Many people would love to visit the place of 2014 Olympic Games. Guests from many countries want to taste all the fruit in Krasnodar Krai, especially in Sochi. Once you've come to the city, you need to decide on how to get from the airport to Sochi.
Taxi from Sochi airport
Sochi is one of the biggest tourist centres in Russia, and it has lots of resorts both for summer and winter holidays developing year by year. The closest airport to Sochi is located in Adler, and you can go to the hotel or city centre by taxi. In some hundred meters from the exit there is a car park, where you can take a taxi from Sochi airport.
Official taxis that work with official rates are preferable, since it guarantees safety for passengers. Taxi from Adler airport to the city centre will be ve a bit cheaper than to Sochi, and the price will be lower. The distance from the airport to Sochi is around 30 kilometers, and it can be covered for 30 minutes, but on the week days there is much traffic in the roads, and the trip from Adler airport to Sochi can take up to two hours.
Regarding the price for the trip, you can save much money if you take a private taxi, but it's not worth taking risks. You can try to bargain with licensed drivers, while the taxi from Sochi airport will cost around EUR19, still the price to the hotel or even further will be higher.
Transfer from Sochi airport
Even if you are just planning to go to Sochi, you can take care of a comfort way to leave the airport. If you book a transfer from Adler airport, you can save time and money for your future leisure. This service is good for tourists who travel on groups, for you can order a car of the needed capacity and comfort.
For solo travelers transfer from Sochi airport is perfect due to the fact that you won't need to bargain with taxi drivers or wait for the needed car or pay extra money. Transfer from Adler airport includes meet and greet service; the driver will meet you in the arrival zone with the nameplate; and after that they take you to the car to drive to the destination with comfort.
One of the main advantages of transfer from Sochi airport is the price, as it's fixed and will not differ from the booking price till the end of the trip. Thus, to the centre of Sochi you can go for around EUR15, and to Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort the trip will cost around EUR 24.
How to get from Sochi-Adler airport on your own
Since Sochi is a Russian resort, you need to consider some language issues, still you can try to go by public transport. From the very early moment and till the midnight several buses head off from that point. Regular buses will bring you only for EUR 0.3 through all the bus stops. Also, Aeroexpress train takes off from the airport but it's more expensive — around EUR 2.6, yet it's the fastest type of public transport. Since summer 2015 speeding trains go again from the airport; you can spend around EUR1 to reach the city centre.
Today Adler airport is one of the biggest airports in Russia; including Olympic Games guests in 2014, it has already served millions of passengers. In 2009 they extended the airport with a new and modern building that can keep up with the best airports in the world in terms of technics and design. In the new Sochi airport they have shops, and cafes, and comfortable waiting zones, drugstores, etc. When planning a flight from Adler, you need to calculate the time in the road to the airport, as you can spend up to three hours in traffic jams.