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Moscow is a historic and architecturally fantastic destination that welcomes visitors from across the globe. The city has very distinct seasons. The humid continental climate offers warm to hot summers, brief but glorious spring and fall seasons, and long, frigid winters. If you decide to make a winter trip to Moscow, be prepared for temperatures that dip to average lows of 14 – 21 degrees Fahrenheit. Pack the warmest gear you own! Fewer tourists visit during Moscow’s winter, so you may find better pricing on flights and accommodation. As spring slowly warms, the tourist count grows, and it becomes quite busy by May, when high temperatures of 68 degrees Fahrenheit are comfortable. Summer is peak tourist season in Moscow, with long days for sightseeing and temperatures of 72 – 78 degrees Fahrenheit. If you visit in summer, make sure to book your flights and rooms well in advance and expect to pay higher prices. In September and early October, before the cold sets in, Moscow enjoys a splendid fall season, and there are fewer travelers, so this might be the best time to plan your visit.


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BOS
23 Feb
Boston Logan International airport
31h 40m
3 Stops
SVO
Moscow Sheremetyevo airport
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SVO
02 Mar
Moscow Sheremetyevo airport
43h 15m
3 Stops
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
424 USD
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
BOS
14 Dec
Boston Logan International airport
28h 45m
1 Stop
DME
Moscow Domodedovo airport
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
DME
22 Dec
Moscow Domodedovo airport
36h 05m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
514 USD
British Airways
British Airways
BOS
13 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
25h 35m
1 Stop
SVO
Moscow Sheremetyevo airport
British Airways
SVO
06 Feb
Moscow Sheremetyevo airport
17h 00m
2 Stops
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
549 USD

Which airlines fly to Moscow?

Numerous airlines offer flights from the US to Moscow, including Aeroflot, Air France, Delta, United, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, and British Airways.


How to get from the airport to Moscow city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Moscow along with the distance from the city center
Moscow Domodedovo
25 mi from city center
Moscow Sheremetyevo
17 mi from city center
Moscow Vnukovo
17 mi from city center
Moscow Zhukovsky
24 mi from city center

There are 3 airports serving Moscow: Domodedovo International Airport (DME) lies 26 miles south southeast of the city, Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) is 18 miles to the southwest and Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) is closest to the city center, at 17 miles southwest of the city center. Here are your options for travel into Moscow from each of these.

Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

Public Transportation

Board the Aeroexpress train across from the domestic flights arrival hall exit and get off at Paveletsky terminal in the city center. The trip takes 45 minutes and the fare is ₽420 RUB. You can also take either express bus 308 or shuttle bus 308 from outside the passenger terminal exit 2, and ride to Domodedovskaya station, then board metro route 2 to Paveletsky terminal. This journey takes about 1 hour 48 minutes, and the total cost is ₽78 RUB.

Taxis

You can book a taxi from the self-service booking kiosks in the domestic and international arrival areas. For a ride to central Moscow, you can expect to pay ₽1,700 RUB and the trip takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.

Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Public Transportation

You can either use the pedestrian walkway or take a free shuttle from Sheremetyevo airport to the Aero Express Terminal, and then board the express train to Belorussky station in the city center. The fare is ₽420 RUB and the trip takes 30 – 40 minutes. Buses 851 and 817 will take you to either Rechnoy Vokzal metro station or Planernaya metro station for a cost of ₽55 RUB in 1 hour 5 minutes.

Taxis

A taxi from Sheremetyevo airport into the city center will cost you between ₽1,600 – ₽2,000 RUB and travel time is between 45 minutes – 1.5 hours, depending on traffic.

Vnukovo International Airport (VKO)

Public Transportation

Board the Aeroexpress train running between Vnukovo airport and the Kievsky rail terminal in the center of Moscow. The journey takes 35 minutes and a one-way ticket costs ₽420 RUB if you buy it in advance. Your best option is to take route 611 outside the airport terminal and travel to Troparevo station, then board metro route 1 to travel to Kropotkinskaya station in central Moscow. The total cost of this trip is ₽91 RUB and the trip takes around 45 minutes.

Taxis

Take a taxi from Vnukovo airport into the city center for a fare of between ₽1,600 – ₽2,000 RUB. Travel time is between 45 minutes – 1.5 hours depending on the time and day.

Car rentals

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How to get around in Moscow?

Moscow is an immense city, and the best way to get around is undoubtedly the amazing metro system. In fact, the metro stations themselves are a tourist attraction; several have been designated as cultural heritage sites. The city also offers an impressive above ground transportation network of buses, trams, and trolleys, light rail and an elevated monorail. Traffic congestion in Moscow can be terrible, so you may want to leave your rental car parked until needed for out-of-town trips. Travel on the city’s public transportation options is easily managed with a multi-fare pass, called the unified travelcard. It offers unlimited trips for 24 hours, 3 days, or a week, on buses, trolleys, trams, the metro, Moscow Central Circle rail and the monorail. The prices are ₽210 RUB, ₽400 RUB and ₽800 RUB respectively.

Metro

Moscow’s metro system offers 12 lines and 206 stations. You can get to almost any place, event or sports complex in the city by riding the metro, which operates 7 days a week, from 5.30 am – 1 am.

Buses, trolleybuses, trams, trains and the monorail

To reach some of the furthest points of the city, or if you are just looking for a change of pace, you can ride Moscow’s network of buses, trolleybuses and trams, enjoy a spectacular view of the city on the elevated monorail, or ride the new Moscow Central Circle rail line.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Moscow?

U.S. citizens are issued multiple-entry business, private, humanitarian, and tourist visas that are valid for 3 years from the date of issue. For foreign citizens, please check this link and the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Russia website.


Quick facts about Moscow

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Russian Ruble
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
0.98 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
9.04 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
0.76 USD

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Things to do and places of interest in Moscow

Moscow is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in the world, and well worth seeing. From the stunning, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral to the sleek modern structures in the city’s new business district, you’d be hard-pressed to find another place with so many contrasting skylines. Here are a few of the sights and activities worth adding to your itinerary, when you travel to Moscow.

  • Stroll around Red Square, the heart and soul of Russia. One of the most historically significant sites in the world, Moscow’s cobbled central square is surrounded by other must-see sights, including the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and more.
  • You could spend days exploring the Kremlin, the biggest medieval fortress in Russia, which also happens to be the largest active fortress in all of Europe. Within its 2,235-meter-long walls, there are 5 squares and 18 buildings, 20 towers, and the world’s largest bell and cannon.
  • Pick up some souvenirs at GUM. The glass-roofed mall is home to over 200 upscale shops, several great eateries, a Soviet-style grocery store – Gastronom №1 – and the swankiest historic toilet you’ll ever see.
  • Every world-class city has a significant park, and Moscow’s is Gorky Park. Originally opened in 1928, in 2011 Gorky Park underwent a major design upgrade and now has a renewed, vibrant look. The park sees around 20,000 visitors every day.
  • Take a Moscow Metro Tour and visit the 12 stations listed as cultural heritage sites. The Metro opened in 1935 and was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects. Most of the central stations look like museums, with their own ambiance, embellishments, and story.
  • Take in a ballet or opera performance at the historic Bolshoi Theatre. This structure is a landmark of Moscow and Russia, and is depicted on the Russian 100-rouble banknote.

Tips and tricks for visiting Moscow

Avoid the people who approach you offering taxi services immediately after getting through customs. Even though they may be wearing uniforms that say, “official airport taxi, they are usually illegal taxi services. These taxis can cost much more than the official taxis because they don’t have set prices.

DON’T order vodka with orange juice or tonic! You might be breaking an obscure Russian law, or at the very least, you risk being considered uncivilized by the Russian bartender. Vodka may be chased with lemon or a pickle, and must be drunk swiftly, not sipped.