Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

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Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

AddressKhimki, Moscow Oblast, 141400
Airport CodeSVO
Distance to City Center4.94km
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Travel from Moscow city center to Sheremetyevo International Airport

One of the largest and most populous cities in Europe is Moscow, which is also the capital of Russia. Moscow has one of the most developed urban infrastructures in the world. The city also has a great number of hotels and an improved transport system that suits the needs of travelers. Moscow also has many historical sites that attract tourists. The city hosts three major international airports that handle domestic and international flights. These airports include Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo. Sheremetyevo, situated to the northeast of Moscow city center, is the largest airport. The city has modern highways and railways that facilitate the movement of travelers.

What's the best way to get to the airport from the city center

Visitors can travel to Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow from Moscow city center by taxi, a combination of subway and an express train, or a combination of a subway and a bus. A taxi is the most convenient to use because of the level of comfort and flexibility, allowing travelers to be picked at any point at the city center and dropped at the airport. The downside of hiring a taxi are that it is the most expensive option, especially when a traveler is traveling alone. It's also possible to miss a flight if there is a traffic jam on the highway. Travelers can also use the combination of subway and bus to get to the airport from Moscow city center. The subway lines from the city center take travelers to Rechnoy Vozkal and Planernaya subway stations respectively, and then a bus continues the journey to the airport. The combination of using a bus and subway is the cheapest means of transit though it is time-consuming compared to the other methods. The best way to get to the airport from the city center is by taking a subway to Belorussky station, and then connecting to the airport by the express train (Aeroexpress). The Aeroexpress is fast, and travelers can easily predict the arrival and departure times.

How far is it from the city center to the airport

The distance from Moscow city center to Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow is about 18.6 miles (30 kilometers). A traveler can opt to travel to the airport from the city center by combination of subway and Aeroexpress via Belorussky station. The Aeroexpress takes 35 minutes to get to the airport from Belorussky station. Passengers can also use a combination of either of the two subway lines and bus to reach the airport. Bus number 817 and 948 leave Planernaya metro Station towards the airport while bus number 949 and 851 leave Rechnoy Vozkal Station towards the airport. A bus will take between 45 to 90 minutes to reach the airport, depending on the traffic.  Travelers should purchase tickets for transportation via bus, train or metro. Omio's website provides a platform for travelers to buy train and bus tickets before the beginning of their journey from the city center to the airport.

What facilities are there at the airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow has numerous ATMs located at Terminal E, F, and D.  There are also restaurants and cafes that offer food and beverage to travelers. There are other facilities such as international dialing services and postal services at Terminal F.  Free WiFi is also available to travelers in all terminals. There are VIP lounges with shower facilities to make travelers comfortable. Other facilities include duty-free shops, a pharmacy, luggage storage facilities, and car parking.

How accessible is the route for those with limited mobility

Travelers with special needs should use the subway and the Aeroexpress to travel to Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow from the city center. The subway is fitted with special elevators that help people with limited mobility move with their luggage with ease. Travelers with limited mobility should travel by Aeroexpress railcars made for mobility-impaired passengers. The passenger assistant service is provided without charge and should be requested at information desks at the airport. The airport also offers facilities designed for people with limited mobility such as escalators and ramps.

Local tips: how to travel to the airport like a local

Travelers heading to Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow from the city center should use the subway and Aeroexpress. A taxi is convenient for a traveler with luggage, although it is expensive. The combination of the subway and the bus offers the cheapest means of travel to the airport from the city center although there may be delays. A traveler can carry their own food as long as airport regulations are observed.

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