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Cheap Flights to Sochi Airport (AER)

Nicknamed the Summer Capital in Russia, Sochi is the country's biggest and busiest seaside town on the Black Sea. With its subtropical climate, shimmering beaches, and scenic coastline, it's a wonderful vacation destination in the summertime. To fly into this picturesque city, travellers land at Sochi International Airport (AER), which is located 30 minutes north of the city centre. You can find the cheapest flights to Sochi, Russia with Skyscanner's online search tools.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Sochi

Located on the Black Sea, Sochi is a popular resort city amongst Russians, Europeans, and international visitors. It's known for its sunny, warm summers, which are the most active tourist seasons, as people flock to the area's picturesque beaches. Incidentally, between July and August is the most expensive time to visit. If you want to receive email notifications on seat sales and price drops, sign up for Skyscanner's Price Alerts feature.

Airlines That Fly to Sochi

Many domestic and international airlines fly out of Sochi International Airport, including:

     
  • Aeroflot
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  • Belavia
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  • Komiaviatrans
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  • NordStar
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  • Pegas Fly
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  • Red Wings Airlines
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  • S7 Airlines
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  • SCAT Airlines
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  • Somon Air
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  • Tibet Airlines
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  • Turkish Airlines
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  • Ural Airlines
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  • UTair Aviation
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  • Uzbekistan Airways

What to Expect When Arriving at Sochi Airport

Sochi International Airport is located 30 km away from the city's downtown core. At the airport, you'll find several methods of transportation. You can hop aboard a bus: #51 for downtown, #105 or #125 for Sochi's railway station, or #135 for Krasnaya Polyana, a nearby resort town. There are commuter trains available into downtown too.

Taxi service can be chaotic at Sochi's airport. The drivers rarely speak English, which will be a hindrance if you aren't fluent in Russian. So, it's better to book a taxi in advance of arrival. Your hotel in Sochi can often arrange this service for you. If you prefer to drive yourself, rental cars are available on-site at AER.

Airport Facilities

Russia's Sochi International Airport was completely renovated in honour of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It's a bright, state-of-art facility with many upscale amenities for travellers. To celebrate Sochi's Olympic legacy, you can still buy the official athlete apparel by Bosco Sport clothing. There are also shops selling traditional Eastern European foods, such as catfish caviar, smoked fish, and Koryonovka ice cream. Other souvenirs like matryoshkas (Russian nesting dolls), sparkling wine, fine furs, and amber jewelry can be found, as well.

What to See and Do in Sochi, Russia

Inside Russia, the city of Sochi is famous for its outdoor attractions. This Russian Riviera, as it's affectionately called, holds many pebbly beaches, flowering parks, and hiking trails, which are filled with waterfalls and spectacular viewpoints. Trekking, yachting, and kite surfing are all activities that tourists can enjoy. Furthermore, there are numerous boutiques, eateries, and nightclubs lining the coastline. Between June and September, Sochi is a delightful place to vacation and enjoy those fleetingly hot months in Russia.

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