Russian page of Austrian Airlines lists special price for roundtrip direct flighs to Sochi — 13.655 RUB which is around 370€. This doesn’t include taxes and other fees, so you should check with Austrian on the details. The announced prices are valid through the end of July.

Here’s the link to announcement (in Russian).


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    June 17th, 2008 at 7:43

    Hi Erik!!! Your blog is fantastic. I am interested in travelling to the Black Sea this summer, especially to Sochi. I can’t find a way to contact you directly so I chose this post to leave a comment…

    My initial plans are flying to Romania and start touring the coast from Constanza, following to Odessa, Yalta and then to Sochi (do you know if there are any ferries to cross from Crimea to Russia?).

    And then, from Sochi… can I go by ferry back to Romania? Or at least to Odessa? I check but the pages in English are not available…

    Thanks!! I keep on reading your blog… :-))

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    June 18th, 2008 at 22:09

    Hi Alberto! Thanks, sorry I haven’t had much time on updating this blog :( lists one passenger ship to Poti, Georgia, and two auto-ferries to Trabzon, Turkey. All are two times a week – no other info given. I don’t know about regular passenger sea connection between Sochi and Ukraine and so far I coudn’t find the info. The same for other countries :( .. hopefully this will change as the city changes up for Olympics.

    There’s deffinatelly a ferry between Crimea and Russia. And here’s some recent info: they do have a scheduler, but it appears since there’s only one ship going the work, they wait for it to fill up – which is usually not a problem, especially in the summer. And, of course, you’ll have to do the customs paperwork on both sides.

    I don’t know how you’ll be travelling, but if not by car, then once you in you cross into Russia from Crimea, you may want to look into traveling from Anapa to Sochi by sea (don’t have info on hands, sorry) — I’ve read they already opened the line, though it will only work during “season” (maybe till october-november). There’s currently no highway between Tuapse and Sochi, and the mountainous road can be very exhausting.

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