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Transfer Options from Sheremetyevo Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Sheremetyevo Airport to City Centre

Arriving at Sheremetyevo International Airport, there are three main transportation methods to the centre of Moscow. The safest and most common option are the taxis outside the airport. A normal Sheremetyevo International airport taxi ride, under light traffic, to the city centre will take around 45 minutes and costs up to 20€. Sheremetyevo airport offers no direct public transit option to the centre of Moscow. However, there is a bus route as well as the Aeroexpress train, which connect the airport with Moscow's green line metro that passes through the centre of the city. The bus+metro trip takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the train+metro around 45 minutes, the tickets cost 0.70€ and 7€ respectively.

Comparison of the options

Bus €3 115min 05:30–00:30
Taxi €20 45min 24/7
Train €14 45min 05:00–00:00

How to get from Sheremetyevo Airport to city centre by bus

The available buses that connect Sheremetyevo Airport with Moscows green line metro at Rechnoy Vokzal are the 851 and the shuttle-Marshutka. Both depart from the airport every 20 to 30 minutes. Although the combined (bus+metro) travel time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes with both buses, the ticket price for the 851 bus costs 0.70€ and 1.50€ for the shuttle. The difference is due to the fact that the shuttles offer separate luggage spaces.

How much is the bus from Sheremetyevo Airport to city centre?

The price for the 851 bus is 0.70€ and 1.50€ for the shuttle. Tickets can be purchased from machines inside the airport or directly from the driver.

The prices include up to a 90 minute ride on the Moscow metro lines.


851: 0.70€ / Shuttle: 1.50€

Trip Duration

75 Min.

Waiting time is 20 to 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The 851 is available from 5:30am to 12:30am, while the shuttle is available from 6am to 10pm.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stations at Sheremetyevo Airport are located outside terminal F as well as outside terminal A. There are clear signs showing each bus station at all arrival terminals.


Despite the fact that the buses are the cheapest travel option to Moscow, they are not preferred by the public due to the lack of security and personal space. Moreover, the bus trips are quite tedious and exhausting.

Editor’s Note

Always keep an eye on your personal belongings since buses are a common target for pickpockets.

Useful Tips

There is not any official timetable for either of the buses. thus, you might need to wait up to 30 minutes or more for the next available bus.
Remember that public transportation personnel rarely speaks English. If you have any questions or need directions refer to the staff of the airport.

How to get from Sheremetyevo Airport to City Centre by taxi

Corporate operated and regular taxis at Sheremetyevo Airport are available throughout the day and are easily recognized by their yellow color as well as their distinctive yellow and black roof sign. Due to the shear number of passengers travelling to and from Sheremetyevo airport, you might have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for an available Sheremetyevo International airport taxi. Under regular traffic conditions, the total travel time is around 45 minutes, while the taxi flat rates should not exceed 20€.

Taxi fare from Sheremetyevo airport to city centre

Regular taxi drivers will try to overcharge travelers from 40€ to 50€. On the other hand, privatized taxi companies offer flat fare rides to the centre of Moscow for around 20€. The cost further increases for luxury or XL vehicles.

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Taxis from Sheremetyevo airport are certainly the safest and most comfortable travel option to the centre of Moscow. However, due to the chaotic traffic conditions of Moscow, the rides can sometime feel exhausting and never-ending.

Editor’s Note

Always reserve your private taxi in advance in order to avoid waiting in queue lines for taxi bookings. Company operated taxis are highly recommended for their lower prices and superior quality.

Useful Tips

Available taxi operators from Sheremetyevo airport can be found in the airport's website and taxi desks in every arrival terminal.
In case you hire a regular taxi, always make sure that it is operated by a licensed driver and that the certification of the vehicle is clearly displayed.

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How to get from Sheremetyevo Airport to city centre by train

The combination of low price and comfortable travel experience make the Aeroexpress train the most efficient transportation method to the city centre of Moscow. The train departs from Sheremetyevo airport every 25 minutes and heads directly to the central Belorusski metro station in approximately 35 minutes. The ticket prices range from 7€ to 15€ depending on the travel class.

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

The tickets prices for a Standard Class - 1 journey is 7€, while for a Standard Class - 1 journey + 1 metro pass the price is 8€. Lastly, Business Class - 1 Journey tickets cost 15€.
Tickets can be purchased online or in the corresponding train desk in front of the station.

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Regardless of the fact that Aeroexpress train does not have a direct route to the centre of Moscow, it is still considered one of the most reliable and comfortable transportation options from Sheremetyevo airport.

Editor’s Note

You can download the application of Aeroexpress to book your ticket from your smart phone. You might want to consider further ticket combos available through the application.

Useful Tips

Aeroexpress is a very punctual mean of transportation, thus you are safe to make scheduled travel plans with it.
It is possible to pay for a regular one way ticket at the turnstile it-self. The turnstiles accept MasterCard and/or a Visa card that supports the PayPass contactless payment.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Sheremetyevo airport to city centre?

The average taxi fare from Sheremetyevo Airport to the city centre is 20€. Private taxi companies offer prices at flat rates, thus you do not have to worry about Moscow's traffic jams.

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

Bus tickets including a connecting line to the metro station cost 1.50€. Tickets can be purchased from machines inside the airport or directly from the driver.

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

Regular economy class tickets cost 7€ per adult. Further money-efficient group tickets are offered through the Aeroexpress smartphone application.

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

The distance from the airport to the city centre of Moscow is around 30km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 45 minutes.

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