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Transportation in Sochi Russia

So, you’ve finally arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. You’ve made it to your hotel and are all settled in. Now you want to go exploring! But how? What is the transportation in Sochi like? We’ve narrowed down the best and easiest ways for you to get around the city and Olympic Village during your stay in Sochi, Russia.

Bus Transportation in Sochi

Falling behind some cities around the world of equal size, Sochi is without a proper tram, or trolley system. The public bus system is frequently, and buses are continuously added to the mix. Most of the time, however, the locals use private buses and “marshrutka” or, minibuses. This has proven to be a more efficient way of getting around town, as the minibuses are faster while using the same lines as the public buses. Sources have also stated that a total of 709 buses have been ordered specifically for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Auto Transportation in Sochi

Most visitors of Sochi complain about the “chaotic” driving style found in Sochi. Drivers from out of the country are told to drive with extreme caution! That aside, the Olympic committee in Russia claims that roadways will be significantly better by the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics — there will even be lanes of traffic designed specifically for those traveling to the Olympic games. There are multiple places to rent vehicles throughout Sochi to help you get around!

Rail Transportation in Sochi

Before the announcement of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, the only available railroad consisted of only 5 major stops, 4 minor, and 28 platforms throughout the metro area. Now, in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Olympic Organization Committee has begun the construcition for a 48km railroad between the mountain and coastal area, running parellel to the local highway. Projected at being able to transport 8,500 passengers in one hour, the committee believes it will cut transportation time down to less than a half hour.


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