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.

From VKO Airport to Moscow City centre by Car
30 km
50 min

Public transport

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.

Aeroexpress tickets
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.

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

Top 5 sights in Moscow

1. Red Square – free!
2. Moscow Kremlin
3. Saint Basil’s Cathedral
4. Moscow Metro Tour of 1.5 hours
5. Communist Walking Tour of 2 hours

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.”


Moscow: Imperia Tower 56th Floor Visit & Museum

€ 10.49

Head to the Moscow-City Museum, dedicated to skyscrapers and high-rise construction. Explore the history of sky-scrapers and find out how Moscow City grew tall.

Moscow: Kremlin & Armory Tickets with Introductory Tour

€ 45

Save your time and energy, skip the long lines to the two most important museums of Moscow. Explore the Kremlin and the Armoury Chamber at your own pace after a 30-minute introduction tour.

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

€ 44.09

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.


Moscow: Kalashnikov Shooting Range Session

€ 79

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 "Labyrinth".

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 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 Metro Stations Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

€ 15.05

Experience one of the world's most incredible public transport systems on a 2-hour tour of the Moscow Metro. Learn why it was built the way it was, see some of the most beautiful stations and hear interesting legends.

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 From Above: Federation Tower 89th Floor View Tour

€ 35

Take the opportunity to experience breathtaking panoramic views of Moscow from the 89th floor of the Federation Tower. Enjoy the amazing views, learn about the city from a professional guide and taste some delicious Russian ice cream.

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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