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Airports with direct flights to Moscow
You can find daily direct flights to Moscow from Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv and two weekly flights from Ovda Airport near Eilat. The duration of the trip from both airports is over 4:00 hours, depending on the arrival airport in Moscow.
What airlines fly to Moscow from Israel?
You can find cheap flights to Moscow operated three airlines: Aeroflot flies from Ben Gurion Airport up to five times per day, EL AL operates 1-3 daily flights to Moscow from Tel Aviv. Ural Airlines operates two weekly flights from Tel Aviv and two weekly flights from Ovda Airport.
Airports in Moscow
Direct flights to Moscow from Israel arrive at three airports around Moscow:
Domodedovo Airport (DME): Flights to Moscow from Tel Aviv operated by EL AL, as well as Ural Airlines’ flights from Ovda, arrive at this airport, located 29 km northwest of the city center. The fastest way to the city is by Aeroexpress train. The rate for the 40-50 minute ride is RUB 420 (around ₪26). Another option is Commuter trains, which takes about 70 minutes to the city center. You can also take bus 308 for RUB 100 (round ₪6.3). There are also taxis, including Gett (formerly known as Get Taxi) which you know from Israel.
Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO): Flights to Moscow operated by Aeroflot from Tel Aviv arrive at this airport, located 27 km southwest of the city center. Most flights arrive at Terminal D, except for flight 507 which arrives at Terminal F. The Aeroexpress train costs RUB 500 (around ₪31), or you can get a bus for RUB 33-75, depending on your destination (less than ₪5). There is also an option to hire a helicopter to get you quickly to your destination.
Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA): Direct flights to Moscow from Ovda arrive at this airport, located about 45 km from Moscow’s city center. You can take the shuttle bus to the Otdyh station. From there take Sputnik (express train) to Kazansky railway station Komsomolskaya metro station. The ride takes about an hour, and it costs RUB 260 (around ₪16).
When to visit Moscow
To experience the city with long sunny days when you can enjoy sightseeing, book your flights to Moscow between June and August. This is the most expensive season naturally, but if you search in advance, you can get amazing deals on hotels here on Skyscanner. Cheap flights to Moscow can be found during the fall and spring, April-May and September-October. The temperatures are lower (8-18 during the day), but it’s still not as brutal as the winter. Bargain prices can be found between November and March when the temperatures sink well below 0, and -10 degrees during the day is not a rare thing. It might be tough, but this way you get the full Russian experience.
What to see and do in Moscow
The Russian capital has something to offer to everyone.
Sightseeings: If it’s your first trip to Moscow, you must visit the Kremlin and Red Square. Other sites that should be on your list are the grandeur of St Basil's Cathedral, and of course Lenin's mausoleum to see his embalmed body. While Tel Aviv is being dug for its new underground system, Moscow's underground stations are astonishing. You can dedicate a day just for hopping from station to station admiring the artwork, frescoes, and bronze statues. Gorky Park is probably the coolest place in Moscow, where you can spend a pleasant summer afternoon and go to one of the trendy cafes, where free Wi-Fi is offered so that you can update your Instagram page with stunning photos. If you visit in winter head here for ice skating and ice sculpture competitions.
Arts & Culture: From circus to ballet, Moscow has a lot to offer for arts and culture lovers. Just make sure you book your tickets in advance, especially if you have found cheap flights to Moscow during summer. Tchaikovsky and Chekhov at the Bolshoi Theater are popular too, and you can end up the night while enjoying some authentic Russian cuisine and dance in one of the city’s many nightclubs.
This information is correct as of September 2017
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