Public Transport

Bus / Marshrutka

The most important bus / marshrutka (minibus) routes in the city are:

3K - from the central bus terminal to Matsesta
12 - from Bytkha to Matsesta
17 - from the central bus terminal to Novaya Zarya (ring route of Central Sochi)
22K - from the central bus terminal to Bytkha
36 - from the seaport of Sochi to Mamayka
47K - from the central bus terminal to Transportnaya street (Olymp Mall)
57 - from Adler train station to Imeretinskaya Lowland and Vesyoloe (to the border with Abkhazia)
64 - from Mamayka to Kudepsta via Central Sochi, Matsesta and Khosta
99 - from Sochi train station to Vinogradnaya street (ring route of Central Sochi)
105 - from the central bus terminal via Matsesta, Khosta and Adler sub-districts to Sochi International Airport, then to Alpika-Service part of Krasnaya Polyana. The 105K bus goes to the airport only.
106 - from Sochi train station to Trout Farm via Sochi International Airport
125 - from the central bus terminal to Imeretinskaya Lowland via Matsesta, Khosta and Adler
130 - from Adler train station to Trout Farm
135 - from Adler (market) to Krasnaya Polyana
155 - from the central bus terminal to Lazarevskoe via most sub-districts of Lazarevskoe district (Dagomys, Vardane, Loo, etc.)
167 - from the central bus terminal to Adler (market / Novy Vek Mall)


Bus / marshrutka numbers from 1 to 99 mean have a fixed fare for the entire distance of the journey (approximately 9 RUR).

Numbers from 100 have flexible fare system depending on the travel distance.

Train

The 105 km length of greater Sochi makes the rail system one of the fastest and most suitable transports to travel between the city districts.

Preparing for the 2014 Olympics Winter Games, RZD is constructing two new lines (from Adler to the airport and from Imeretinskaya lowland to Krasnaya Polyana).

Commuter trains in Sochi have improved considerably in recent years, upgrading from standard Russian elektrichki to modern and comfortable trains. Most of them go from Adler (or from Sochi central terminal) to Tuapse and back.

There is also an airport link in operation. See the Airport page for details about this service.

Taxi

In Russia, if you hold out your hand on the street, several cars will pull over to offer you a ride, and only few of them will be licensed taxis.

Such unofficial transportation is still popular in the country because it is usually cheaper and faster than official taxi services.

Even official services rarely use meters, more often measuring the fare by time of ride or using fixed prices.

It is advisable to have your hotel reception organise taxis as many drivers do not speak English. Also, remember that most taxis only accept cash.

Taxi services available in Sochi:

New Yellow Taxi (Новое Желтое Такси): (8622) 90 3333
Taxi Kapriz: 7 (8622) 369-360 or 7 (988) 502-90-60
Taxi Kruiz: 7 (918) 340-9819 or 7 (963) 160-7800
Taxi Nika: 7 (8622) 330 330
Taxi Sochi: 7 963 163 0603

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