Getting there

From the airports to the city centre

Transport details between Moscow’s three airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo) and the city centre:

By train
The Aeroexpress train runs every half hour from 5am to 12:30am, and is the fastest and cheapest way to get to Moscow from the airports – 500 roubles one way (£6.20) or 850 roubles for a round trip (£10.55). The Aeroexpress platforms are located at the airports, follow the signs or ask airport staff how to get to the platform.
Ticket terminals accept credit cards and are near the entrance to the platform. You can also purchase tickets in advance on the Aeroexpress website. Travel times are 35-45 minutes, depending on which airport you are travelling from.
Trains terminate at Belorussky Railway Station (if traveling from Sheremetyevo), Paveletsky Railway Station (from Domodedovo) and Kievsky Railway Station (from Vnukovo). These three stations are each situated on the Circle line of the Moscow Metro, allowing for quick transfers if you plan to continue your trip via Metro.

By taxi
The easiest way to arrange a taxi is to use the official taxi kiosk in the airport arrival hall, however it is usually more cost-effective to use a mobile taxi app, which you can download to your smartphone or tablet. The two main applications are Yandex.Taxi, Uber and Gett, and a trip from the airports will cost 1,200-2,000 roubles (£15-25).

Getting to HSE University by metro

Click here to download a map of Moscow’s subway network

From Turgenevskaya (orange line), Chistye Prudy (red line) or Sretenskiy Bul’var (light green line) metro stations
Leave the station and walk down the vegetated path along Chistoprudny Boulevard, towards Pokrovsky Boulevard. This is a 20-min walk, or you can take trams 3, 39 or A to Vorontsovo Pole tram station which takes 11 mins.

From Chkalovskaya (light green line) or Kurskaya (brown and dark blue lines) metro stations
Leave the station through exit 6, then cross the Garden Ring through the pedestrian tunnel and walk down Vorontsovo Pole Street. When you reach Pokrovsky Boulevard, turn right and walk 2 minutes to HSE University.


Travelling in Moscow

Moscow has a well-developed and extensive network of public transport. Transportation routes around the city can be calculated using online maps, or smartphones apps such as Yandex.Transport.

The Metro is fast, comfortable and inexpensive, and operates from 6am to 1am. It is not only a transport system but also an underground museum.

Bus, tram, trolleybus and minibus
Buses, trams, trolleybuses and minibuses also cover many Moscow roads. Depending on the popularity of the route, waiting times are 5-20 minutes and often depend on traffic. Buses, trolleybuses and trams start running between 5am and 7am, and end between 9:30pm and 1am, depending on the traffic situation. Night buses are also available on certain routes.

The same tickets can be used for the Metro and public ground transport, and you can use the Troika electronic card for all means of transport.

A number of companies offer taxi services in Moscow. You can call a taxi by phone, but it’s easier to use an app, such as Yandex.TaxiUber or Gett.

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