Orel is the city in the Central Federal District.

The year of foundation is 1566.

The population is more than 310 thousand.

Orel in the Russian language means also “eagle”. The eagle is considered the Orel city symbol, that’s why there are a lot of figures of the eagle in the urban environment.

Airports in Orel

There is no regular airport in Orel.

Railway Terminal in Orel

Station Orel (Вокзал Орел) in the Russian and English languages

Bus Terminal in Orel

Orel Bus Station in the Russian language

The best time for visiting Orel is from May to September.

What to do in Orel


It is convenient to travel from Orel to:

Tula – 2 hours trip by train;

Moscow – 3 hours 50 min trip by train.