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Vnukovo

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Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

Description of Vnukovo

Vnukovo Airport (IATA: VKO). ☎ Reference: +7 (495) 937-55-55. It is the smallest of the three Moscow airports, Vnukovo is located 15 km south-west of Moscow Ring Road and is more focused on domestic flights. From here flies UTAir, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Yakutia, Pobeda.

 

 

 

The advantage of Vnukovo compared to other Moscow airports is that it is located in the middle of residential buildings. In walking distance there are decent places with cheap food (prices are lower than the average in Moscow and not comparable with intra-airport): a cafe at the hotel "Vnukovo" (st. Central / 2 / 1A) and "Dining room №1" (st. 1st Reisovaya 4A). Next to the dining room there is a non-stop supermarket and a round-the-clock stall with shawarma.

 

Vnukovo consists of a single terminal A, not counting business aviation and servicing VIPs of various levels, right up to the President of Russia. This is a relatively new, spacious and in some places frighteningly deserted building, which is connected by an underground passage to the Aeroexpress station. In the basement there is a round-the-clock luggage room (300 rubles per day, 2014), on the first floor there is an arrival, on the second flight. Apart from ATMs and similar cafe-bars with heated hot meals, everything useful is located on the second floor on the right side of the hall: Just grill, offering quite restaurant food at 400–500 rubles for hot dishes and more modest Air Buffet - good dining room with distribution (hot dishes: 300–400 rubles, soups and sandwiches: about 200 rubles). It is better, however, to go to the deserted third floor, where the “Little Potatoes” and the Mu-Mu Cafe are located with prices higher than in the city, but still lower than throughout the airport - besides, the food here is much more diverse. On the third floor there are several rows of ever-occupied seats, and if you don’t get a seat, head to the Territory of Cinema private cinema: several booths of 2x2 meters with a sofa and a DVD player each. There is no service for arriving tourists in the terminal. The tourist information counter sells guidebooks, and not at all tickets for city transport, as one might think.

On the second floor, next to the cafe (on the right side of the hall), there is a communication lounge that provides Internet access from stationary computers: 150 rubles for 30 minutes or 200 rubles / h with limited traffic and an additional payment of 1 rubles / Mb (2013). With wireless Internet access in Vnukovo, things are bad: in the general Wi-Fi zone they don’t get caught at all, after a special control, the Air_wifi_free network appears, but only for 15 minutes - they are asked to pay 50 rubles later. per hour or 150 p. in 6 hours. However, you can search for free network of business rooms.

The international departure hall is huge in disarray: throughout its most part, you can see only hundreds of rows of empty seats and closed showcases of inactive duty-free shops. In addition, there are “Shokoladnitsa”, Burger King, “Mu-mu”, “Little Potato”, Heineken lounge bar, which turns out to be a dining room with a distribution and a very expensive bar (beer from 300 rub for a mug), and also a network cafe with Le Crobag sandwiches. Prices in it are as high as throughout the airport, but the appearance and contents of these sandwiches, not to mention baking, compare favorably with the dull grandson range.

The departure lounge for domestic flights is not so big and there are more passengers in it, and therefore not so frightening, although there are still a lot of empty seats. There are two Chokoladnitsas in it at once, the Grenkipub cafe, Burger King, Mu-mu, and Halal tavern. For lovers of the exotic, there is an automatic with “space food”: soups of porridge and mashed potatoes in tubes (300 rub. Portion). At the very end of the clean area, poorly visible from a distance, the counter "Crumb-potatoes." There are practically no outlets, most of them in the “Chocolate Chocolate”, which is further from the entrance.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there:
Aeroexpress from Kievsky railway station, 35 min; the interval of movement is one hour, that is, less often than at other Moscow airports
Minibuses № 45m from 1 Yugo-Zapadnaya run along the filling (every 10-15 minutes during the day, every half hour in the evening) from 7 to 23. On the way there is 15-20 minutes if there are no traffic jams. The fare: 150 rubles (2016). Minibuses stop at the entrance to terminal A. Be careful: minibuses without a number with a sign "Vnukovo" go not to the airport, but to the village of the same name.
Buses number 611 at city fares from 1 Yugo-Zapadnaya. Because of the probability of getting into a traffic jam, it is best to sit down at 1 Troparevo. The interval is about 4 flights per hour. Opening hours - 5:30 - 1:24. The airport is not final, goes further to the Vnukovo plant. From 6 Warm camp, 572 buses go, but its interval is 1 hour, it takes a very long time. The best choice is buses from 1 Salaryevo: No. 911 to the final one or No. 272 ​​to the Hotel stop (corner of Tsentralnaya and 1-I Reisovaya, 300 m to the terminal). There is also a bus number 32, on the way to Vnukovo airport making the arrival to 8 Rasskazovka. At night, route number H11 runs from Vnukovo Airport to the center, to the final stop 6 7 Kitay-Gorod. The airport has a ticket office Mosgortrans, often closed.
Minibuses up to 6 Teplyi Stan or along Leninsky Prospect up to 5 6 Oktyabrskaya - run relatively rarely.
By car on Leninsky Prospekt, the route is usually free except for the interchange with the Moscow Ring Road
Compared to other Moscow airports, the grandchild taxi drivers are unobtrusive and will not catch you with the proposal to take you somewhere “cheaply”. However, there is no official taxi stand at the airport either.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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