How and by what to get to Sochi from the airport
Sochi International Airport named after V.I. Sevastyanov is located 30 kilometers from the center (airport on the map) on the outskirts of the resort and the Adler. Depending on traffic congestion and type of transport it takes from 30 minutes to one and a half hours to get from there to the center.
The main problem is that the capacity of the roads here is not very high, and during rush hours or bad weather you can stand in traffic jams in Adler or at the entrance to the center. And also local road builders like to repair the already good road surface, again creating traffic jams. So if you need to get to the airport before your flight departs, it is advisable to allow an hour and a half for the road, of course, with plenty of time to go through the check-in and security checkpoints. Avoid travel delays by train, which always take about 40 minutes, but are infrequent.
Here are detailed instructions for each mode of transport, how and by what to get from the airport to the center of Sochi and back:
- Travel time: 30-60 minutes.
- Cost: from 800 rubles.
At the airport in the arrivals hall you will be met by local “bambiliacs” who will offer their cab services. Their prices are higher than even the official airport cab, but you can arrange with them to travel with hitchhikers to get cheaper if you are traveling alone. They’ll find your own traveling companions or put you in a car that’s already leaving.
If you need the whole car for your family or company, it is better to order an official cab at the counter in the arrivals hall or through the aggregators YandexGo, Uber, etc., for the same price. Also local taxi companies offer good fixed prices, which you can find on the Internet. If you don’t have a mobile Internet connection, you can use the free airport WiFi or call one of the taxi companies or aggregators to order a car:
- Red Taxi +7 (862) 290-00-00
- Maxim +7 (862) 222-22-22
- Yandex +7 (862) 444-44-42
- Veset +7 (862) 244-44-44
- Tap Taxi +7 (862) 448-48-48
Please note that if you want to go from the city center to the airport in the summertime in the afternoon, it’s better to give an hour and a half for a trip, because because of traffic jams and repairing works there is a chance to get stuck on the way before the flight. In addition, cheap cabs booked through apps sometimes have to wait a long time during high season, in bad weather or during rush hours. In the case of a time-critical trip to the airport or train station, we advise you to apply for a car with an extra 30-60 minutes to spare.
If you need comfort and convenience, you can book a ready-made transfer. Then the car will be waiting for you after landing a board, and the driver will meet you in the arrivals hall with a sign. You can book a transfer at kiwitaxi, intui.travel, and you can also search on the websites of local taxi companies online.
Find the desired route
Book your transfer online
Your driver will pick you up at the airport or train station
Rent a car
- Travel time: 30-60 minutes.
- Cost: from 150 rubles (carsharing), from 1300 rubles (daily).
You can leave the airport by the rented car right from the airport after making a contract at the counter in the arrivals hall or if you did it online in advance. Booking in advance online will save time and money.
In addition to daily rent at the airport is available short-term rent with per-minute payment – carsharing BelkaCar. The cost of one minute of ride – from 5 rubles, there is a free parking “Squirrel” at the airport. That is, you can take the car here, drive to the place of rest, and there to complete the trip. If you take into account that it takes you 30-60 minutes to get to the center of Sochi, the trip will cost you 150-300 rubles for the whole car, which is cheaper than a cab or even a train if you are traveling as a family or a group. Read more about renting in Sochi here.
BlackCar in Sochi
And for long term rentals we advise you to use these trusted car search and booking sites:
- Rental Cars (best Russian-speaking support and lowest prices ).
- Rent a car at Discover Cars
- Rent a car at Economy Bookings
Electric train / Aeroexpress
- Travel time: 40 minutes.
- Cost: from 176 rubles.
Modern comfortable electric trains run between the airport, Adler and the center of Sochi several times a day and take 40 minutes. The good thing is that the trains are not affected by traffic jams, so if you need to get from the center to the airport just in time, this is the best option. But of course you need to take into account quite rare schedule of their movement.
The station is located right at the airport, you can get from the terminal by the covered passage according to the signs. You can buy tickets at the ticket office or vending machine, when buying must specify the destination station. Fare (in 2021) – 176 rubles.
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Train to Sochi
- Travel time: from 60 minutes.
- Cost: from 86 rubles.
From the airport there are regular city buses, there are no special shuttles or expresses. If you have large luggage it will be uncomfortable, and with very large suitcases you may not fit into the salon at all. The stop is located just outside the arrival hall on the lower level. At the entrance you may pay by card or in cash to the driver.
There are only two routes to the center of Sochi: #105 and #105c. This is a passable bus, departing every 45-60 minutes from 05:00 to 20:00. The buses go through the center of Sochi on Gorky Street near the railway station and terminate at Moremall shopping mall. Bus 105c goes faster because it makes fewer stops along the way, but runs less frequently.
Bus in Sochi.
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Путеводитель по Сочи admin 7 Август, 2021 Составлена уже куча путеводителей для отдыха в Сочи, здесь обсуждаем и задаем вопросы по теме.r>Путеводитель по Адлеруr>Путеводитель по Имеретинке или Сириусуr>Путеводитель по Хостеr>Путеводитель по Лазаревскомуr>Путеводитель по Лооr>Путеводитель по Уч-Дереr>Путеводитель по Дагомысуr>Путеводитель по Красной Поляне (все курорты)r>P.S. Not all of the guides are finished yet, but work is in progress. .
Re: Guide to Sochi Angela September 9, 2021 You have nothing about Sochi, and only about all sorts of Loos and Lazarevskie written, and what does it have to do with them. Why do you mislead people?
Re: Путеводитель по Сочи admin 9 Сентябрь, 2021 r>Nobody is misleading anybody. Maybe you do not know, but Loo, Lazarevskoye and all the other resorts on the list – it’s all Sochi. It is a very large city, the longest in Russia, and it includes other resorts. or you can think of them as distant beaches, if you like. Yes, there is no guidebook about the center of Sochi yet, but not all at once. Wrote that in the works .
Re: Guide to Sochi admin September 9, 2021 And by the way, the work is ongoing, and there are already guides to Uch-Dere and Dagomys .
Re: A guide to Sochi avelon September 9, 2021 Yes, Sochi is indeed made up of many small resorts such as Lazarevskoye and Loo .
Re: Sochi travel guide Dragunea 9 June, 2022 Hello. Tell me please, if you go to Krasnaya Polyana in your car for a day, there is a barrier, whether to pay to enter, and how much if necessary?
Re: Путеводитель по Сочи admin 19 Июнь, 2022 r>As such, there is no entrance fee, but you may have to pay for parking, it depends on where you want to get there, because it is a whole group of resorts and villages. Read our guide, it has everything about parking, including where you can park for free.
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How to get to Sochi from Sochi airport
How to get from Sochi airport to Sochi after arrival? All available transportation from Sochi airport to the city and back in detail in this article.
In addition to thinking about what to visit and see in Sochi, many people have questions about moving around the resort. In particular, how to get to Sochi from the airport, what the cost of the bus from Sochi to the airport and what mode of transport is preferable.
Before answering the frequent questions from the group “how to get from Sochi Airport to the city” or “I just arrived at Sochi Airport, how do I get to Sochi?”, let us tell you a little about the airport itself.
Sochi Airport is separated from the center of the resort of the same name by only 36 kilometers. The distance to the famous “Russian Switzerland” – Krasnaya Polyana – is 41 kilometers. This resort is one of the largest in the world.
At the airport passengers are offered the following services:
- Wireless Internet access via Wi-Fi.
- Luggage packing services, as well as storage facilities.
- A medical center.
- Services of a large number of banks.
- Stores with a variety of choices.
- Cafes and restaurants.
The latter, which is typical for any type of station, offer their menus at fairly high prices, so it is preferable to use the institutions located in a small distance from the airfield.
How to get to Sochi
After arriving at the Sochi airport, you can use cabs or shuttle buses to the nearest resort villages, as well as Sochi itself and Adler. In the city and nearby settlements go by bus №105 and №124. In addition to the latter, travelers are offered a number of popular routes passing through Sochi. Among them:
- No. 51, moving from the airport to the Adler shopping center.
- No. 124, connecting the airport and Sochi.
- No. 130, which runs from Adler to the airport and the trout farm in the village of Moldovka.
- №131 runs from Adler to the airport and goes further to the village of Golitsino or Lipniki
- №135 takes you from the airport to the famous Krasnaya Polyana.
An alternative way to get from the airport to Sochi – use high-speed electric train “Aeroexpress train”, moving on the route Airport – Adler railway station – Sochi railway station. The trains leave 4-5 times a day and reach Sochi in 50 minutes.
The last option is to take a cab. It is more advantageous and reliable to order a cab by phone or from a stand at the airport. Otherwise you may pay double price to the drivers, who are waiting for the passengers at the airport.
If you are at the international airport of Sochi, use the services of the cab dispatch center of Autoliga LLC. It is located on the first floor in the baggage claim area. In favor of this company are its obvious advantages:
- The passenger can get a receipt of payment. The cost of the trip is strictly fixed and is shown in the price list of the company.
- The company-carrier is serious about guaranteeing the safety of the trip of its clients.
- A passenger can choose a car of any class from economy group to premium and get a comfortable trip.
To get from the airport to the center of Sochi, it is best to use buses or cabs.
How to get from Sochi airport to Sochi at affordable rates? Let’s take a look at several fares valid for different types of transport.
“Privateers” use inflated fares. As a result, you will spend more than 1,000 rubles per trip.
When ordering an official cab, there are two types of fares:
- Sharing one cost with several hitchhikers. This method is convenient because it allows you to spend less money. Dispatchers collect to one driver several single orders for one direction. Also such system allows to serve a large flow of tourists more operatively.
- Ordering a single car. Suitable for families or people who have enough money for a single trip with comfort.
If you complete a cab car from several orders the trip will cost the following amounts:
- From the airport to the center of Adler – 450 p.
- From the airport to the center of Sochi – 650 rubles.
- From the airport to Krasnaya Polyana – 850 rubles.
Those, wishing to make an order for a personal vehicle, receive the following price list:
- To the center of Adler – 800 p.
- In the center of Sochi – 1200 p.
- To Krasnaya Polyana – 2,000 rub.
It is very convenient for those who carry large luggage or sports equipment. On average, for 48 rubles you can get to Sochi in 45-55 minutes.
Buses go quite often, but are usually dispatched after a sufficient number of passengers. In this regard, their movement is not always consistent with the schedule. In addition to the above routes you can use buses 60, 124C, 125. You will need to pay only 50 rubles for travel.
How to get from the city to the airport of Sochi
The next question tourists are wondering after a great vacation: how to get to the airport in Sochi, when it is time to fly home?
All the above modes of transport work in both directions. Both from the airport to the city and from the city to the airport. Therefore, despite the fact that you have to get over 30 kilometers from the center of Sochi to the same name air station, the trip will not create much trouble.
How to get by bus to the airport of Sochi
If you prefer buses, you can use the previously mentioned routes:
- No. 51, moving from the Adler Trade Center to the air terminal.
- No. 124 runs from the Sochi railway station to the airport.
- № 130 – from the village of Moldovka moves to Adler through the airport.
- №131 – from the village Lipniki or Golitsyno you can easily get to Adler through the airport.
- #135 – guests of Krasnaya Polyana can use this route to catch their plane.
The most convenient and comfortable option to travel from Sochi to the airport is to pre-order a transfer using the service KiwiTaxi. Its main advantages for passengers:
- The transfer works in both directions – you can get to the airport from the city and vice versa.
- Prepared car meets the customer immediately at the airport after his arrival or in the city at the designated place. The passenger does not need to search for a car or wait for a long time for transport to arrive.
- The company has its own cab service “Good”, operating at the airport.
- The transfer and cab service provides a fixed price list.
- Guarantee of a safe trip for passengers.
This service is provided by Skyscanner Car Hire, where you can make a pre-order or make a rental directly after arrival. The cost of this service is usually around 2,300 rubles per day of rent.
An electric train, on which one can comfortably get to the city in an hour. Service of the route is engaged by Russian Railways. Among the stops of the express train are also Krasnaya Polyana, Matsesta and Hosta. It is possible to buy a ticket on the Internet, but it requires mandatory electronic registration.
Visiting another city always involves a lot of questions. And many of them relate to the movement from the railway stations and airports to the final destination. The information in this article will help you to reduce your time and immediately find the right way to achieve your goal. Have a safe trip!