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Transportation to and from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

Car

What is the distance from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to the centre of Moscow?

The distance to the centre of Moscow (Saint Basil’s Cathedral / Red Square) is 34 kilometres from South Terminal Complex and 42 kilometres from North Terminal Complex. Thus, terminals A and B are further away from the city. Travel time between the airport and the city centre is 1 hour and 5 minutes. Unfortunately, it can be busy on the roads and you should take into account a car journey that takes longer.

From SVO Airport to Moscow City centre by Car
38 km
1H5

Public transport

Aeroexpress train to Moscow

The fastest travel option between Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and the centre of Moscow is the train Aeroexpress. You can get stuck in a traffic jam if you travel by car, taxi or bus, that won’t happen if you take the train. The Aeroexpress commutes between Belorussky Station in the city and the railway station at the airport, located on the south side of the airport at Terminal E. An automated people mover (APM) runs between this station and terminals A and B. The Aeroexpress departs every 30 minutes, travel time is 35 minutes.

From metro station Belorusskaya at Belorussky Station, you can travel by metro to the city centre and other parts of Moscow. The journey time from metro station Belorusskaya to metro station Teatralnaya close to Red Square is only 5 minutes.

Aeroexpress tickets
The prices are listed below, an Aeroexpress ticket including a ride with the metro, tram or (trolley) bus costs 560 RUB, the price for a subway ticket is 55 RUB. You can buy tickets for the Aeroexpress at the stations, but it is cheaper to do this online. Please consult website and timetable Aeroexpress for more information.

SAVING TIPS: Tickets can be bought at the airport, but online it is easier and cheaper (420 RUB one way, 860 RUB return). A group ticket called ‘Family and Friends’ can be used by four people and costs 1,000 RUB for a single journey and 1,700 RUB for a return (valid for 30 days). The price is the same online and from the ticket machine. Aeroexpress trains run without stopping, besides you can use free WiFi aboard since early 2015.

Prices Single Return
Adults 500 RUB 1,000 RUB
Children, 5 up to 7 years 130 RUB 260 RUB

Bus and metro to Moscow

It is more economical to travel by bus and metro to the centre of Moscow. Needless to say, taking a direct train is easier and faster. With bus 817 and bus 948 you can get in 35 minutes to metro station Planernaya (northernmost station metro line 7). With bus 851 and bus 949 it takes 25 minutes to metro station Rechnoy Vokzal (northernmost station metro line 2). The price of a bus ticket is 55 RUB or 75 RUB.

From both stations you can take the metro to the centre of Moscow, station Kuznetskiy Most for metro line 7 (travel time: 31 minutes) and station Teatralnaya for metro line 2 (travel time: 23 minutes). Metro station Kuznetskiy Most is a short distance from the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre. The total journey time is at least one hour. If the bus ends up in a traffic jam, the journey can take a lot longer.

Tickets for the subway priced 55 RUB are available from the ticket vending machines. You can also buy a day ticket (yediniy) for public transport in Moscow for 200 RUB, it is valid for 24 hours. During the night you can travel by bus H1 between the airport and the city every half hour. Please consult buses to and from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and website Moscow Metro for more information.

“The metro stations with the most central location in Moscow are Okhotny Ryad (M1), Teatralnaya (M2) and Revolution Square (M3), at a short distance from Red Square, Kremlin and GUM.”

Tickets

Moscow CityPass 1-5 Day Option

€ 49

Save time and money and see the sights of Moscow at your own pace with a 1, 2, 3, or 5-day city card. Enjoy free entry to over 40 top attractions of Moscow, hop-on-hop-off bus tour, river cruise and guided walking tour.

Kremlin and Red Square Private Tour with Pick-up

€ 67.51

Visit Red Square and see the main sights of central Moscow on a private guided tour. Marvel at St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin cathedrals.

Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square 2-Hour Tour with Hotel Pickup

€ 42.27

Visit the Kremlin and iconic Red Square on a 2-hour private tour with a knowledgeable guide. See the Grand Kremlin Palace, St. Basil's and more.

Activities

Moscow: Kalashnikov Shooting Range Session

€ 60

Shoot the most famous gun in the world at a shooting range in Moscow. Discover what it feels like to fire a Kalashnikov at the Central Shooting Club of the Russian Army Training Society.

Moscow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Options

€ 16

Explore Moscow at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass. Hop on and off as often as you please with a 24, 48 or 72-hour ticket. Opt for a ticket that includes the boat tour to see the city from a whole new perspective on a relaxing cruise.

Moscow: Fast-Track Introductory Kremlin Tour

€ 20

Skip the entry line to visit the legendary Kremlin grounds on a 30-minute introductory tour and learn all about Moscow's vibrant past: from the medieval era up to the present. Stay as long as you want afterwards to explore at your own pace.

Tours and transport

Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

€ 18

Muscovites believe that this underground system is the best in the world. It is by far the fastest, most popular and most convenient public transport in Moscow that looks like an extravagant museum. See jaw-dropping frescoes, sculptures and chandeliers.

Moscow Metro and the Old Arbat: 3-Hour Private Tour

€ 13.83

Explore Old Arbat Street and the Moscow Metro on this private 3-hour guided tour. Experience rich history and stunning architecture as you walk along one of the most famous streets in Moscow and explore the beautiful Soviet-era stations.

Moscow: Metro Tour and River Cruise

€ 59

A guided tour with a professional guide of the Moscow Metro, followed by a cruise along the Moscow River to provide a view of Moscow from a different perspective.

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