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Which Moscow Airport is best to fly or closest to City?

Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) or Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) or Domodedovo International Airport (DME)


The city of Moscow and the whole region of Moscow Oblast is served by three major international airports. Sheremetyevo (SVO), Domodedovo (DME) and Vnukovo (VKO) International airports.

Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) is located 28 kilometres (17 mi) southwest of the centre of Moscow, Russia.

DME Airport is located in the Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast - 42 km southeast of the city center of Russia’s capital city Moscow.

SVO Airport is located 29 km northwest of Moscow, in the town of Himkie.

Compare which CITY is Airport is Best for me

Vnukovo International Airport (VKO)

Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

    Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

Getting to Central city from each Airport

Distance from Central City 26 miles (42 kilometres) 25 miles (41kilometres) 28 miles (46kilometres)
Public Transport General Operating Last Airport Bus: 00:59 (24 hrs service) Last Airport Bus: 11:45 pm (night buses available) Last Airport Bus: 12 pm
Russia Underground Metro N/A N/A N/A

Aero Express- Timings (6 am to 12 pm) Ticket Fare Adult: $8.74.

Frequency: every 30 minutes.

Aero Express- timings(5 am to 12.30pm) Ticket fare for adult: $8.

Frequency: every 30 minutes.

Moscow Vnukovo Express –Timings (7 am to 11 pm) –Fare $5.60

Aero Express – Timings (5:15 am to 12:00 pm) Ticket Fare For Adult: $8.74.
Frequency: every 30 minutes


N611 –Timings: 5:15 am to 0:59 am Bus Fare: $1 To $2

N611c – Timings :6am to 11pm – Fare: $1


N851-Timings 5:35am to 0:49am - Bus fare: $1 to $2.

N817-Timings 6:45am to  11:45 pm -Bus fare: $1 to $2

NH1(Night bus) – Timings:1:00 am to 5:30 pm –Bus Fare: $1 to $2


Bus Route: 308 - Fare: $1.75

Bus Route: 30 - Fare: $1.10

Bus Route: 11, 26 – Fare: $1

Moscow Domodedovo Airport BUS
Airport Shuttle

Super Shuttle, Go Airport Shuttle, and VKO Shuttle-Fare:$99
Vnukovo International Airport Shuttle

SVO Airport Transfers, and Super Shuttle-Fare: $98
Sheremetyevo International Airport Shuttle

DME Airport Transfers, Go Airport, and Super Shuttle-Fare:$98
Domodedovo International Airport Shuttle

Taxi / Cab Services

Angel Taxi, Taxi Mario, and Lingo Taxi-Mini.

Fare: $34 – Journey time: 56minutes.

Yandex Taxi, Angel Taxi, and Welcome Taxi.

Fare: $28-Journey Time: 50 to 60 minutes.

Moscow Taxi, Rusko Taxi, and Taxi Mario.

Fare: $34-Journey Time: 1hour 15mins.
Uber Taxis

On demand from $15 to $38.57 with an approximate journey time of 45 minutes.

$14.9 to $38.57 with an approximate journey time of 1.5 hours.

$17.54to $43.85 with an approximate journey time of 1.5 to 2 hours.


Which Airport Is Best For Me?

How Close to Moscow City and Top Attractions?

VKO is the third busiest airport in Moscow and it is located 26 miles from Moscow's city center. 

Some of the top attractions close to this airport are: Culture and Sport Center Mechta, Sen Sip, Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Eduard Streltsov Monument, Temple of Archangel Michael,  Narkomfin, Sava Storozhevsky Temple, Club B2, Landscape Reserve Tyoply Stan, Epiphany Church, Kleptomania, Park Nikulino, Victory Park, Monument to Conquerors of Space, Orlov Paleontological Museum and many more.

SVO is located in the city of Khimki in Moscow Oblast, it is 25 miles away from Moscow city center and the busiest airport in Russia.

Top attractions close to this airport include: History Museum of Sheremetyevo, St.Nicholas Chapel, Moscow Oceanarium, Culture and Leisure Park of Lev Tolstoy, Ezhi Monument, Mega Mall Khimki, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Temple of the Resurrection, Lianzovsky Park of Culture and Leisure, Market Levsha and many more

DME is located 28 miles from the city center of Moscow, Russia. It is the largest and second busiest airport in Russia.

Top attractions close to DME are: Chapel of the Archangel Michael, Fairy Tales Museum, Gorki Leninskiye Museum Preserve, St. George Temple, ECO Park Prostranstvo Detskoi Mechty, The Church of St. Nicholas, Cathedral Of all Sacred in Russia, Gorki Estate Museum, V.Lenin’s House Museum, HookahPlace Domodedovo, Temple of the Resurrection and many more.
Flight Fares as Searched From May 30-3-2018
Flight Fares

London($784), NewYork ($536), and London($637).

London($183), Frankfurt ($209), Madrid($193), Barcelona($184), and Paris($198). Paris($153), Frankfrut($273),Madrid($197), and London($600).
Cost Factor

VKO is the third largest and busiest airport in Moscow, Russia. Flight fares are highly expensive than SVO, DME.

Based on car hire and hotel costs, choosing VKO is recommended by most of the passengers. But based on flight fares,it is not affordable to common passengers.

SVO Airport is the busiest and primary airport in Moscow, Russia. So this is the reason the average hotel prices are a little bit higher. It offers a wide range of accommodations from affordable to luxurious hotels.

Considering flight fares, car hire, and hotel costs; choosing SVO is the best option for the passengers. SVO is inexpensive than DME, VKO.
DME is largest and second busiest airport in Russia. Considering flight fares, car costs, and hotel charges, mostpassengers choose this airport because it provides affordable costs in almost all the facilities.
Airport Delays

AVG Security & Customs Delays: Average

AVG Flight Arrival delays: 10 to 30 minutes.

AVG Security & Customs Delays: Average

AVG Flight Arrival delays: 10 to 30 minutes

AVG Security & Customs Delays: Average

AVG Flight Arrival delays: 10 to 30 minutes

Hotel Price per 1 day (From 01-02-2017 to 07-02-07) and searched by 24-03-2018


Homehotel (3-Star) from $32
Vnukovo Green Palace Hotel (4-Star) from $65
Uninn Hotel Vnukovo (3-Star) from $48.

Holiday Inn Express Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (3-Star) from $69
Radisson Blu Hotel Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (5-Star) from $139

Novotel Sheremetyevo Airport (4-Star) from $124.

Airhotel Domodedovo (4-Star) from $77
Ramada Moscow Domodedovo (4-Star) from $74

Ibis Moscow Domodedovo Airport (3-Star) from $87.

Car Cost per 1 week (From 01-04-2018 to 07-04-2018) searched by 24-03-2018

Car Hire Companies operating

Standard Cars –Ford Mondeo -$478.94(5 people & 3 bags)
Economy Cars –Kia Rio-$123.41- (5 people & 2 bags)
Compact Cars – Chevrolet Cruze -$211.96(5 people & 2 bags )
Intermediate Cars-Hyundai -  $221.72(5 people & 3 bags)

Avis Car Rental

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Standard Cars –Ford Mondeo -$478.94(5 people & 3 bags)
Economy Cars –Hyundai Solaris-$144.46-  (5 people & 2 bags)
Compact Cars – Chevrolet Cruze -$211.96(5 people & 2 bags )

Intermediate Cars-Scoda Octavia -  $216.14 (5 people & 3 bags)

Budget Cars

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Standard Cars –Nissan Teana -$372.69(5 people & 3 bags)
Economy Cars –Kia Rio-$127.11- (5 people & 2 bags)
Compact Cars – Chevrolet Cruze -$218.31(5 people & 2 bags)
Intermediate Cars-Skoda Rapid - $185.03 (5 people & 3 bags)

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Online car hire Car Hire Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) Car Hire Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) Car Hire Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

Airport Facilities

Shopping Central children's Store, Mall Avia Park, Mall Yevropoeyskiy, Afimoll City, Mall Columbus, Okhotny Ryad Shopping Center, Metropolis Shopping Mall, Vegas, Tsvetnoy Central Market, Detskiy Mir, Gostiny Dvor Arcade, and Zolotoi Vavilon. Euroset communications store, Pharmacy, Nasha Pressa printing store, Aeromag grocery, Flower shop, Gastronome Globus Gourmet Express, Souvenir shop, J&W jewelry store, MegaFon mobile phones store, Swarovski fashion jewelry store, and Imperial Duty-Free. Chanel, DUFRY, Heinemann Duty Free, Moscow Souvenirs, Runway Beauty, Runway Club, Runway Duty free, Runway Gourment, Runway Sunglasses, Runway Voyager, Pharmacy, Good News, APR, Sprint, Press City, New Press, Swarovski, Consul, Frey Wille, Fashion Style, Time Avenue, Luara,Velars, Victoria’s Secret, Nabigator, Heinemann Travel Value In Beauty, SVYAZNOY,  Moscow Souvenirs, Mlesna, and Interbouquet.
Eating & Drinking Mu-mu, Kroshka-Kartoshka, and Shokoladnitsa. Costa Coffee, Subway Fast Food Restaurant, Teremok Cafe, Coffee and the City, Kroshka-Kartoshka, Mu-mu cafe, Cafe-bar Harvest, Sky Sushi, Simple day cafe, Shokoladnitsa cafe, IL Patio restaurant, Coffeemania, Schoffer Bar, Factory bar and kitchen, Mama Russia Cafe, Katie O'Connor's bar, T.G.I. Friday's restaurant, Burger King, and Cafe Uzbechka. Due Colonne, Paprika, Zu Cafe, Vienna Cafe Julius Meinl, American Bar & Grill, Uzbechka, Butterbrot, Coffeeshop Company, Oriental Express, Butterfly, Coffee House, Coffeemania, Macchiato, MU-MU, Paul Bakery, Chocolate, Icecraft, Kofemolka, Dolce Latte, Zucker Stuck Kaffeehaus, Subway, Burger King, Korshka Kartoshka, Bud Burger, KFC, and PELMEN.
Lounge Business Class Lounge, VIP Lounge, Rachmaninov UTG Premier Lounge, UTG Tchaikovsky Lounge, and Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge. Gallery lounge, Matrioshka lounge,  Jazz and Blues, Classic, The Baikal, VIP lounge, Space Lounge, Mastercard Lounge, Galaxy Lounge, All-Star Lounge, and Amber Lounge. Shostakovich Premier Lounge, Domestic Business Lounge, British Airways Navigator Club Lounge, and Swiss Lounge.
Wi-Fi Access Free Wi-Fi available Free Wi-Fi available Free Wi-Fi available

How To Transfer Between The Airports?

How Many? How to Transfer? There are 3 terminals. All are adjacent to each other. They are Connected by covered walkways. The airport has 5 terminals and a special terminal for private and business use. Terminals A, B, C, D,E and F.Shuttle buses run between the terminals. It has 2 terminals. Terminals A and B. Shuttle buses run between the terminals.
Currency Exchange, ATMs & CashPoints ATM: Terminal A - Akademicheskaya

ATM: T(D)-Alfa bank, Sber bank, SMP bank.
T(E)-Zapsibfcom bank, Alfa bank, Sber bank.
T(F)- Alfa bank, Sber bank, Gazrombank.

Currency Exchange: T(E)-Sberbank of Russia

ATM: Sber Bank, Zapibcobank, Nomos Bank, SMP Bank, Russian Regional Development Bank, Promsvyazbank.

Currency Exchange: Sber Bank
Important phone numbers Medical : +7 495 436 6189 Lost & found: +7 (495) 578-74-64

Police: +7 495 967-82-78
Lost & Found: +7 495 504-02-58

Medical : +7 495 504-02-49, 48
Major Operating Airlines Aeroflot, AIMasria Universal Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Azimuth, Bul Air, Buta Airways, Ellinar, flyDubai, FlyOne, Gazpromavia, Georgian Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, I-Fly, Iran Aseman Airlines, Iraqi Airways, Izhavia, Mahan Air, Nouvelair, Pobeda, Rossiya Airlines, Rus Line, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Somon Air, SCAT Airlines, Syrian Air, Taron Air, Turkish Airlines, Utair, Vologda Aviation Enterprise, Wizz Air, and Yakutia Airlines. Aeroflot, Adria Airways, Alitalia, Ariana Afghan Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Delta Air Lines, Air Serbia, Pegas Fly, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, LOT-Polish Airlines, MIAT – Mongolian Airlines, Royal Flight Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Nordwind Airlines, Smart Wings, Sichuan Airlines, Finnair, China Eastern Airlines, China South Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Malta, Air France, Air China International, Onur Air, Ellinair, Severstal, Tianjin Airlines, Atlas Global, Beijing Capital airlines, Qeshm air, Taban Air, Lucky Air, FlyDubai, RusLine, AirArabia, and Sky Gates Airlines. German Airlines, UT air Aviation, TAP Air Portugal Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Belavia Airlines, Ural Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Kyrgyzstan, Germanwings Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Air Berlin Airlines,Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, British Airways Airlines, Air Malta Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Air Moldova Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Novbelair, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Meridiana Airlines, Emirates Airlines, DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA A.G, S7 Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Thai Airways International Airlines, Air Arabia, Egyptair Airlines, Tunis Air Airlines, Somon Air, Montenegro Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, easyJet Airlines, El Al Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Swiss International Air Line, Vueling Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Qatar Airways Airlines, Srilankan Airlines, and VIM Airlines.
Major connecting Destinations

Kaliningrad, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Larnaca, Magadan, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Nice, Orenburg, Paris–Orly, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Rostov-on-Don-Platov,Simferopol, Sochi, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Dubai, Chisinau, Bovanenkovo, Nadym, Novy Urengoy, Noyabrsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Yamburg, Yekaterinburg, Tbilisi, Alanya-Gazipaşa, Reus, Varna , HongKong, Djerba Enfidha, Astrakhan,Belgord, Bergamo, Bratislava, Cheboksary, Cologne/Bonn, Irkutsk, Istanbu, Girona, Gyumri, Karlovy Vary, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Leipzig/Halle, Magas, Memmingen, Nalchik, Nizhnekamsk, Novosibirsk, Pisa, Perm, Tivat, Treviso, Ulan-Ude, Ulyanovsl-Baratayevka,Vladikavkaz, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Belgorod, Elista, Kirov, Kursk, Leipzig/Halle, Lipetsk, Penza, Tambov, Ulyanovsk-Baratayevka, Vorkuta, Voronezh, Jeddah, Riyadh, Khujand, Kulob, Aktau, Aktobe, Shymkent, Damascus, Yerevan, Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul–Atatürk, Anadyr, Arkhangelsk, Berlin-Tegel, Chaeboksary, Dushanbe,Fergana, Grozny, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Kazan, Khanty-Mansiysk,Kogalym, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Kurgan, Magas, Magnitogorsk, Makhachkala, Milan-Malpensa, Mineralnye Vody, Minsk, Munich, Murmansk, Nakhchivan, Nalchik, Naryan-Mar, Nizhny Novgorod, Noyabrsk, Pevek, Riga, Rostov-on-Don-Platov, St Petersburg, Sabetta, Samara, Samarkand, Sanya, Sochi, Stavropol, Surgut, Syktyvkar, Tashkent, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulyanovsk–Baratayevka, Usinsk, Vienna,[31]Vilnius, Vladikavkaz, Yerevan, Stary Oskol, Vologda, Budapest, Debrecen, Krasnodar Neryungri, and Yatusk.

SEASONAL:Anapa, Barcelona, Goa, Cairo, Baku, Omsk, Rostov-on-Don-Platov,Burgas, Varna, Ganja, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Antalya, Bari, Larnaca, Rovaniemi, Tehran, Palanga, Riga, Anapa, Beloyarsky, Heraklion, and Thessaloniki.

St Petersburg Pulkovo, Simferopol Mizhnarodny, Tivat, London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Ottawa, and Miami. St Petersburg Pulkovo, Istanbul Ataturk, Rimini Federico Fellini, London Heathrow, Barcelona, Tenerife Norte, Accra Kokota, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Ottawa, Boston Logan, Moscow Domodedovo, Toronto Pearson, NewYork Kennedy, Detroit Metropolitan, Bali Ngurah Rai, and Mexico City Benito Juarez.
Tourists Information Centre N/A Tourist Information: At terminal F -Natali-Tur LLC, Coral Travel LLC, Amigo Tours, Inturist LLC Tourist Information desk - +7 495 933-66-66
Official Airport Website http://www.vnukovo.ru/ http://www.svo.aero/en/ http://www.domodedovo.ru/en

What Are The Main Airports In Russia, Moscow And How Busy Are Their Operations?

Sheremetyevo International Airport is the first main airport in Russia located in the city of Khimki in Moscow Oblast and also the busiest. Domodedovo International Airport is the second busiest and largest airport in Russia while Vnukovo Airport is the third busiest and largest of the airports in Moscow.

Which Is The Best Hotel Near Each Airport?

At SVO: Novotel Sheremetyevo is the best hotel and nearest to the airport. It provides Free Airport Shuttle, Swimming Pool, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centre, Facilities for disabled guests, Free parking, Bar, Very good breakfast, Free Wi-Fi and more.

At DME: Air Hotel Domodedovo is the best hotel. It provides Free Airport Shuttle, Non-smoking rooms,Free parking,Free Wi-Fi, Fitness centre,Swimming Pool and many more.

At VKO: Homehotel is nearest to the airport and offers Free Airport Shuttle, Swimming Pool, Facilities for disabled guests,Free Wi-Fi, Family Rooms, 24-hour front desk and many more.

What Are Top Attractions Nearest To Each Airport?

At VKO:Monument to Conquerors of Space is nearest tourists attraction to the airport. It is located 4.7 km from the VKO. This monument was erected in 1964 to celebrate the achievements of the Soviet Union’s space exploration. At 107 meters tall, the monument is made of Titanium. Also, the base of the Monument houses the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.

At  SVO: Moscow Maritime Aquarium is located 10.5 km from the airport. It is a public oceanarium in the city centre and easy to visit from the airport. Fishes of all kinds and species from all over the world can be seen at the aquarium.

At DME:The Church of the Resurrection, a religious temple of Christiansmade of wood. The temples concept signify life after death.

Which is the Primary airport serving Moscow, Russia?

Sheremetyevo is the primary, first largest and busiest airport in Moscow, Russia. It Serves more than 300 destinations and has 2 parallel runways.

Which Airport Is Cheap And Best For Customers?

DME is cheaper and better for passengers because flight fares, car costs, and hotel charges are lower when compared to SVO and VKO airports.

Which Airports Have The Highest Flight Fares?

VKO Charges the highest flight fares when compared to SVO and DME.

Which Is The Nearest Airport From Moscow, Russia?

SVO is the nearest airport, it is located in the city of Khimki in Moscow Oblast just 25 miles away from Moscow’s city center.

Which Airports Have The Most Number Of Terminals?

SVO has 5 terminals, 4 are passenger terminals and 1 terminal is reserved especially for business and private passengers.


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