How to get from the airport to the city center
Aeroexpress TrainFind out what airport you arrive at – it might be:
it has 5 terminals: B, C, D, E, F
Domodedovo International airport (38 km (23,6 miles) south of the center of Moscow)
All airports are connected to the city by the railroad.
Aeroexpress train is the easiest and the fastest way to get to the city (much cheaper than a taxi!) Here you can find the information about the Aeroexpress services:
However if you choose to use aeroxpress train you'll need to learn how to navigate the metro and also carry your luggage which is not always very convenient. It's good to rememeber that both metro and aeroexpress trains do not operate at night.
When you come to Moscow you can use metro (see Moscow by metro)
How to buy tickets
You can purchase tickets online or at the terminal. You may find all the cost details on the
When you go from the city to the airport you will only need a ticket at the end of your journey. Tickets are checked at the airport. Thus if you are in a hurry going to the airport, you don't have to stand in line at the ticket office - you can do this while sitting on the train: through the application or on the website. You may use free Wi-Fi inside the train.
How to get to/from Sheremetyevo airportAt first, you need to check your terminal. Terminals E, D, and F are connected to the Aeroexpress terminal by pedestrian galleries. Terminals B and C are a bit further away; you’ll need to take a free automatically-controlled train.
Trains to/from the airport run every 30 minutes daily. The earliest train departs from SVO airport at 5.15 am, and the last one leaves at 11.45 pm. The first train departing from Belorussky train station leaves at 5.35 am and the last one at 23.35 pm. You can find a detailed timetable on the
The train from Sheremetyevo can take you to Belorussky Rail Terminal, which is right next to Belorusskaya metro station. However, the aeroexpress train also stops several times on the way. You can also get to such Moscow metro stations as Okruzhnaya, Savelovskaya, Begovaya, Delovoy tsentr, Fili, and Kuntsevskaya. It'll be useful to check in advance which station is most convenient for you.
For the first-timers, we'd recommend going to Belorussky Rail Terminal. The terminal is right next to Belorusskaya station. You'll need to check in advance whether you'll be using a radial (number 2) line or a circular (number 5) line. The entrance to the green line is right next to the aeroexpress terminal.
The entrance to the circular line is 3 min walk.
You can easily walk to the aeroexpress terminal in DME airport following the signs
How to get to/from Domodedovo airport
Trains to/from the airport run every 30 minutes daily. The earliest train departs from DME airport at 6.00 am, and the last one leaves at 11.30 pm. The first train departing from Paveletsky train station leaves at 5.30 am and the last one at 11.30.pm You can find a detailed timetable on the
Trains from Domodedovo airport take you to Paveletsky rail terminal, making a stop on the way at Verkhnie Kotly station. We'd recommend you going directly to Paveletsky station. At the rail terminal, you'll need to choose whether you need a green (radial line), or a circular one.
Please note that when you go from the city center to Domodedovo airport you'll need to enter the train station at Entrance 2 and then follow the signs to the ground floor.
In Vnukovo airport you can get to the Aeroexpress terminal entrance on the 1st floor opposite the exit of Terminal A or through the -1st floor.
How to get to/from Vnukovo airport
Trains from the airport go directly to the Kievsky rail terminal. Trains run every 30 minutes daily. The earliest train departing from VKO airport/Kievsky station leaves at 6.00 am, and the last is at 11.00 pm. You can find a detailed timetable on the
Please check which metro line you'll need. At the Kievsky rail terminal you can go to Line 3 (dark blue), line 4 (light blue), or line 5 (brown). Stations on each line are all named Kievskaya st which might be a bit confusing.
Express BusYou can also get to the city by bus. It costs a bit cheaper than the train but the journey might take a long time because of traffic jams. Here you can find more information about bus services.
The best way to use a taxi in Moscow is to use online apps. There're a lot of taxi applications now. You can find the most widely spread below:
There is a new trend nowadays to use carsharing to get to the city center from the airport. You can use the following carsharing services to leave the airport: Yandex.Drive, Delimobil, BelkaCar, Anytime, Lifcar, and Car5. To do so, you will need to register on the service's app and provide details from your passport and driver's license.