Krasnodar travel guide

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You're Going to Love Krasnodar

Krasnodar was founded in 1794 by Black Sea Cossacks to guard Russia's southern border. Today it is one of the most important cultural centers in Southern Russia, with a diverse population of 775,000. It has renovated tsarist-era buildings and pleasant streets lined with cafes, restaurants, and bars, earning the city the title of 'Little Paris'.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Krasnodar

1. Museums

Krasnodar has some great museums and galleries including the Krasnodar Regional Art Museum Of Kovalenko and Museum of Military Technologies Oruzhie Pobedy.

2. Monuments

The city's many monuments tell the tale of Krasnodar, from the Monument to Catherine the Great to the Monument to Kuban Cossacks.

3. Parks

Relax in one of the city's many green spaces, including Rozhdestvenskiy Park of Culture and Leisure and the City Botanical Garden.

4. Krasnaya Street

Take an evening stroll on Krasnaya Street, which closes to the traffic and comes alive with revelers, becoming the city's nightlife center.

5. Make a Splash

Take a dip at one of Krasnodar's water parks, Equator Aquapark and Aqualand Waterpark.

Where to Eat in Krasnodar

Borshberry on Krasnaya Street is a good place to sample the local borsch and beer, while Skotina Meat Restaurant on Suvorova Street serves excellent steak and meat dishes. You will pay around ₽400 for dinner in a budget cafe and ₽800 in a mid-range restaurant.

When to visit Krasnodar

Krasnodar in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 36
1 night at 3-star hotel
Krasnodar in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 36
1 night at 3-star hotel

Krasnodar has a humid subtropical climate but cold winters. Summer temperatures of around 75 degrees make it a good time to visit.

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How to Get to Krasnodar


Krasnodar International Airport (KRR) lies around eight miles to the east of the city center. It has domestic flights from most major Russian cities and international services from Vienna and Dubai. A taxi into the city will cost around ₽500 and the number seven trolleybus costs ₽23.


There are regular train services from Novorossiysk, Rostov-on-Don, and Volgograd. The fare from Volgograd is ₽900.


The M4 connects Krasnodar with Rostov-on-Don to the north, while the E50 connects the city with the Caspian Sea to the east.


There are regular buses to Krasnodar from Novorossiysk, Sochi, and Rostov-on-Don. The fare from Novorossiysk is ₽350.

Airports near Krasnodar

Airlines serving Krasnodar

Turkish Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (112 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
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Air Serbia
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Air Astana
Excellent (5 reviews)
Uzbekistan Airways
Good (5 reviews)
Poor (1 reviews)
Excellent (1 reviews)
Ural Airlines
Good (2 reviews)
Nordwind Airlines
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S7 Airlines
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Where to stay in Krasnodar

Shukhov Hostel on Kalinina enjoys a central location and has modern dorm accommodation. The Hilton Garden Inn on Krasnaya Street offers luxury and good amenities.

Popular neighbourhoods in Krasnodar

Tsentralnyy Okrug - this is in the center of the city and has some of the city's best architecture and wide boulevards.

Prikubanskiy Okrug - this is a modern, mainly residential area to the north of the city center. It has good shopping and plenty of green areas.

Karasunskiy Okrug - this is a pretty neighborhood of parks on the banks of the Kuban River. It has some of the city's better hotels.

Where to stay in popular areas of Krasnodar

Most booked hotels in Krasnodar

Excellent (10, Excellent reviews)
C$ 78+
Triumph Hotel
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 46+
Ibis Krasnodar Center
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 30+
Maldini Hotel
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 26+

How to Get Around Krasnodar

Public Transportation

The city has a good network of buses, trams, and trolleybuses. Fares are from ₽30.


Taxis charge an initial fare of ₽52.50 and then ₽25 per mile.


Krasnodar has a decent road network and generally light traffic. Car rental costs from around ₽2,500 per day.

The Cost of Living in Krasnodar

Shopping Streets

The bazaar at Vostochniy Rinok is the place for local goods and produce, while Galaktika on Stasova Street is a large mall with lots of fashion, sports, and technology shops.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Krasnodar costs ₽44, while a loaf of bread is ₽25.

Cheap meal
C$ 9.10
A pair of jeans
C$ 106.12
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.51
C$ 2.17
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