The transport infrastructure in Krasnodar region (in particular, sea ports, wide railway network and highways, railway stations and terminals, airports and gas mains) is strategically important not only for the region, but also for country as a whole.
The transport infrastructure delivers tourists and holidaymakers to the coastal areas on the Black Sea, which is the main resort complex in Russia, attracting over 17 million tourists annually. It also provides cargo export transit, including oil exports.
Transport infrastructure provides for the delivery of tourists and vacationers to the Black Sea coast of the Krasnodar Territory - the main sanatorium-resort complex of federal significance, which is visited annually by more than 14 million tourists, and also serves transit cargo flows carried out within the framework of Russian export activities, including oil exports.
Sea transport infrastructure ensures direct access to international foreign trade routes via the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. Over 239 mln tons of cargo are shipped through Krasnodar’s nine sea ports every year.
From the sea ports of the Krasnodar region cement, timber, sugar, wine and other goods are shipped to different regions of Russia and abroad. The largest Russian sea port Novorossiysk is a modern, multifunctional and highly mechanized complex of sea terminals. Through it, the export of strategic goods for the economy of the country - oil and oil products, grain, coal, chemical products.
Krasnodar region holds the leading position among the regions of the Southern Federal District in terms of length of railways, the volume of transportation activities and economic indicators.
The Krasnodar Region is crossed by important federal railway routes that lead to resorts on the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, as well as to ports for international shipping. The following routes in particular serve cargo traffic to the ports: Novorossiysk, Tuapse, Yeysk, Temryuk and the Caucasus.
The total length of railways in the Krasnodar Region is 2,200 km (30% of the total length of railways in the Southern Federal District and 2.5% of the total length in Russia).
According to the volume of arrival of cargo railway transport Krasnodar region takes 2nd place in Russia - more than 1 million tons annually.
The Krasnodar Region is a leading Russian region in terms of the quantity, density, and quality of highways, with a total length of about 41,000 km
Krasnodar Region airports account for about 7% of the total passenger air traffic in Russia (almost 11m people in 2017).
The Krasnodar and Sochi airports presently have the biggest share of passenger and cargo air traffic (85% of total traffic). About 40 Russian and foreign airlines operate regular and charter flights.