Rail travel is the only one way using which you will plunge into the atmosphere of city from the first steps, because the first what you will hear will be song of Leonid Utesov “Near the Black sea”.
From the first chords you understand that you come to unusual city. The railway station is right in the center of the city which is highly convenient both for those departing from Odessa and those arriving for the first time.
It is impossible to loose your way; all the incoming trains come in to the end of the tracks, right in front of the railway station building, with exists to the city to the left and right.
Most often than not as soon as travelers emerge into the platform, they find themselves under attack from entrepreneurial ‘babushkas’ (old ladies) covered with signs advertising ‘Accomodation’. But even the most temptingly cheap offer won’t guarantee safe rest.