The first impression is usually the strongest one, so here's all the information you'll need to make your arrival to Moscow go as smooth as possible.
Flying to / from Moscow
There are three major airports in Moscow: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo.
If you come from abroad you will arrive either to Sheremetyevo 2 international airport (all major international airlines and Aeroflot) or to Domodedovo international airport (Swiss Airlines, AirMalta, British Airways, Emirates, El Al, China Eastern, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and most of the Central Asian airlines, plus most domestic airlines, except Aeroflot).
If you take a domestic flight, it'll be either to / from Sheremetyevo 1 or Domodedovo airports.
The new and renovated Vnukovo airport serves mostly domestic flights (UtAir, Vladivostok Avia, flights to North Caucasus), as well as German Wings flights to/from Germany.
To get from the airports to the center of Moscow you can take Aeroexpress train, which is the fastest and easiest way to get to the city. A train ride takes about 35-40 minutes and costs about 400R (€8) one way. Tickets can be purchased on the spot or using Aeroexpress iPhone app.
Arriving / Departing with a Train
There are 9 train stations ("vok`zal" in Russian) in Moscow. Each has the name of the main direction for the trains that depart from this railway station. All the railway stations are located close to the center of the city. The three train stations "Kazanski", "Yaroslavki" and "Leningradski" are located at the same area next to "Komsomolskaya" metro station (north-east center) and that's the stations you will use most likely to go to St. Petersburg or Trans-Siberian.
Read more about train stations in Moscow.
St Basils cathedral in Moscow - Photo by Jerrold@FlickR
Schyolkovsky Bus Terminal, Moscow
Telephones: (+7 495) 468-0400, 468-4370
That's the main bus station in Moscow located at the east of the city (25 mins by metro from the center). To read more about it, please, see Moscow Bus Stations page.
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