Cheap Flights to Moscow
Even when Moscow's temperature dips below freezing, the city's residents warmly welcome travelers from around the world into the Russian capital. Carefully balancing both Soviet history and 21st century innovation, a trip to Moscow promises experiences that can't be found anywhere else. As a popular destination for both Russian and international visitors, Moscow has highly-developed tourist infrastructure including modern airports, convenient public transportation, a broad range of comfortable accommodation options and enough exciting attractions to keep visitors occupied for weeks.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Moscow
The best time to visit Moscow is in the warmer months between May and September, when temperatures regularly rise above ten degrees Celsius. Pack your parka if you visit during the rest of the year, because from December to March average daily temperatures are below zero degrees Celsius. Besides warm weather, the summer months also bring exciting events to the city, including Victory Day celebrations and the Moscow International Film Festival. Set up a Skyscanner price alert to be notified when summer fares from Canada to Moscow drop in price.
Airlines That Fly to Moscow
Moscow has four international airports: Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo, Domodedovo and the brand-new Zhukovsky. Although Sheremetyevo is the largest of the four, Domodedova serves slightly more passengers each year. Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo are all connected to Moscow's center with a dedicated AeroExpress rail link, while Zhukovsky uses a shuttle bus to connect passengers to the local express train service. It is also possible to reach the city from any of these airports by bus, car sharing app, taxi or rental car.
Although there are no direct flights from Canada to Moscow, several different airlines fly from Canada to the Russian capital with only one connection. Consider flying through Frankfurt with Lufthansa, through Paris with Air France, or through Amsterdam with KLM.
What to See and Do in Moscow
When choosing your hotel in Moscow, look for one that is situated close to one of the city's historic metro stations. Some of the most popular hotels are clustered around the Kremlin, Arbat Street and Pushkin Square. Once you've dropped off your bags and freshened up, every trip to Moscow should begin with a visit to the iconic Red Square. Walk through the Resurrection Gate to find the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and the luxurious GUM department store. Next door is the Kremlin, which is still the active center of Russia's government, and the historic Kitay Gorod neighborhood is nearby as well.
Other can't-be-missed Moscow experiences include a cruise along the Moskva river, a stroll through the modernized Red October chocolate factory (which has been converted into a hip shopping and entertainment district) and a visit to a traditional Russian banya. When you're dining out, look for typical Russian dishes like borsht, blini and beef stroganoff.
Tips and Advisories for Travel to Moscow
Russia has strict entrance requirements for Canadian citizens. Although the Russian Embassy in Ottawa is the best source of up-to-date information about required documents, the Russian government has contracted Invisa Logistic Services (ILS) to process all visa applications in Canada. Begin the visa application process well in advance of your anticipated departure.
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