Sheremetyevo (SVO) is the biggest airport in Russia and serves thousands of passengers on the daily basis. Lots of international aircraft companies (for example members of Sky Team group) have regular flights to its terminals as well as Russian airline companies.
The main question for passengers which plan their trip to Moscow is ways of Sheremetyevo transfer to the city. Actually you have 4 (four) options to choose in case if you don’t have somebody to meet you.
1. Taxi from Sheremetyevo to Moscow center
Frankly speaking getting taxi from Sheremetyevo to Moscow is the most comfortable and easy way, especially if you arrived to Moscow first time, not sure in navigation and don’t speak Russian. You can find the taxi desks in the arrival hall of any terminal. In this case you should remember that you may need to wait until a dispatcher finds a car for you. You also can see drivers which suggest the service on their own, but you may not be happy with the price and they usually speak Russian only, so you’ll get a language barrier problem.
2. Sheremetyevo transfer with Aeroexpress
Aeroexpress is a special train that goes between the airport Sheremetyevo and Belorussky Rail Terminal without additional stops on the way. You can find the actual timetable and fares here https://aeroexpress.ru/en/sheremetyevo.html. The ticket price depends on several parameters (class, additional options, etc.) and the way of purchase - online or offline.
Use special galleries and follow the information signs to exit to the Aeroexpress platform if you are in terminals E, D or F. In case if you arrived to terminal C, you should use free of charge shuttle (bus) to get there.
Travel time to Belorussky Rail Terminal is 35 minutes. For further transfer you can go to the underground (Moscow Metro): near the terminal there is a Belorusskaya station which connects 2 lines – №2 (Zamoskvoretskaya - green) and №5 (Koltsevaya, circle line – brown). You can find a metro map on the internet if you want to create your route. Another option is to use taxi service.
3. Public transport to get the city
The cheapest but the most complicated way to go to Moscow from Sheremetyevo is public transport. The complexity determined by the necessity to combine several types of transport to reach your destination address. First of all you need a bus to the station of Moscow Metro, then travel by metro or another type of public transport.
To receive information of the transfer options from Sheremetyevo with public transport use a link: http://www.svo.aero/en/directions/
You also can upload special applications Яндекс.Транспорт (Yandex.Transport) or Яндекс.Метро (Yandex.Metro) for your Android or iPhone device to create your routes, both supported in English.
2. Airport transfer from Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Moscow center with English or German speaking driver
On the other hand now online booking is very popular and you can book a airport transfer before your flight via a simple order form on the web page. In such a situation you get a fixed price in advance, indicate your requirements, receive all necessary details about your transfer with English speaking driver and may be sure he’ll meet you after you landed in the arrival zone with a name tag and will take care about your luggage and transfer.
Why a taxi is better?
- Direct transfer from Sheremetyevo to the address of your destination
- Opportunity to order taxi service in advance
- Transparent payment system
- English speaking driver
- Meet and greet with a name tag at the arrivals
- No chance to be lost
- Saving time (no additional transfers)
- Comfortable vehicle equipped with conditioner and WI-FI