Moscow’s three international airports are Sheremetyevo (Шереметьево), Domodedovo (Домодедово) and Vnukovo (Внуково). The airport furthest away is Domodedovo and the closest is Vnukovo. All three airports are connected with the city centre by Aeroexpress trains and also public buses, minibuses and taxis.
SHEREMETYEVO (Шереметьево) - SVO
The biggest airport is Sheremetyevo, which is located 12km from Moscow and has several terminals which are connected via closed passages. The terminals are defined by letters - Sheremetyevo C, Sheremetyevo D, Sheremetyevo E and Sheremetyevo F. Terminals F, E and D are located next to each other, but Sheremetyevo C is located on the opposite side of the airfield and a special shuttle should be used to get there.
SHEREMETYEVO F - is the oldest Terminal in the airport and was opened in 1980 for the Moscow Summer Olympic Games; it was originally known as Sheremetyevo 2. This terminal only serves international flights. The departure area is located on the second floor and the arrival area is on the first floor. To get the Aeroexpress from Sheremetyevo F you should pass through Sheremetyevo E.
SHEREMETYEVO E - is located just next to the Aeroexpress railway terminal and also only serves international flights. The departure area is located on the second floor and the arrival area is on the first floor.
SHEREMETYEVO D - is the newest terminal and the most remote terminal of the main three, so make sure you have enough time if you need to change terminals for your next flight. To get there from the Aeroexpress railway terminal you should pass through Sheremetyevo E. To get to Sheremetyevo D from the aeroexpress railway terminal can take up to 10 minutes. Sheremetyevo D serves both domestic and international flights - the right part of the terminal serves international flights and left part is for domestic flights. The arrival area is located on the first floor and the departure area is on the third floor.
SHEREMETYEVO C - is located away from the three main terminals and can only be reached by bus or shuttle from Sheremetyevo E. You need to have a printed ticket for your flight and your passport to board the shuttle. Terminal C mostly serves international charter flights.
HOW TO GET MOSCOW FROM SHEREMETYEVO
The most convenient and reliable way to get between the centre of Moscow and Sheremetyevo is the Aeroexpress train. It runs between the airport and Belorussky Railway Station which is located in central Moscow - Belorusskaya Metro Station (Станция метро Белорусская). Trains leave every 30 minutes from both directions from 05:00 until 00:30. It takes 35 minutes. You can buy electronic tickets online here - http://www.aeroexpress.ru/en/
BY BUS and MARSHRUTKA
There are a few public buses and commercial minibuses which run between Sheremetyevo Airport and two metro stations in the north of the city far away from the centre. The whole can take up to 2 hours depending on the traffic. In the best scenario without any traffic it should take around 40 minutes. Bus No. 851 and minibus No. 949 run between all terminals of Sheremetyevo and Rechnoy Vokzal metro station (Речной Вокзал). Bus No. 817 and minibus No. 648 run between all terminals and Planernaya metro station (Планерная).
If you would prefer to take a taxi to get to Moscow from Sheremetyevo Airport you should order it from the kiosks located on the arrival area at all terminals. It is not recommended to use a non-official taxi for safety reasons and because their prices can be 4-5 times higher than official taxi offers. Many taxi companies have special airport rates for getting from Moscow to Sheremetyevo, so it is worth searching around. The average price of taxi from Sheremetyevo Airport to central Moscow is RUB1300 (as of 2014) in an economy class car.
DOMODEDOVO (Домодедово) - DME
Domodedovo airport is located in 45km from the city centre. It only has one terminal which serves both international and domestic flights. The departure area for domestic flights is located on the first floor, international flights are on the second floor.
You can order taxi from the kiosks located:
- in the arrival area for domestic flights - kiosks No.231 and No.232
- in the arrival area for international flights - kiosks No.2 and No.3
You can pay by cash or by bank card. The average price of taxi from Domodedovo Airport to central Moscow is RUB 1300 (as of 2014) in an economy class car.
VNUKOVO (Внуково) - VKO
Vnukovo is the closest airport to the city centre - 10km from the MKAD ring road. The airport consists of three airport complexes - one for passengers, one which serves the Russian president and the Russian government and one for private business flights. The passenger airport has three terminals: A which serves domestic and international flights, B - which serves all international charter flights and some domestic flights and D which currently only serves arrivals from the North-Caucasus. All three terminals are located next to each other, but to get from terminal A to terminal B you need to go outside. The Aeroexpress rail terminal is connected with terminal A.
HOW TO GET MOSCOW FROM VNUKOVO
The Aeroexpress train to Moscow leaves every hour from the basement of terminal A. It takes around 35 minutes and tickets can be bought online on http://www.aeroexpress.ru/en/. The Aeroexpress train arrives at Kievsky Railway Station (Киевский вокзал) which is located just next to Kievskaya metro station (станция метро Киевская). Kievskaya metro station located close to the city centre where three lines cross. Red Square is located just two stations from Kievskaya metro station.
BY BUS and MARSHRUTKA
Buses No. 611, No. 611c and No. 611ф leave the bus stop which is located on the square behind the airport car park. Buses leave about every 20 minutes and go to Yugo-Zapadnaya metro station (Станция метро Юго-Западная) which is the last station on the red line of Moscow metro. It takes about 40 minutes depending on the traffic.