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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  16 h 20 min

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

$21 - $34

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Train  •  16 h 21 min

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

$25 - $51

Night train, bus  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Take the night train from Sochi to Piatigorsk
  2. Take the bus from Pyatigorsk to Nal’chik

$36 - $62

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sochi to Nal’chik 406.2 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Nalchik  •  7 h 27 min

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

$107 - $263

Fly to Mineralnye Vody, bus  •  5 h 49 min

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

$63 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sochi to Nal’chik is to bus which costs RUB 1300 - RUB 2200 and takes 16 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sochi to Nal’chik is to fly and bus which costs RUB 3900 - RUB 15000 and takes 5 h 49 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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It takes approximately 16 h 20 min to get from Sochi to Nal’chik, including transfers.

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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 16 h 21 min.

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

You can take a bus from Sochi to Nal’chik via Kropotkin and Kropotkin in around 16 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sochi to Nal’chik via Mineralnie Wodi and Mineral'nye Vody in around 16 h 21 min.

Airlines
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Krasnodar, Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Sochi to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Perm, Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
IrAero
Website
iraero.ru
Flights from Sochi to Nalchik via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Sochi to Mineralnie Wodi
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 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 - $19
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Kupé)
$12 - $19
Night train from Sochi to Piatigorsk
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $23
2nd Class (Kupé)
$23 - $35
Bus operators
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
$13 - $23
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Spline Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Email
mrtrans@bk.ru
Website
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
Bus from Mineralnye Vody to Nalchik
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
spline-trans.ru
Avazar Bus
Website
avazar-bus.am
Bus from Pyatigorsk to Nal’chik
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
avazar-bus.am

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