Stuck on a Moscow layover at Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME) in Russia? The Domodedovo airport is the largest in Russia, and is located approximately 26 miles from downtown Moscow which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Moscow layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck inside the Domodedovo airport during your Moscow layover, there’s plenty to do. The airport has a Trade Center on the 2nd floor of Domodedovo terminal where there is a number of shops, cafés and restaurants available. There is also duty free shopping.
In addition, there are a number of services available at the airport including a business center, and the Domodedovo VIP lounge where you can wait for your connecting flight. There is also ATMs, currency exchanges, child care rooms, a post office, pharmacy, an Orthodox chapel and the Safar mosque. For an interactive terminal map, click here.
Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is available in the business hall, the VIP hall, and in waiting rooms in the International zone on the first and second floors.
If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest during your Moscow layover, the airport hosts the Domodedovo Airhotel, and there are a number of hotels near the airport. If you’re looking for places to stay in Moscow, click here to find a comprehensive list of hotels at varying price points.
If you’re planning on leaving the Domodedovo airport during your Moscow layover, there’s a number of options available including taxis, buses, train, and shuttles. You can also book a private transfer.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Moscow Layover:
To help you get situated, here’s a map of downtown Moscow.
There are so many activities and tours to choose from in Moscow including walking, bus and bike tours, cultural tours, day trips, cuisine tours, and more!
The most recognizable building in Moscow, the Kremlin is a historic complex that houses four cathedrals and the Kremlin towers. The center of the Kremlin is Cathedral Square where you can see six buildings – the three cathedrals, two churches and Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
The Red Square has been the main square in Moscow since the 15th century. The area is packed with historical sites and points of interest including the Resurrection Gate, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lobnoye Mesto and the GUM department store.
The Bolshoi is Moscow’s most impressive theater and if you can, you won’t want to miss catching an opera or ballet here. Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office, by phone, through a travel agent or hotel, or at the on-location ticket kiosk. Scalped tickets can also be bought outside the theatre for that day’s shows.
The Dorogomilovsky Market has lots of great fresh food including local fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses and spices. There are tons of free samples of local cuisine offered, and they are well known for their exotic caviar.
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