May is considered the best time to travel to Moscow. However, the weather is unpredictable during the last three years. We advise you to monitor the weather forecast before the trip. Even if it seems to be warm, it is better to put a jumper in your bag. Luckily, there are many modern shopping malls in Moscow, where you can buy a scarf of a coat.
The official Russian currency is Rubles (rub`li). One rouble consists of 100 kopecks. ATMs abound, credit cards are widely accepted, and it’s a good idea to have cash with you as well.
Russia uses 2 round European outlets “Type C" Europlug and the "Type E”. You can easily find an adapter at an electronics store or online. Russia uses 220 volt electricity.
Visa and entry
Normally a foreign visitor should apply for a Russian Visa to enter Russia. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Colombia and Chile can enter Russia without a visa for the period of 90 days.
Citizens of Cuba, Thailand, Turkey, Montenegro and Ecuador can stay in Russia without a visa for up to 30 days. The same visiting period without a visa is afforded to citizens of Serbia, but with the availability of biometric passports issued after April 8, 2008.
The Moscow Metro is probably the most magnificent subway of the world. It is not only beautiful, but also cheap, reliable and runs on time.
In Moscow the Metro is often the fastest way to get around the city: during the day the intervals between the trains takes 1-7 minutes and never longer. Most stations of the Moscow Metro operate from 5:30 am to 1:00 am.
All metro stations are equipped with red/blue Emergency-Information-Points with two buttons. The emergency button is located on the red side and the information button on the blue one. There are video surveillance cameras and alarm systems in all stations and passages of the Metro. The Moscow Metro is equipped with metal detectors.
The Moscow metro is the most beautiful metro in the world, every station has its own character, almost every is a masterpiece.
It is not possible to enter the Moscow Metro without a valid ticket. The most popular transport card is “Troika” card. You can purchase one in a ticket box at any train station, or buy a single ride ticket from a terminal in metro. Troika card can be used in metro buses, trolleybuses and trams. The cost of this trip is 33 rubles by this card.
The same card can be used at Moscow Central Circle; it is a separate kind of transport: a ground orbital urban rail line that encircles historical Moscow. The Central Circle Line has 31 opened stations. There are 5 direct transfers to other Moscow Metro lines and 9 more transfers available within walking distance from MCC stations.
A taxi ride within city limits costs about 400 Roubles.
Also in Moscow are these popular transportation services:
- Uber X
- Uber Select
- Uber Black
Moscow is served by three international airports:
The best way to get to the city centre and back is by Aeroexpress trains - speed trains connecting Moscow railway stations and airports. Business class seats are available. Tickets can be purchased before boarding or beforehand online by visiting the official Aeroexpress site.
There are nine railway stations in Moscow:
- Belorusskiy (Aeroexpress)
- Kievskiy (Aeroexpress)
- Paveletsky (Aeroexpress)
Trains to Moscow come from London, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, and many other European cities.