The Top Flights To Moscow
There are plenty of flights to Moscow from all around the globe. Every day, hundreds of planes come to Moscow airports.
Since it will be impossible to cover all of them, I will concentrate on the major air routes.
Make sure you know the destination airport. Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports are located on the opposite sides of the city.
If your hotel is located in the northern part of Moscow,
choose Sheremetyevo. If it's more due south - go to Domodedovo. This way, you will save yourself time.
Speaking of time, do you know what time it is in Moscow? If you don't - I suggest you find out before you plan your trip!
Don't worry if your hotel is far from the airport. Taxis are available. Just be sure to order at the official taxi stand. Disregard the fellows approaching you and offering a ride.
Before we proceed, a word of caution. Never,ever fly "KD Avia"! This company offers cheap indirect flights with the hub in Kaliningrad.
It's got terrible reputation for delays and cancelled flights. If you don't want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere, avoid it at all costs.
I'll start with Europe, since it's one of the biggest tourism sources for Russia.
From London, there are plenty of flights available. "Swiss Airlines" are quite cheap. They offer you both morning and evening flights.The tradeoff is that you have to go through Zurich.
The same goes for "KLM" evening flight. If you are willing to travel for eight hours through Amsterdam - check this flight out as well.
Flying from Germany?
Fly "British midlands". They offer morning and evening flights to Moscow, and are much cheaper than "British Airways".
In Paris, "Czech Airlines" and "Alitalia" offer cheap indirect travel packages. It will take you from 6 to 8 hours to get to Moscow, slightly less than from London. You can also use "KLM", "Swiss" and "Lufthansa" for that matter.
Want to travel direct? Once again, "Aeroflot" offers you the cheapest option. You can also fly "Air France", but the fair will be higher.
Another grrrreat option is to fly "Siberia Airlines". Low prices, large domestic flights network - very useful if you're traveling past Moscow.
You can fly indirectly with "Czech Airlines", "Swiss" and "KLM". They take less time to get to Moscow due to the location of Berlin, which means you should seriously consider this.
"Lufthansa" is available, but it costs more. If you can't afford it, but still wish to use the German company, try "Air Berlin". Pay attention-some of their flights are indirect.
For example, you may have to go through Dusseldorf if you travel from Berlin.
Travelling from US?
There are plenty of flights to Moscow.
Atlanta is the major hub for Russia. Majority of the flights connect there before they cross the continents.
The top choice is to board "Air France", fly through Paris and be in Moscow in around 14 hours. This is one of the cheapest and most convenient routes you can take.
Even Aeroflot is less cheap in this case, and since it goes through Newark and Paris - the travel will take you more time. "Continental" takes part in this route, which complicates the matters even more.
Other more expensive options include "American Airlines" and "Alitalia". You can also try "British Airways" partnered with "Continental", they cost slightly lower.
I tried to give a brief overview of all the major routes you can use to get to Russia. Didn't find what you were looking for?
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