Check-in closes 40 minutes before domestic flights, so be there well before that. Allow one hour for check-in on most domestic flights on Aeroflot; 1 1/2 hours if flying on the large Il-86.
Most international carriers ask you to check-in two hours in advance because clearing customs and immigration can take a long time. See CUSTOMS
Moscow has 5 major passenger airports and several smaller airports for cargo and civilian aviation. Most international flights (other than to CIS countries) fly out of Sheremetevo-2 which shares a common runway with Sheremetevo-1 used for domestic flights, some foreign charter flights, and private aviation.
Located in northwest Moscow between Metro Dinamo and Metro Aeroport.
Information on arrivals and departures of all domestic flights for all airports.
Aerovokzal, Leningradskiy prosp., 37a
Aeroflot domestic flights info only..... 155-09-22
Inter-Airport information..... 156-80-19
Ticket booking Aeroflot..... 155-50-03
Flights to Smolensk, Pskov, Novgorod, Kursk, Crimea, Middle Asia, Povolzhe.
Located 30 miles southeast on the Route A102 to Zhukovskiy (to the right of JJ6).
Services: VIP lounge, Aeroflot ticket office, transit office, medical assistance, mother-child room, waiting rooms, post, intercity telephone, telegraph, kiosk-pharmacy, kiosk-food, hair salon, baggage room and currency exchange (Unikombank).
Meals: Buffet, flr 1 (8-20), Cafe, flr 2, 7-19 (15-16)
Buffet, flr 2, 8:30-20:00.
General director..... 558-40-24
Transit information..... 558-44-36
Cargo department..... 558-40-56
Ticket office..... 558-41-74
Largest airport in Russia, used mostly for domestic flights. It has an Arrival Hall and a Departure Hall.
Flights to Central Asia and Baku and some of the flights to Siberia, Far East and Armenia including Alma-Ata, Ashkhabad, Baku, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Khabarovsk, Tashkent, Vladivostok
Located 48 km south of Moscow on Kashirskoe Shosse off highway M4-M6 (below HH7).
Services: Restaurant and Domodedovo Airport Hotel about 1/2 km from airport (see HOTELS), Intourtrans waiting room. Aeroflot and Intourist, savings bank (Mo-Fr, 9-17), post office, transit bookings, hair salon, currency exchange (Eleksbank), metal repair, intercity phones, pay shower, shoe cleaning (in restrooms), pharmacy, quick business cards and arcade games on every floor.
Meals: Cafe serving ice cream, hamburgers, beer, sandwiches on 1st floor, open 0-24 (9-9:20). Buffet on 3rd floor, open 0-24. Dining Hall on 4th floor, open 3-15. "Laynen Cafe", outside building to the right.
Militia (Police)..... 323-82-78
Railway Tickets..... 323-83-61 (ext. 5778)
Flights to St. Petersburg, Baltics, Murmansk, Belorus, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Sochi, Norilsk.
Uses same runway as Sheremetevo-2. Private planes and charters also arrive here.
Located 30 km (19 miles) northwest of Moscow on
M-10 or Leningradskoe shosse, about 30 minutes by car from center.
Services: Left Wing Medical assistance, restrooms, customs exits
Middle, Car rental offices: (Hertz, Olga, Econocar, Mosrentservice, Transit, Taxiservice, Avis), and travel agencies (Aerotour, Intourist, Soleans, Service Globus) and Militsia (Police).
Services: Post , hair salon , currency exchange, city and intercity telephone, medical assistance, railway tickets ,Aeroflot tickets, Transservice tickets.
Meals: Cafe, open 7-11, 12-10, 17-22. Cafe, open 0-24,
Restaurant, open 5-16, 17-2.
Shops: Pharmacy, Commercial store, kiosks selling
flowers, newspapers, souvenirs
Central Information 578-23-72
VIP Services..... 578-23-07
Storage room..... 578-23-91
Head of transportations..... 578-23-51
Foreign Department..... 578-02-08
Intourtrans & group arrivals..... 578-59-73
Intourtrans cashier..... 578-59-71
Intourtrans services..... 578-59-75
Flights daily to nearly all European capitals, and major American cities.
Located 30 Km (19 miles) northwest of Moscow on
M-10 or Leningradskoe Shosse, minutes by car in off peak.
Layout: You enter the arrival Hall on the 2nd floor, its main floor. Rent a luggage cart for $1-$2. To the right is Arrival Customs. ( Arriving passengers may shop at Aerofirst Duty Free. Prices are expensive.) In the middle are a number of firms and to the left is the Departure Customs.
Services: In the main middle hall, post office, Aerosot (fax services, international telephones and photocopying), porter, luggage pick-up, drug store, arrival board, departure board, airport map, electronic games, currency exchange, information, hair salon, Airport Director, local police (outside the building), restaurants, bars, business centers, auto rental.
Airline offices: Delta, Ariana (Afgan Airlines), Austrian Airlines, Tarom, LOT, CSA, MIAT, Malev (Hungary), Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, ANA, Balkan, Fly Yemena, Air Imena, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Angola Air-lines, Antalia, KLM, Chosomninhang (Korea), Air China, Royal Jordaninan, Cubana, Syrianair, Swissair, Air France, Aeroflot ticket offices are on the 6th floor, and SAS, Finnair, and Lufthansa ticket offices are on the 2nd floor.
After Departure customs: For departing passengers, after passport control, there are a number of (expensive) shops with souvenirs, liquor, restaurant, Irish Bar, furs, china, perfume, candy, kiosk, hairdresser, bank, currency exchange.
Hotels: In the airport complex are located the Novotel, Aeroflot Transit Hotel, Sheremetevo Hotel, and several other hotel-like operations.
Meals: Watch airplanes from the restaurant on flr 5.
Flr 1- Cafe Planeta, Mo-Fr, 0-24
Flr 1- Dining Hall, 0-24 (7:30-8, 15-16, 19.30-20, 1-3)
Flr 2- Coca-Cola Kiosk, Bar N 26, 27
Flr 3- Restaurant Liner, 0-24
Flr 4- Dining Hall
Flr 5- Restaurants, Mo-Fr, 9:30-24 (20-12)
Flr 6- Airline Representatives
Arrival Information..... 578-75-18
Airport Operator..... 578-91-01
Intl arrivals info..... 956-46-66
Intl departures info..... 578-78-16
Customs Info..... 578-21-21
Tickets..... 578-13-96, 578-13-96
Baggage office..... 578-74-64, 578-11-33
Cargo reservation..... 578-90-69
Transportation..... 578-57-43, 578-81-17
Visa offices, foreign affairs..... 578-76-20
Consulate department..... 578-76-20
Veterinarian..... 578-76-53, 578-81-63
Vet control..... 578-82-02
Medical emergency room..... 578-78-38
Baggage inquiries..... 578-56-12
Unclaimed baggage inquiries..... 578-81-98
Lost/damaged baggage..... 578-56-33
VIP Lounge..... 578-21-32, 578-82-82
Airport Security..... 578-01-25, 578-01-02
Customs, cargo..... 578-21-20
Freight booking..... 578-90-69
Cargo departure info..... 578-22-05
Cargo transit..... 578-80-49, 578-80-46
Cargo tracking..... 578-82-12
Cargo arrival info..... 578-22-13
Flights to Georgia, most of north Caucasus (Rostov on Don, Mineralnye Vody). Some to Ukraine, Moldova, Siberia, Far East, Armenia. Kiev, Kishinev, Tbilisi, Erevan.
Located 30 km southwest of Moscow on the Borovskoe Shosse road (road to Kiev).
Services: Hotel Vnukovo, restaurant-bar, Beriozka No 1, the nearby Edelveis Shop for food, special hall for VIPs with rooms where one can spend the night bed bureau, (hall 2 flr 1, about $5.00).
Aeroflot bookings, transit bookings, post, intercity and international phones and a watched cloakroom.
Meals: cafe (8-18, closed 2-4), restaurant bar (10-21:30), 2 buffets (8-20, 21-8) and kiosks (sandwiches and coffee).
Central info..... 155-09-22
Chief of Airport..... 436-21-09, 436-26-23
Ticket Office..... 436-22-78
Railway Tickets..... 436-32-20
Cargo department..... 436-22-13
Arrival & Departure info..... 436-28-13
Waiting room..... 436-77-28
VIP/Foreigners hall..... 436-78-71
Edelveiss food shop
Aeroflotskaya ul., 4... 436-83-32
Other Regional Airports
CHKALOVA AIRPORT IN TUSHINO
Located on (M-9) about 20 min. by car from Kremlin.
Flights: Planes and helicopters for sports training, cargo, parachuting and excursions around Moscow and the Moscow region. Flight training. Head-quarters of Russias National Air Club and Aeroclub Tsentr Zemlyanoy Val.
Volokolamskoe shosse, 88..... 244-53-16
M. Tushino, DD3
(FORMERLY, CENTRAL MOSCOW AIRPORT)
On the site of the famous Khodynskoe Pole Tragedy and once Moscows main airport, Frunze Aerodrome is now used for sports and sightseeing flying
Located next to TsSKA Sports Complex, about 25 minutes
by car from the center of Moscow.
Leningradskiy prosp., 41..... 155-57-10
M. Aeroport; C3
MYACHKOVO, CARGO AIRPORT
Myachkovo, Cargo airport
Lyubertsy, Moscow Oblast
Fax..... 552-22-16 Tel..... 552-35-35
Home of the Aviation Research Institute
Zhukovskiy, Moscow Oblast... 556-52-17