Rostov-on-Don is the largest city in Southern Russia and an important gateway to the wider Caucasus region. Situated on the storied Don River, which was immortalized in the novel "Quiet Flows the Don," Rostov-on-Don is a pleasant and attractive city. Visitors here can enjoy the scenic beauty of the waterfront, the beautiful historic architecture, and a more authentic side of Russian life that those who stick solely to Moscow and St. Petersburg rarely get to see. With Skyscanner's monthly search tool you can now uncover when is the best time of the year to fly to Rostov-on-Don from a variety of airports in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Rostov-on-Don
Thanks to its southern location, Rostov-on-Don enjoys a warmer climate than what one might typically expect from a major Russian city. Summers tend to be hot, with temperatures regularly in the high 20s, and there is sunshine almost every day. Winters are typically overcast, with snow and below-freezing temperatures common (although it tends to be less bitterly cold here than in more northerly Russian cities). Spring and fall are both pleasant times to visit, with temperatures in the low 20s and only moderate amounts of rain.
Airlines that Fly to Rostov-on-Don Airport
Rostov-on-Don Airport is served by a number of primarily European, Middle Eastern, and Asian airlines. Most flights arrive from other Russian cities or a handful of European and Middle Eastern cities. Currently, the Rostov-on-Don Airport is served by the following major airlines, many of which only offer seasonal flights:
- Aegean Airlines
- Azur Air
- Czech Airlines
- S7 Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Ural Airlines
What to Expect at the Airport
Despite having been modernized a little over a decade ago, the Rostov-on-Don Airport is already a crowded and less than comfortable facility. While plans are in place to build a new airport in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there is no guarantee that that will happen in time. The current airport suffers from serious design flaws, with many travellers reporting difficulty finding the baggage claims area (it is located towards the right once you enter the arrivals area). The easiest way of getting into town is via taxi. The blue and white official taxis are located at the exit. You can also rent a car from one of the four rental car agencies located in the airport itself.
What to See and Do in Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don is a pleasant city and one of the best things you can do here is find a nice place to go for a stroll. The Embankment, along the Don River, is an especially scenic area and it is here where you can book a cruise on a steamboat. Gorky Park is the city's most beautiful park. The Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, with its gold onion domes, is undoubtedly Rostov-on-Don's most iconic building and it is located next to the equally impressive central market. When planning your trip to Rostov-on-Don, you can find a hotel using Skyscanner's convenient search tool.
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