Flights to and around Russia

When you are ready to book your flights to Russia it's important to think about more than just where to buy the cheapest ticket.  There are several options for most destinations in Russia but the size of the country means that destinations other than Moscow and St Petersburg will still most likely require a connection there.  We have put some useful information below to get you started but if you need more help then please just ask your visa agent.

Direct Flights are available to both Moscow and St Petersburg departing from London Heathrow with Aeroflot Russian Airlines and British Airways and just to Moscow departing from London Gatwick with Aeroflot Russian Airlines.  Both of these airlines are national carriers so the service is good and the flight times are generally more convenient but the prices may not be the cheapest available.

Indirect Flights are available to more than 50 destinations around Russia departing from various locations in the UK including major cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and others.  Indirect flights are available with Air France, Air Baltic, Scandinavian Airlines and Ukrainian Airlines.  Prices and options vary depending on your chosen route and season.

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Internal Flights in Russia can take up to 9 hours and cross 10 time zones.  There are several low cost airlines that operate domestically in Russia and offer a reasonable service on par with the likes of Easyjet and Ryanair.  Here are our list of internal flight providers; Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Rossiya, Pobeda, S7 and Ural Airlines.  Most of these websites are available in the English language but if not then please just give us a call and we will be happy to help you make your booking, you can speak to your visa agent or call us on 020 7993 8027 and email on help@russian-visa.org.uk.

Airports in Moscow & St Petersburg

Moscow has three main international airports; Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo and like most international airports they are located outside the main city centre.  There are a range of options for getting from the airport to the city, including taxis and public transport

Domodedovo to Moscow City Centre:

This trip will take approximately 1 hour by taxi to Moscow city centre and we would recommend that you prebook your taxi as this is often cheaper and more reliable than getting an airport taxi when you arrive.  If you wish to use public transport then the journey to Moscow city centre will take around 45 minutes by Aeroexpress.  The Aeroexpress services goes directly in to the city centre arriving at Paveletskay station and costs 420 rubles (approxiamtely £6) one way.  Paveletskay station has direct access to the underground for lines 2 and 5 (south) serving other parts of the city if you need to make an onward trip.

Sheremetyevo to Moscow City Centre:

This trip will take approximately 1 hour by taxi to Moscow city centre and we would recommend that you prebook your taxi as this is often cheaper and more reliable than getting an airport taxi when you arrive.  If you wish to use public transport then the journey to Moscow city centre will take around 45 minutes by Aeroexpress.  The Aeroexpress services goes directly in to the city centre arriving at Belaruskaya station and costs 420 rubles (approxiamtely £6) one way.  Belaruskaya station has direct access to the underground for lines 2 and 5 (north) serving other parts of the city if you need to make an onward trip.

Vnukovo to Moscow City Centre:

This trip will take approximately 40 minutes by taxi to Moscow city centre and we would recommend that you prebook your taxi as this is often cheaper and more reliable than getting an airport taxi when you arrive.  If you wish to use public transport then the journey to Moscow city centre will take around 30 minutes by Aeroexpress.  The Aeroexpress services goes directly in to the city centre arriving at Kievskaya station and costs 420 rubles (approxiamtely £6) one way.  Kievskaya station has direct access to the underground for lines 3 and 5 (west) serving other parts of the city if you need to make an onward trip.

 

St Petersburg has one airport - Pulkovo -  which is located very close to the city and takes around 20 minutes by public transport to nearest Metro station (Moskovskaya).

Pulkovo to St Petersburg City Centre:

This trip will take approximately 40 minutes by taxi to St Petersburg city centre and we would recommend that you prebook your taxi as this is often cheaper and more reliable than getting an airport taxi when you arrive.  If you wish to use public transport then the journey to the nearest Metro station will take around 20 minutes by public transport.