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Sochi Travel Guide

Traveling Around Sochi

Public transportation is plentiful here, with many buses and trains traveling to different destinations in central Sochi and surrounding districts. If you are traveling by bus or car, be careful with traffic, as Sochi is a linear city and the main road tend to get jammed during rush hour, despite the many new roads that have been built for the Olympic games. A high-speed railway, the Aeroexpress, connects Sochi with the Adler airport; for schedule and fares visit www.aeroexpress.ru/en/regions/sochi.html. At this writing, a high-speed train is in the works that will connect Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana, with a ride of about 25 minutes.

You can take one of the public buses to get around the area. To get from the airport to the center, you can take the Aeroexpress train from the Sochi airport. Long-distance and commuter trains are a fast way to travel between Sochi's districts. Check the Russian Railways website (www.rzd.ru) for information.

During the games, getting around the Olympic venues will be easy for because of their close locations to one another. For Olympic ticket holders, special busses around Sochi will be free of charge. The public bus routes are: 105 Sochi-Krasnaya Polyana, via the Sochi International Airport; 125 Sochi-Olympic Park; 135 Adler-Rosa Khutor; 173 Airport-Olympic Park; 174 Adler Train Station-Olympic Park; 186 Sochi Train Station-Rosa Khutor. Bus fare is 16R around Sochi and 50R to go between the districts.

There are plenty of local taxis and the prices are comparable to Moscow. The trip from the Sochi International Airport into central Sochi is about 1200R.

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