The cheapest way to get from the airport to Sochi is by bus: around EUR 0.2 for a 1.5-hour trip. You can also go there by Adler-Sochi electric train: the price is about EUR 2.5, yet the trip duration is 2.5 hours. You should check the timetable for electric trains beforehand. Route microbus will take you to the destination for EUR 0.2 and in 1 hour. The distance between the international airport to Sochi 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. Timetables for route microbuses, electric trains, and regular buses from the airport to Sochi depend on the season: in summer transportation is rather frequent, but in winter you can spend up to several hours waiting for the necessary transport.
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.
from EUR 0.2
The stop of buses from Sochi Airport to the city 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 EUR 0.2 for a ticket, yet they are not very comfortable. These buses are not always air-conditioned, so mothers traveling with small children should consider the fact that their child might feel sick.
№105, 105С, 124
05:20 AM - 11:35 PM
105,105С: Sochi Airport (Adler) - Moremall
124: Sochi Airport (Adler) - Sochi train station
from EUR 2.5
individual tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children
To get to the bus stop, use this plan.
from EUR 2.5
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 trains are rather old and worn (unlike comfortable Aeroexpress trains), and they don't run at night. There is Adler-Maykop electric train called Lastochka going through Sochi four times a day, but its ticket cost, as well as comfort level, is higher. You should check the electric train timetable a week before your trip.
11:20 AM - 09:00 PM
Sochi railway station
from EUR 2.5
individual tourists or couples with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children
To get to the train platform, use this plan.
about EUR 0.2
The stop for microbuses is located near the stop for regular city buses, opposite the terminals. Although 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.
№№ 130, 131
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sochi bus station / MoreMall
from EUR 0.2
single tourists; couples without children; families with children of 6 y.o. and upwards
To get to the microbus station at Sochi Airport, use this plan.
around EUR 15.3
Taxis and transfers from the airport to Sochi are not the cheapest travel option, but 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 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.
from the airport to the hotel/given address
5-10 min (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.
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
around EUR 15.3
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
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, look for a taxi at the exit from the airport.
In order to select the best option to get to Sochi from the airport, you need to consider many factors: whether you're traveling 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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