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Gelendzhik Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gelendzhik Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

GDZ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Gelendzhik Airport.

What to Expect

gelendzhik airport guideGelendzhik Airport (code: GDZ) is a relatively new airport, having only opened in 2010. Primarily, it provides seasonal flights to cities in western Russia. Being a smaller sized airport, there is not a wide variety of amenities, but it does provide passengers with free WiFi to help pass the time. Economy class passengers seeking more comfort have the option to pay for access to the Business Lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for more information regarding the location and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.   For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Gelendzhik Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Marine Palace – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Kempinski Grand Hotel Gelendzhik – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Magnolia – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Business Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: open 24 hours • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Gelendzhik Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout the Check-In and Departures lounges.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the Arrivals Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities are located beside the escalators. A Mothers and Child room is a large dedicated room with sofas, tables/chairs is also available. Location: Departure lounge. Hours: unknown.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available at the main entrance.

Food & Drink – Two dining options are available: Bella Napoli Pizzeria (VIP lounge and Departures lounge. Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM) • Region 123 Cafe (Departures lounge. Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM).

Information Desk – An information desk is available near the main entrance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Storage is available at the Left Luggage facility. Rates: 300 – 350 RUB per day (or part thereof) depending on the size of the bag. Location: Landside Square. Hours: 24 hours.

Luggage Wrapping – Pack & Fly luggage wrapping service is available for 500 RUB per piece of luggage. Location: International Terminal and Domestic Terminal (1st Floor). Hours: 24 hours.

Massage – Special massage chairs are available in the Domestic Flights holding area. Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the First Aid unit. Location: Check-In, landside, near the ticket offices. Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Available on the 2nd Floor. No further details are available.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Shopping – Local delicacies, seafood, produce, jewelry, and souvenirs are available for purchase from a limited variety of boutiques and gift shops in the Domestic Flights holding area. A newsstand is also available. All shops are open from 8:30AM – 8:30PM.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 8:00AM – 8:30PM.


Gelendzhik airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • IrAero • Podeba • Rus Line • Severstal • Ural Airlines • UVT Aero • UTair Aviation • Yamal Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Gelendzhik Airport is served by Bus 5 and Minibuses 5 and 12.

Car Rentals

Europcar and Rent-A-Car Positiv offer car rental services at this airport.


Fixed-rate taxis are available for hire at the taxi rank in the ground transportation area. Price lists are prominently displayed, and different classes of taxi are available, from economy to premium.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.