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Transfer Options from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the City

Moscow Domodedovo Airport offers three means of transportation to the city centre of Moscow. Domodedovo airport taxis are considered the fastest option. The distance between the airport and the city centre is 45 km and can take between 50 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Most taxi companies charge a fixed rate that is around €22 from Domodedovo Airport to downtown Moscow. Although there is no direct public transport to the city centre, alternative transportation options such as the express bus and the Aeroexpress train can be used to connect with Moscow's green metro line, which passes through the city's downtown district. Together, the bus and metro journey costs €1.50 and takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes whereas the train and metro costs €7 and takes around 1 hour. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Moscow at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €22 60min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €35 60min 24/7 Book
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Bus €3.40 130min 24/7
Train €14 60min 05:00–00:00

How to get from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the City Centre by taxi

Due to the heavily privatised taxi industry of Moscow, the taxi ranks at Domodedovo Airport offer a wide variety of vehicles to accommodate any group of travellers. Regardless of the company, all taxis are yellow and carry the distinctive black and yellow roof sign. Make sure to avoid unlicensed drivers who may approach you as you come out of the terminal, as they are there illegally and overcharge tourists. Lastly, the trip to the city of Moscow costs around €22 and takes 1 hour under normal traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Moscow airport to the city centre

All licensed Domodedovo airport taxis at Domodedovo Airport offer set prices. Although the price to the centre of Moscow might vary amongst different companies, the average fare is around €22 for a 4 passenger economy car. If taking a luxury or XL vehicle, the price will further increase.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM DME TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€22
€22
60 min
FROM DME TO CITY CENTRE
€22
€22
60 min
FROM DME TO SVO
€58
€58
1h 30 min
FROM DME TO VKO
€36
€36
60 min
FROM DME TO ZIA
€23
€23
45 min

Convenience

Taxis from Domodedovo Airport are considered to be the most comfortable travel option to the centre of Moscow. Furthermore, the ride ensures safety, personal drop-offs as well as a 24/7 service.

Editor’s Note

Avoid unlicensed drivers who may approach you when exiting the terminal, as the drivers operate illegally and overcharge tourists.

Useful Tips

If you have any special requests, you may inform the taxi staff inside the airport as taxi drivers usually only speak Russian.
In order to avoid waiting in queues at the taxi desks, it is recommended to book your taxi in advance.

How to get from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the City Centre by bus

Although, there are no direct bus routes connecting Domodedovo Airport with the centre of Moscow, the Express and Shuttle buses offer connections to the Domodedovskaya metro station, which will take you directly to the downtown district of Moscow. The two buses are available every 15 minutes from the airport, costing only €1.70, with a combined travel time of around 1 hour and 30 minutes for both buses.

How much is the bus from Moscow airport to the city centre?

The price for both bus tickets is €1.70, this includes the metro connection taking you to the city centre. Tickets can be purchased from machines inside the airport or directly from the driver.

Cost

€1.70

Trip Duration

90 Min

Waiting time is 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Express bus is available from 06:00 to 00:00, while the Shuttle bus is available 24/7.

Where do I get it from?

Both the Express and the Shuttle bus stations are located outside the second exit (Exit No. 2) at the arrivals terminal.

Convenience

Although the airport buses are easily the cheapest transportation method to the centre of Moscow, the trip can be quite uncomfortable due to limited luggage space, a lengthy travel time and lack of security.

Editor’s Note

When buying a bus ticket at the airport, make sure that the ticket includes the connection to the metro line.

Useful Tips

Although the two bus lines have no official timetable, their arrival and departure times to and from the airport are very punctual (every 15 minutes).
Make sure to ask all your questions inside the airport as the bus drivers rarely speak English.

How to get from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the City Centre by train

The Aeroexpress train is considered to be the best value for money to get to the centre of Moscow. The train departs from Domodedovo airport every 30 minutes and heads directly to the central Paveletskaya metro station taking approximately 45 minutes. The ticket prices range from €7 to €15 depending on your travel class.

How much is the train from Moscow airport to the city centre?

For a Standard Class ticket - 1 trip is €7, while a Standard Class - 1 trip + 1 metro pass is €8. Lastly, for a Business Class ticket - 1 trip costs €15.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the corresponding train desk in front of the station.

Cost

€7

Trip Duration

45 Min

The Aeroexpress train waiting time is 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Aeroexpress train operates from 05:00 until 00:00.

Where do I get it from?

You will find the Aeroexpress train platform opposite Exit No. 4 at the domestic flights arrival hall. Tickets for the train can be purchased from vending machines inside the airport, as well as from the ticket desk next to the train platform.

Convenience

Considering Moscow's daily heavy-traffic, Aeroexpress is considered to be one of the fastest and most comfortable options to travel to the heart of Moscow. However, the train has only one stop, this meaning that you might need to take a further connection on the green metro line.

Editor’s Note

It is recommended to always purchase your train ticket with an additional metro connection as the Aeroexpress stops at Paveletskaya metro station, which is directly connected to major downtown sights of the city.

Useful Tips

Bigger groups and families can purchase discount tickets, so make sure to look into this.
Tickets can also be bought from the official Aeroexpress website, which offer great customisable choices.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Moscow. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€35
NIGHTTIME
€43
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Domodedovo airport to the city centre?

The average taxi fee from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the city centre is €22. Private taxi companies offer set prices, thus taking away the worry of a rising price if you encounter heavy traffic on the roads.

How much is a bus ticket from Domodedovo airport to the city centre?

Bus tickets, including a connecting line to the metro station cost €1.70. Tickets can be purchased from machines inside the airport or directly from the bus driver.

How much does the train from Domodedovo airport to the city center cost?

Regular economy class tickets cost €7 per adult. However, if you are travelling in a group, discount tickets can be bought through the Aeroexpress smartphone application.

How far is it from Domodedovo airport to the city centre?

The distance from the airport to the city centre of Moscow is around 45 km. The total trip by car usually takes around 1 hour.

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