Sheremetyevo International Airport (E & F)

Moscow, RU


Getting around the airport


Moscow's Sheremetyevo is the largest of three airports serving the Moscow area. It lies around 29km north-west of Moscow and is a hub for Russia's international airline, Aeroflot.

There are two terminal buildings, each hosting three terminals:

  • North terminal building: Terminals A, B and C. Of these, you'll arrive at Terminal C, which is mainly used for charter flights.
  • South terminal building: Terminals D, E and F. The main passenger departures and arrivals area. It's highly likely you'll arrive here. This building contains the train station.

A free shuttle bus takes you between the terminal buildings from 06:55-00:55.

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Getting into Moscow

Take the Aeroexpress

We recommend taking the train, as taxis can take a long time to get into Moscow and be very expensive. There is the option of bus plus Metro, but, while cheap, can be a difficult journey.


Aeroexpress trains take you to Belorussky Station in the city centre in around 30 minutes. From here, you can transfer to the Metro. Trains leave every 30 minutes from 05:30-00:30.

Cost: RUB 470 at the station, RUB 420 online (RUB 530 for Aeroexpress plus Metro ticket)
Location: Station in main terminal building, near Terminal F


There is only one road in and out of the airport and travellers have reported spending four hours in traffic to make the 29km journey. Allow at least 1.5 hours for your journey. Use only official taxi desks. They are available in the arrivals area. 

Cost: RUB 1,500-2,500 

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Expect multiple controls

This is a high-security airport

Don’t delay going through security: you may face up to four controls for your passport and luggage. It’s best to get to your gate and relax once you’re there. Be aware that you won’t be able to take liquids through security even if you purchased them at the airport.

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Check in with Skype

Save yourself the hassle

When you don’t feel like wasting time in the check-in lines, check-in with Skype. Call svo_checkin and follow the officer’s instructions. Your boarding pass will be sent to you over Skype Messenger. Read this information before getting started.

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Three options to relax

Galaxy Lounge

Bar, Wi-Fi, TV, newspapers, showers, smoking area and other services. One time pass RUB 2500.

Terminal E, airside, departures, level 2, opposite Gate 39

Opening hours: 24 hours

All Star Lounge

Food and beverages, Wi-Fi, TV, newspapers and other services. One time pass RUB 2500. 

Terminal F, airside, departures, level 3, opposite Gate 52

Opening hours: 24 hours

Classic Lounge

Food and beverages, Wi-Fi, TV, newspapers and other services. One time pass RUB 2500.

Terminal F, airside, departures, level 2, near Gate 42

Opening hours: 24 hours

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Leave your bags while you explore

Airport luggage room

If you’d like explore Moscow without the excess baggage, you can leave your items in the Luggage Room on the first floor of Terminal F. The fee is RUB 600 for a period of 8 to 15 days; should you need your items sooner, the cost will amount to RUB 500 for the first day and RUB 300 for every following day.

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Long layover and no transit visa?

SVO Capsule Hotel

You won’t be able to leave the airport without a Russian transit visa and if you have a long layover, your only option is to stay in an airport hotel. The SVO Capsule Hotel is located in the transit zone of Terminal E and rents the cruise-liner cabin style rooms for a minimum of 4 hours. Rooms start at RUB 2690 for an economy single.

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Don't fall for taxi touts

Official taxis

When you’re tired from travelling, you’re susceptible to cons from the taxi touts outside the airport. Instead, order a taxi from the desk in the airport terminal. A taxi into downtown Moscow should cost approximately ₽1,500-2,000 (€25-35).

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

All car rental offices are located in the arrivals hall of Terminal D. You can find companies such as: Avis, Europcar and Sixt.

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No transit visa?

You’ll have to stay at the Novotel

If you require a visa to enter Russia but haven’t organised one, you will have the opportunity to stay at the Novotel hotel just outside the airport. Report to the Transfer/Transit Without a Visa desk upon arrival and you will be escorted to the hotel in a private bus. You will be unable to leave the hotel and your hall will have a personal security guard who will collect you and other guests for your departure. This service starts at ₽6,700 per night as part of the Aeroflot Bonus program.

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Children’s Entertainment

Play areas

 There are play areas to keep children (until 7 years old) occupied while waiting for a flight.  

 All passengers need to have passport, ticket or boarding pass. Maximum stay is 24 hours. 

  • Terminal C, landside 3d floor, room № 3.126
  • Terminal D, airside, 2d floor, gates 14-15 and 17-18 
  • Terminal E, landside 1st floor, room №1.17
  • Terminal F, landside 2d floor, room №2.256
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