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Travelling to Moscow
Travelling to Moscow, may not prove the easiest of tasks due to language barriers, but the following advcie may help.

By Plane
Moscow has four airports:

* Sheremetyevo International Airport, [4].
* Domodedovo International Airport, [5].
* Vnukovo International Airport, [6].
* Bykovo Airport.

If you prefer to go to the airport by car, it is best to call a taxi agency and book a cab. There are many agencies that can provide this service, and the cost ranges from $30-40 or more. All airports have taxi kiosks where you can get yourself a driver at a fixed price.

Sheremetyevo north of the city centre is the closest airport to downtown Moscow but the major thouroughfare leading to it, Leningradskoye Shosse, is one of the busiest in the city and is normally a giant traffic jam most of the day.

The best way to get to Sheremetyevo is to take a non-stop Aeroexpress train from Savyolovsky Station. These depart from a dedicated terminal.

It is also possible to reach Sheremetyevo from metro stations Rechnoi Vokzal or Planernaya, the terminus for the green and purple line respectively.

Most flights from/to Sheremetyevo II are operated either by Aeroflot, or by its partner international carriers, mostly members of the SkyTeam alliance.This airport has banking and bureaux de change, and ATMs are available in both the Arrivals and Departures areas.The information desk is in the main hall and sometimes. The number is (495) 956 4666. You can also call an Intourist representatives (available in Terminal 2) that can provide tourist information (495) 578 5971.

Domodedovo is located south from city centre and is most conveniently reached by AeroExpress train from Paveletsky Train Station (near a metro of the same name). The trip takes about 40 minutes and takes you directly into the airport.

Vnukovo is located southwest from city centre. Take bus 611 or Marshrutka to/from metro station Yugo-Zapadnaya. Buses depart about every 15 minutes with a trip time of about 30 minutes. There is an expressbus connection between Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports, which departs about every 90 minutes.

Bykovo is a regional airport located southeast from city centre. It only serves a few short-haul domestic flights due to its short runway. Take the "elektrichka" train from Kazansky Train Station. It takes about 50 min and runs every 15-20 minutes. Get off at the Bykovo Station. Bykovo Airport is about 400 meters away.

By Train
Moscow lies at the western end of the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing, Ulaanbaatar and Vladivostok. You can reach here from almost anywhere in Europe and Central Asia. Moscow is also the main railway hub of Russia.

You can buy tickets to any long-distance train by Internet from JSC Russian Railways, but you need to formalize it before trip in manned booths within the stations ("kassa"). Now it's working in Russian language, but JSC Russian Railways promise the English interface by the end of 2007.

Moscow has nine train stations, each (except Savyolovsky one) offering long-distance and local train services. Savyolovsky Station offers local train service only. All are located relatively in the center of Moscow and have metro stations nearby.

-Belorussky Station: Serves Smolensk, Minsk, Warsaw, Berlin, Vilnius, Kaliningrad and other western destinations. Metro: Belorusskaya.
- Savyolovsky Station. Metro: Savyolovskaya.
- Rizhsky Station: Serves Riga and other Latvian destinations. Metro: Rizhskaya.
- Leningradsky Station: Serves Novgorod, Pskov, Saint Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Murmansk, Tallinn, and Helsinki. Metro: Komsomolskaya.
- Yaroslavsky Station: Serves Rostov Veliki, Sergiev Posad, Yaroslavl, Vologda. It is the primary gateway for the Trans-Siberian Railway, serving several destinations in Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, and China. Metro: Komsomolskaya.
- Kazansky Station: Serves Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Kazakhstan, Ulyanovsk and Uzbekistan. Metro: Komsomolskaya.
- Kursky Station: Serves Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Tula, Adler/Sochi, the Crimea, and eastern Ukraine. Metro: Kurskaya and Chkalovskaya.
- Paveletsky Station: Serves Voronezh, Astrakhan, and other destinations to the South. Metro: Paveletskaya.
- Kievsky Station: Serves Kiev, other destinations in central and southern Ukraine, Budapest, Zagreb, Belgrade, and Sofia. Metro: Kievskaya.

By Car
The direct way to drive from Germany, Poland, or Bielarussia is along E30 road. However EU or American citizens have to get Belarussian visas to pass through Belarus, so it could be more convenient to go via Latvia (the nearest border crossing between EU and Russia on this direction) using E22 road (starting in Riga).

Easy access from Finland through St. Petersburg and Novgorod is along E18 road. Road from St. Petersburg to Moscow is also known as Russian Federal Highway M-10. Traffic on M-10 is heavy and driving less relaxing.

By Bus
Intercity busses to Russian and some former Soviet Union cities depart from the intercity bus station at Shelkovskaya Metro station (the last station of the dark blue line, in northeast Moscow). This is the only place in Moscow from which public transportation is available directly to Suzdal. Also, some intercity buses depart from Komsomolskaya, Tushinskaya, Yugo-Zapadnaya, Vykhino, and Domodedovskaya Metro stations.

By Ship
Moscow is also served by passenger ships. Most of them are used for river cruises, but there are still some that serve as ordinary public transport, like train. There are two river terminals in Moscow.


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