How to get to Sochi

Sochi is one of Russia’s largest resort cities and has a highly developed transport infrastructure. The city is home to an international airport, two railway stations, a commercial and passenger seaport, and numerous highways.

Increased traffic is expected at all transport hubs, so please plan your travel in advance.


VISAS

A valid passport and visa are required to enter the Russian Federation.

Visitors holding an invitation to the Russian Investment Forum are eligible to apply for a short-term visa through a simplified process via Russian consulates abroad. For more information, contact the Russian embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

We do not recommend using an intermediary to apply for an entry visa.

BY AIR

Sochi International Airport, also known as Adler Airport (AER), is the largest airport in Krasnodar Territory and is located on the Black Sea coast. It serves Russian and international flights to and from roughly 60 destinations.

Sochi International Airport, also known as Adler Airport (AER), is the largest airport in Krasnodar Territory and is located on the Black Sea coast. It serves Russian and international flights to and from roughly 60 destinations. Forum venue.

А-355, Sochi

International Airport call centre (24 hours)

 8 (800) 301 1991 
 +7 (862) 240 0032 
 airportsochiK@aer.basel.aero    
aer.aero

VIP terminal

The VIP terminal at Sochi International Airport is located in a separate building to the left of the main terminal building. Passengers can go through all pre-flight formalities in the VIP terminal, including check-in and security control.

More information on VIP terminal services and prices is available here.

Ordering VIP terminal services

Ordering VIP terminal services
+7 (862) 240 0075, +7 (862) 249 7642
+7 (862) 240 4768
special_services@aer.basel.aero

CIP lounge

A comfortable lounge for business class passengers is located in the Sochi International Airport terminal building, on the second floor of Sector B.

More information on CIP lounge services and prices is available here.

+7 (862) 249 7757 (domestic flights)
       +7 (8622) 249 7748 (international flights)

First aid

A 24-hour first aid point is located on the second floor of Sector B.

+7 (862) 249 7703, +7 (862) 249 7503

For passengers with limited mobility

To request special assistance at the airport, please follow this link.

8 (800) 301 1991

Customs control

Commercial airline passengers are advised to familiarize themselves with any limits on luggage size and weight to avoid extra charges and inconvenience. For safety reasons, carrying dangerous materials, objects, and liquids in hand or checked luggage is prohibited.

BY RAIL

Sochi Railway Station

56, Ulitsa Gorkogo, Sochi

It takes an average of 50 minutes to get from Sochi Railway Station to the Main Media Centre

Adler Railway Station

113, Ulitsa Lenina, Sochi
www.adler.dzvr.ru

It takes an average of 15–20 minutes to get from Adler Railway Station to the Main Media Centre.

Russian Railways call centre

8 (800) 775 0000
eng.rzd.ru

BY CAR

Sochi is located 1,620 kilometres from Moscow and 2,340 kilometres from St. Petersburg. Travel time from Moscow is an average of 20–24 hours (depending on traffic). The route follows the M4 Don Highway and the A147 Dzhugba – Tuapse – Sochi Highway.