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trainThere are 3 major airports in Moscow for international flights: Sheremetyevo airport , located a few kilometers to the north of Moscow, Vnukovo airport and Domodedovo airport. It serves all major international airlines, except Swiss Air and British Airways, which arrive in Domodedovo airport.
 There is a shuttle from the airport to the city arriving to Belorussky train terminal in Moscow. You would still need to take a metro or taxi to get to the dowtown of Moscow. See the timetable here.
In your plane ticket Sheremetyevo will usually be marked as SVO.

If you fly Swiss Air, British Airways or a domestic airline (e.g. Sibir, EastLine, Domodedovo Airlines, Pulkovo Airlines, KrasAir etc., except Aeroflot), your flight will arrive in Domodedovo airport, which is a few km to the south of Moscow. It is a modern and a better airport, than Sheremetyevo, and there's a train to the center of Moscow (Paveletskaya metro) from this airport (every hour, from 10.00 to 20.00). See the time table here.

If your flight arrives to Vnukovo airport which is nearest aiport to the city you can take a train to Kievsky train terminal in Moscow. Journey takes 35 minutes. Check time table here.
You can order an airport transfer in Moscow right now through our site.

In St. Petersburg, the major airport for international flights is Pulkovo 2 and the major airport for domestic flights is Pulkovo 1. They are located close to each other, to the south of St. Petersburg. There's a bus to the city.
Please contact us if you need to book airport transfer in St. Petersburg.

In Irkutsk, there's one major airport


Of all the airports, it takes the longest to pass customs and passport control in Sheremetyevo in Moscow (where most of the international flights arrive). Count from 30 minutes to 1.5 hour (during busy hours - from 13.00 to 20.00) for this procedure.
It will take the same or less time in Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, and it takes very short in Domodedovo airport (about 10-20 minutes).
All the airports are located about 1 hour drive to the city centre downtown, depending on the traffic.
So, expect to be at your destination about 2 - 3 hours after you landed.


taxiDuring the daytime Moscow downtown is quite congested, so expect to spend at least 30 minutes to get from one point to another (in the centrum). If you want to go from suburbs to the centrum (or vice versa), it'll take you at least 1 hour.
However, during the nighttime it may take as little as 5-10 minutes to drive from one part of the centrum to another, and only 15-20 minutes to go to suburbs.
Please cotact us if you would like to book a taxi.

Hitchhiking is very popular in Moscow. You can thumb inauthoritative taxi for probably lower rate. Very useful for those who is coming late after clubbing. You can stop the car anywhere on the road, just show the driver you are interested. However you need to have a russian speaking friend who can bargain the deal and wave down the price. Sometimes they can give you a lift for free if your destinatioin point is on the way or just because the driver likes you. Anyway this is a good experience to try.