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Arrival and Departure: Moscow Airports, Train Stations, Buses

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.

Sheremetyevo SVO Arrivals / Departures


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Domodedovo (DME) Arrivals and Departures

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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
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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Getting around Moscow by metro and public transport

Moscow public transportation is horrible and the city is immersed in the constant traffic jams, so don't even attempt to go overground during the peak hours (8 to 11 am and 5 to 8 pm).

Sheremetyevo (SVO) Airport

Sheremetyevo airport has three terminals.

Moscow Bus Stations

Schyolkovsky Bus Terminal, Moscow  Photo by Oleg_Mirabo@FlickR The main Moscow bus terminal is located just next to Shchyolkovskaya metro station (the last station to the east on the dark blue line).