Transportation to and from Moscow Vnukovo Airport
What is the distance from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to the centre of Moscow?
The distance to the centre of Moscow (Saint Basil’s Cathedral / Red Square) is 30 kilometres / 18.6 miles, you should take into account 40 to 60 minutes of travel time.
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Aeroexpress train to Moscow
You can easily travel from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to the city, by Aeroexpress. At least once every hour a train departs to and from Moscow Vnukovo Airport, the journey time is 35 to 40 minutes. The underground train station at the airport is only a few minutes walk from terminals A, B and D. The train runs non-stop to railway station Kievsky, west of the centre and near metro station Kievskaya. You can change to the metro to reach the city centre, it takes 6 minutes with metro line 1 to metro station Okhotny Ryad.
The prices can be found below, a return is valid for 30 days. It is also possible to buy an Aeroexpress ticket including metro, tram or bus ride for 560 RUB. 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.
|Adults||500 RUB||1,000 RUB|
|Children, 5 up to 7 years||130 RUB||260 RUB|
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Bus and metro to Moscow
It is more economical to choose the combination of bus and metro. Buses run between Moscow Vnukovo Airport and metro stations in the southwest of the city. The airport bus stop is 400 metres from Terminal A. Bus 911 runs every 7 minutes to and from Salaryevo station (Саларьево), the journey time is 20 minutes. Bus 611 leaves every 20 minutes from and to Troparyovo station (Тропарёво) and Yugo-Zapadnaya station (Юго-Западная), a bus ride takes 30 to 40 minutes. At these three metro stations, you can change to metro line 1 towards the centre of Moscow.
Travel time to Okhotny Ryad in the historical centre of Moscow is 23 minutes (Yugo-Zapadnaya), 25 minutes (Troparyovo) or 29 minutes (Salaryevo). Okhotny Ryad metro station is located at the square Manezhnaya with the underground shopping centre Okhotny Ryad underneath it.
Tickets can be bought from the bus driver and ticket machines at the metro stations. The price for the combination bus and metro is 110 RUB, thus 55 RUB (€ 0.72) per ticket. Please consult buses to and from Moscow Vnukovo 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.”
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