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Plan Your Visit to Moscow

Moscow is an amazing city with colorful cathedrals, famous landmarks and a hint of modern influences. When you visit this majestic city, you will see some of the world's most beautiful architectural masterpieces. If you're looking for cheap flights to Moscow, visit Orbitz.com, where you can get a great deal every day.

Major Airports

Russia is a large country with many airports, and three of them are located within an hour of Moscow. When you arrive, you will likely land at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport or Vnukovo International Airport. Sheremetyevo is about 35 minutes from downtown, and you can take the city bus to town for 28 to 70 rubles. Domodedovo is about 45 minutes from the city, and you can take a train, bus, shuttle or taxi to Moscow from this location. Vnukovo is about 30 minutes southwest of the downtown area. It is the third-busiest airport in the country and handles more than 9 million passengers annually. Board the Aeroexpress Train for the fastest service into the city.

Enjoying Moscow

The weather in Moscow varies greatly by season. Summer highs can soar into the upper 90s and hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows fall below freezing. April and October see pleasant temperatures in the 70s and 80s, so this is a great time to visit. Even the warmest months can have chilly evenings, so bring a sweater or jacket, even in the summer. Winter travelers will need to pack a heavy coat and plenty of warm clothing. St. Basil's Cathedral is one of the city's must-see attractions. This amazing structure was built for Ivan the Terrible in the 1500s and is regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Located in the city's center, Red Square is an ideal place to begin your exploration. From there, explore the Kremlin and other historic sights. Before you head home, stop by the Bolshoi Theatre and see the world-famous Russian ballet dancers perform.

Book Your Tickets

Save time and money with the help of Orbitz.com. You can find a wealth of information to help you plan a successful trip and cheap flights to Moscow. Moscow is an enchanting city with stunning views and breathtaking scenery. No matter when you visit, you are sure to enjoy everything this great city has to offer.

Moscow When to Go

June, July, and August are the most crowded months in Moscow, and getting into popular attractions like the Kremlin can be difficult. It’s worth braving the crowds, though, to see the golden domes, bright white bell tower, intricate Fabergé eggs, and the rest of the impressive complex. There are sure to be crowds in Red Square during the summer, too, but you can’t miss St. Basil’s fairytale-like Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the fanciful Kazan Cathedral, and the popular, upscale GUM shopping mall. Keep an eye on the forecast. Temperatures in summer reach into the 90s and it’s the rainiest period in Moscow.

Spring is shoulder season in Moscow, as well as a pretty time to visit. The flowers around the city come into bloom. To celebrate the end of a long winter, Maslenitsa, a religious and folk holiday, ushers in the new season with pancake feasts, traditional (and friendly!) fist fighting, bonfires, and other celebrations. Temperatures warm up to the 50s and 60s during the day, so enjoy a visit to one of Moscow’s many parks; there are almost 300 square feet of parks per person here. Kolomenskoye is a nice one, with a beautiful church that dates back to 1532.

Tourists are in shorter supply during the winter due to Moscow’s notorious cold, but if you enjoy a snowy landscape, pack some warm boots and go. The Russian Winter Festival at the end of December and beginning of January is a fun way to celebrate the best of the season—troika rides, ice hockey games, snowmen, and plenty of warm tea. Especially in winter, make use of the (heated) Metro public transit. Many of the underground stations feature art, including statues, stained glass windows, mosaics, and chandeliers.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Moscow?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
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Which airlines fly to Moscow?
With airlines to select from, finding the perfect flight to fit your budget and travel dates should be a piece of cake. Vnukovo Intl. Airport (VKO) is a major entrance point to Moscow and where you’re likely to be touching down. These well-known international airlines are waiting to take you there:

  • Turkish Airlines - 380 flights to Moscow per month
  • Azur Air - 136 flights to Moscow per month
  • Flydubai - 105 flights to Moscow per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Moscow?
Hop on a flight to Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) and get set to discover the very best of this unique city. The airport is around 16 miles northwest of the center of town. Also compare the fares to Vnukovo Intl. Airport (VKO), another terminal that services Moscow.
How much is a flight to Moscow?
If you’re after flights back and forth, airfares fluctuated between and this past week. The lowest one-way ticket was , originating from ().
How to book the cheapest flight to Moscow?
Picking up cheap flights to Moscow is as easy as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re grabbing the best flight deals around, here are a few tips your budget will love:

  • Consider other airports to save cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list the available options.
  • If your plans aren’t cast in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to check out the flight deals for a selection of departure dates. You may find an even better fare.
  • You can also hit the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even pick the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • Book your fare as soon as you’ve sorted your travel dates. While it does happen from time to time, airfares rarely fall in price as your date of departure approaches.
  • Make big savings on your vacation by bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into one handy package. Your credit card will thank you for it.
  • Where possible, don’t fly in the most popular seasons. Airfares soar during school breaks, summer and other vacation periods like Easter and Thanksgiving.

How long is a flight to Moscow?
Where you leave from will largely determine the amount of time it will take to get to Moscow. Three of the most popular domestic routes and average flight times are listed below:

  • St. Petersburg (LED-Pulkovo) to Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) - 1 hour and 28 minutes
  • Sochi (AER-Sochi Intl.) to Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) - 4 hours
  • Yekaterinburg (SVX-Koltsovo) to Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) - 2 hours and 39 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Moscow?
Book in January, February or August for the most competitive fares to Moscow. Once you’ve spotted a bargain, snap it up — cheap flights are known to appear and then vanish at the tap of a button.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Moscow?
When it comes to cheap flights to Moscow, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. A rewarding flight deal is just a few clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Moscow?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, you ought to kick off your vacation on a Monday to nab cheap flights to Moscow. Next most inexpensive day? Tuesday. Saturday will set you back the most. So, leave early in the week if you’d love to score a bargain fare and stretch your travel budget.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Moscow?
Get set to jet for less in August. This is generally the best month to take off if you’re looking for cheap flights to Moscow, according to Orbitz data. The most expensive time to take off is June, so avoid this month if you’re watching your pennies.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Life changes, and we believe your flight should be able to do the same. That’s why Orbitz makes it a breeze to search for airlines with free cancellation and no change fees. Just enter your travel details and then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” How’s that for easy?
What do I need for the flight to Moscow?
A long-haul trip can seem daunting, but it’s nothing a little preparation can’t solve. We’ve put together our top tips to make sure your trip is a smooth one:

  • In all cases you’ll need some identification. How much? This depends on where you’re traveling to and from. When reserving your flight tickets, we suggest to put down the same name, birth date and gender as shown on your government-issued ID.
  • If you’re flying direct to Moscow, chances are you’re going to be airborne for quite a while. Pack lots of snacks and things to keep you busy. Now is the perfect time to get stuck into that book you’ve been eager to read!
  • Cabin temperatures are often chilly enough to give you goose bumps. Carry an extra warm layer even if you’re vacationing during the height of summer.

How many direct flights are there to Moscow?
With around 697 direct flights every month, you’ll be heading straight into Moscow and embarking on your next awesome adventure in next to no time. Some of the carriers that travel nonstop to Moscow include Aeroflot, Nordavia Regional Airlines and Nordwind Airlines. Severstal Aircompany, Belavia and Pegas Fly are some other well-known options.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Moscow?
Smart travelers have a talent for finding first or business-class flights to Moscow that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Follow in their footsteps with these handy tips:

  • Flexibility isn’t just useful for your yoga. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up more affordable airfares when they pop up.
  • Budget airlines offer first or business-class seats at a fraction of the usual cost. Skip the full-service carriers and consider these cheaper options.
  • Make the most of your airline’s frequent flyer program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction if available.

How to get into Moscow from the airport?
Step off the plane and then get into the driver’s seat of a Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) car rental at Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO). On-site provider Sixt has a good range of vehicles to choose from, so finding the perfect wheels will be simple. Set your GPS and then drive about 16 miles southeast of SVO to get to downtown Moscow. Or, you could also take a taxi or use public transportation into town straight after you land and rent a vehicle from central Moscow with one of our Moscow car rentals instead.
How to get around in Moscow?
Use Moscow’s rail network to visit Red Square and other top sights around town. Check the timetable for arrival and departure information into the centrally located Rizhskaya Station. If you’d rather the convenience of your own ride, rent a car from Sixt. There’s an outlet not far from the downtown area.
What is the best time to go to Moscow?
There’s no right or wrong time to visit Moscow, but are the most popular months. As with most places in the Northern Hemisphere, summertime begins June 20. If you’d sooner spend most of your days in a light shirt than a heavy winter jacket, this time of year may suit you perfectly. Expect average daily highs of 75undefined and nighttime lows around 55undefined.
Travel tips for Moscow

  • Slip on a pair of comfy sneakers and tour this bustling city on foot. There are many awesome attractions to make your way to, such as Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
  • You’ll discover rewarding day trips a quick drive from the center of town. Tour Moscow State University first and then find time for Crocus Expo Center.
  • Love to find out what else Moscow has to offer? Organize a car rental and hotfoot it to Dmitrov or Sergiyev Posad. With your own vehicle, exploring those harder-to-find destinations will also be easy.

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