How to get from the airport of Rostov-on-Don to the center of the city?
In the past few years, the number of tourists coming to Rostov-on-Don is only growing. Until 2017, there was one airport in the city, located 8 km from the center. For the FIFA World Cup 2018 a new airport “Platov” was built from scratch.
The new airport is located far from the center, about 29 km, in the north-east, 4 kilometers from the village of Grushevskaya, and for this reason you need to think beforehand how to get to Rostov and by what transport. We will answer this question in this article.
How to get to Rostov-on-Don by bus
To the center of Rostov-on-Don can deliver one bus – №700. The advantage of this route is that the transport runs around the clock.
Timetable: at normal times, and more precisely from 6 am to 10 pm, the bus runs every 40 minutes. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the bus leaves every hour. The travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes (not including traffic jams and other unforeseen circumstances).
The bus follows the route with the following stops: Platov Airport – Federal highway M4 – Mega shopping center – Suburban station – Main Railway Station of the city.
Near the airport you can meet another bus, which also takes you to the city center, only to the city of Novocherkassk.
The bus runs under the number 800. The bus runs at a specified time. Schedule is better to clarify before the trip.
Other buses and marshrutkas that ply near the airport can also take tourists to the nearest cities, but they will not help you to get from the airport of Rostov-on-Don to the center of the city.
How to get by train
There is no direct train or electric train from the new airport yet, but there is also a convenient way that allows you to get from the airport faster than by regular bus.
It is necessary to take bus number 800 to the nearest railway station, or rather to the end of the bus.
At the station, which is named “Novocherkassk” you need to take a train that will follow the route to the station “Rostov Main”. As a rule, the train runs frequently, except for some time intervals.
Travel time is just over an hour.
Rent a car
If you do not have time to wait and crowd in the bus or train, you can use a quick way of travel – by car. But how do you get to town in a car if you don’t have one?
Many people think that renting a car is expensive, but if you come and want to see the whole city together – then renting a car is an ideal option.
The total cost of the daily cost of paying for public transportation and will amount to the approximate cost of renting a car.
You can rent a car without leaving the airport building. You can take care of this issue in advance and reserve your own means of transportation even before the boarding of the plane.
As a rule, almost all companies take a deposit of about 4000 rubles. The rental cost depends on the car itself and on the availability of additional features, such as a child seat or a navigator.
It is easy to get to the city center: you can use the M4 highway (distance to the center – about 30 km) or the new highway through the northern bypass (distance to the center – 16 km). It is worth noting that at the exit from the M4 highway there is an aero hotel, where you can spend the night if necessary.
This way of transportation is convenient, but if you still came to Rostov-on-Don to have a rest and not to sit behind the wheel, you can use the following way.
How to get to Rostov-on-Don with the help of a transfer
Transfer service has not yet managed to gain particular popularity in Russia, because many people mistakenly believe that only millionaires can afford a personal driver. This is not true. Though transfer service is also quite expensive, but its cost is slightly higher than the ordinary cab fare.
The main difference is that the driver meets the client at the airport building, most often with a nameplate. The driver accompanies the client to the car, helps with things and delivers to the appointed place.
A large number of expensive hotels provides such service. You can order a transfer and specializing in it firms, it is best to do it in advance.
If a tourist is not very limited in the budget, the first thing that comes to mind is to get from Platov Airport to Rostov-on-Don by cab. The cost of the trip – from 900 to 4500 rubles, depending on the class of the car and the number of people.
Near the airport you can also find cab drivers, but, as a rule, the cost of the trip is much higher. If you are traveling together or have already found a few companions, you can “pool” and use the “airport” cab.
It’s best, of course, to go to a reputable taxi company and call a cab. So you can not only ensure your safety, but also order a car by a certain time.
What problems may arise?
The worst thing that all people who have arrived in Rostov-on-Don have to face is the tedious travel time.
Even in spite of the fact that a new short route was built, you have to spend too much time on the road.
As a rule, there are no problems with public transportation because Rostov is a tourist city and the infrastructure is prepared for the flow of passengers.
Is it worth catching a hitchhiker?
You can get to and from Rostov-on-Don airport by hitchhiking. A hitchhiker is a convenient and sometimes free form of transportation, but even he has risks.
The first risk – no one knows how long you will have to stand on the road and wait until someone decides to let you down, especially if you arrived at the airport at night.
The second risk is relevant for girls – not all drivers turn out to be respectable, which can be dangerous.
To summarize, it’s worth emphasizing that Rostov-on-Don is a beautiful city with its own attractions and features. If you decide to visit this city, it’s better to think beforehand about the route and decide for yourself which way will be more convenient to get to Rostov-on-Don from the airport to the center.
How to get to/from Rostov-on-Don Airport
There are different ways to get to/from Rostov-on-Don International Airport by public transport and cab as well as the variants of how to get to Eysk, Taganrog and Novocherkassk.
Rostov-on-Don International Airport is located 8 km from the city center. A three-minute walk from the airport terminal there is a hotel, which provides hourly rates.
Free use of parking is allowed for 15 minutes, above that you have to pay the fee. Long-term parking is located in front of the postal and freight building. There is an unguarded free parking lot nearby.
Official website: rnd-airport.ru.
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How to get to Rostov-on-Don Airport and vice versa
The airport terminal is located near the center, so it is not difficult to get to it. From the center of the city to the airport Rostov-on-Don you can take buses number 7, 7a, 124 or shuttle buses number 95, 7a, 52, as well as trolleybus number 9. The average trip time is 30 minutes and the fare is 20 rubles.
The bus station and train station buildings are opposite each other at a distance of 100 meters. For route cab № 85 and № 95 it is the initial station, so it is better to get from the station to the airport of Rostov-on-Don by them. The travel time is 35-45 minutes. In addition, there is an opportunity to go by the passing bus number 7, trolleybus number 9, routs 52, 85a, 126, 226. Working hours are from 6 am to 22:30.
Cab from the airport of Rostov-on-Don
Since public transport works only until 22:30, at night you can get to the airfield or the city only by cab. It takes 20-30 minutes to get there, the average trip costs 350 rubles, from the center it is cheaper – from 300 rubles, from the outskirts it is more expensive – 500-600 rubles.
You can use the official carrier “Aeroservice” in the terminal building. The counters are located in the arrivals area for passengers of domestic lines. Prices: to the city center – 400 rubles, the cost of other trips – according to the price list.
You can also book a cab from Rostov-on-Don Airport (and back) in advance – the driver will meet you with a sign and help to load luggage. You can do it on the service Kiwi Taxi (you can also choose the class and capacity of the car).
Rent a car at the airport
Perhaps the most comfortable way to travel – rent a car. You can do this at the airport upon arrival or in advance at Rentalcars.com. You can rent a car before you fly out, which is very convenient.
Are you looking for lodging for your trip? We recommend a popular site Hotellook – there you can find not only hotels but also private accommodation.
How to get from the airport to other cities
Intercity transportation schedules may change, so be sure to double-check with the bus stations in Rostov-on-Don, Yeisk, Taganrog, and Novocherkassk.
You can get from the airport of Rostov-on-Don to Taganrog directly only by cab. The cost is from 1.5 to 3 thousand rubles, and the transfer costs from 3 to 4.2 thousand rubles. Another option is to go to the main bus station of the city by any suitable transport (see numbers above), and then change to a bus to Taganrog or an electric train.
From the bus station (Siversa St., 1) buses to Taganrog go every 15-25 minutes. The first flight at 6:35, the last one at 21:00, the trip takes 1.5 hours. You can get to Taganrog for 120 rubles. Children go at half price, luggage is paid additionally.
The marshrutkas leave on filling with fare payment on the place. High-speed trains start at 4:25 am, the last one to Taganrog leaves at 20:10, it’s an hour and a half ride. The fare is 100 rubles. At night you can take a cab, order a shuttle, or hitch a ride.
From Taganrog the first train leaves at 4:46, the bus at 5:50. The cost is similar, the schedule is better to clarify in advance, as there may be changes.
There is also no direct transport from Rostov-on-Don airport to Yeisk, so you first need to get to the main bus station. At 7:35 and 14:50 daily buses leave to the bus station Yeisk. The morning flight is longer – through Kushchevskaya, Kislyakovskaya and other points – about 5 hours, the fare is 420 rubles plus 40 rubles for luggage. The daytime route is shorter, the bus goes through Azov, Starominskaya and Staroshcherbinskaya. There are only 3 hours on the way, and the ticket is cheaper – 330 rubles.
From Yeisk buses leave at 4:30 and 7:15. In addition, you can leave by transit at 8:20, 14:20 and 15:45. Transfer from/to Eisk costs from 6,5 to 10 thousand rubles. You can also use Kiwi Taxi.
There are no direct buses between Novocherkassk and Rostov-on-Don International Airport, but there are direct buses from Volgograd, Astrakhan, Voronezh and other cities, which pass through Novocherkassk and Rostov-on-Don bus terminals every 15-30 minutes. Some trips go every day, others – every other day. From the bus station there are more buses to Novocherkassk, the traffic is almost around the clock. The first flight is at 2:07, the last – at 23:46. The trip takes an hour – and a half, the fare is about 50 rubles.
You can drop off Novocherkassk passengers at the bus station or on the highway. The earliest flight to Novocherkassk is 4:10 on the track and 4:16 at the bus station. The latest flight Shakhty – Gelendzhik leaves Novocherkassk at 22:05.
You can get a cab directly from the airport at 900 rubles or more. In winter and at night the prices increase 1,5-2 times. Transfer – from 1,8 to 3,5 thousand rubles.