Question from Michelle:
Olga, if you would be kind to answer my question, I will be arriving via Domedovo (Moscow ) airport heading towards Kremlin and Im planning to take the aeroroport express train. Please guide me how.
1. Take the aeroexpress from Domodedovo airport to Paveletsky railway terminal.
2. When you arrive to Moscow almost all the people from aeroexpress will go in the same direction – to the metro, just follow them. The entrance to the metro station Paveletskaya (radial, green line) is located in the train terminal.
to the question where to buy tickets for aeroexpress at Domodedovo airport:
I’ve got a question:
– Olga, we are flying into Moscow airport Domodedovo (DME) and flying out of it in a few weeks. I need to transfer from Lufthansa to S7 coming from Germany and flying Kyrgyzstan. These are two different tickets, so how do I transfer the luggage. Do I need to enter Russia in order to do this? Do I need a transit visa or can I make the transfer of my luggage from Lufthansa to S7 without enter Russia? Any explanation would be appreciated.
– I recommend you to check the airport info here.
The baggage is processed without your involvement if it was checked through to the final destination at the departure airport.
So, show your second ticket (to Kyrgyzstan) at the registration desk in Frankfurt!
If not, you will pick-up your luggage to go through customs control at Domodedovo.
As for visa, you do not need a transit visa since you will be arriving and leaving again within several hours and not going to leave the airport transit area.
I got a question:
Is it possible to take a taxi to the northern most Metro Sta. (Rechnoy Vakzal), then use the metro to get to Domedyedevo. (Heard rumors that the line was being extended that far to the south.)
Actually, I would not recommend anybody who does not speak Russian to take a taxi service at Moscow airports for safety reasons, besides it will be too expensive.
There is a possibility to use
the AeroExpress train which goes between the Sheremetyevo airport and Belorussky Railway Station (35 min, 300 rubles) http://www.svo.aero/en/aeroexpress/
than the metro (you need to be a communicative person to ask for help if there will be any problem with orientation)
than the AeroExpress train which goes between Paveletsky Station in Moscow (metro station there has the same name) and the Domodedovo airport (40-50 minutes, 300 rubles).
In my opinion the best way to escape this long trip around Moscow is to buy tickets which allow to change the plane in one airport. I would prefer Domodedovo.
NB: Domodedovskaya metro station of the dark green line is very far from airport! There you can take a regular city bus or marshrutka=minibus which run from this metro station to DME.
I was asked about the flights involving a change of planes at Moscow and whether Moscow is an easy airport to find one’s way around if you are not a good Russian speaker?
The main two Moscow airports are Sheremetyevo (SVO) and Domodedovo (DME). In my opinion it would be easier to change the plane at Domodedovo airport if your route allows you because at Sheremetyevo there are several terminals located not so close to each other. At Domodedovo everything will be in one place and it is obviously easier for orientation.
Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport has announced plans for a large-scale $97-million investment program through 2015, aimed at the construction of a new passenger terminal, parking lots, and a line of passenger boarding bridges.