Getting here & moving around

Getting here & moving around

Currency

The official Russian currency is Rubles (rub`li). One rouble consists of 100 kopecks. ATMs abound, credit cards are widely accepted, and it’s a good idea to have cash with you as well.

Power outlets

Russia uses 2 round European outlets “Type C" Europlug and the "Type E”. You can easily find an adapter at an electronics store or online. Russia uses 220 volt electricity.

Medications

If you are taking prescription medication, we recommend that you bring enough to last your entire trip. However, most of medication is sold over the counter without prescription.

Air travel

Moscow is served by three international airports:

  • Domodedovo
  • Sheremetyevo
  • Vnukovo

The best way to get to the city centre and back is by Aeroexpress trains - speed trains connecting Moscow railway stations and airports. Business class seats are available. Tickets can be purchased before boarding or beforehand online by visiting the official Aeroexpress site.

Train travel

There are nine railway stations in Moscow:

  • Belorusskiy (Aeroexpress)
  • Kazanskiy
  • Kursky
  • Lengradskiy
  • Yaroslavskiy
  • Savelovskiy
  • Rizhskiy
  • Kievskiy (Aeroexpress)
  • Pavaletsky (Aeroexpress)

Trains to Moscow come from London, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, and many other European cities.

Visa and entry

Normally a foreign visitor should apply for a Russian Visa to enter Russia. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Colombia and Chile can enter Russia without a visa for the period of 90 days.

Citizens of Cuba, Thailand, Turkey, Montenegro and Ecuador can stay in Russia without a visa for up to 30 days. The same visiting period without a visa is afforded to citizens of Serbia, but with the availability of biometric passports issued after April 8, 2008.

Public transport

Metro is one of the most popular modes of transport in Moscow.

The most popular transport card is “Troika” card. You can purchase one in a ticket box at any train station, or buy a single ride ticket from a terminal in metro. Troika card can be used in metro buses, trolleybuses and trams. The cost of this trip is 33 rubles by this card.

A taxi ride within city limits costs about 400 Roubles.

Alternative transport

Also in Moscow are these popular transportation services:

  • Yandex.Taxi
  • GetTaxi
  • Uber X
  • Uber Select
  • Uber Black
  • Blablacar
Bikes

Bike renting is a good way to enjoy the city. There are modern and comfortable bikes for a ride at Moscow many bicycle stations.

After massive reconstruction Moscow now has bicycle lanes in all of the city centre. Enjoy green means of transport and find yourself on the picturesque Moskva river embankments or in a beautiful park.