There are couple points within old part of Odessa, here you can take city transport to any city district.
Train station – near main train station passes lot of busses in both direction: to city centre and to sleeping quarters. Also here is the last station of trolley-bus from airport.
Cathedral square – point of passing many Odessa transport routes that connects old centre with others parts of the city. Also here a few end station of some transport.
Shevchenko Avenue (Prospect Shevchenko) – big street that leads to Arcadia zone from city centre. Place of dozen busses and trolleybuses to everywhere.
Odessa public transport devides on three groups: tram, trolley-busses and marshrutka (yellow busses). All this kind of transport are very cheap and available for everyone, but there are cople of problem with them, that better to know in advance.
First of all, there are no city cards for transport, only cash payment. Odessa public transport is usual places for pickpocketing, especially when it full of people. Also you should remember, that usual driver or conductor of tram doesn’t know english or any other language. So you have to know exactly where your station or ask people around.
Second – usualy transport in Odessa is not comfortable, dusty in summer and has no air conditioning. Ectually any kind of city transport is old and very bad. That is why there is no practical purpose for using it. Only if you need to save money or just like feel the locals life.
Probably the most uncomfortable kind of city transport. Nearly always very crowded, noisy and smelly. Better not use it especialy near market place or train station. On such routes are many pickpocket. Totally useless when you need to get old city. By trams it’s easy to escape traffic jams, despite that they are relatively slow. So, use it only for fun, otherwise better to avoid.
Useful transport when you need to get to old part of Odessa. Some of them have a station two quarters from Opera House. In case you need to go from Arcadia beaches to centre it is good option. Trolley-bus №14 going from airport to train station. Very suitable option instead of get taxi from airport. What is more important, you can looking for trolley-busses and trams online http://transport.odessa.ua/ and even download free app on phone.
Most popular Odessa transport amid locals, but only because there are no any options. Marshrutka – name, that locals call little yellow busses that going all over the city. They are small and uncomfortable, extremely crowded in morning or evening and usualy with rude drivers. Using marshrutka you can get in every part of Odessa. Also you can catch them everywhere, not nessesary looking for a station.