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Flying into Beautiful Moscow

Moscow, Russia is quickly becoming a destination hot spot for travelers all over the world. Not only is there an eclectic mix of ancient and modern sites co-existing in this capital city of 10 million people, but the city has so much culture, history, architecture, and nightlife that there's sure to be something to please anyone. Moscow is increasingly easy and inexpensive to travel to, with plenty of flight options from major airlines. However, it can be challenging to find the right flight combination to fit your schedule and price point. With our suggestions and tips, you'll be on your way to the perfect flight for your trip.
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How Do I Book a Flight?

Moscow has four major airports, with Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Domodedovo International Airport (DME) being the main choices. From the United States, cheap flights to Moscow can be had for as little as $350 round trip. Flying during peak season can run several thousand dollars - peak tourist season months are July and August. The best times to visit Moscow are late Spring or early Fall. The weather is usually mild and flights run an average of $900 to $1,000. Last minute flights to Moscow can yield cheap airfare for those travelers who don't require much notice before leaving.

How Do I Get To Moscow Once I Land?

After touching down in Moscow, you have plenty of options for transportation to and from the city center. These include taxi, bus, and train. The easiest of the three, yet the most costly unless there are 3-4 travelers, is a taxi. The ride to/from Domodedovo can take up to 1.5 to 2 hours during rush hours and 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to/from Sheremetyevo, so make sure you allow for plenty of time. The rid will run an average of $30 to $35 from the airport to the city center.

Aeroexpress, the non-stop trains, will get you most of the way to the city center with the final leg by taxi or Metro. This will cost a total of $7 to $8 per traveler. The final option, best reserved for experienced travelers, is a combination of the bus and Metro. This option is also susceptible to the same traffic delays as taxis, but is also the cheapest option. The cost will be $1 to $3 per person.

Where Can I Stay Near The Airport?

Options for hotels nearby either of the major airports are not plentiful. Near Sheremetyevo, there are several cheap options including the SkyPoint Hotel, Novotel, and Park Inn by Radisson. These range in price from $49 to $71 per night, depending on when you stay. If your flight takes you into or out of Domodedovo, your low cost options are the Domodedovo Aerohotel, Ramada Moscow Domodedovo, or Nabat Palace Hotel. Prices come in between $56 and $70 per night.

What Are Some Can't Miss Attractions?

Moscow offers a lot to see and experience. Some of the popular can't miss spots include Red Square where you can visit St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin, KGB Museum, and Gorky Park, Moscow's amusement park. For those who love to shop when they travel, a visit to Boulevard Ring will likely satisfy your shopping needs. Pushkin Square is a great place to people watch if a slower pace is more your style. Make sure you take in a ballet or opera at the famous Bolshoi Theatre, and explore Moscow's numerous museums. Whatever your interest, there is plenty available for everyone to do Moscow their way.

Are There Any Additional Travel Tips?

Flights to Moscow are remarkably easy to come by and plentiful from most major carriers. Popular ones include Delta, United, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Swiss Air, Aeroflot, and British Airways. Flying into Domodedovo is preferable as this airport is cleaner and more modern, affording a much more pleasant experience. Sheremetyevo, on the other hand, is in desperate need of an overhaul. Not surprising, many international carriers are flying to the newer airport, which increases your chances of a more pleasant welcome to Moscow. In 2015, Aeroexpress will begin high-speed service via double-decker trains between Paveletsky Railway Station and Domodedovo Airport, affording travelers an even easier option to get into the city.

With plenty to do and see, favorable weather during the early Fall and late Spring, and a city burgeoning with history and culture, now is the time to move Moscow up to the top of your list of cities to visit. Take our travel tips and start looking for the best flights to Moscow today!