Transfer Options from Vnukovo Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Vnukovo Airport to City Centre

Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) offers three transportation options to the city centre of Moscow. Moscow airport taxis are considered to be the fastest and most comfortable transportation method to the city. The total travel distance is 30km and the trip duration can range from 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic conditions. Most taxi companies charge a fixed rate of 20€ from Vnukovo Airport to downtown Moscow. The public transportation system of Moscow connects the airport to the city through composite routes that include either bus+metro or train+metro options. The bus combination costs 1.50€ with an average trip duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes, while the train one costs 7€ for a 50 minute trip to the centre of Moscow.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE TIME AVAILABLE
Welcome Pickups €20 45min 24/7 Details
A trusted English-speaking driver will pick you up, introduce you to the destination, provide travel essentials, and answer your questions Details
Taxi €20 45min 24/7 Details
Bus €1.50 50min 05:00–01:00 Details
Train €7 50min 00:00–06:00 Details

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How to get from Vnukovo Airport to City Centre by taxi

Vnukovo International Airport accommodates large taxi fleets composed of both regular city taxis as well as various vehicles operated by private taxi service companies. However, all cars along with their drivers must be legally licensed and clearly display their taxi certification. All taxi service vehicles are recognized by their intense yellow color along with their distinctive black and yellow roof sign. A regular trip to Moscow from Vnukovo Airport would cost around 20€ while the trip duration usually takes 45 minutes when the streets are not congested.

How to get from Vnukovo Airport to City Centre by taxi

Vnukovo International Airport accommodates large taxi fleets composed of both regular city taxis as well as various vehicles operated by private taxi service companies. However, all cars along with their drivers must be legally licensed and clearly display their taxi certification. All taxi service vehicles are recognized by their intense yellow color along with their distinctive black and yellow roof sign. A regular trip to Moscow from Vnukovo Airport would cost around 20€ while the trip duration usually takes 45 minutes when the streets are not congested.

Taxi fare from Vnukovo airport to city centre

Regular taxi drivers are known to bloat their prices, especially at airports. On the other hand, corporate owned taxis offer rides to the heart of Moscow at flat rates of approximately 20€, which is sometimes half the asking price of regular taxis. The fare is further affected by the type of vehicle and number of people.

Moscow airport Taxi prices
day time
(05:00–24:00)
night time
(00:00–05:00)
time
FROM VKO - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€20
€20
45 min
FROM VKO - TO CITY CENTRE
€20
€20
45 min
FROM VKO - TO DME
€36
€36
30 min
FROM VKO - TO SVO
€40
€40
60 min
FROM VKO - TO ZIA
€44
€44
1h 20 min

Pre-booking a taxi

You can pre-book a taxi at the same price as a regular cab from the line with Welcome Pickups. In addition to a comfortable ride you also will get:

  • Personal attention by polite and professional local drivers.
  • No hidden fees. The taxi price includes absolutely everything.
  • Flight monitoring, so you do not have to inform or worry about flight delays.
  • Best price guarantee and full refund in case you have to cancel.
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Convenience

Taxi rides from Vnukovo Airport to the city centre are usually the fastest means of transportation, except in the event of heavy traffic. Moscow airport taxis are preferred over other transits, mainly due to the fact that they ensure your safety, personal space and convenience of exact destination.

Editor’s Note

If you hire a regular airport to city taxi, make sure the driver has the taximeter operating for the whole trip duration or that there are no inconsistencies from the price agreed upon.

Useful Tips

Taxi desks located in the arrivals terminal have complete lists of available taxi companies and vehicle options. Queue lines are common at the desks, but not for more than 10 to 15 minutes.
It is possible to pre-book your desired taxi vehicle and driver in order to avoid queue lines. Payments are possible with both VISA and MASTERCARD.

How to get from Vnukovo airport to city centre by bus

Although there are numerous public buses at Vnukovo airport, only the 611 and shuttle bus offer trips to metro stations connected with downtown Moscow. Both buses take around 35 mins to reach their respective stations. the metro connection take another 10 to 15 minutes to reach the heart of Moscow. Both buses operate from 5 am until 1 am and depart every 15 minutes from their airport station. The ticket prices are 0.70€ for 611 and 1.50€ for the shuttle.

How to get from Vnukovo airport to city centre by bus

Although there are numerous public buses at Vnukovo airport, only the 611 and shuttle bus offer trips to metro stations connected with downtown Moscow. Both buses take around 35 mins to reach their respective stations. the metro connection take another 10 to 15 minutes to reach the heart of Moscow. Both buses operate from 5 am until 1 am and depart every 15 minutes from their airport station. The ticket prices are 0.70€ for 611 and 1.50€ for the shuttle.

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

The price for the 611 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.

Cost

611: 0.70€ / Shuttle: 1.50€

Trip Duration

50 Min.

Waiting time is 10 to 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 611 along with the shuttle are available from 5am to 1am,.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stations at Vnukovo Airport are located outside terminal A. There is also a 400 meter walk distance until the stations

Convenience

Buses are generally considered the least favored mean of transportation from Vnukovo Airport to the city of Moscow, mainly due to the inconvenience of the ride, limited space and long travel times.

Editor’s Note

Try to avoid making travel plans that include bus services from Vnukovo Airport since the official website of the airport offers no time table for the buses. Only the approximate travel time is displayed.

Useful Tips

Buses can become very cramped, thus, it is advised to wait for the next available one to be able to secure a seat.
Considering that your final destination is the city centre of Moscow, it is recommend to travel with Aeroexpress until the connecting metro line, due to the security and time management issues in public buses.

How to get from Vnukovo Airport to city centre by train

The Aeroexpress train at Vnukovo Airport is considered the most efficient transfer method to the city centre of Moscow. The train departs from the airport every 30 minutes and heads directly to the central Kievskaya metro station in approximately 35 minutes. The ticket prices range from 7€ to 15€ depending on the travel class.

How to get from Vnukovo Airport to city centre by train

The Aeroexpress train at Vnukovo Airport is considered the most efficient transfer method to the city centre of Moscow. The train departs from the airport every 30 minutes and heads directly to the central Kievskaya metro station in approximately 35 minutes. The ticket prices range from 7€ to 15€ depending on the travel class.

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

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.

Cost

7€

Trip Duration

35 Min.

Waiting time for the Aeroexpress train is 35 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Aeroexpress train operates at Vnukovo Airport from 6am until 12am.

Where do I get it from?

The Aeroexpress train station at Vnukovo Airport is located right in front of Terminal A, on the sub level floor.

Convenience

The Aeroexpress train is the only public transportation that runs under a normal and punctual schedule from Vnukovo Airport. Moreover, due to the intense traffic condition of Moscow, the Aeroexpress is usually the fastest way to city centre despite the required metro connection.

Editor’s Note

Aeroexpress website offers numerous ticket options to choose from. Pick the one that best suits your case. Payments are accepted via VISA and MASTERCARD.

Useful Tips

Keep the ticket for the duration of the journey, until you pass a ticket check point. Otherwise, passengers without a ticket may be required to pay the full single fare.
The Personal Assistant service is available to people with disabilities free of charge. The service can be ordered at the information desks located in terminals or at +7-800-700-33-77.

Frequently asked questions

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

The average taxi fare from Vnukovo 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 Vnukovo 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 Vnukovo 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 Vnukovo 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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