Located near the city of Khimki in the Moscow region, about 30 kilometers from the center of Moscow. Sheremetyevsky Airdrome was designed and built for the need of the USSR Air Force in the early 1950s. In 1959, by decree of N. S. Khrushchev was converted into a civilian airport and renamed Sheremetyevo. The first civilian airplane from Leningrad took an airfield on August 11, 1959. Since then, the airport has been actively developed and modernized. Under construction were the new runway surface and Sheremetyevo-1 terminal building.
In the early 2000s, the airport management faced a number of problems. A sharp decrease in passenger throughput capacity caused by the rising of higher safety standards and poor transport links with Moscow. The solution was the construction of two new terminals and railway lines to Belorussky and Savyolovsky stations.
Today, Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport is equipped with all modern systems and equipment, which allows receiving and servicing flights of more than 40 airlines, including Aeroflot, the Russian national carrier.
Scheme of Sheremetyevo Airport
The territory of the airport includes 3 modern runway surfaces, 8 terminals, 6 of which are passenger, and 2 cargo. Passenger terminals are divided into two complexes: The Northern terminal complex includes Terminals B and C, oriented to domestic destinations. International Terminals D, E, F form the South terminal complex. Within each complex, passengers can move through pedestrian passages. Transfer between the Southern and Northern complexes is carried out by automatic trains with an interval of 4 minutes.
There are many business and VIP lounges at Sheremetyevo Airport in each of the 5 main terminals. The halls are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable waiting for departure or a business meeting. And in 2012, a separate Terminal A was opened for business and private aviation.
Passengers can leave luggage for storage at Sheremetyevo in the common areas of Terminals B, D, E, F. All luggage storage offices are open around the clock. Luggage weighing not more than 30 kilograms is accepted for storage. Current table of rates is available on the airport website.
Around the terminals, there are enough parking lots, both open and indoor. All parking is chargeable, but parking for up to 15 minutes is not paid. You can pay online or using the on-site parking meter.
How to get to Sheremetyevo Airport
You can get to the airport in several ways. Choose the best option for yourself.
The nearest metro to Sheremetyevo Airport
From the Planernaya and Rechnoi Vokzal metro stations closest to the airport, shuttle buses run to Terminal B, D, F every 15 minutes. Travel time depends on the traffic situation.
Buses to Sheremetyevo Airport
Express buses to Sheremetyevo Airport run from the Khovrino metro station with an interval of half an hour. It is also possible to get regular buses from Planernaya and Rechnoy Vokzal metro stations from 5:30 in the morning until midnight. The night bus N1 runs every 30 minutes from the Kitay-gorod metro station.
Suburban train to Sheremetyevo Airport
Aeroexpress suburban trains run from the Belorussky railway station to the airport every hour. The road from the station to Sheremetyevo takes 50 minutes. The express train makes several stops along the route. The exact schedule and prices must be clarified on the carrier’s website.
Taxi to Sheremetyevo Airport
From anywhere in Moscow or Moscow region, it is possible to order a taxi through various applications. Also, an alternative and convenient type of trip to the airport is carsharing.
Information about Moscow Sheremetyevo airport
Address: Russia, Moscow
IATA code: SVO
Phone number: +7 (495) 232 65 65
Local time: +3 GMT
ICAO code: UUEE
The cheapest tickets to Moscow Sheremetyevo are in October.
It is most advantageous to buy flight tickets to Moscow Sheremetyevo 2 days before departure.
The cheapest way to fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo is on Tuesday, and the most expensive tickets are on Wednesday.
The distance from Moscow Sheremetyevo to the center of Moscow is 28 km.
On average, Moscow Sheremetyevo serves 180 flights per day.
The airplanes of such airlines as Qatar Airways (QR), Cathay Pacific (CX), Virgin Atlantic (VS), Japan Airlines (JL), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Air France (AF), Etihad Airways (EY), Lufthansa (LH), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Qantas (QF), Regional Express, SWISS (LX), Virgin Australia (VA) fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo.