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What does the trip usually start with? It starts with the road! In this regard Moscow is one of the most convenient cities of the world because you can get here by air, shore or water. The capital of Russia has a ramified transport system which is capable of taking a traveler even to most remote outskirts of the city.


You do not really believe it, do you? If you arrive in Moscow by air you will find yourself in one of the three international airports. Vnukovo airport is 28 km south-west from Moscow centre, Sheremetyevo airport is 28 km north-west from Moscow centre; the youngest and the largest airport not only in Moscow but in whole Russia is called Domodedovo – 45 km south. All three airports have been reconstructed lately and entirely correspond to the international requirements on comfort and security level. The airports remoteness from the city centre is not a problem as a rapid-transit “AeroExpress” will take you right to the heart of Moscow in 30-40 minutes. During your trip you will be able to read a fresh newspaper, surf the Internet or drink a cup of coffee realizing how pleasant it is to use “Aeroexpress” train.

Railway Stations 

To go by plane is not the only opportunity to get to Moscow as it has 9 railway stations and 2 marinas. It is very easy to define the directions of the trains running. Long-distance trains to and from Western Europe arrive in and leave from Kievskiy and Belorusskiy railway stations. Trains to Saint-Petersburg, Estonia and Finland leave from Leningradskiy railway station. Trains from Rizhskiy railway station head to Latvia. Trains from Yaroslavskiy and Kazansky railways stations go to the north and east of Russia and Siberia. From Kurskiy railway station trains go to the south of the country and the Black sea. Savelovsky railway station is the only station operating suburban trains. From Moscow you can travel by train non-stop to Paris, Nice or Vladivostok – wherever you wish to go.

River Stations

From Moscow North and South marinas boats take a cruise to the southern part (to Astrakhan) and northern part (Saint-Petersburg) of Russia. It is no coincidence that Moscow is called a harbor of five seas: a developed shipping system easily lets you get to the capital of Russia on your own yacht (or a cruising launch) right from the Baltic shore.  


What is the best mode of transport in Moscow? To a large extent your choice depends on your point of destination. You can either choose subway or light rapid transit, a minibus taxi, a tram, a trolley bus, interurban trains or bus. In any case if there is no need for going far from the city centre the fastest and the most comfortable mode of transport is Moscow metro.
Moscow metro (Moscow Subway) has 185 stations on 12 lines more than 301 kilometers long. Thanks to multiple tracks and changing opportunities it is easy to get to all attractions of Moscow. The website of the Moscow metro (Moscow Subway) has the tube map (interactive map too) which you can always use and calculate the time of your trip and get some other useful information. There is no traffic underground, the trains move with small intervals from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Just buy a ticket and you will be able to go up to 300 km by tube: the price does not depend on the distance.
Besides, Moscow underground is not just a mode of transport. It is a genuine attraction, a museum which is always full of tourists. The majority of the tube stations in the centre makes the architecture masterpieces of Stalin’s times: more marble is used in the first underground halls than in all the palaces built during the czarist days. That is why the foyers of the stations “Kropotkinskaya”, “Krasnye Vorota”, “Sokolniki” and “Mayakovskaya” in the middle of the last century received Grand Prix in the international exhibitions in Paris, Brussels and, New-York. The connoisseurs of art will see various masterpieces of sculpture, pictorial art and mosaic. For instance, “Mayakovskaya” station is famous for its elegant columns made of stainless steel and the subjection of heaven mosaic by the social realism classic Alexander Deineka. “Novoslobodskaya” tube station is famous for its colored stained-glass panels framed by steel and gilded brass. 76 bronze statues of the Soviet heroes will meet you on the “Ploschad’ Revolyutsii” tube station. They say that a statue of a frontiersman brings luck: you just need to rub his dog’s nose.   
Each of the modes of transport has its own advantages and it depends on the tourist’s preferences on what to chose. However there is also a branching network of bus services: going by bus or minibus taxi you can get to almost every part of Moscow. Check the following website for the services of the public municipal passenger transport where you can always work out your own route. Check the following website for the schedule and routes of suburban electric trains of Moscow. This website is especially useful if you intend to quickly get from the city centre to the outskirts or suburbs.
It is simple and easy to get to Moscow and travel around it: you just need to make the right choice picking up the means of transport and plan your itinerary beforehand. 

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