Moscow International Airport

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)


Sheremetyevo International Airport is the key entry point into Moscow. It is just 18 miles (29 km) northwest of central Moscow and handles more than 20 million passengers a year.

Sheremetyevo Airport has five terminals and transiting between them can take up to 20 minutes. Until recently the airport had an awful reputation, with many airlines moving to the more modern Domodedovo International Airport, however Sheremetyevo has since undergone a major revamp and the new Terminal E was opened in 2010. Terminal A was opened in 2012, exclusively for private and business jets.


The airport is situated 16 miles (26km) northwest of Moscow.

Getting to the city

There are several bus services, connecting each terminal to the nearby metro stations; from there, connections can be made to the city centre. Minibuses are also available.


Local time is GMT +3.


Tel: +7 495 232 6565.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Sixt, Hertz, Splash and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

A taxi ride to the city centre takes around 30 minutes (traffic dependent). Taxi touts operate in front of the terminals and are to be avoided. Book a taxi from one of the official taxi company booths. It is advisable to prebook a taxi and be met on arrival.

Transfer between terminals

Most international flights will arrive at Terminals D, E and F. Terminals B and C, about 15 miles (24km) away, serve domestic and charter flights. Public and Express buses, taxis and free airline shuttles are available between all five terminals. There is a walkway between Terminals D, E and F.


Once through check-in at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, all terminals include bureaux de change, restaurants, bars and duty-free shopping. For disabled passengers, wheelchair transfer from the aircraft to the terminal building should be arranged in advance. Business lounges, including showers and refreshment facilities, are available in Terminals C, D, E and F.


Parking is available close to each of the terminals. Most offer free parking for the first 5 to 15 minutes.

Departure Tax





Free wifi is available in Terminals C, D, E and F.

Business Lounges

The on-site Novatel Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel offers meeting and conference facilities. A business centre, with telephone, fax and conference facilities, is available in Terminal F.

Moscow International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.