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Moscow transport

Here're some tips on what to do when you first arrive in Moscow, how to get to the final point of your destination and how to get around Moscow on your own.

How to get from the airport to the city

Moscow has 5 airports. The easiest way to get from the airport to the city is to book your transfer in advance. We can recommend you to use the services of our Moscow driver . He can meet you with the sign and get you to the final point of your destination. If you want to have someone speaking English, you can also hire a Moscow tour guide who can help in case of any problems in the airport and give you a short tour on the way. You can check the cost of the airport transfer here: Services 

But there are cheaper ways to get to the city centre.
1. Find out what airport you arrive – it might be:
Sheremetyevo International Airport (located 29km (18 miles) north-west of Moscow)
it has 5 terminals: B,C, D, E, F
Domodedovo International airport (35 km (22 miles) south of the centre of Moscow)
Vnukovo International Airport (28 km (18 mi) southwest from the center of Moscow)

2. 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 taxi!) Here you can find the information about the Aeroexpress services: https://aeroexpress.ru/en/aero/toMoscow.html

3. You can also get to the city by bus. It costs a bit cheaper then the train but the journey might take long time because of traffic jams. Here you can find more information about the bus services.

Sheremetyevo airport https://www.svo.aero/en/htgt/to-moscow/public-transport-to-moscow
Domodedovo airport https://www.dme.ru/en/transport/bus/
Vnukovo airport http://www.vnukovo.ru/en/transport/bus/

4. There is a new trend nowadays to use carsharing to get to the city centre from the airport. You can use the following carsharing services to leave the airport:  Yandex.DriveDelimobilBelkaCarAnytimeLifcar, 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.

 

5. When you come to Moscow you can use metro (see Moscow by metro)

How to get from the train station to your hotel

Moscow has 9 train stations. All of them are close to the city center. You can get to the final point of your destination by car or by metro.

You can book your car transfer in advance or use the taxi on spot (Better to use official taxi service such Uber, Yandex taxi, Get taxi, etc., the private drivers approaching to you in airports and train station are likely to rip you off).

All train stations are linked to Moscow metro.

Rail terminal  Metro station
Belorussky Rail Terminal Belorusskaya
Kazansky Rail Terminal           Komsomolskaya
Kiyevsky Rail Terminal              Kievskaya
Kursky Rail Terminal               Kurskaya
Leningradsky Rail Terminal     Komsomolskaya
Paveletsky Rail Terminal         Paveletskaya
Rizhsky Rail Terminal              Rizhskaya
Savyolovsky Rail Terminal      Savyolovskaya
Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal        Komsomolskaya

Taxi

The best way to use the taxi in Moscow is to use the online apps. There're a lot of taxi applications now. You can find the most widely spread below:
Uber (Android / iOS)
Yandex (Android / iOS
Gett (Android / iOS)

There're also 'official' and 'unofficial' taxis circulating around the city. Almost any car can be a taxi in Moscow, private drivers are eager to earn some extra money and they'll take you where you need for a reasonable amount of money. But you need to negotiate first!!! If you stop an 'official' taxi – you should also negotiate the price! Even if the driver says he has a meter! The normal price is between 300-500 rubles. It's better if you can ask a Russian person to talk to the driver (cheaper for you) and you can ask your Moscow tour guide to book a taxi if you can wait at least 30 min or find a taxi in the street.
 

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