Russia Airports

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Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Location: The airport is situated 19 miles (31km) from Moscow.
Time: Local time is GMT +3.
Contacts: Tel: +7 495 232 6565.
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.
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.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Sixt and Hertz.
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 pre-book a taxi and be met on arrival.
Facilities: Once through check-in at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, all terminals include business lounges, refreshment facilities, 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.
Parking: Parking is available close to each of the terminals. Most offer free parking for the first five to 15 minutes.
Website: www.svo.aero

Pulkovo International Airport (LED)

Location: The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) south of St Petersburg.
Time: Local time is GMT +3.
Contacts: Tel: +7 812 337 3822.
Getting to the city: Buses leave for Moskovskaya Metro Station from outside the terminal, from where metros go to the city centre. Passengers who are staying in a major hotel can usually arrange to be picked up.
Car rental: Hertz, Avis and Europcar, among other companies, are represented in the terminal.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminal. Be sure to agree on a price before leaving the airport as tourists are often overcharged.
Facilities: Facilities include a few duty-free shops, a bureau de change, snack bars, restaurants, a business centre, a tourism centre, baby-care room, internet access and an ATM.
Parking: Short-term parking at P2 and P3 costs from RUB 100 to RUB 200 per hour, while long-term parking at P4 is availble from RUB 400 per day.
Website: www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/

Moscow Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

Location: 28 miles (45km) south of Moscow city centre
Time: Local time is GMT +3 (GMT +4 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in September).
Contacts: Tel: +7 495 933 6666.
Getting to the city: A highway links Moscow city with the passenger terminal at the airport, making access by public transport, taxi or private car possible. There are trains linking the airport to Paveletsky Rail Terminal in Moscow city centre. The trains run every 30 to 60 minutes and the trip takes about 40 minutes. There are also express trains to Belorussky Rail Terminal via the Kursky and Kalanchevskaya stations. A coach service between the airport and the Domodedovskaya station on the Moscow Metro runs every 15 minutes and takes about 30 minutes.
Car rental: Car rental companies at the airport include Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: There are share taxis between the Metro station and the airport, and the fare is 100 rubles. The official taxi operators are MB-Motors, Gorodskoe Taxi (City Taxi) and Formula Taxi.
Facilities: There are shops, cafés and restaurants in the Trade Centre on the 2nd floor of Domodedovo, and more cafés, bars and shops located on the 1st floor. There are postal, phone and e-mail facilities available in the airport, as well as currency exchange and wire transfer facilities.
Parking: There is short- and long-term parking available at the airport. Airhotel customers can park in Lot 8 for a reduced rate per day, and take a shuttle to the terminal.
Website: www.domodedovo.ru/en/

Koltsovo International Airport (SVX)

Location: The airport is located about 11 miles (18km) from Yekaterinburg city centre.
Time: GMT+5 (GMT+6 from March to October).
Contacts: Tel: +7 343 226 8582.
Getting to the city: There are several ways to connect to the city from the airport. Bus 1 takes passengers to the central Yekaterinburg railway station (Sverdlovsk), and bus 67 connects to the downtown Airlines ticketing agency. Yellow minibus cabs operate between the airport and the railway station. There are numerous taxis available outside the terminal (negotiate fares before departure), or private car pick-ups can be booked fairly cheaply.
Car rental: Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport.
Facilities: The airport has bureaux de change, bars, a restaurant (in the adjacent hotel), fast-food outlets, a hairdresser, shops, and baggage storage facilities.
Parking: The airport has 790 short-term parking spaces and 300 long-term parking spaces. Parking is in front of the main terminal and costs RUB 50 per half hour up to RUB 1,000 per day. Long-term parking costs RUB 200-300 per day.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.koltsovo.ru
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Adler-Sochi International Airport (AER)

Location: The airport is located 19 miles (30km) from downtown Sochi.
Time: Local time is GMT +3
Contacts: Tel: +7 800 301 1991
Getting to the city: The Aeroexpress train is the fastest way to get from the airport to Adler or Sochi. A number of Sochi Autotrans buses connect the airport with the city centre, Adler and the 'Rosa Khutor' Alpine Centre in Krasnaya Polyana. There is also a Skybus offering direct connection to accommodation at Gorki Gorod, Laura and Rosa Khutor resorts.
Car rental: Avis and Sixt offer car rental services at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are always available outside the airport. The official airport taxi provider offers a set rate according to the price list.
Facilities: Sochi International Airport offers cafes, restaurants, a post office, banks and currency exchange offices, baggage storage, a pharmacy, first aid and a baby-care room.
Parking: Short-term parking is available. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes, RUB 200 per hour and RUB 1,000 per day. Daily and VIP parking is also available.
Website: http://sochi-airport.com/
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Vladivostok International Airport, formerly known as Knevichi Airport. (VVO)

Location: The airport is 31 miles (50km) outside Vladivostok.
Time: GMT + 10.
Contacts: +7 423 230 6909
Transfer between terminals: Terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.
Getting to the city: Bus: The airport is served by two buses that stop at the airport terminal square and then travel into Vladivostok. Bus 107 and 101 both travel to central Vladivostok.
Car rental: Avis offers car rentals in Vladivostok.
Airport Taxis: Taxis wait outside the terminal, but it is often difficult to find a good deal. A share-taxi costs RUB 500 to RUB 600 and private taxis cost between RUB 800 and RUB 1200. Be sure to agree on the price before leaving the airport.
Facilities: Bank, ATMs, currency exchange, luggage storage, medical centre, mother and child room, handicapped facilities, wifi, souvenir shops, newsstands, duty-free shops, a coffee shop and a restaurant are all available within the terminal.
Parking: Parking bays are located just outside the terminal.
Website: www.vvo.aero
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Irkutsk International Airport (IKT)

Location: The airport is located three miles (5km) from downtown Irkutsk.
Parking: Parking at Irkutsk International Airport is free for the first 10 minutes.
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