Getting Around

Trolleybuses and minibuses run frequently throughout the city of Sochi. Taxis are also readily available but can be quite expensive; it's best to negotiate a price with the taxi driver before setting out. Car rental is another option in the city, but the chaotic driving style, heavy traffic and lack of parking makes it inconvenient for most short-term city trips.


Sochi International Airport

The airport is located 19 miles (30km) from downtown Sochi.

Sochi International Airport (AER)


The airport is located 19 miles (30km) from downtown Sochi.

Getting to the city

The Aeroexpress train is the fastest way to get from the airport to Adler or Sochi. A number of Sochi Autotrans buses connect the airport with the city centre, Adler and the 'Rosa Khutor' Alpine Centre in Krasnaya Polyana. There is also a Skybus offering direct connection to accommodation at Gorki Gorod, Laura and Rosa Khutor resorts.


Local time is GMT +3

Car rental

Avis and Sixt offer car rental services at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are always available outside the airport. The official airport taxi provider offers a set rate according to the price list.


Sochi International Airport offers cafes, restaurants, a post office, banks and currency exchange offices, baggage storage, a pharmacy, first aid and a baby-care room.


Short-term parking is available. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes, RUB 200 per hour and RUB 1,000 per day. Daily and VIP parking is also available.