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Samara Kurumoch Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Samara Kurumoch 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.

KUF Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport.

What to Expect

samara airport guideThe modern Terminal A at Samara Airport (code: KUF) handles all commercial service, though a second terminal may be under construction. A smaller VIP terminal caters to private business flights. Amenities include several shops and eateries, all of which are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges (both have showers for freshening up!). See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Samara Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, one hotel is in walking distance and another hotel offers shuttle service for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Samara Airport Guide.

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 loungeAirport 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 or 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 (International) – Location: International Terminal, Airside, after Passport Control and Security Checks, 3rd Floor.  Hours: open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Business Lounge (Domestic) – Location: Airport, Domestic Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor.  Hours: open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Samara Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Kurumoch Airport:

  • Aviaotel – (5 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Samara Kurumoch Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the airport. Connect to the “Free_KUF” network.

airport infoMore 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: Ground Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – A kitchenette, nursing chairs, TV lounge, play area, changing tables, washing and drying rack, and more are available in the Baby Care Room. This room is accessible to adult travelers with children aged 7 and under and and mobility-impaired children who are aged 14 and under. Entry is free, but a passport, flight ticket, and medical clearance certificate (granted by the Medical Station) is required for access to the facility. Location: 3rd Floor, landside. Hours: Unknown.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currency services can be found on the Ground Level, near International Departure Gates.

Duty Free & Shopping – Heinemann Duty Free is available (2 locations) as well as a small selection of shops selling jewelry and accessories. A convenience shop selling magazines, snacks and drinks is available Landside. All shops are open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – All restaurants and coffee shops are open 24 hours. Here are your options: Tri Olenya (Dometic Terminal, 3rd Floor) • Tri Olenya Grill Bar (Arrivals) • Shokoladnitsa (Domestic Terminal, 3rd Floor) • GrenkiPub (Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor) • Charter’s Pub (International Terminal, 3rd Floor).

Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport’s information desk for assistance. Location: Airside, 1st Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left luggage can be found on the lower level of the main terminal. Rates: unknown. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: 1st Floor. Rates: 500 RUB/regular size bag • 600 RUB/oversized bag.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found on the 1st Floor. Hours: unknown.

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 – The airport pharmacy is open 24 hours a day. Location: Arrivals.

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 – Showers are available inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Samara airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Atlas Global • Azimuth • Azurair • Czech Airlines • flydubai • Nordavia • Nordwind Airlines • Orenburzhye • Pobeda • Rossiya Airlines • S7 Airlines • Smartavia • Smartwings • Tajik Air • Turkish Airlines • Ural Airlines • UTair • Uzbekistan Airways • Yamal Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to Samara and Togliatti via 4 different bus routes. The total trip time is a minimum of 1 hour and rates range from 28 RUB to 160 RUB. For schedules and more information,  visit the Samara Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Avis • Frant • Mars • Rentalcars • Rent Motors.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


The airport is connected to the Aeroexpress Train system (Kurumoch Express) via a shuttle bus which you can catch to the left of the front entrance to the airport. The shuttle bus ride takes approximately 4-10 minutes depending on traffic. For train fare, routes and scheduled, visit the Samara Airport website.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.