A Guide To Moscow Airport Transfers
On this page, LingoTaxi provides its customers answers to the most frequent questions regarding airport transfers from/to Moscow. If your question is not among those listed below, please don't hesitate to contact us or fill in the contact form below.
1. How many airports does Moscow have?
2a. What's the price for a transfer from the airport to my hotel in the city?
2b. And how much you charge for return transfers to the airport?
3. How much time does an airport transfer take in Moscow?
4. How will I find the driver?
5. But I don't have Russian Ruble yet. How can I pay the driver?
6. My flight is delayed. What now?
Moscow has three commercial, international airports: Sheremetyevo (SVO), Vnukovo (VKO) and Domodedovo (DME). Next to that, there are several private and military airports.
LingoTaxi provides customers the choice of different vehicle types, each with fixed fixed fares for airport pick-ups in Moscow. You can check out our current rates on our Moscow Airport Transfers page. All transfers include an English-speaking driver, personal meeting at the arrival hall with a name board as well as waiting time and parking costs for 1 hour. In case waiting time exceeds one hour, you will be only charged the additional parking costs for the 2nd hour.
For return transfers, we also offer fixed fares to any Moscow airport, no matter where you are located inside Moscow. Check out our current return transfer (from City to Airport) fares on our Moscow Airport Transfers page. All fares include an English-speaking driver, of course.
Short answer: Between one and three hours.
Long answer: The transfer time between the airports highly depends on the time of day you are traveling. We advise all our customers to plan in at least two (2) hours of travel time to any of the three airports in Moscow. Usually, without traffic jams, an airport transfer takes about 45 to 75 minutes from most of the hotels in the city center. Though, traffic jams are a common phenomenon in Moscow, thus set an early pick up time if you want to arrive at the airport on time. It is also important to note that passengers should be in the airport minimum two (2) hours before flight take-off, thus planning a pick up time in Moscow approximately 4 hours before the flight departure is always a safe bet. Our dispatchers will happily assist you finding the right pick up time - you can contact us by phone, chat or e-mail.
Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall of the airport. The driver will use a name board with the name indicated by you during the reservation process. Next to that, several hours before the pick-up, our dispatchers will send you an e-mail with information regarding the driver (e.g. name and mobile phone number). If in doubt, you can always call our dispatchers at location and they will make sure the driver will find you immediately. Also, our fares already include one hour of waiting time in the arrival hall (counting from 10min after actual landing time of your airplane), thus in case it takes a minute longer at the customs controls: no problem.
No worries. LingoTaxi offers you several payment methods. You can pay in cash to the driver in Ruble, but also in Euro or US Dollar. You pay the driver at the end of the ride, once you arrived safely at your destination. And, next to that, all our drivers speak English (or the language of your choice, if available) and will happily assist you with finding an exchange office, help you translating in case of communication problems or any other assistance you might need. If paying in a foreign currency, our driver will connect with our dispatcher service to quote you the fare in Euro or US Dollar depending on the current exchange rate of the day of transfer.
Of course, if for example you just had a long flight and only want to relax and travel in comfort to your destination, you can easily pay with any debit/credit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay in advance. Just let us know during the reservation process, and you can pay your fare beforehand through our safe, secure payment provider. Afterwards, you don't need to worry about cash payment to the driver and can enjoy your stay in Moscow.
Our dispatchers and drivers will track your flight and will be alerted once it is delayed. There will be no additional costs might your flight be delayed. Also, our fare includes one hour of waiting time after the actual flight landing, so our driver will wait for you until you cleared the customs and received your entire luggage.
In case you the customs control or luggage claim might take more than 1 hour, passengers are advised to get in contact with our driver or dispatchers immediately by phone or e-mail. After all, also a driver is worrying if no passenger arrives after 1 hour. The maximum waiting time a driver will wait until he returns to Moscow is 1 1/2 hours.
If you still have questions regarding your airport transfer, just send us a message and we'll come back to you as soon as possible.