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Airport of arrival: Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Moskow: 2 hours 30 minutes

The capital city of Russia, Moscow is a place of culture, history, economy and science. With its population of 13.2 million, the Russian capital is situated near Moskva River and it is the residence of Government of Russia.

Also referred to as The Third Rome, First Throne, Forty Soroks and Whitestone One, the city of Moscow has been a capital city for over 800 years. Full of history, center of commerce and finance; the name of the Russian capital is believed to be derived from Moskva River. There are other theories suggesting that the city was named by Muroma people, the first inhabitants of the region.

You can easily find affordable flight tickets to Moscow throughout the year.

There are direct flights available from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport throughout the year. There are also seasonal flights from various provinces of Turkey to Moscow.

You can book your ticket in advance to benefit from seasonal discounts and promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

Formally known as Domodedovo Mikhail Lomonosov International Airport, the complex is 42 kilometres away from the southeast of Moscow. The airport is one of four airports in Russia. It is the second busiest airport after Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Opened in 1962, the airport is one of the largest airports in the country. It served more than 30 million passengers in 2017 and became the second busiest airport in the country. The complex is named after the town on which is located, Domodedovo. The airport consists of a hotel, lounges, duty-free shops and a terminal which is comprised of two separate concourses.

Transport  from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the City Center

There are several transportation options which you can take to reach central Moscow.

Train

The complex contains a railway station which connects the airport and the city center. The trips with Aeroexpress trains take 45 minutes and cost 1000 rubles.

Bus

Buses with code 308 will take you to the centre of Moscow. The trip costs 150 rubles and takes about 45 minutes. There are also other local buses 11, 26, 30 which will take you to the nearby towns.

Taxi

There are taxis available right outside the airport terminal which offer faster rides to the city.

Car Rental Services

If you are looking for hassle-free and faster rides around the city, you can also rent a car through Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

Moscow transportation system is quite systematic and also efficient. The ideal way to get around in Moscow is Moscow Metro. Metro is not only available from 5.30 AM to 1 AM, but it also offers relatively cheaper and faster rides around the city and allows you to avoid the heavy traffic of Moscow.

The connection between the counties of Moscow is served by buses. Bus rides cost around 25 rubles and tickets can be bought from the drivers.

You can also take the taxi to visit the attraction points of Moscow. Bargaining on the price are always recommended, therefore the taxi prices are quite flexible.

One of the most visited capital cities of the world, Moscow is visited by millions of tourists every year. The Russian capital is full of various accommodation options suitable for any type of budget.

Although the accommodation options are more expensive compared to the other provinces of Russia, you can book your hotel in advance to avoid unnecessary expenses. Hostels are also another option to avoid spending too much on accommodation.

The most luxurious hotels are located on Dorogomilovo, Meshcansky, Stratsnoy Boulevard. If you are looking for more budget-friendly accommodation options, you can have a look at the hotels in Tverskoy, Khamovniki and Tagansky.

You can also book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.

Influenced by lots of cultures, the cuisine of Moscow is quite rich and mainly composed of seafood. It is also possible to feel the impacts of Tsarist Russia.

Some of the most famous meals of Russian cuisine is caviar, zakuski, pelmeni, beef stroganoff and solyanka. For further information about the local delicacies, you can have a look at Moscow Food Guide.

You can find some side notes below that may be of help during the process of organizing your trip.

About Visa

Russia requires a visa for those who wish to make tourist and commercial visits. Those who wish to make a family reunion in Russia are also required to obtain a Russian visa and are subject to different procedures than the Russian tourist and commercial visa applications.

Neighbouring Cities

  • Zelenograd (38 km)
  • Kaluga (159 km)
  • Tver (164 km)
  • Vladimir (179 km)
  • Ryazan (183 km)

 

Weather

Winters in Moscow are quite cold and harsh. Summer is the ideal time to visit the city. Moscow hosts millions of tourists during April and May, as it is full of cultural activities, organizations and festivals. You can also visit Moscow during the winter if you would like to have a more affordable visit. But it is important to keep in mind that many tourists prefer visiting the Russian capital during the summer season.

Essential Numbers

  • Fire Department: 101
  • Police: 102
  • Ambulance: 103
  • Emergency: 112

One of the most visited and fascinating capitals of the world, Moscow’s top attraction points are locked in time and reflect the country’s history in the most spectacular way. The most famous attraction point of the city is Red Square. Red Square is not only the heart of the capital city, but it is also the center of Russia. The place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosts Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum are located on Red Square and visited by thousands of visitors every day.

Gorky Park is a wonderful park to relax in a natural environment while visiting small shops and sports areas to keep yourself occupied.

You can have a look at Moscow Travel Guide to have further information about places to visit.

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