Sheremetyevo Airport is an international airport located in Molzhaninovsky District, 29 km northwest of central Moscow. It is a hub for the Russian international airline Aeroflot, and one of the three major airport that serve the Russian capital, along with Domodedovo Airport and Vnukovo Airport. In 2017, the Sheremetyevo Airport handled over 40 million passengers, which makes it the busiest airport in the Russian Federation and former USSR.
Airport shuttle: High-speed Aeroexpress trains depart from Sheremetyevo Airport (terminals D, E, F) to Belorussky Railway station every 20 – 30 minutes (05:00 – 00:30). Travel time is 30 – 40 minutes. Standard ticket for an adult passenger costs 500PУБ (€7).
Public bus: There are several lines you can choose from, depending on the destination.
- m. Rechnoy vokzal: bus 949 (06:45-21:45, 75PУБ) or bus 851 (05:37-0:49, 55PУБ)
- m. Planernaya: bus 817 (05:22 to 0:18, 55PУБ) or bus 948 (06:45-21:45, 75PУБ)
- m. Yugo-Zapadnaya: bus H1 (55PУБ)
- Khimki: bus 62 (35PУБ)
- Khimki: bus Lastochka (200PУБ)
Taxi service: If you prefer a more cozy ride, take one of the taxis situated at the airport, in the terminals D, E or F, on the 1st floor in the Arrivals Hall (Yander.Taxi). The prices go from 1200PУБ to 1800PУБ (don’t pay anything more than that).
Transfer: If you don’t like using the public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat if you’re travelling with a child.
Renting a car at Moscow Airport: For those of you who would like to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. In the Sheremetyevo International Airport you can rent cars from Sixt, TIScar, IDrive, and Thrifty. Their offices are located in the Arrivals hall of terminal D. Since this is the busiest airport of the Russian Federation, save time and book your car online.
Renting a bus at Moscow Airport: If you’re coming in a larger group of people, consider renting a bus for your journey. Keep in mind to book it in advance, so that the transfer company has enough time to inform you on the meeting point and all other relevant information.
FAQ – bus and transport from Moscow Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, the airport shuttle and public buses operate until midnight, but in case you arrive later than that, there is always an option of taking a taxi, situated on the 1st floor of the Arrivals hall in terminals D, E and F.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Yes, there are hotels close to the airport. Radisson Blu offers direct access to the main terminals, a restaurant with panoramic view and a fitness center, Hotel V Express is located in the terminal E directly between Mother-and-child room and the First Aid post, SkyPoint Sheremetyevo Hotel is a modern 3*hotel is located just 800 meters from international terminals and surrounded by Khimki forest, and Sheraton Moscow Hotel offers free shuttle service and is ideal if you’re up for some European and Russian traditional cuisine. You can also consider Novotel Hotel, Holiday Inn, Atlanta Hotel or Mariott Hotels as well.
Q: I would like to visit Moscow in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Of course, the airport is only 29 km from the airport. The airport shuttles and public buses drive regulary from the airport to the city centre, but keep in mind the traffic and possible delays, so make sure to think twice and recheck how much time you actually have to visit the city center.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Moscow is one of the cities with the highest rate of ATMs in the world, but if you need to use the ATM right on the airport, don’t panic. There are several right outside the customs in terminal E.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Moscow. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: Unfortunately no, but you can reach Moscow city centre in only 30 minutes and continue the journey to your destination from there.