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Sochi Airport: Transfers and Taxi
Transfers from Sochi Airport
Private transfers from Sochi Airport (AER) are the most comfortable and convenient travel option to reach the most popular resorts on the Russian Black Sea coast: Adler, Anapa, Gelendzhik, Tuapse, etc. Also, from the air hub, you can get to the largest ski resort in the country — Rosa Khutor.
Here are a few reasons why you should book a transfer:
- You will leave the airport without delay. If you choose this travel option, you won’t have to spend your time waiting at a public transport stop or making a booking at a taxi office: your driver will pick you upon your arrival and you will leave the air hub right away.
- You will pick the vehicle that suits all your needs. We offer a wide selection of car classes, so you will definitely find the perfect car for you. Even if you are a large group, we have a solution for you — we offer several minibuses with the largest one being able to accommodate up to 19 persons.
- You won’t have to visit a currency exchange office. You can make a prepayment in the desired currency and thus avoid buying the local one on-site.
This transport option can save you plenty of hassle and stress if you travel with children or the elderly.
The airport is located 30 kilometers from the Sochi city center. The trip to the city by transfer takes approximately 45 minutes and costs 21 euros.
Taxi from Sochi Airport
To avoid scams, ignore those taxi drivers who approach tourists inside the terminal and order a taxi at the office of the official airport taxi operator (LLC Yug Expressavtoliga): it can be found on the first floor, in the baggage claim area. There are also some other famous taxi companies operating in that area (for instance, Uber and Yandex.Taxi) — you can also book a cab on their official websites or by phone.
The average taxi fare to Sochi city center is 1,000 rubles or 13 euros.
Keep in mind that most local taxi drivers only speak Russian. If you don’t want to face the language barrier, order a private transfer: we will provide your transfer driver with all the necessary information in advance, so you won’t have to explain anything to him. Besides, our 24/7 English-speaking customer service will always be ready to help you.
Public Transport from Sochi Airport
There are two means of public transport you can use to leave the air hub:
Lastochka high-speed train. It reaches the city center in 45 mins — on the way to it, it also makes stops in Matsesta, Khosta, and Adler. The fare is around 170 rubles — tickets can be bought online or at the railway station (it is located next to the air hub). There are only 4 to 8 departures a day with the last one at 9-10 pm.
Buses. To reach Sochi, you can use the routes 105 and 105с: they will take you to its bus station in 30-40 mins for around 100 rubles. There are also some routes to Adler and Krasnaya Polyana (the ski resort of Rosa Khutor). Buses leave from the stops on the first floor, near the terminal exit — follow the signs to find the necessary one. At night, they don’t operate. Also, be ready to spend up to 40 mins waiting at the bus stop.
Note that during the peak tourist season, public transport may be packed.
Booking a Private Transfer from Sochi Airport
You need to place your order at least 24 hours in advance. However, even if you do that later, we will try to find an available car for you.
To place your order, you need to specify the following details:
- the date and time of your trip
- the preferred car class
- additional services if needed (for instance, a child car seat or an additional stop on the route).
After you place your order, you will receive an email with a confirmation and a voucher. In the latter, you will find all the ride details: its date and time, the meeting point, and the driver’s contact information.
Cost of Airport Transfer from Sochi
The cost of the transfer compared to other ways to get to Sochi
When using a transfer, you don’t have to buy the local currency to pay for your trip: you can make a prepayment on the Kiwitaxi website in the desired currency.
Useful Information about Sochi Airport
It is the hub for the following carriers:
- Turkish Airlines
- S7 Airlines
- Ural Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- and others.
The air hub has a single passenger terminal, which handles both international and domestic flights.
Inside the terminal, you can find:
- ATM machines and currency exchange offices
- cafes and restaurants
- medical center
- baby care room
- VIP lounges
- car rental services.