To rest on the Black Sea — in Sochi, Tuapse or Abkhazia — it is not necessary to spend several days on the train. In Adler there is an airport, thanks to which it is possible to significantly reduce the travel time.
Sochi International Airport is the most important transportation hub of the entire Southern Federal District. It serves the Black Sea regions of Russia and the whole of Abkhazia. This is the fifth passenger hub in Russia after Moscow’s airports and St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo. The airport is located in Adler, the official site is basel.aero.
The airport is located within the city limits, in the Adler district, but it is 35 km from the center. It is connected to the center by a convenient highway, on which public transport runs, and the railway.
Get to the terminal by:
There are cafes and hotels along the highway — by choosing the best one on the online map, you can stop and wait a few hours before the flight. From the airport you can get both to the coast and to Krasnaya Polyana.
Tourists who travel to Sochi for the first time by plane are interested in which airport in Adler, how it works, and whether there are any services. You should not worry: all the information can be obtained on the website of Adler Airport or in the help desk.
On the territory of the transport hub there are:
- general registration and landing area;
- VIP terminal;
- three parking areas and two parking on special passes.
On the webcam Adler airport you can track the number of passengers, the length of the queues and other important data. Cameras are installed at Adler Airport at various points, so that you can get as much information as possible without visiting the site personally. This is important: assessing the length of the queues and the speed of check-in passengers, you can correctly calculate the time of departure and arrive exactly to the departure.
An important advantage of Sochi airport is a distributed registration system. You can check in for a flight using standard desks, self-service racks and online. Such a system reduces the time of registration and reduces the queue. However, passenger traffic can be large, especially during the season, so it is better to set aside an extra hour or two for clearance.