Formalities & Practical Info

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Aeroflot offers flights to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. From there, you can then reach many destinations in Asia and throughout Russia. From boarding until you reach Russia or a city in Asia, here is an in-depth look at your journey!

You are traveling to Asia

Save time with your connecting flight to Asia

If you are traveling to Asia, going through Moscow is the fastest way for a number of destinations. More than 7 million passengers are now making layovers at this airport.

  • Arriving at Terminal D, you'll enjoy quick access to all connections from this terminal (count on from 50 minutes to 1h 10m between international flights)
  • If you are flying out of Terminals C, E, or F, you can use the connecting galleries (count on from 1h 10m to 1h 20m between the two flights)..

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All Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport terminals are linked by pedestrian connecting galleries.

Your journey within the airport for an international flight

  • After the gangway, go up to Arrivals.
  • Follow the arrows to past the check-in counters for transfer passengers;
  • If you don't have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, please check in at one of the counters,
  • Go through passport control and the pre-flight check.

If your international flight departs from Terminal F:

  • Use the pedestrian connecting gallery linking terminals D, E, and F;
  • The entrance is opposite exit 32 of Terminal D.

You are flying domestically to Russia

Arrange Your Connecting Flight

Whether your are going to Saint Petersburg, Kazan, or Kaliningrad, make sure your connection time is sufficient to catch your connecting flight. We advise you to schedule at least 40 minutes, to be safe.

Prepare for your connection by keeping close at hand all documents required by security and customs:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Boarding Card

Your Journey through Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (Domestic Flights)

From Terminal D, follow these instructions to take your connecting flight (when departing in a domestic flight):

  • After the gangway, go up to Arrivals, then through passport control;
  • Gather your baggage, if it hasn't been checked all the way to your final destination, but only up to Moscow;
  • Follow the "Internal Transfer" arrows to reach Transfer Arrivals;
  • Go through customs;
  • Check in for your domestic flight and check your baggage (if you baggage hasn't been checked to your final destination);
  • Go up to the 3rd floor (Departures), go through pre-flight check, and then to the boarding area.

You are going to Moscow

Passing Russian customs

1. Before departing, apply for a visa
2. Once at the airport, go to customs with your passport
3. Then continue to baggage claim. Once there, check the display boards to learn which is your airline's carousel. If baggage is missing or damaged, please go to Aeroflot's baggage counter.

Your journey to Moscow city center

There are several transportation options for leaving the airport and reaching Moscow city center:

  • Aeroexpress:
    A high-speed train running from Belorussky Railway Station to Sheremetyevo Airport (departures are next to terminal E) every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.. The transfer takes 35 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the airport, online using the website or the Aeroexpress app, or from dedicated ticket machines. There are Standard and Business classes to suit your needs. Rates start at RUB320 one-way (about €5).
  • Public transportation:
    - Bus 851 to/from Rechnoy Vokzal Metro Station from 5:37 a.m. to 12:49 a.m. (every day)
    - Bus 817 to/from Planernaya Metro Station from 5:32 a.m. to 12:08 a.m. (every day)
    Bus 11 to/from Leninsky Prospekt Metro Station from 1:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
    Bus 62 to/from Khimki Railway Station (Savelovsky line) every 20 minutes (Terminal D only) Van 949 to/from Rechnoy Vokzal Metro Station from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. (if full)
    - Van 948 to/from Planernaya Metro Station from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. (if full)
  • Taxis
    Transparking: available at Terminals B and F, for a fee. The trip costs about RUB2100 (that is, €35).

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With the SVO app available on the App Store and on Google Play, you will easily find your way around the terminals. It offers an interactive map showing your journey in the airport.

With the SVO app you can also:

  • Find the best way to reach or leave the airport;
  • Stay up-to-date with the details of your flight;
  • Learn about the latest offers from vendors and partners;
  • Make your trip easier with the tips and tricks you'll find there.


What to do at Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport?

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport offers many services to help you with spending your time while waiting for your flight or preparing your trip.


There is free and unlimited WiFi access, after you've provided identification.


Take a break

There are six lounges at Terminal D, available to eligible passengers, and offering the following services:

  • Daily newspapers;
  • Internet access;
  • Hot/cold beverages and snacks;
  • Shower cabins (also accessible for a fee).


Go to the restaurant and do some shopping

Many stores (cosmetics, perfumes, tobacco, jewelry, clothing, etc.) and food services (coffee shops, bars, restaurants, etc.) are available. You can do your duty free shopping or dine before the next stage in your itinerary.



On Terminal D there's a smoking area, nearby gates 30 and 31.

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Luggage lockers are available to travelers on the first floor.

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