Maxim Gorky Park. Buy plane tickets to Rostov-on-Don
Panoramic View of the City. Buy plane tickets to Rostov-on-Don
Port of Rostov-on-Don. Buy plane tickets to Rostov-on-Don
Maxim Gorky Park
Panoramic View of the City
Port of Rostov-on-Don

The easiest way to get to Rostov-on-Don is by plane. Aeroflot offers 7 daily direct flights. The flight from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don International Airport, 8 km from the city centre, takes 2 hours.

The earlier you book your tickets, the more affordable the flight will be, as the most affordable fares sell out quickly. Another way to save is by purchasing a round-trip ticket.

Rostov-on-Don is a southern city with a generous spirit, ready to welcome anybody who will appreciate its beauty, hospitality and warm weather. During its almost 270-year history, the city has accumulated quite a number of sights, including exquisite mansions, old parks and curious museums.

Although Rostov is not on the coast, the proximity of the Sea of Azov (only 40 km away) is palpable, and the atmosphere here is quite resort-like. Actually, there are beaches in the city, and lakes suitable for swimming just outside of it. And then there is the Rostov Sea – a huge artificial reservoir with great beach infrastructure. The climate is perfect for swimming: summers are hot and last much longer than the calendar says they should. Winters are mild with little snow, and both autumn and spring are short. The best months to visit are May, June and September.

General flight information Moscow  → Rostov-on-Don

Distance between cities

959 км

Time difference in winter

0 ч

Time difference in summer

0 ч

Average direct flight time

2 ч

Rostov Arena

Sunday, 17 June. Group E
Brazil
Switzerland
Wednesday, 20 June. Group A
Uruguay
Saudi Arabia
Saturday, 23 June. Group F
Korea
Mexico
Tuesday, 26 June. Group D
Iceland
Croatia
 
World Cup 2018

The new stadium was built for the 2018 World Football Championship on the left bank of the Don river. The building's exterior has an original design: the five-storey structure is in the shape of a rounded rectangle. The four three-tier stands are covered by an undulating tensile membrane roof and there is a rectangular aperture above the pitch.

The stadium is designed to blend harmoniously into the landscape. The roof is curved to resemble the meanderings of the River Don. The stands have different heights, which allows the spectators to enjoy the game and also admire the city scape from their seats. The stadium can hold up to 45,000 spectators. After the World Championship, the stadium will become home to FC Rostov.

 
Rostov Arena (map)
2B Levoberezhnaya st., Rostov-on-Don

What to see

Kirovsky District is the old city centre. Rostov locals love to stroll along the embankment of the Don and the pedestrian Pushkinskaya Street, which has many cafes, unique sculptures and interesting museums. And all of this in the shade of trees, which is essential, given Rostov’s scorching weather. Bolshaya Sadovaya Street holds the city’s main architectural landmarks: TSUM, the exquisite Margarita Chernova House and its caryatid decorations, City Hall, the State Bank and the Musical Theatre.

Leninsky District is where you can see traditional merchant buildings and explore two city parks: 8th of March Park and Gorky Park. Additionally, two green zones are situated on the right bank of the Don: one of Russia’s largest and oldest botanical gardens and Kumzhenskaya Grove. Another park favoured by locals is Ostrovsky Park, which has a working replica of a railroad for children.

To find out more about the city’s history, head over to the Regional Studies Museum. Paintings by local artists are displayed at the Fine Art Museum, and at the Space Museum, you can take a virtual flight through space. The Open-Air Museum of Railway Equipment is worth a separate mention. You can climb all of its exhibits, although at your own risk, as the museum’s curators warn.

You can also take your children to see the elephants, giraffe and zebras that live at the Rostov Zoo, one of the best in Russia.

For gastronomical delights, visit the Central Market. It is customary here to try the produce before you buy it. And Don’s capital has a lot to offer: fruit, a variety of pickles and, of course, fish from the Don prepared several different ways – salted, boiled, fried, stuffed, with vegetables, dried and even marinated.

Rostov-on-Don is Russia’s tenth city in terms of population. It is one of the country’s largest cities, so grandiose events are held here. For example, in 2018, the city will host FIFA World Cup matches. Despite its large scale, the city is incredibly cosy. Southern nature and interesting architecture play an important role, as well. You can find a cultural event for any taste (keep in mind that the city is renowned for its jazz musicians) or take long walks and find peace and solitude in any of the wonderful local parks.