Moscow airport: Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport is the second-largest airport of the Russian Federation, after Domodedovo Airport which is also located near Moscow. The third airport of the Russian capital is Vnukovo Airport. Sheremetyevo processes over 20 million passengers annually.

The airport has five terminals: terminal B is for domestic flights, terminal C for flights to GOS countries (some countries of the former Soviet Republic), terminal D is exclusively for airlines Aeroflot, and terminals E and F are for international flights.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SVO
ICAO airport code: UUEE


Local transport


The Aeroexpress connects the airport with Belorussky train station in Moscow. The trip takes 35 minutes.

Car and bus

Sheremetyevo Airport is situated 29 kilometers northwest of Moscow. Travel time between the airport and the Russian capital amounts to about thirty minutes outside rush hour, but during rush hour it can easily take up to two hours. In your rental car you take the Leningradskiy Prospekt from the center of the Russian capital to the northwest. The road connects with the Leningradskiy Shosse (freeway M3) which leads to the airport. The exit to the airport is clearly signposted.

Buses 851 and 851e (express bus) connect Sheremetyevo Airport with subway station Rechnoi Vokzal in Moscow. Bus 817 runs to the subway station Planernaya. You can also reach these two subway stations by minibus (marshrutka).

Car Rental Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

You can find the counter for car rental in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal F. There's only one rental company present at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Hertz. For most rental cars the driver needs to be at least 25 years and have at least 1 year driving experience. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


There are two taxi companies present at Sheremetyevo Airport. At the international Terminal F you'll find taxis of Transparking. There are fixed rates. A ride to Moscow's center costs 1,800 rubles.

Airport Parking

There are plenty of parking facilities at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. The long-term parking lots can be found to the right of the entrance road to the airport. There's a short-term garage right in front of Terminal F. On the airport's website you can find a map showing the various parking lots.




In between terminals B and F you'll find the Kora VIP Hotel (Tel. +7(0)495 578 3696), a transit hotel. Other hotels nearby the airport include Park Inn Sheremetyevo Airport (Tel. +7(0)495 232 2220), Novotel Moscow Sheremetyevo (Tel. +7(0)495 626 5900) and Atlanta Sheremetyevo Hotel (Tel. +7(0)495 972 0494). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There's one restaurant (Vylet) at Sheremetyevo Airport. In addition, there are cafés and (snack) bars, including an Irish pub. The range of shops is good, but not overwhelming, with many duty-free shops and electronics shops.


You can deposit your baggage at a counter near the baggage claim area. Here you can also inquire about lost objects (accessible via telephone number +7(0)495 578 2391 in Terminal F). You can also have your baggage wrapped in plastic at Sheremetyevo Airport.


There are information desks (Tel. +7(0)495 232 6565) in all terminals to inquire about Sheremetyevo Airport, flight schedules, transport facilities and airport services. The Russian Tourist Office (Tel. +7(0)495 578 5971) has a counter in the international Terminal F.


The airport has several VIP lounges, information via telephone number +7(0)495 788 7357. In Terminal F there's also a business center with some meeting rooms. Extensive business facilities can be found at the Novotel Moscow Sheremetyevo (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport has reasonable accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets.

Other services

You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. The First Aid station in Terminal F can be reached via telephone number +7(0)495 578 7838. In Terminal F you have free access to wireless internet (Wi-Fi). Wi-Fi is also available in the other terminals, but at a cost. In the Sheremetyevo Creative Gallery changing exhibitions are being held.




Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport
Sheremet’evskoye shosse
103340 Moscow
Russian Federation

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +7(0)495 232 6565
Fax: +7(0)495 578 0108
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SVO
ICAO airport code: UUEE