Sheremetyevo International Airport (Moscow)
The airport is located 18 miles northwest of Moscow.
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Located 18 miles (29 km) north-west of central Moscow, Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) is Russia’s second largest airport. In 2010 it handled over 19 million passengers.
With Terminals A-C on the northern side of the airport’s two runways, and Terminals D-F on the southern side, the airport spans a massive area and therefore requires travel time of up to 20 minutes between terminals. Various retail and duty free stores are scattered throughout all terminals, parking lots are conveniently located near to each terminal, and transport to and from the city is plentiful, and facilities are neat and tidy. Although chaotic at times, staff at Sheremetyevo International are generally friendly and airport processes efficient.
A free shuttle service runs between the terminals, while buses 20, 817, 851, 948 and 949 provide transport between terminals at a cost of 28-60 RUB. Journey time can be up to 20 minutes.
Getting into Town
Train: Aeroexpress trains run from Sheremetyevo International to Belorussky Railway Station in the city of Moscow. Trip duration is 35 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 320 RUB.
Taxi: Taxis to the center of Moscow are available at each terminal. Fare to the center of Moscow costs around 1800 RUB. Do stand in line for fixed-rate taxis rather than accepting offers from drivers, as the latter can be considerably more expensive.
Bus: Numerous public buses run from the airport terminals to the areas of Rechnoy Vokzal and Planernaya in the city of Moscow. Fare ranges between 28 and 70 RUB, depending on the bus.
Both short- and long-term parking lots are situated close to all terminals. Most lots offer free parking for the first 5-15 minutes; parking at Autosher lots costs 10 RUB per hour while BRK parking lots charge up to 150 RUB per hour.
Information desks and electronic kiosks are located in all the main halls and provide flight, airport and ground transportation information.
Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.
Luggage: There are left luggage and lost and found facilities.
Conference and business: A business center in Terminal F offers access to telephone fax and conference facilities, while the Novatel Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel has nine meeting rooms and provides Internet access as well as fax and copy services.
Other facilities: Facilities include a medical office, hairdresser, pharmacy and childcare amenities.
Wi-Fi: Paid-for Wi-fi is available in each terminal; however, free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of Terminal F and in the Classic Lounge in Terminal C. There are plans to extend free Wi-Fi access throughout all terminals.
Shopping: A fair amount of shopping venues offer a variety of products including apparel, fragrances, jewelry, electronics, books, gifts and souvenirs. Reputable names include Printed Matter, Good for Travel, Flowers, Toys, Runway Sunglasses, Aero Trade Service minimarket, Elite Italian Style, Neo Farm, Bosco Sport and Euroset Communication Store. There’s also plenty of duty free shopping in both arrivals and departures.
Food and drink: A variety of restaurants, cafés, bars and fast food outlets are located in each terminal and offer a selection of local and international flavors. Popular venues include Restaurant Vylet, Café Coffee Box, Café Kroshka-kartoshka, Café Crona, Kino, Irish Pub, Uno Momento Café, Cherie Cocktail Bar, Pascucci Café, Shokoladnitsa Cafeteria, Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill, Sbarro, Vostochnyy Bazar, Caffé Ritazza, Upper Crust, TGI Friday’s and Sushki Sushi Bar.