There are 6 ways to get from Sochi to Nal’chik by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Sochi to Mineralnie Wodi
  2. Take the bus from Mineralnye Vody to Nalchik

$18 - $37

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Train  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Sochi to Mineralnie Wodi
  2. Take the train from Mineral'nye Vody to Nal'chik

$25 - $51

Bus  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sochi to Kropotkin
  2. Take the bus from Kropotkin to Nalchik

$21 - $33

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sochi to Nal’chik 406.2 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Mineralnye Vody, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Sochi (AER) to Mineralnye Vody (MRV) AER - MRV
  2. Take the bus from Mineralnye Vody to Nalchik

$64 - $231

Fly to Nalchik  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Sochi (AER) to Nalchik (NAL) AER - NAL

$104 - $323

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No, there is no direct bus from Sochi to Nal’chik. However, there are services departing from Sochi and arriving at Nalchik via Kropotkin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sochi to Nal’chik. However, there are services departing from Sochi and arriving at Nal'chik via Mineral'nye Vody. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 41 min.

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The distance between Sochi and Nal’chik is 314 km. The road distance is 649.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sochi to Nal’chik without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to get from Sochi to Nal’chik, including transfers.

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Sochi to Nal’chik bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Sochi station.

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Sochi to Nal’chik train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Sochi station.

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The best way to get from Sochi to Nal’chik is to train which takes 14 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Sochi Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Sochi to Nal’chik bus services, operated by Spline Trans, arrive at Nalchik station.

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Map of how to get from Sochi to Nal’chik.
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  • Distance: 196.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 30 min

What companies run services between Sochi, Russia and Nal’chik, Russia?

You can take a train from Sochi to Nal’chik via Mineralnie Wodi and Mineral'nye Vody in around 14 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sochi to Nal’chik via Kropotkin and Kropotkin in around 16 h 20 min.

Airlines
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Sochi to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Simferopol, Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Perm, Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Sochi to Mineralnie Wodi
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $22
2nd Class (Kupé)
$22 - $35
Train from Mineral'nye Vody to Nal'chik
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Kupé)
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Spline Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Email
mrtrans@bk.ru
Website
spline-trans.ru
Bus from Mineralnye Vody to Nalchik
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru
Bus from Kropotkin to Nalchik
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Sochi to Kropotkin
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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Sochi to Nal’chik train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Nal'chik station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sochi to Nal’chik is 650 km. It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to drive from Sochi to Nal’chik.

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UTair Aviation offers flights from Sochi Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Nal’chik. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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