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Price of a cup of coffee

From € 1.50 to € 3


Tipping is not required, but tips of 10% are not uncommon in restaurants.

Tap water

The tap water in Russia is not drinkable. Bottled water is cheap and widely available.  

Public transport

Public transport in Rostov-on-Don includes (trolley) buses and trams that operate from 5:30-6:00h until 22:30-23:00h. Marshrutkas (small buses) terminate their service a little later, typically around midnight.  

From Platov International Airport (ROV) to Rostov


Shuttle bus 700 connects Platov International Airport (ROV) with the Central Railway Station of Rostov. The travel time is around one hour and a single ride costs you about € 1.50. The bus runs 24/7 on intervals of around 40 minutes.


It is recommended to use only official taxis at the airport, or even better, an app like Gett, or Yandex.Taxi. An official taxi to the centre of Rostov-on-Don costs about € 20.

Find more information about Platov International Airport on the official website.  

Events in Rostov

Liberation Day

The 14th of February commemorates the Day of the Liberation of Rostov-on-Don from the fascist invaders in 1943. The day is celebrated at memorial places, such as Kumzhenskaya Grove, Zmievskaya Balka, the eternal flame in Frunze Park, or the obelisk on Theatre Square.

Victory Day

Victory Day is a big holiday in Russia, celebrated throughout the country on 9 May, with military parades and fireworks. It commemorates how the Red Army and the Soviet people defeated Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

Don River Festival

The Don River Festival (Ru) is a regional ethnographic festival dedicated to the opening of the summer season. It is celebrated on a Sunday in the end of June or beginning of July. The main activities take place on the Don Embankment with various competitions, tasting of Ukha, concerts and fireworks.

Rostov City Day

The day of the city of Rostov-on-Don is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of September. Various festivities, concerts and competitions are organized in parks and on streets in the city centre. At the end of the day all people gather at Theatre Square to see a spectacular show of fireworks.  

Local pages

Sholokhov Spring

Every year the Don region organizes an international literary and folklore festival devoted to the birthday of the Don writer and Nobel Prize winner in literature, Mikhail Sholokhov. Folklore, customs and traditions of the Cossacks and all the things familiar from Sholokhov’s books are presented to the public during this original festival. Learn more about Sholokhov Spring on the official website.


Taxi apps like Gett and Yandex.Taxi work well in Rostov-on-Don.

Tourist information center

The people at the Tourist information center are always ready to help you with advice setting up your best excursion. Have a look at their official website, or visit them at Bolshaya Sadovaya Street 45B – get directions.


For searching and booking train tickets, we recommend to use the official page of the Russian Railways.

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