Information & Facts
Taxis are always available outside the airport, but negotiating
a price is the best idea. The average cost of taxi into the city is
Short-term parking is available.
Hertz car rental is available from the airport.
Bus 124 runs directly into the city. Some other buses are
available but are much slower.
Sochi International Airport offers cafes, bars, a post office
and banks and currency exchange offices.
Russian is the official language. Some people speak
English, French or German.
The official currency is the Rouble (RUB), which is divided into
100 kopeks. Most major credit cards, like Visa and Mastercard are
accepted in the larger hotels and at places that deal with foreign
tourists. Currency can be changed at banks, currency exchange
booths and hotels. Travellers cheques are difficult and expensive
to cash, but if necessary it is advised to take them in US Dollars
or Euro. ATMs are widely available in major cities. It is hard to
get rubles outside Russia and travellers are advised to take good
condition US dollars or Euro notes to change once there. It is
illegal to pay for goods or services in hard currency, though it is