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports. The journey time from the capital to Chita by air is just over six hours. From the airport to the city center you can get by bus number 40E, route taxis Nos. 12 and 14 or by taxi.