How to get to Abkhazia
Abkhazia is on the Black sea and shares borders with Russia and Georgia. You can get into it with Russia via the Psou checkpoint and from the territory of Georgia, but given the unsettled status of Abkhazia as an independent state, when visiting the country through border of the Russian Federation by foreign passport may cause problems with a visit to Georgia in the future, so it is recommended that the Russians to enter the country exclusively on the internal Russian passport. Read more about this issue read the article Visa and the visa regime in Abkhazia.
To reach from cities of Russia to the resorts of Abkhazia by plane, train, bus and private car, all routes lead there in the city of Sochi and Adler. Read more about all the ways how to get to Abkhazia:
On the plane
In Abkhazia there is no existing passenger airport, so getting here by plane is via Sochi international airport in Adler (airport map), which is only 10 kilometers from the Psou checkpoint on the border with Abkhazia. In Sochi airport runs many flights from different regions of the Russian Federation, as well as international flights.
Check rates and choose the option of flights to Sochi airport to and from any city you can through the search form:
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How to get from Sochi airport (Adler) to Abkhazia
From Sochi airport to the resorts of Abkhazia can be reached in several ways, but the only nonstop – transfers by taxi or minivan. The journeys on buses or trains can take almost the whole day, and have to make several changes:
A taxi from the airport
By taxi you can reach the Psou checkpoint where you already own to cross the border and drive to the right of the resort on local routes or taxi. You can also get directly to the desired resort from Abkhazia, but the transfer by taxi is best to book in advance. This can be done via the search form:How does a transfer bookingDetails >Find the right routeBooking a transfer onlineThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
On the bus from the airport
From the airport you can take bus No. 173, to the Psou checkpoint to cross the border on foot and then take Shuttle taxis to the resorts of Abkhazia.
On the train from the airport
Attention! The movement of trains on the route have been suspended. Check the information on resuming the schedule.
From the airport can be reached by train or train to Gagra with a transfer, but the trip will take almost the whole day. First, from the airport you must drive to the railway station Adler by train "Lastochka" (46 rubles), or buses No. 105, 105C, 131, 135 (30-60 min). There is need to change on the train or passing trains to Gagra. The train costs 250 rubles, on the road for 2 hours, departs at 07:38 and 14:10 daily. The schedule can be found on the website Yandex.schedules. Also from the railway station buses depart to Abkhazia.
On the train ride to the resorts of Abkhazia to Gagra, Gudauta, New Athos, Escher, Sukhum. After Sukhum railway ends, but you can continue by local bus or taxi. Train travel to Sukhum in summer from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Samara.
If in your area there is no train to Sukhum, it is possible to take the train to railway station of Adler, and there take the train or the bus to Sukhum or other resorts. Schedule and cost of tickets for trains can be found on the official website of the Railways or by using the search box:
From the regions of Russia in summer, offers bus tours to Abkhazia. They are sold by the carriers or organized by tour operators. The bus fare costs a little bit cheaper than the train, but the convenience and time significantly inferior, therefore we recommend to use this option only in the most extreme case.
From the cities of Big Sochi to the border with Abkhazia (Psou checkpoint) walk local buses:
- No. 125 (from the center of Sochi through the Host Kudepsta, Adler)
- No. 173 (Sochi airport, Adler, Kudepsta)
- No. 117, No. 100 (Kudepsta, railway station Adler)
- No. 134 (Host, Kudepsta, railway station Adler)
A bus reaching the checkpoint or stop close to it can be reached on foot. After crossing the border on the other side is Parking local taxis, which can be reached already next to all the resorts of Abkhazia on the highway along the coast. They poisoned every 10-15 minutes, cost from $ 100 depending on where you need to go.
Drive the car to Abkhazia is possible only through the checkpoint "Psou", which is on the border with Russia (checkpoint Psou on the map) in the Krasnodar region, Sochi, Adler district, Veseloye. The road to the border passes along the Black sea coast, through the towns of Big Sochi, and this is the only way here. If you have never been to Sochi, keep in mind that the area from the city of Sochi to Adler, where is the CAT – a very challenging mountain winding road. Its length is 200 miles, but to drive it for 5-6 hours in good weather and the open road, or spend all 12 hours if there are traffic jams. Gasoline in this area is consumed decently.
The distance to Abkhazia from the major cities of Russia
- Moscow – Abkhazia – 1655 km.
- Saint Petersburg – Abkhazia – 2373 km.
- Kazan – Abkhazia – 2095 km.
- Samara – Abkhazia – 2000 km.
- Volgograd – Abkhazia – 1008 km.
- Rostov-na-Donu – Abkhazia – 586 km.
- Krasnodar – Abkhazia – 440 km.