Flights to Moscow, Russia
Moscow is the capital of Russia as well as the former Soviet Union. Even today, the city is steeped in symbolism and history. As the second most populous city in Europe, after Istanbul, it has a population of around 13 million. Almost 10 per cent of all Russian citizens live in Moscow. Its architecture reveals the influence of the old Russian empire and the communist era.
From Domodedovo International Airport to Moscow city center:
- 45 km
- New train link to and from Paveletskiy Station which costs RM31 (420 RUB) and takes 45 minutes
- A taxi ride to city center costs around RM88 (1,180 RUB) and takes 1 hour and 15 minutes
From Sheremetyevo International Airport to Moscow city centre:
- 29 km
- Taxis cost around RM66 (880 RUB) and takes about 45 minutes
From Vnukovo International Airport to Moscow city center:
- 28 km
- Taxis cost around RM67 (900 RUB) and take about 45 minutes
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Best Time to Visit Moscow
Late spring to early June is the best time to visit Moscow as the daylight hours are long and temperatures range between 15 to 22 degrees.
Things to do in Moscow
What to see in Moscow
Visiting the remaining Soviet architecture and historical spots will give you a real-life experience of how it was like living in the now-defunct Soviet Union.
Starting from the Red Square, visit the surrounding attractions such as Lenin’s Mausoleum, Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral.
The shopaholics can also visit the Gum shopping mall.
Experience the classical Moscow by going for ballet and classical music performances at the Bolshoi Theatre and the Conservatory.
What to eat in Moscow
As a cosmopolitan city, travellers can find a range of international foods in Moscow.
For a local experience, check out the “stolovayas” (self-catering cafes) or the “rumochnayas” (traditional Russian pubs). Traditional dishes include borscht (beetroot soup typically served with sour cream), solyanka (spicy and sour soup), pelmeni (dumplings) and shashlik (Russian kebabs).
Day trips from Moscow
If time permits, travelling out of Moscow will offer different experiences, particularly in the Golden Ring region.
Sergiev Posad is very easy to get to and is home to the UNESCO heritage site Troitse-Sergeiva Lavra.
Suzdal, another city on the Golden ring is another popular spot as the city has no railway station and no heavy industry. It is often likened to a museum by itself. Both cities are connected by regular and high-speed trains.
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Airports near Moscow
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