Civil aviation appeared in Russia in the 1920s. The first airport in Russia was Khodynskoye in Moscow, from where regular flights from 1923 to Smolensk and then to Berlin departed. Since the 1930s, the Soviet Union’s aviation sector has shown active growth. Since then, new aircraft and airports have been constantly built, but have focused only on domestic passenger traffic. In the early 1940s, the list of international airports began to expand. During World War II, some airports were rebuilt for military purposes and some were destroyed. From the 1950s, however, passenger transport began to develop again. Until the 1970s, each capital had its own airport. After the change of regime, this rapid development decreased. Larger airlines have been privatized and efforts have been made to improve airports. Today, out of 329 Russian airports, it is listed in a number of international ratings and is actively involved in modernization.

List of airports

  • Adler / Sochi
  • Anapa
  • Archandělsk
  • Astrakhan
  • Baratajevka
  • Barnaul
  • Belgorod
  • Beloyarsky
  • Blagoveschensk
  • Bratsk
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Khabarovsk
  • Khanty - Mansiysk
  • Gelendzhik
  • Gorno Altaysk
  • Irkutsk
  • Yakutsk
  • Jaroslavl
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Kaliningrad
  • Earn
  • Kemerovo
  • Kirov
  • Kirovsk / Apatity
  • Komsomolsk na Amure
  • Kotlas
  • Krasnodar
  • Krasnojarsk
  • Lipetsk
  • Makhachkala
  • Magadan
  • Magnitogorsk
  • Mineralnye Vody
  • Moskva
  • Murmansk
  • Nalchic
  • Naryan-Mar
  • Neryungri
  • Niznekamsk
  • Nizhnevartovsk
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Noril’sk
  • Novokuznetsk
  • Novosibirsk
  • Novy Urengoy
  • Omsk
  • Orenburg
  • Orsk
  • Perm
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchats
  • Petrozavodsk
  • Rostov
  • Salekhard
  • Samara
  • Solovetsky Islands
  • Soviet
  • Stavropol
  • Surgut
  • Syktyvkar
  • Tomsk
  • Tyumen
  • He trusts
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Vladikavkaz
  • Vladivostok
  • Volgograd
  • Vorkuta
  • Voroněž

List of airports in Moscow

Moscow uses a single MOW code, under which all four airports are available. If we need to get to a specific airport, we need to search for tickets directly under the exact airport name or code.

Sheremetyevo (SVO)

The main airport in Moscow and the whole of Russia is Sheremetyevo Airport. It is not the largest airport in Moscow, but the busiest. The city center is 34 km away from the airport.

Transport from / to the center

The fastest way to get to the center is the airport train called Aeroexpress (as well as other Moscow airports). The train runs every 30 minutes and takes 45 minutes. A ticket on the spot costs 500 RUB and online 420 RUB. You can take the train to Belarusian Railway Station in Moscow.

For a cheaper option, you can use the bus service, which stops at all terminals. A bus ticket costs RUB 55 and you pay an additional RUB 55 for the metro to get to the center. The total driving time will be around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Domodedovo (DME)

Domodedovo Airport is Russia’s largest airport and serves as the main gateway to Moscow from all Russian regions. Domodedovo Airport is home to yS7 Airlines and VIM Airlines. Sheremetyevo Airport dominates international traffic.

Distance from the airport to the center is 45 km.

Transport to the center

The fastest way to get to the center is by airport train called Aeroexpress. The station is adjacent to the terminals. Trains run to Pavelecký railway station, from where we can change to the metro. The journey takes about 45 minutes and we pay for it 500 RUB on the spot and 420 RUB when buying a ticket online.

Vnukovo (VKO)

It is the smallest Moscow airport, located 33 km southwest of the center. It is used mainly for low-cost airlines. The base at Vnukovo Airport has UTAir and Pobeda air.

The airport is open 24 hours a day.

How to get to the city center

The fastest way to get to the center is by Aeroexpress train. You can find the train station directly in the terminal. The train runs to Kiev Railway Station and takes 40 minutes. The train runs between 30 and 60 minutes. The price for a train ride costs RUB 500 on site and RUB 420 online.

A cheaper alternative to get to the center of Moscow is the bus line number 911, which goes to the metro station Salaryevo. Buses run at intervals of 10-15 minutes to the metro from there another hour by metro to the center.

Ramenskoe Zhukovsky (ZIA)

Moscow’s youngest airport opened in 2015.

Airport transfer - combination of buses and metro (bus no. 441) You can buy a bus ticket directly from the driver or from the bus guide. You can pay both in cash and by card. One subway ride will cost you RUB 55 or you can buy a 24-hour ticket for RUB 218. You can get to the center from the airport in about an hour.

List of airports in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg offers one international airport and that is St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED). Located 23 km south of St. Petersburg, it is the third largest airport in Russia and the main base for Rossiya.

We can get to the center from the airport by bus or train (taxi with a fixed route). All lines run to Moskovskaya Metro Station and the journey to the center takes 45-50 minutes. Bus and metro tickets need to be purchased separately. The bus ticket can be purchased from the driver and the metro ticket directly at the station. We pay about 40 RUB for the bus and 55 RUB for the metro.

The airport is open 24 hours a day and provides us with unlimited wifi connection.

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