Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Guide (SVO)
The second largest of three major airports in Moscow, Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport is located to the northwest of the Russian capital. Our Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport guide includes information on facilities, public transport and hotels, as well as contact details for the airport.
There are plans to introduce a third runway by 2030. A new toll motorway linking Moscow and St Petersburg, which will provide a high-speed route to Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport, is currently under construction.
Information desks and touch screen terminals are located in the main halls; these provide up-to-date flight information (tel: (495) 578 6565) and details about the airport and transport to the city.
Public buses, express buses and free airline shuttles are available for transfer between Sheremetyevo's five terminals, which are split between two separate sites. Terminal A is used solely for business and private flights.
The main road leading to Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport is Leningradskoe Highway, which flows into the M10 motorway from Moscow.
Rail: Aeroexpress (tel: 8 800 700 3377; www.aeroexpress.ru/en) trains connect directly from Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport to Belorussky Railway Station in central Moscow (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: руб320). Free bus links connect the rest of the airport complex to the Aeroexpress station.
Bus: Regular express buses run 24 hours a day to central Moscow from bus stops outside Terminal B and the bus station on the arrivals level of Terminal F. Bus 851 links to Rechnoi Vokzal metro station, while bus 817 runs to Planernaya metro station. Fares vary between services.
Coach: Coach services operate between Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport and Moscow Central Air Terminal, which is located between the Dinamo and Aeroport metro stations.
Taxi: Taxis to Moscow are available 24 hours a day from the arrivals level of Terminal F and from outside Terminal B; passengers should join the taxi queue for fixed-rate taxis, rather than accepting offers from drivers. The fare to central Moscow is around руб1,800.
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport offers banking and bureaux de change facilities, with ATMs available in the arrivals and departures areas of Terminals F and B.
There are postal, fax, photocopying and international dialling services in Terminal F. Unlimited use of free Wi-Fi is provided in Terminals C, E and F, while it is capped at 180 minutes in Terminal D.
There is a wide choice of restaurants, cafés and bars in each passenger terminal. These encompass a range of international and locally branded establishments, from a cocktail bar serving a range of dishes in Terminal C to a sushi restaurant in Terminal F.
A good selection of shops is available in each of the four main terminals. These include duty-free outlets, gift shops, pharmacies and newsagents.
Luggage trolleys can be hired in the arrivals hall of Terminal F. A porter service is available to assist passengers on request. Left-luggage offices can be found in Terminals C, D, E and F.
The VIP and business lounges in Terminals D, E and F offer a selection of facilities, such as showers, refreshments and communication services. The business centre in Terminal F provides telephone, fax and conference facilities. Additionally, the on-site Novotel Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (tel: (495) 626 5900; www.accorhotels.com) has nine meeting rooms and offers fax and copying services.
Wheelchair transfer and special assistance is available between the aircraft and the terminal building on request – passengers requiring such services should inform their airline prior to travel. The Sirius Lounge, in the departures area of Terminal E, is accessible to departing passengers from Terminals D, E and F, and is equipped with internet facilities for the visually impaired and disabled toilets. There are designated parking spaces, which can be booked in advance, free of charge (tel: (499) 988 0448). The Aeroexpress train is accessible to the physically disabled, with assistants on hand to help where required.