'''By bus''' - most companies serve Kars - though you might need to change bus at either Erzurum or Igdir, depending on where you come from. Be sure to check whether there are services available.
'''By train''' - there is also a train station in Kars, with a daily service from [[Istanbul]]'s Haydarpaşa station (''Doğu Express''), and another daily service from [[Ankara]] (''Erzurum Express'') [http://www.tcdd.gov.tr].
'''By plane''' - Anadolujet offers regular flights from Ankara to Kars airport. Prices start from 59TL including all fees.
[[Image:DSCF2366.JPG|thumb|view from castle]]
'''Kars Castle''' - situated on the side of the hill facing the city, Kars Castle is one of the few sights to see within Kars. It's a short climb from the city centre, and is worth climbing for the view of the city.
Russian/Baltic '''architecture''' along the grid of old town's streets, realized during the Russian occupation of the city in 1878–1918, singles out the city in Turkey. '''Fethiye Mosque''' (''Fethiye Camii'') in the city centre, originally built by Russians in the occupation period as a church, is the only mosque in Turkey having that distinctive architectural style.
The '''Church of Apostles''' just below the castle, now known as '''Kümbet''' or '''Kethuda Mosque''' (''Kümbet''/''Kethuda Camii''), is also well worth a look. The building was originally an Armenian church built in 10th century, and upon capturing the city, Ottomans converted it to a mosque in 1579. Later, when Russians came over, it became a church again, this time serving Russian Orthodox believers. After the Turks took back the city, it served for non-religious purposes for a time (such as a warehouse), and in 1998 consecrated as a mosque again .
*<sleep name="Hotel Bizim 1-2" alt="" address="Faikbey St 198" directions="main street in Kars" phone="+90 474 212-28-00" url="http://www.karsbizimhotel.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Single room TL 20-30, double room TL 40-60" lat="" long="">All rooms with TV, wifi and breakfast included (delicious soups).</sleep>
* <sleep name="Kar's Otel" alt="" address="Halit Paşa Caddesi 79" directions="" phone="+90 474 212-16-16" email="" fax=" " url="http://www.
karsotel.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""> Boutique hotel housed in an old Russian building.</sleep>
Kent" alt="" address=" Hapan Mevkii 12" directions="" phone="+90 474 223 -19-29" url=" http://www.karskenthotel.com/English.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""> Basic but clean rooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. Check out the bathroom on your floor before checking in, some are cleaner than others. Lounge room with satellite TV and a refrigerator for guests. It' s frequented by backpackers on their way to Ani, which makes it a good place for solo travelers to organize an excursion from. Taxi drivers know it. 20 TL.</sleep>
'''Hotel Temel ''' - Hotel Temel is a really comfortable hotel to stay in, with ensuite facilities, TV, and nice clean beds. It also comes with a breakfast, consisting of bread, cheese and honey. And it's even suitable for the budget traveller - though it's a little more expensive compared to other budget hotels in Turkey, but definitely worth the money!
'''[[Ani]]''' - A visit to Eastern Anatolia is not complete without a visit to the ruins of the City of Ani, which is situated some 45km away from Kars. It is best to charter a taxi or get a guide.