Vnukovo Airport Passenger Reviews and Vnukovo Airport Traveller Reports
Vnukovo Airport review by Peter Bench
4 June 2008 Customer Rating :
Travelled via Vnukovo for Champions League final. Bright modern airport which is being expanded.
As always the local staff could do with some charm school training but on a normal day It beats the
other two airports hands down. 2 specific points: the chocolates in Duty Free are usually months
past their sell-by date so check each packet; and for the princely sum of £15 ea (in Roubles or
Dollars), you can pay for access to the business lounge where wine is free (but beer isn't) and the
sandwiches are odd - and you can smoke in there as well.
Vnukovo Airport review by Adam Wilson
26 June 2006 Customer Rating : n/a
Having travelled to and from Vnukovo twice (both times flying on German
Wings from Berlin), it is an infinitely better introduction to Moscow
than Sheremetyevo. Immigration on the way in was as foreigner friendly
as anywhere else in Russia (huge lines, officious officers scrutinising
every last page of your passport and visa), but everything else is
great. The new international terminal is very modern, lots of glass. On
departure, Germanwings flights depart from a gate area in the depths of
the basement (or so it seems), but facilities including duty free and
food are good if expensive by Russian standards. There is a branch of
SberBank in arrivals but the rates are awful so try not to change too
much here (just enough to get into the city centre). As for travel to
Moscow, the best bet is the shared taxi (transit van) to Yugo Zapadnaya
metro and then take the metro. These services leave from just outside
the domestic terminal (right next to the international one).
Vnukovo Airport review by Francesco Lulli
29 May 2005
You might use Moscow Vnukovo when flying to cities within the CIS on regional airlines or catching
a charter flight to Turkey, Egypt etc.
The airport is located south-west of the city, it takes about 20 minutes and 25 Roubles to/from
Yugo Zapadnaya metro station by minibus in normal traffic; taxi drivers ask the usual extortionate
rates as in Sheremetyevo.
The building is very small and displays a bizarre mixture of typical drab Soviet facilities and
shiny renovated areas that you could almost call Scandinavian.
Arriving at about 5 a.m on a red-eye flight I was greeted by a pack of stray dogs roaming the street
outside the terminal, but then I was able to wait for the first bus into town while having an
excellent cappuccino in the new cafe inside the arrival area, with plenty of seats and cheerful
service from the very friendly staff.
Immigration is the same as everywhere else in Russia, even though this was the only place where I
was asked to produce a copy of my invitation and health insurance.
On an afternoon visit the departure sector, which is located on the same level as the arrivals, was
Services on offer are scarce: one exchange office with ridiculously short opening times, one Atm,
one cafe, a couple of windows selling airline tickets and providing general information in Russian
Everywhere around the airport there are obvious signs of big renovation works going on, I'm really
curious to see what comes out of it in the future.
All in all, one of the most relaxed ways to/from Moscow and Russia.
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