All roads lead to... Who said “Rome”? The correct answer is Sochi!

Sea, road, rail or plane – all routes are unreservedly open, if the final destination is Sochi.

The fastest and most comfortable way to visit Russia’s chief resort is by plane. The Sochi airport has national standing and occupies fifth place in the country in terms of passenger turnover, second only to the airports in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Forty airlines operate more than sixty regular and charter routes to domestic and foreign destinations. There is no reason to doubt the convenience – at the end of 2020, Sochi airport was recognised as the best airport in Europe in the Airport Service Quality rating with passenger traffic from 5 to 15 million people, which placed it ahead of 38 competitors in its category. It is also included in the TOP-20 most convenient airports in Russia according to Forbes magazine.

By the way, the airport is called “Adler,” after the city district in which it is located. Central Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana, and the coastal towns are all within easy reach thanks to the well-developed transit system.

Another popular way to get to Sochi is by train. In summer, trains from almost all parts of Russia head to the resort. Since the city stretches for 145 kilometers along the Black Sea, there are three railway stations for visitors’ convenience: Lazarevskoye, Sochi and Adler. When purchasing your ticket, choose the train station closest to your accomodation.

Want to admire the beauty of our immense country on the way to Sochi? Then travel by car – but be prepared to arrange parking with your accomodation beforehand and be careful with the sharp bends of the mountain roads, which are highly unusual in Russia. Drivers need skill and attention to navigate the short and sharp turns, but passengers can admire the magnificent seascapes. To reduce the difficulty of the road to a minimum remember this advice: build the route with the idea of spending the night near Krasnodar or in Dzhubga. This way, you can drive the mountain road during the day and this will greatly simplify things.

The bus is perhaps the most economical way to get to Sochi. There are routes all year round from many cities in Russia, and they are joined by bus tours organised by travel agencies in the summer.

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