How to Reach Moscow

How to get in and get around Moscow :

  • Walking: Since Moscow is huge, you will obviously need some kind of transportation to get from one point to another. However, once you've reached the heart of the city, you can take an inspiring walk across the remarkable Red Square and be impressed by the magnificent colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, which dominates the area. There are many sights easily accessible by foot from here, whether you head to the famous Bolshoi Theatre on the north side or you scroll south to the River Moskva for beautiful views of the golden domes of the Kremlin churches. Join guided walking tours and find out some interesting details on Moscow's history and culture.
  • Cycling: Although Moscow is considered to be a city where the car rules, the city authorities have made a 5-year strategy to improve conditions for bikers by increasing cycle routes as well as cycle parking places. The city's traffic jams are long-lasting and hard to endure, which makes a bike an ideal vehicle to avoid deadlocks. However, a lack of cycling infrastructure at this moment makes the ride quite dangerous and scary. The safe paths to cycle without fear are along the rivers of Moskva and Yauza. You can also enjoy cycling on the grounds of Ostankino Park, where you can hire a bike or skate as well.
  • Car: With more than 2.6 million cars in the city streets daily, Moscow is facing serious traffic issues, like annoying jams and lack of parking spaces. Therefore, it is advisable to use public transportation for getting around the city, but you could consider using a car for trips out of town.
  • Bus and Trolleybus: The city's extensive bus network connects Metro stations with the residential zones distant from the city centre. All major streets of the city are served with at least one bus line. Along with the bus service, many streets have trolleybus lines too.
  • Intercity buses run to numerous towns and cities within 450 miles from Moscow. These lines are recommended for destinations with poor train links, like some Golden ring towns. (Golden ring is a common name for a ring of cities northeast of Moscow).
  • Metro: If you are looking for the cheapest and easiest way of getting around the city, board the Moscow Metro. The Metro system contains twelve lines and has been one of the busiest in the world. More than 150 stations are marked with large ‘M’ signs. All stations have maps of the system as well as signs showing the destination. Buying a multiple ride ticket will save you time and money. Beside efficiency, the Moscow Metro is also known for its lavish decor. Enjoy the view of beautiful murals, mosaics and chandeliers while waiting for your ride. Don't miss the Komsomolskaya station, probably the most beautiful one.
  • Tram: The tram network in Moscow is divided into three sub-networks with a total route length of around110 milesspread over the city. Trams often connect metro lines and also provide a cheap and scenic way to tour the city.
  • Train: Each of nine city's rail terminals handles traffic from different parts of Asia and Europe. There are also many more smaller railway stations in the city. An electric railway network connects Moscow with suburbs and surrounding cities. Cheap and comfortable, trains are very popular among the Russian travelers.
  • Taxi: Many drivers in Moscow will offer you a ride for a certain fee. If you prefer official taxiservice, you should know that they usually don't use a taximeter.
  • Boat: Experience the city from a different perspective and take a river boat ride along the Moskva River.