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Sochi Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Sochi Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

The airport is incredibly poorly managed, the food is overpriced, the taxi-drivers impossible to be rid of, the transportation getting there very difficult... - tashore14

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Sochi International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large three-level, single-terminal international airport with a small variety of shops and restaurants, including some 24-hour options!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Sochi Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Sochi Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Business Lounge - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Sector B. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Priority Pass.
  • International Business Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Sector C. Showers are availble. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Priority Pass.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal at Sochi airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Sochi Airport does not appeal to you, these are some of the closest hotels to the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Sochi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes, available at many locations throughout the airport. Those provided by Sberbank (5 locations) allow foreign currency exchange into Rubles.
  • Baby Care Facilities - A Mother and Child Room is available for mothers travelling with infants. The room includes all the comforts needed such as baby cots, change tables, fridge and chairs/sofas for relaxing. Location: Floor 2, Sector B. Hours: 24 hours a day. Note - you must obtain a medical clearance certificate from the First Aid office before access is granted.
  • Car Rentals - Sochi Rent a Car • Europcar • Avis • Rent Motors
  • Currency Exchange - Available at the Sberbank in several locations.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available and open 24 hours. The airport also offers a small variety of other shops.
  • Food & Drinks - There are restaurants and coffee shops available. The following are concessions are open 24 hours a day: Shokoladnitsa (Floor 2, Sector A) • Shokoladnitsa (Patio) • Buratinos (Floor 2, Sector B) • Grenki Pub (Floor 2, Sector B)
  • Information Desk - Yes, available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Yes, available.First floor, Sector C. Hours: 24/7. Rates: 300 Rubles per item for 1st day of storage (or part thereof) and 50 Rubles each additional day.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Pack & Fly operates 24h. Rate: 500 rubles per item.
  • Medical Services - A First Aid Station provides services, 24/7. Location: Second Floor, Sector B.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Factor-Farma. Location, Floor 2, Sector B. Hours: 9:00AM - 9:00PM.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Smoking - Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the airport.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


SkyBus eco-buses offer a comfortable and convenient way to travel between the airport and popular resort areas. SkyBus route “Sochi Airport - Krasnaya Polyana” brings visitors door-to-door from the airport to hotels in the resorts of Gorki Gorod, Laura, and Rosa Khutor. Buses run according to flight arrivals and departures of the day, and charge 400 RUB per person for a one-way ticket. Each bus has ample storage space for skiing equipment and oversized luggage. Sochi Autotrans offers scheduled “marshrutka” (minibus) service between the airport and Sochi, Adler, or the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Krasnaya Polyana.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Europcar • Rentmotors • Sochi Rent-a-Car.


A variety of economy and luxury prepaid fixed-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Stop at the taxi booth in the Arrivals hall to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

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Last Updated: 10 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .