How to get from the airport to Sochi city centre?

This article is about how to get from the airport to Sochi: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

How to get from the airport to Sochi city centre?

The cheapest way to get from the airport to Sochi is by bus: around EUR 0.2 for a thirty-minute trip. You can also go there by Adler-Sochi electric train: the price is about EUR 0.2, yet the trip duration is 50 minutes. You should check the timetable for electric trains from Sochi Airport beforehand (please note that Aeroexpress is not available now). Sochi Airport-city centre route microbus will take you to the destination for EUR 0.2 and in forty-five minutes. The distance between the nearest international airport to Sochi, Russia, and Sochi city centre is 28 kilometers.

At night, there are only taxis and transfers running between the airport and Sochi. Those travelers who are going to ski resorts should remember that not all route microbuses and regular buses accept large sports equipment. There was an aeroexpress running between Adler and Sochi, but this route was cancelled in December 2014. That's why you won't be able to get to Sochi from the airport by aeroexpress. Timetables for route microbuses, electric trains and regular buses from the airport to Sochi depend on the season: in summer Sochi transportation is rather frequent, but in winter you can spend up to several hours waiting for the necessary transport. There is a 3%-discount valid for transfer bookings until the end of the 2016 season.

Sochi - a resort city

Sochi is the main resort city of Krasnodar Krai, and its main transport hub is Adler Airport which is situated 28 kilometers from the city. Three million of tourists from all over the world are served there annually. After the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Olympic Park was built in the area of Adler, and within the territory of the Olympic town (Roza Khutor, Krasnaya Polyana) you can find a good ski resort. So Sochi welcomes fans of winter sports every year now, as well as waits for guests to its inviting beaches in summer.

Bus from the airport to Sochi

The bus from Sochi to the airport
Cost

from EUR 0.2

Waiting time

30min

Travel time

+60 min

Clients

Ind. tourists

The Sochi Airport to city bus stop is located right in front of the arrival terminals. Some buses will take you to the biggest mall in Sochi, while others can get you to the train station. You will spend a little more than an hour on this trip; still you'll have to wait for a bus for 15-30 minutes (check the timetable!). Adler Airport-Sochi buses, as well as electric trains, are cheap: from around EUR 0.2 for a ticket, yet they are not very comfortable. These buses are not always air-conditioned, so mothers travelling with small children should consider the fact that their child might be sick.

Sochi Airport city buses:

№105, 105С, 124

Timetable:

05:20 AM - 11:35 PM

Route:

105,105С: Sochi Airport (Adler) - Moremall
124: Sochi Airport (Adler) - Sochi train station

Travel time:

1h

Waiting time:

30min

Comfort level:

low

Cost:

from EUR 0.2

Clients:

individual tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children

How to find the bus stop at Sochi Airport:

To get to the bus stop at the airport, use this plan.

Electric trains from the airport to Sochi

Speeding trains from the airport to Sochi
Cost

from EUR 0.2

Waiting time

1.5+ h

Travel time

50min

Clients

Couples

There are lots of routes running through Sochi to Lazarevskoye and Tuapse. Thus, at least six electric trains from the airport to Sochi run even in the off-season. And there are much more routes running to Olympic Park station, however you also need to get to the station from the airport - that's why we'll consider only those electric trains that run from the airport station. Please note that Adler Airport-Sochi trains are rather old and worn (unlike comfortable Aeroexpress train), and they don't run at night. There is Adler-Maykop electric train Lastochka going through Sochi once a day, but its ticket cost, as well as comfort level, is higher. You should check the electric train timetable a week in advance of travel.

Timetable:

11:20 AM - 09:00 PM

End point of the Route:

Sochi railway station

Travel time:

50min

Waiting time:

1.5-2h

Comfort level:

low

Cost:

from EUR 0.2 (Lastochka - from EUR 1.8)

Clients:

individual tourists or couples with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children

How to find the train station:

To get to the train platform at Sochi Airport, use this plan.

Microbus from the airport to Sochi

Microbus from the airport to Sochi
Cost

about EUR 0.2

Waiting time

15+ min

Travel time

45min

Clients

Ind.tourists

The stop for microbuses from the airport to Sochi is located near the stop for regular city buses, opposite the terminals. Though route microbuses are more frequent and faster than buses and electric trains, they are of lower comfort level. You will pay from around EUR 0.2 for a forty-minute trip (depending on the route). There's no fixed timetable for Adler Airport-Sochi route microbuses.

Microbus from the airport to Sochi:

№51, 130, 131

Timetable:

08:00 AM - 11:00 PM

End point of the route:

Sochi bus station / MoreMall

Travel time:

40min

Waiting time:

15min

Comfort level:

low

Cost:

from EUR 0.2

Clients:

single tourists, couples without children, families with kids of 6 years and upwards

How to find the microbus stop at Sochi Airport:

To get to the microbus station at Sochi Airport, use this plan.

Sochi Airport taxi and transfer

Transfers. Sochi airport taxi
Cost

around EUR 15.3

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

45min

Clients

Families

Taxis and transfers from the airport to Sochi are not the cheapest travel option, yet they have some benefits. If you arrive at the airport at night, you won't be able to get to the city by any form of transport, except Sochi taxi. And if you arrive with a lot of luggage, taxi from Adler airport will suit you best, as you won't be able to place your bags inside the route microbus, and waiting for a bus or an electric train may take a very long time. The price for taxi from the airport to Sochi depends on the season (now, for example, there is a 3%-discount on online bookings) and on whether you are taking a taxi on the spot or booking a transfer online. Transfer and taxi Sochi are a good option for those who travel with small children or aged parents.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

from the airport to the hotel/given address

Travel time:

45min

Waiting time:

5-10min (if you take it at the airport on the first-come-first-serve basis)
If you book a transfer in advance, you will be picked up right upon arrival. The driver will meet you with a nameplate.

Comfort level:

If you take it at the airport: air-conditioning, without stops and other passengers
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, fresh water, English-speaking operator

Cost:

around EUR 15.3

Clients:

families with children, tourists who are in the city for the first time, disabled people, aged tourists, tourists with a lot of luggage or who arrive at nighttime

How to find the taxistand at Sochi Airport:

If you book a transfer in advance, the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area. And if you want to take a taxi on the spot, then look for a taxi at the exit from the airport.

How to get from the airport to Sochi:

How to get from airport to Sochi

To select the best option to get to Sochi from the airport, you need to consider many factors: whether you're travelling with children, have a lot of luggage, and whether your plane arrives at daytime. Once you’ve done with all those points, you can easily choose the best transportation in Sochi, Russia.

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