Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) Information

(Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia)

Russia's second-busiest airport is the widely renowned Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. It is positioned relatively close to the city centre, allowing for access within 25 minutes or thereabouts. The facility was opened in 1959, although didn't actually conduct any international flights until the following year. It sits within Moscow Oblast and currently handles in the region of 23 million passengers per annum.

Two long, concrete, runways service the airport along with five large terminals. Terminal B caters for domestic flights, while terminals E and F are set aside for international flights. Terminals C and D serve all CIS and Aeroflot routes.

Aeroflot uses the airport as its hub, while other significant carriers based here include both Transaero and Nordavia. Domodedovo International Airport may be Moscow's largest gateway, however, Moscow Sheremetyevo is continuing to grow each year. Flying out of Terminal D, Aeroflot is currently the busiest airline using this facility, linking more than three-dozen destinations across the globe.

Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Address: Leningradskoe Highway, Moscow, RU-103340, Russia
Tel: +7 095 578 9101
Moscow's second-largest air gateway is found some 30 km / 20 miles north-west of the Russian capital's downtown area. The community of Lobnya is only 5 km / 3 miles from the terminals, while the northern suburb of Khimki lies roughly 10 km / 6 miles to the south.

Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)


Cars and Taxis

Driving to and from the airport is simple, as the facility is connected to the centre of Russia's capital via the large Leningradskoe Highway. This arterial roadway travels north-west of downtown Moscow and passes by a number of suburbs along the way, such as Begovoy, Khoroshevskiy, Sokol, Voykovskiy, Vodnyy, Rechnoy, Levoberezhnyy and Khimki. Of note, it can get quite congested in the mornings and late afternoons / evenings. Passengers making their way to the facility via their own car or by taxi should allow plenty of time before departure, as travel times vary widely.

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Buses and minivans are offered at the airport. However, with the traffic jams that notoriously hover around Moscow's highway system, buses are best used to reach the nearby train station next to Terminal F, thus avoiding any chance of traffic congestion.


The Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport now contains a rail terminal that provides access into the city centre. The station is located close to Terminal F and offers links to the Savyolovsky Station in the capital. Passengers from other terminals may reach this station through bus connections. Eventually, this rail transportation service will also connect the site to the Belorussky Railway Station.