Airfare to Moscow, Russia
Home to 11 million people the former center of the U.S.S.R. empire is not to be missed on a trip to Russia. Moscow boasts a number of famous attractions, including the Red Square, the Kremlin and the Tretyakov Gallery. The city is home to five seperate airports – four of which receive international arrivals. Domodedovo International Airport and Sheremetyevo International Airport are the largest hubs.
Airfare to Moscow will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into London, England; Helsinki, Finland, or one of the Baltic states. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Domodedovo Airlines, Diamonds of Russia and Belavia fly to Moscow. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Aeroflot is the national airline. However, Lufthansa, SAS, Japan Airlines and other airlines also stop in Moscow.
The most expensive air tickets to Moscow are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into London, England; Helsinki, Finland, or one of the Baltic states and traveling overland to Moscow via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Moscow, check out BootsnAll’s Moscow Travel Guide.