International airport Vnukovo has the most convenient location from the other city aviation centers. Its located 11 km away from MKAD and 27 km from Moscow center with an altitude of 205 m. Due to such an altitude aerodrome gained the II classification category according to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). This location allows the airplanes to execute landing and taking off in low visibility conditions. The airport has one more advantage: for the flights performed to Moscow from west and south-west directions, flight time to Vnukovo is 1020 min shorter, than to other city airports.
Vnukovo has two crossing airstrips 3 000 m long and 3 060 m, 60 m wide, and the capacity is 45 take-off and landing operations per hour. The airfield platform allows for parking of 100 aircrafts of different categories. The total capacity of Vnukovo passenger terminals is 6 800 passengers per hour (about 7.5 mln. passengers per year). 7 mln passengers, who used Vn u kovo airport in 2008, checked in on November 1.
Airport Vnukovo is a member of ACI Europe (International Airport Council). Wide-scale program of its further construction and reconstruction, deadlined up to 2015, is powered by Moscow government. Vnukovo is developing and has a good chance to be the largest Moscow aircenter and the leading transit center between Europe and Asia.
The airport operates about 100 thousand flights per year performed by over 140 air companies of Russia, the CIS, and the countries outside the former Soviet Union. (full list see on the official site of the airport, in the section For passengers/aircompanies). The routes performed by the Vnukovo airport include about 200 directions of regular and charter flights and over 450 business flight directions. Representatives of the aircompanies are located on the second floor of the airport, terminal D.
Plan of the airport
Check in and luggage registration
Vnukovo has 2 terminals. Terminal B on the 1 floor serves for international check in: check in, customs inspection, passport control. It starts 2 hours before the departure and finishes 3040 min before the departure. After fulfilling all the formalities one can shop at the Duty free area.
Check in for domestic flights is at Terminal D on the 1 floor at the desk, which number is pointed on the schedule indicator board. In the special zone on the second floor passengers hand luggage is inspected. There are café and souvenir shop.
For those who are traveling without luggage, there are check in desks on the second floor of Terminal D. Passengers of the first and business classes can use a special check in desk on the 1st floor, and also a personal waiting hall on the 2nd floor.
One can check in and register their luggage at Kievsky train station, where aeroexpress runs from. Administaration of the airport recommends you to secure minimum 1.5 h before the departure of domestic flights and 2 h before the departure of international flights.To learn the exact time of the check in beginning you can call to information office of the airport.
Business aviation center Vnukovo 3 the largest in Europe, offers business aviation service. Its structure includes 2 terminals (international and domestic), field for 27 aircrafts, hangar complex. Passenger can choose any departure date and time, check in realizes faster, as well as boundary and customs control.
Addresses and phone numbers of the business aviation operators (please, get more information on the airport site in the business aviation section).
Both hotels of the airport Ekipage and VARZ 400 are intended for flight and technical personnel. In the first one, that is located in the park zone of the village Vnukovo, there are restaurant, 24 hour express-laundry and summer café. The new 4 stars hotel will be opened for Vnukovo passengers. Ten storeyed building 30 th. square meters for 439 rooms of different categories will locate at the airport square. Conference halls, 2 restaurants, beauty salon, fitness center, pool, saunas and underground parking for 65 cars are anticipated in the hotel.
To rest with a child (not older than 7 years) is possible at the parenting room (2nd floor). Its necessary to show the air ticket, and childs medical card, received in airport medical center in advance. There is a room for swaddling on the 1 floor, where you can bathe and change childs clothes (in this case you wont need a medical card).
Several cafes and bars are working at the airport and at the waiting hall of the " aeroexpress" terminal, restaurant is at Ekipage hotel. Passengers of international flight who paid 10$ can rest in business class café of international terminal (VIP hall).
How to get
Passengers can get to the airport by three highways: Kievskoe shosse, Minskoe shosse, and Borovskoe shosse. There are 2 multistoreyed roofed parkings, 350 cars each on the airport territory. The fee of the parking space for 24 h is 1000 rub, for 1 h 150 rub, including free 15 min. If you want to keep your car long at the parking, the fee will be 500 rub for every 24 h. Should you lose or damage parking ticket, you will pay additional 500 rub. Your car you can also leave on the territory (200 cars) near the garages, in this case it can be taken by the wrecker. The nearest parking without security are situated on 1 Reysovaya str. 12, Aeroflotskaya 2a and Tsentralnaya 2.
Taxi serves as a 24 hour connection between the city and the airport. One can order it independently or on the airport site or use the service of Trans free company, which desks are located at the arrival halls. For those who prefer drive car by themselves there is a service: Car rental.
By public transport
One can get to the airport by bus or by minibus.
From metro station "Oktyabrskaya":
to the right from the only exit, after 23 m you will see the stop sign of bus 705 m. Buses go through Leninsky prospect and make stops by request of the passengers. Route time: 3540 min. The fee is 100 rub and 10 rub for extra luggage room.
From "Yugo-Zapadnaya" metro station:
Take right when leaving the carriage, than right to the pedestrian subway, to go out take left to the bus stop (611 and 611 c)
- Public regular bus # 611 runs with all the stops. Tickets can be obtained at the ticket office near the bus stop (15 rub), or at the driver (25 rub). Unified ticket is valid on this route. Travel time: 2530 min. Operation hours: 5.300.50
- Express bus # 611 c makes stops only by passenger requests. Operation hours: every 1015 min, 6am11am, 3:30 pm8:00 pm (Mon-Fri), 6am7:30 (sat-sun).
Besides one can get to Vnukovo by minibus # 45 and # 611B. Comfortable buses Ford take you to the airport for 1520 min. The fee is 70 rub and 10 rub for every luggage room. Operating hours: 7 am11 pm (every 1015 min).
Travel time is indicated without city traffic.
You can get to the airport by aeroexpress from the station "Kievskaya"
The train goes without stops exactly to the airport square. Underground station is located 50 m from the airport terminals. There are places for hand and oversized luggage in the train. The train is equipped with toilets. There always are hostess and security in the train. Travel time is 35 min. The fee is 200 rub. Free travel is for passengers using airlines Rossiya and Vladivostok avia, and for children up to 5. The fee for children from 5 to 7 is 50 rub. The train runs every day.
Useful links and telephones
Official site of the airport Vnukovo
VIP service (24 h): +7 (495) 436-8018, 436-2362, 436-7876, 436-2582 (twenty-four-hour initial order taking)
Taxi order: +7 (495) 436-7720
Visa support (24 h): +7 (495) 436-4019, 436-2736
Medcenter: +7 (495) 436-8167
Non collected luggage : +7 (495) 436-2341
Luggage claim (international terminal B): + 7 (495) 436-7482
Luggage claim: +7 (495) 436-2732
Information (24 h): +7(495) 436-2813
Customs (duty officer): +7 (495) 736-9027
Laundry (24 h): +7 (495) 736-9880, 980-7495 (orders of any complexity and scope)
* The photo is taken from the airport site Vnukovo