It so happened that I go to Sochi every yearseveral times and at different times of the year. Practically, as to the country, because from Moscow to Sochi, very close. I tried all the ways that I have: hitchhiking, bus, train, car, plane. True, the further, the more I like traveling by car and airplanes.
The content of the article
- 1 Flight and car rental on site
- 2 By car
- 3 On the bus to Sochi
- 4 By train
- 5 By plane
- 6 How to get from Adler airport to Sochi
Flight and car rental on site
Immediately recommend to those who love comfort,option with a flight from Moscow to Sochi and renting a car right at the airport. Literally 2 hours on the plane, and then again on wheels. It is very important for those who do not like a taxi and prefer to have a car at hand. On my last trip to Sochi, I did just that, I flew for just a week, so I didn’t want to take a car from Moscow and lose a few days, especially after such a ferry, I also needed to rest all day. When I go for 1-2 months, then yes, it's better in my car.
Book in advance is best through the serviceMyRentaCar. Excellent service, I know it for a long time, I had to use it in the Crimea, in Montenegro and, actually, in Sochi. In short, it is an aggregator of local distributors, that is, it is akin to Aviaseels only for cars. Offers of the best rental offices are collected on one site and you don’t need to go through their crooked sites and compare prices, all in one place, plus support if any problems arise with someone.
Convenient way if you live somewhere nearby -for example, in the Krasnodar Territory or the Rostov Region. But if you go to Sochi by car from Moscow, then it’s at least 18 hours on the road (1,650 km), if you don’t particularly get stuck anywhere, spend the night and drive in one sitting. The disadvantage of this method is that you will have to drive through many settlements, and there is a traffic jam in the season, as usual, so the road may be delayed.
Honestly, though I love traveling oncar, but at a time such distances do not like to overcome, only if there is someone else who can change me. Moreover, when you go with a child, it is better to spend the night somewhere in Voronezh or in Rostov (on the links where we ourselves personally stayed).
Of the benefits:
- It is convenient to go with the family, because you can make any forced stops, and also taken a lot of things.
- On the way to Sochi, there is an opportunity to drop in somewhere else (for example, having made a stop in Lazarevskoye, Tuapse or Shapsi, you can swim in the Black Sea and see the sights).
- The car is cheaper than an airplane. And if you go by a big family, it turns out even cheaper than if you buy train tickets. Of course, here it is also necessary to take into account that it will be necessary to stay somewhere for the night, and these are additional expenses.
- Having a personal car, you get full mobility on the spot upon arrival and there is no need to rent a car in Sochi.
If you get to Sochi by car from Moscow, then you will go in a straight line on M4 highway, without turning anywhere. It is believed that this is one of the fastest and most modern highways in Russia. In my opinion, everything is fine only up to Voronezh, and then repairs and sometimes one lane in each direction begin. The most difficult part of the road is Dzhubga-Sochi. Here, the mountainous terrain, 200 km of serpentine, in the summer season - traffic jams. Most of the time it takes a piece of Tuapse-Sochi, where in each direction one lane, because of which it is quite difficult to overtake trucks, of which there are plenty. And from Dzhubga to Tuapse all the same not so strong serpentines and there are bands of overtaking.
On the bus to Sochi
From Moscow to go about 28 hours. Departure from the station. m. "Prague", Art. m. "Orekhovo", from the bus station near the station. m. "Red Guard". Ticket price from 2700 rubles.
Now there are a lot of private carriers,organizing trips Moscow-Sochi, you can try to choose more expensive and more comfortable, so that with good air conditioning and almost with WI-FI. Try to see the tickets for Busfor, a very convenient service for buying bus tickets via the Internet. But still, in my opinion, the bus is hard to go on such long distances.
Direct bus routes to Sochi are now fromall major cities of the CIS. Prices, depending on the season, do not change much. The bus station in Sochi is located near the railway station, in the very center. Right from there you can rent a car.
You can book a train ticket to Sochi nowon-line, and also - pay by payment card. At the same time - there is no need to come later for a ticket to the station, it is enough to present the passport to the conductor during the landing, if you have an electronic registration, and not an electronic ticket (more).
Buy a train ticket to Sochi, you can traditionally notearlier than 45 days before departure. If you go from Moscow or the central part of Russia, it is 25-35 hours on the way. Summer prices are higher than in winter. From most cities in Russia, trains arrive at the railway station in Sochi, or at Adler station, 35 km from Sochi. If you go by train to Krasnodar or Tuapse, then from there you can get to Sochi by high-speed train, in summer they go regularly.
A second-class carriage ticket from Moscow to Sochicosts an average of 2300 rubles. On branded trains - more expensive (from 3500 to 10 000 rubles). Branded train ride quite comfortably. There is no usual reserved seat, there is only a coupe and a suite. Each compartment has an outlet, WI-FI, air conditioning, a comfortable staircase to the second floor, three bio toilets, a light snack included in the price. A company train to get to Sochi is faster and more comfortable than the usual one, but in terms of saving money compared to an airplane, this option is not suitable. Saving any really do not get, and lose the whole day.
I remind you that if you are tortured by the buggy official site of Russian Railways, then you can buy a ticket through Tutu, I think you all know it.
Airplane from Moscow to Sochi takes 2-2.5 hoursand arrives at Adler Airport (aka Sochi). Departures occur daily from Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo airports. Airlines that have flights to Sochi: Red Wings, Yakutia, Vim-Avia, Ural Airlines, Taimyr, Yuteir, S7, Russia, Aeroflot, etc.
The cost of a plane ticket to Sochi from Moscow - toan average of about 4,000 rubles one way. Naturally, in season or on New Year's holidays (many go to Krasnaya Polyana), then the price increases by 2-3 times. Buy in advance.
Tickets I usually monitor on Aviasales orSkyskanner In principle, no difference, both work well. In order not to go to several airline sites, it is easier to compare prices in one of these services. These search engines display flights of all airlines that fly in Russia.
From the airport to Sochi, you can take a taxi, but you canpre-rent a car, and it will bring you to the specified time. See for yourself how you prefer. There is also public transport that takes you to Adler or Sochi. Adler is very close there, the airport is directly adjacent to the city.
How to get from Adler airport to Sochi
The airport is located about 30 km from the center.Sochi city. That is, getting there is not difficult. Railway Aeroexpress from the airport to Sochi now does not go. So besides personal transport, a rented car or a taxi, the most convenient way to get from the airport is by bus or minibus. There are a lot of them and they go often, not for long, so everything is simple.
Buses and buses leave every 10-30minutes, depending on the season. In the center of Sochi there is a bus with number 105, 105С (at the minibus - 105k) and 124 (to the railway station). Transport begins to walk from 6 am, the last flight - after 23 pm. The airport is not the final stop of public transport, buses go from Rosa Khutor to Sochi and back, it is important to remember this in order not to confuse the direction. Taxis from the airport can be ordered online or on the spot. It will cost approximately 1500 p.