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Moscow transport system & Getting to the Institute

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Railway stations
Moscow metro (underground)
Ground public transport

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▼ Vnukovo

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Trains and suburban trains: timetable and tickets

▼ Belorussky

▼ Kazansky

▼ Kiyevsky

▼ Kursky

▼ Leningradsky

▼ Paveletsky

▼ Rizhsky

▼ Savyolovsky

▼ Yaroslavsky

Moscow metropolitan, or Metro, which was opened on May 15, 1935, is the main public transport of the capital connecting the central part of the city with industrial and residential areas.

Radial-circle structure of metro corresponds to the historically established layout of Moscow. It branches out from the centre to the outskirts providing the most reliable and rapid transportation.

The trip begins upon passing through the turnstiles at the entrance to the Metro station and ends after you exit the subway. Moscow Metro comprises 12 lines. Neighboring stations of different lines are connected by transfers.

There are two types of transfer in the Metro. One of them is transition () from one line's station to another's through the corridors and escalators. The other is change (), which provides an opportunity to change the line without transition to another station, due to the fact that some stations unite the stops for two lines. The number of transfers during one trip is not limited.

Detailed instructions on using the Metro (enter, travel, exit) >>

Official terms of using the Metro >>

Trolleybus, Bus, Tram

Trolleybus, bus and tram payment system in Moscow is different from the Metro payment system.

Tickets for 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 trips are sold in ticket offices at the bus, tram and trolleybus stops. Also you may buy a ticket for 1 trip at the driver's upon entrance to cabin. The entrance is allowed only through the front door. Then you should put your ticket down to the turnstile machine, take it back and enter the cabin through the turnstile. The reverse side of tickets for 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 trips contains information on the time of your trips which allows the bus service controller to check your payment. To exit the cabin, you should request the stop pushing the button " / C " ("Driver warning signal") or "Stop" before needed stop. The exit is allowed through middle and last doors of the cabin.

The price for one trip to the ground public transport when purchasing tickets at the kiosks and the driver is different . The vehicle driver the ticket is more expensive .

The cost of one trip on public transport in Moscow is 50 rubles - about $0,6 - $0,8 or 0,6 - 0,8.

The cost of one trip:

  • by metro: 50 rubles * (see all fares)
  • by bus, tram and trolleybus (within the city boundaries): 50 rubles *(see all fares)

  • * The price of standard one trip ticket. One trip may cost cheaper while using multi-trip and other types of tickets, Troika and other trip payment cards.

    Suburban trains (electrichka)

    Suburban trains are designed for high-speed passenger transport in Moscow and Moscow region. Trains depart from the station and follow up certain stations. You may buy suburban train ticket for a trip to the station you need at the box office or station platform. Barcode printed on the ticket is to be put in a turnstile at the entrance to the station of origin and exit from the station of destination. Therefore, the ticket must be maintained until the end of the trip and barcode on it must not be damaged.

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