There are 6 ways to get from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to Sochi D

$15 - $35

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Rideshare  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rostov-na-Donu to Sochi 348.2 miles

$12

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Bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Sochi

$15 - $24

Drive  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi 348.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Platov, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Platov (ROV) to Sochi (AER) ROV - AER
  2. Take the train from Adler to Sochi

$85 - $314

Train to Krasnodar, fly  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to Krasnodar 1
  2. Fly from Krasnodar (KRR) to Sochi (AER) KRR - AER

$111 - $403

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rostov-na-Donu and arriving at Sochi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rostov Glavnij and arriving at Sochi. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Rostov-on-Don and Sochi is 404 km. The road distance is 556.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi without a car is to train which takes 7 h 48 min and costs .

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The train from Rostov Glavnij to Sochi takes 7 h 48 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Rostov-on-Don to Sochi bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Rostov-na-Donu station.

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Rostov-on-Don to Sochi train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Rostov Glavnij station.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi is to train which takes 7 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Platov Airport to Sochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Rostov-on-Don to Sochi bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, arrive at Sochi station.

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Map of how to get from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi.
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  • Distance: 252.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

What companies run services between Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Sochi, Russia?

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 48 min. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $24 and the journey takes 12 h 46 min.

Airlines
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Platov to Sochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Krasnodar to Sochi
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Rostov Glavnij to Sochi
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $22
2nd Class (Kupé)
$22 - $35
Train from Adler to Sochi
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Kupé)
$8 - $12
Train from Rostov Glavnij to Krasnodar 1
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$16 - $24
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Sochi
Ave. Duration
12 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rostov-na-Donu to Sochi
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
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blablacar.co.uk

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Rostov-on-Don to Sochi train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Sochi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rostov-on-Don to Sochi is 557 km. It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to drive from Rostov-on-Don to Sochi.

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UTair Aviation offers flights from Platov Airport to Sochi Airport.

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There are 3479+ hotels available in Sochi. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rostov-on-Don and Sochi. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Platov Airport is to line 286 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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