Aeroexpress rapid trains connect cities with airports. They run in Moscow, Kazan, Vladivostok. I would say that it is the most convenient way to get to the airport, because of the predictability and comfort. Moscow is a jam-prone city and you can easily be late for your flight if you take a taxi or bus from 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. Aeroexpress trains start from central railway stations. The trains are divided into two classes: business and standard. In business class you enjoy more comfort, less people and you buy a ticket for a particular seat. In standard class you can sit wherever you like. There are always less people in the rear. Do keep your ticket till the end of the journey as you will have to place it on the ticket barrier screen for it to read the barcode.
You can find a timetable on http://www.aeroexpress.ru/en/.
Buying a ticket for an Aeroexpress is very easy, you can do it:
- From a ticket office at the station or at the aiport.
- From a ticket vending machine at the station, at the airport or on the platform.
- From an officer onboard the train.
- Online at http://www.aeroexpress.ru/en/ or in a mobile application for Moscow. If you buy your ticket in a mobile App. you don’t have to print your ticket out. When you pass the turnstile on leaving the platform just place your device screen down for the machine to read the QR code of your ticket. This is one of the cheapest options.
- By Master Card with PayPass and VISA with PayWave in Moscow. You should leave your train and put your card on the yellow circle of the ticket barrier and pass through the doors immediately. Conditions: there should be enough money on your card (the cost of a single ticket in a standard class is charged), your PayPass and PayWave should allow you to spend the necessary sum without PIN, you have only 3 seconds to pass through the doors. This is one of the cheapest options.
You buy a standard ticket for a particular date and can travel at any time you like. Sale starts 15 days before departure. Business class tickets can be bought in any of the above-mentioned ways but for options 3 and 5. Your business class ticket is valid for a particular train and seat.
There are carriages and toilets for the physically challenged passengers, as well as a service of personal assistants (to be ordered at the info desk or by calling hotline +7-800-700-33-77, toll free within Russia).
There are three main airports in Moscow: Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo, you can reach them from Paveletsky railway station, Belorussky station and Kievsky station respectively by Aeroexpress.
Sheremetyevo – Belorussky station. 35 min. The trains arrive at E terminal of the airport, terminal D and F are easily accessible on foot. Bus will take you to terminal B, C. Here you will find maps which will help you to find Aeroexpress http://goo.gl/6cTYVD
Ticket cost for Moscow Aeroexpress services:
1000 RUB – ONE-WAY BUSINESS class ticket
420 RUB – ONE-WAY STANDARD class ticket if bought online, in mobile App or using PayPass or PayWave cards at the ticket barrier.
470 RUB – ONE-WAY STANDARD ticket if bought in a ticket office, in a ticket vending machine or from a ticket officer onboard the train.
130 RUB – ONE-WAY STANDARD ticket for a CHILD aged 5-7, can be bought offline, in a ticket office or from a ticket officer onboard the train.
FREE – for a CHILD below 5 years old.
530 RUB – ONE-WAY STANDARD+1 METRO/BUS/TRAM/TROLLEYBUS ticket, valid for 5 days from the day of purchase, can only be bought at the ticket office at the airport
950 RUB – FAMILY ticket for 1-2 adults (over 18 years) + up to 3 children below 14 years. This ticket can be bought in a ticket office on the date of travel only.
1000 RUB – BETWEEN AIRPORTS ticket includes 2 Aeroexpress journeys and one metro, bus, trolleybus, or tram ride. Once a railcard has been used it cannot be used again in next 10 minutes.
1050 RUB – BUSINESS TRIP ticket includes 2 Aeroexpress journeys and 2 metro, bus, trolleybus, or tram rides. Once a ticket has been used it cannot be used again in next 10 minutes.
Aeroexpress connects Kazan with the airport Kazan (stops at Yubileynaya). 20 minutes – 200 RUB for adult, 75 RUB for a child of 5-7 years, free for children below 5 years old. Baggage allowance 36 kg, the sum of the length, width and height of each piece of baggage should not exceed 180 cm. Every 50 kg of excess baggage cost 100 RUB. A ticket for your pet costs 50 RUB. You should pay 50 RUB per bicycle. Here you will find maps which will help you to find Aeroexpress http://goo.gl/7ylTne http://goo.gl/lQtZ48
Aeroexpress connects Vladivostok with the Knevichi airport (stops at Vtoraya (2aya) Rechka-Ugolnaya-Artyom). 48 minutes – 350 RUB for a business class seat, 200 RUB for a standard class seat, 50 RUB – ticket for a child of 5-7. Baggage allowance 36 kg, the sum of the length, width and height of each piece of baggage should not exceed 180 cm. Every 50 kg of excess baggage cost 100 RUB. A ticket for your pet costs 50 RUB. You should pay 50 RUB per bicycle. Here you will find maps which will help you to find Aeroexpress http://goo.gl/KalkZl http://goo.gl/GgThUW