Getting to the airport

There are several airports in Moscow: Sheremetyevo I and II, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Bykovo. Have I forgotten any?

It seems that everyone knows that you can avoid traffic and get to Domodedovo by taking the train from Paveletskaya station. With certain (all?) carriers, you can even check your luggage at the train station without having to do so at the airport. The train takes about 45 minutes and takes you directly to the airport terminal. Quite convenient.

Recently, I found out another option, one which happens to be much better for me. I live near the Three Train Stations (Leningradskiy, Yaroslavskiy and Kazanskiy) just off the north-east part of the Garden Ring. About a five minute walk from those stations, there is a tiny station called Kalanchovskiy. It’s mostly used for the “elektrichska” but after walking by it for months, my eye caught a little sign with “Domodedovo” written on it. It seems that from this train station, an express train to Domodedovo leaves three times a day: 13.00, 16.00 and 22.00. The nice thing is that not many people get on here, it stops once at Kurskaya and then the next stop is Domodedovo. It’s very cheap, very convenient and well worth a look.

I also saw that there is an express to other airports, but I haven’t tried them. If you have any experience or knowledge, please share.

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2 Comments on “Getting to the airport”

  1. narya Says:

    There is of course the Express Train from Kievsky Voksal to Vnukovo Airport, including Check-In at the train station: http://www.vnukovo.ru/eng/for-passengers/registration/railway/

  2. moscowblog Says:

    Narya: thanks for the info! That’s very useful. Anything to make the commute to an airport is helpful.


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