Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) is one of 4 major airports serving Moscow, Russia. It is located around 28 kilometers from the city center with approximately 20 million passengers in each of the last two years. Among the airlines operating at the airport are Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air.
How to get from Vnukovo Airport to Moscow
Moscow Aeroexpress connects the airport with the Kievsky railway station in the city center of Moscow. The journey lasts approximately 40 minutes and tickets cost around 500 rubles (~ 7 €), but can be cheaper if purchased online, in advance.
You can buy tickets and see the schedule in the table below:
Public bus lines are operated by Mosgortrans and several bus lines connect the airport with metro stations from where you can continue to the city center.
- Bus lines 911 i 272 connect the airport with Salaryevo metro station.
- Bus line 611/611k passes the airport connecting it with metro stations Yugo-Zapadnaya, Troparyovo and Rumyantsevo.
You will find a bus station 400-500 m from Terminal A. All departures start early in the morning and finish late in the evening (the last one being at 1:30 am). The journey can last from 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the route and traffic.
You can buy tickets from the driver or at the register on the ground level with the latter being slightly cheaper. You can also buy a combined ticket for both bus and metro.
There is no direct connection between the airport and the city center of Moscow by metro. Still, in 2020, the government is planning to expand the metro line and make this connection, also making Vnukovo Airport the first one in Moscow being connected by metro.
There are several taxi companies at the airport and you will find them near the exit of Terminal A. Some companies don’t operate during the night, anyway, we suggest you make sure you order an official and licensed taxi, as well as always check the price before the ride.
Another way to travel from Vnukovo Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car at Vnukovo Airport
For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. At Vnukovo Airport you’ll find several car rental companies including Avis and Sixt. Compare their prices and book your vehicle.
Renting a bus at Vnukovo Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Accommodation near Vnukovo Airport
There are no airport hotels but you can check the nearest ones below:
Vnukovo Airport FAQs
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
Getting to the city center shouldn’t be a problem since the public transport operates till late in the evening. Still, if you find yourself arriving when there are no buses or trains operating, you can always order a taxi or private transfer.
- Is there a free WiFi service available at Vnukovo Airport?
Free WiFi at Vnukovo Airport is provided for 15 minutes, to get a 24 hour access, you’d need to pay around 130 rubles (~ 2 €).
- Can I exchange money at Vnukovo Airport?
Of course, you will find several ATMs at the airport.
- I am continuing my journey outside Moscow. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
Not directly from the airport, but you can check your options at Moscow main bus station. You can also search for desired routes on GetByBus.