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Moscow is served by three airports, Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo. Each one has an Aeroexpress train service to the city centre, departing every half-hour and running nonstop between 30 and 40 minutes. Service runs from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. from Sheremetyevo to Belorussky Station; from 6 a.m. to midnight from Domodedovo to Paveletsky Station; and from 6 a.m. to midnight from Vnukovo to Kievsky Station.
Round-trip tickets are 680 rubles (€14, $20, £12) and can be purchased at the airport or online. Visit Aeroexpress website for more information.
You will find plenty of taxi drivers willing to offer their services at the airports, but we recommend the Aeroexpress. There will also be plenty of drivers at the train stations, but if your baggage prevents you from taking the metro to your next destination, we recommend booking a taxi in advance with a company like City Mobil or Novoye Zhyoltoye Taxi.
Galaxy LGBT taxis can meet you at the airport or at the train station. They take reservations around the clock, and their dispatcher speaks English and German fluently. They also have female drivers. You can reach them at +7 926 207 9797, and we especially recommend them if you are leaving a club late. They have also a Facebook page.
The best way to get around Moscow is on the metro. Many of the trains may creak a bit, but it’s fast, efficient and not as confusing as it looks. The signs in the stations are still mostly in Russian, but transfers are clearly marked with the colours and numbers of the lines, so if you need to change trains, just follow those.
Be aware that the metro can get very crowded, especially the purple and red lines. The front and rear cars tend to be less crowded, so it may be worth walking to the end of the platform.
Each platform has a sign above it indicating which direction the train is going, but most of these signs, again, are only in Russian. It’s a good idea to have a bilingual map with you, and before you board a train, compare the sign above the platform with the map to make sure you’re going where you want to.
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask a Games organizer. We’ll make sure you’ll have clear directions to all venues.
The Galaxy taxis are also available for traveling in the city, but note that traffic jams can be heavy. Besides, a lot of the central metro stations are architectural landmarks in themselves – you won’t want to miss them.
The metro is closed from 1 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. every night, so we recommend using the taxis during that time, especially coming home from clubs.