Sochi is one of Russia’s largest resort cities and has a highly developed transport infrastructure. The city is home to an international airport, two railway stations, a commercial and passenger seaport, and numerous highways.

Increased traffic is expected at all transport hubs during the Russia–Africa Summit and Russia–Africa Economic Forum, so please plan your travel in advance.

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A valid passport and visa are required to enter the Russian Federation.

For more information, contact the Russian embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

We do not recommend using an intermediary to apply for an entry visa.

By air

Sochi International Airport, also known as Adler Airport (AER), is the largest airport in Krasnodar Territory and is located on the Black Sea coast. It serves Russian and international flights to and from roughly 60 destinations.

It takes an average of 15–20 minutes to get from Sochi International Airport to the Forum venue (Main Media Centre).

А-355, Sochi

International Airport call centre (24 hours)

Phone: +7 (800) 301 19 91

Phone: +7 (862) 240 00 32



VIP terminal

The VIP terminal at Sochi International Airport is located in a separate building to the left of the main terminal building. Passengers can go through all pre-flight formalities in the VIP terminal, including check-in and security control.

More information on VIP terminal services and prices is available on the airport website.

Ordering VIP terminal services

Order online

Phone: +7 (862) 240 00 75, +7 (862) 249 76 42

Phone: +7 (862) 240 47 68


CIP lounge

A comfortable lounge for business class passengers is located in the Sochi International Airport terminal building, on the second floor of Sector B.

More information on CIP lounge services and prices is available on the airport website.

Phone: +7 (862) 249 77 57 (domestic flights)

Phone: +7 (8622) 249 77 48 (international flights)

First aid

A 24-hour first aid point is located on the second floor of Sector B.

Phone: +7 (862) 249 77 03, +7 (862) 249 75 03

For passengers with limited mobility

To request special assistance at the airport, please follow this link

Phone: +7 (800) 301 1991

Customs control

Commercial airline passengers are advised to familiarize themselves with any limits on luggage size and weight to avoid extra charges and inconvenience.

For safety reasons, carrying dangerous materials, objects, and liquids in hand or checked luggage is prohibited.

By rail

Sochi Railway Station

56, Ulitsa Gorkogo, Sochi


It takes an average of 50 minutes to get from Sochi Railway Station to the Main Media Centre.

Adler Railway Station

113, Ulitsa Lenina, Sochi


It takes an average of 15–20 minutes to get from Adler Railway Station to the Main Media Centre.

Russian Railways call centre

Phone: +7 (800) 775 00 00


“We highly value the results of our joint work at the summit. I am sure the achieved results are creating a good foundation for further deepening the Russia-Africa partnership in the interests of our nations’ prosperity and wellbeing.”

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI