Moscow airport transfer: how to get from airport to Moscow?

Moscow airport transfer: how to get from airport to Moscow

Moscow airport transfer? It’s simple! In this blog post, I will describe how to get to Moscow from Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo or Domodedovo airport transfer.

First, there are 3 international airports in Moscow:

  • Sheremetyevo (new name: Pushkin *)
  • Domodedovo (new name: Lomonosov *)
  • Vnukovo (new name: Toupolev *)

* Following the 2019 public vote, Moscow airports will change names soon.

Good to know! Each airport is equipped with free WiFi. In order to connect, you must type the code sent to you by SMS.

How to get from Moscow airport to Red Square?

To go to the Moscow’s center from Sheremetyevo Airport, Domodedovo Airport or Vnukovo Airport:

  • The fastest way is the Aeroexpress train, but then you will have to go to your accommodation. It’s a train that arrives in downtown Moscow, each time a stone’s throw from a metro station.
  • The most comfortable way is by taxi, but there can be traffic jams (and there are many in Moscow, especially during office hours).
  • The cheapest way is the bus. But then you will have to go to your accommodation (additional cost) and risk losing a lot of time in traffic jams. The bus is the least interesting way, we do not advise to take it.

I will describe below how to get to downtown Moscow from each of these 3 airports. You can therefore go directly to the Moscow airport transfer that interests you depending on the airport of your arrival.

How to get from Sheremetyevo Airport to Moscow?

How much is the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport transfer? So it all depends on your choice of transport. If you take:

  • the aeroexpress, then the metro: count RUB 565 per person max.
  • the aeroexpress, then the taxi and you are 2 at around 750 RUB per person.
  • taxi transfer from the airport Sheremetyevoto city center accommodation (if using a mobile app): from 1,700 RUB per ride.
  • taxi transfer booked in advance: from 25 euro a ride.

Go from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport transfer by aeroexpress, then metro or taxi

In Moscow, the Aeroexpress train is a direct train. It has only two stops: Sheremetyevo Airport and Belarusian Railway Station. So it’s very simple: you can’t miss or get off at another stop. In addition, if you go to Moscow in winter, the aeroexpress is a much faster solution than a taxi.

  • Aeroexpress for Sheremetyevo Airport. 450 RUB per person at the automatic terminals or cash desks on site.
  • Schedules and frequencies of the aeroexpress. Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1:05 a.m. Every 30 minutes.
  • Travel time. 35 minutes. In reality, the train does not go so fast (“express”), we have time to see the landscape.
  • Aeroexpress website in English

The Bielorussky Railway Station is located in downtown Moscow. You then have two options: take public transportation or take a taxi.

Public transport from Bielorussky Station. The nearest metro station is Bielorusskaya metro station. It’s a convenient station because it’s on two metro lines: the brown circular line and the green line. Besides, the station is very pretty. Estimate. For a single trip, count 55 RUB per person + 60 RUB per suitcase (maximum cost therefore). But you will also be able to take the opportunity to take a transport card which will be more advantageous for your trips there. In order to make a more precise estimate, go to the blog post “Public transport in Moscow“.

Take the taxi from Bielorussky Station. If you are loaded or, more simply, if you want to make your arrival / departure more comfortable, it is better to take a taxi (beware of traffic jams). The Bielorussky station is well located, so if you stay inside the Anneau des Jardins, the price will not be excessive. Estimate of the race: in the 500-600 RUB the race, if you go through an application, more expensive if you go by a city taxi. You can use the station’s free WiFi, otherwise use your home plan (additional costs). To find out more, go to the article “How to get around Moscow?“, from the taxi.

Moscow Sheremetyevo airport transfer: taxi

If you want to go to downtown Moscow by taxi, you’re going to have less hassle with suitcases, that’s for sure! Estimate of the race: 1700 RUB the race, if you go through a taxi application and your accommodation is located inside the Garden Ring; more expensive if you go by a city taxi. On the other hand, if your flight falls on the office hours, you will probably waste a lot of time in traffic jams and the race could then cost more in the end. To find out more, go to the article “How to get around Moscow”, from the taxi.

Good to know! Not all of the taxis you can see at the airport are official taxis. If you have found a taxi at the airport (without a taxi app), be sure to agree on the fare in advance, but also to check the information and the amount carefully when paying.

Book a taxi in advance. You can book the taxi in advance on KiwiTaxi website. It is easy and confortable to arrive when you have already booked the taxi. Prices started from 25 euro a ride. It is very interesting if you are 3 or 4. But even for 2 persons, that’s a good way to get to Moscow without additional stress.

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Plan

Here is the airport plan that could help you for a Moscow Sheremetyevo airport transfer.

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Transfer Sheremetyevo Airport Plan

How to get from Domodedovo airport to Moscow?

How much is the Moscow Domodedovo airport transfer? It all depends on your choice of transport. If you take:

  • the aeroexpress, then the metro: 415 RUB per person max.
  • the aeroexpress, then the taxi and you are two: about 600 RUB per person.
  • taxi from the airport to accommodation in the city center (if using a mobile application): from 1900 RUB per trip.
  • taxi booked in advance: from 28 euro.

Go to downtown Moscow from Domodedovo by aeroexpress, then metro or taxi

The Aeroexpress train is a direct train. It has only two stops: Domodedovo Airport and Paveletsky Station. So it’s very simple, you can’t miss or get off at another stop.

  • Aeroexpress rate for Domodedovo Airport: 300 RUB per person at the automatic terminals or cash desks on site.
  • Schedules and frequencies of the aeroexpress. Every day from 7 a.m. to midnight. Every 30 minutes.
  • Travel time. 45 minutes. In reality, the train does not run so fast (“express”), we have time to see the landscape.
  • Aeroexpress website in English

Paveletsky Station is located in downtown Moscow. You then have two options: take public transportation or take a taxi.

Public transport from Paveletsky Station. The nearest metro station is Paveletskaya metro station. It’s a convenient station because it’s on two metro lines: the brown circular line and the green line. Estimate. For a single trip, count 55 RUB per person + 60 RUB per suitcase (maximum cost therefore). But you will also be able to take the opportunity to take a transport card which will be more advantageous for your trips there. For a more precise estimate, go to the article “Public transport in Moscow“.

Take a taxi from Paveletsky Station. If you are loaded or, more simply, if you want to make your arrival / departure more comfortable, it is better to take a taxi (beware of traffic jams). Paveletsky Station is well located, so if you stay inside the Garden Ring, the price will not be excessive. Estimate of the race: in the 500-600 RUB the race, if you go through an application, more expensive if you go by a city taxi. You can use the station’s free WiFi, otherwise use your home plan (additional costs). To find out more, go to the article “How to get around Moscow“, in the taxi section.

Airport transfer Moscow Domodedovo: taxi

If you want to go to downtown Moscow by taxi, you will have less hassle with suitcases. Estimate of the race: 1900 RUB the race, if you go through a taxi application and your accommodation is located inside the Garden Ring; more expensive if you go by a city taxi. If your flight falls on office hours, you are likely to waste a lot of time in traffic jams and the race could end up being more expensive. More information on the taxi in the article “How to get around Moscow“, in the starting taxi.

Good to know! Not all of the taxis you can see at the airport are official taxis. If you have found a taxi at the airport (without a taxi app), be sure to agree on the fare in advance, but also to verify the information and the amount carefully when paying.

Book a taxi in advance. You can book an airport transfer Moscow Domodedovo in advance on KiwiTaxi website. It is easy and confortable to arrive when you have already booked the taxi. Prices started from 28 euro. It is very interesting if you are 3 or 4. But even for 2 persons, that’s a good way to get to Moscow without additional stress.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport Plan

Here is the airport plan that could help you when you are there to do the airport transfer.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport  transfer

How to get from SVO airport to Moscow (pronounced Vnukovo)?

How much is the Moscow Vnukovo airport transfer? It all depends on your choice of transport. If you take:

  • the aeroexpress, then the metro: RUB 565 per person max.
  • the aeroexpress, then the taxi and you are two: around 865 RUB per person.
  • taxi from the airport to accommodation in the city center (if using a mobile application): from 1400 RUB per trip.
  • taxi booked in advance: from 32 euro

Go to downtown Moscow from Vnukovo by aeroexpress, then metro or taxi

The Aeroexpress train is a direct train. It has only two stops: Vnukovo Airport and Kievsky Station. So it’s simple, you can’t miss or get off at another stop.

  • Aeroexpress for Moscow Vnukovo Airport. 500 RUB per person at the automatic terminals or cash desks on site. Reductions for children under 7 years old.
  • Schedules and frequencies of the aeroexpress. Every day from 6 a.m. to midnight. Every 30 minutes.
  • Travel time. Between 35 minutes and 45 minutes.
  • Aeroexpress website in English

Kievsky Train Station is located in downtown Moscow. You then have two options: take public transportation or take a taxi.

Public transport from Kievsky Station. The nearest metro station is Kievskaya metro station. It is a convenient station, because it is on two metro lines: the brown circular line, the light blue line, dark blue line. It’s one of the most beautiful metro stations in Moscow! Estimate. For a single trip, count 55 RUB per person + 60 RUB per suitcase (maximum cost therefore). But you will also be able to take the opportunity to take a transport card which will be more advantageous for your trips there. For a more precise estimate, go to the article “Public transport in Moscow“.

Take a taxi from Kievsky Station. If you are loaded or, more simply, if you want to make your arrival / departure more comfortable, it is better to take a taxi (beware of traffic jams). Kievsky Station is well located, so if you stay inside the Garden Ring, the price will not be excessive. Estimate of the race: in the 500-600 RUB the race, if you go through an application, more expensive if you go by a city taxi. You can use the station’s free WiFi, otherwise use your home plan (additional costs). To find out more, go to the article “How to get around Moscow“, in the taxi section.

Moscow Vnukovo airport transfer: taxi

If you want to go to downtown Moscow by taxi, you will have less hassle with suitcases. Estimate of the race: 1400 RUB the race, if you go through a taxi application and your accommodation is located inside the Garden Ring; more expensive if you go by a city taxi. On the other hand, if your flight falls on the office hours, you will probably waste a lot of time in traffic jams and the race could then cost more in the end. More information on the taxi in the article “How to get around Moscow”, in the starting taxi.

Good to know! Not all of the taxis you can see at the airport are official taxis. If you have found a taxi at the airport (without a taxi app), be sure to agree on the fare in advance, but also to verify the information and the amount carefully when paying.

Book a taxi in advance. You can book an airport transfer from Vnukovo Moscow in advance on KiwiTaxi website. It is easy and confortable to arrive when you have already booked the taxi. Prices started from 32 euro.

Moscow Vnukovo Airport Plan

Here is the airport plan that could help you for Moscow Vnukovo airport transfer.

Vnukovo Moscow airport map transfer Vnukovo airport map

Go through customs

Arriving in Russia, you will have to cross the border to then be able to collect your suitcase. Operation is similar at the exit border from the EU. You therefore have to queue at a ticket office. Some counters are reserved for citizens of the CIS, others are for all “International Passports”. In your case, it is “International Passports”. There is a light which indicates if the counter is available: Red don’t go, green go!

When you arrive at the border guard’s guide, give your passport. The border guard will do its verification work. It’s fast enough, allow 1mn for the passage. If you’ve ever played Paper, Please, well it’s the same :). Sometimes they ask which city you come from, the name of the airport of origin. When the border guard begins to stamp, it’s almost over. The border guard will give you back the passport with a flying sheet inside: the migration card. It must be kept because it will be requested at the exit. The hotel can also request it.


Here are all the details you need to know about Moscow Sheremetyevo airport transfer, airport transfer Moscow Domodedovo, and Moscow Vnukovo airport transfer.

Hope this information will help you prepare for your arrival in Moscow with confidence!

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