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Flights to Moscow in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,178Average for return flights in November 2021
Return from$1,373From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Moscow
One-way from$1,120One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Moscow

Cheap flights to Moscow in November, December 2021

The best prices found for MOW flights for November, December
24 Dec. - 29 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DME

Moscow Domodedovo

2 stops

29h 25m
DME

Moscow Domodedovo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

51h 55m
$1,391

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 29.11.21

3 Dec. - 5 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DME

Moscow Domodedovo

2 stops

34h 40m
DME

Moscow Domodedovo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

56h 55m
$1,646

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27.11.21

6 Dec. - 19 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

2 stops

56h 25m
SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 05m
$1,713

KLM

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Deal found 28.11.21

Moscow 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Moscow found for this year
24 Dec. - 29 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DME

Moscow Domodedovo

2 stops

29h 25m
DME

Moscow Domodedovo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

51h 55m
$1,391

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29.11.21

3 Dec. - 5 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DME

Moscow Domodedovo

2 stops

34h 40m
DME

Moscow Domodedovo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

56h 55m
$1,646

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27.11.21

6 Dec. - 19 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

2 stops

56h 25m
SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 05m
$1,713

KLM

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Deal found 28.11.21

Last minute flights to Moscow

Late deals on return flights to Moscow, departing today and this week
6 Dec. - 19 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

2 stops

56h 25m
SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 05m
$1,713

KLM

View Deal

Deal found 28.11.21

6 Dec. - 19 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

2 stops

56h 25m
SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

38h 20m
$1,899

KLM

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Deal found 29.11.21

6 Dec. - 19 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DME

Moscow Domodedovo

2 stops

56h 10m
DME

Moscow Domodedovo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

33h 40m
$2,106

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 28.11.21

Can I fly to Moscow from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Moscow

Most visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Moscow.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Moscow.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Moscow.

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Medical Insurance Policy - Permitted arrivals must present a medical insurance policy (VHI) that must be valid throughout Russia and cover a possible case of COVID-19 infection.


Can I fly back to Australia from Moscow?

Returning to Australia from Moscow

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Moscow must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Moscow are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

When is the best time to fly to Moscow?

Average Moscow flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - MOW

Price

$1,029 - $1,897

MOW

Temperature

-8 - 17 °C

MOW

Precipitation

20 - 80 mm

Flying to Moscow in April is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Moscow then July is statistically the hottest. July is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Moscow?

The price you pay for your flight to Moscow may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 49 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Moscow?

The cheapest day to fly to Moscow is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Moscow?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Moscow. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

When to fly

Peak Season

July and August are the peak tourist season in Moscow. Those intending to visit during the summer months should search for cheap flights to Moscow far in advance.

Off Season

Late spring and early autumn are good times to book flights to Moscow and travellers are able to experience Den’ Gorda (Moscow City Day), which is held annually over the first weekend in September. The weekend is a celebration of the birth of the Russian Capital and sees a series of parades and entertainment events flock the city’s streets. Locals and tourists can enjoy a weekend of fun fairs, street entertainment, sport contests, live music and vibrant processions whilst tasting the local food and drink at the plentiful stalls on offer. Families and friends also gather at the city’s beautifully maintained parks to have a relaxed picnic lunch. The weather in late spring and early autumn is typically mild, although still unpredictable.

Late May and late August tend to be warm and sunny.

Visitors planning flights to Moscow during winter will enjoy the Russian Winter Festival, held every year from 25th December until the 5th January. The lively and colourful festivities are centred in and around Izmailovo Park, which is transformed into a winter wonderland with an energising party atmosphere of traditional folk music, dancers and performers. The bitterly cold temperatures, which are likely to drop well below zero, are made that bit more bearable through the plenty of heart warming vodka on offer. Visitors can experience Russian traditions in full force through joining in the merry folk dances and games around the New Year Tree and enjoying their signature delicacies such as pancakes, caviar and tea with bagels honey and jam. If you are planning on visiting during the Moscow Winter Festival then organising a sleigh ride through the winter forest is a must.

The snowscapes are breathtaking but so is the bitter cold so bring plenty of warm clothing if planning to visit the city between late November and February.

City overview

Red Square is the heartbeat of Moscow, its buildings telling the story of Russia’s past. The Kremlin stands along one side of the square. Inside this ancient seat of the Tsars and now the President is studded with treasures. Here you’ll find magnificent frosted wedding-cake style churches such as the Assumption Cathedral, Archangel’s and Annunciation Cathedrals. Russia’s might is apparent on Ivan Square, where the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon stand and the Arsenal is on Senatskaya Square. The palaces – the Residence of Russian Tsars and Patriarchs and Grand Kremlin Palace – are suitably awe-inspiring.

Probably the most famous site in Red Square is St Basil’s Cathedral with its ornate onion domes and swirling colours, which comprises nine separate chapels.

The GUM, the shopping mall, is where you’ll find expression of the new Russia. There are more than 150 shops and stalls, big Western brands and huge prices. For more affordable souvenirs such as matrioshka dolls, get to the Old Arbat or Ismailovo Market.

Moscow’s famous fortress, the Kremlin, is built over the oldest and most central part of the city. It dates back to 1147 and is surrounded by a thick, red wall. Inside the wall are 20 towers, museums, residences, monuments and the iconic gold-domed churches. Among the attractions are Cathedral Square, the throne of Ivan the Terrible, the Armoury Palace and the tombs of Russian Orthodox Church leaders. The tallest structure behind the walls is the Belfry of Ivan the Great, which once boasted the world’s biggest bell. The giant ringer fell from the tower in 1701. The Armoury Palace has a wealth of treasures, including bejewelled coronation capes and the famous Fabergé Easter eggs. Also worth a stop is The Diamond Fund Exhibition, which displays a 180-carat diamond once belonging to Catherine the Great.

Getting around Moscow

The cheapest and best way to get around Moscow is by metro. Purchase your ticket at one of the metro stations, which are decorated with artwork and sculptures. You can buy tickets for single or multiple trips. For areas that the metro doesn’t reach, take a tram or bus. Tram and bus tickets are cheapest at metro stations or kiosks, but you can also buy tickets from the driver. Make sure you validate your ticket when you board the bus.

Marshrutky (minibus shuttles that drive along bus routes) and taxis can be flagged down for short trips. It’s easy to get private cars confused with taxis, so make sure you agree on a fare ahead of time. If you’re going to the airport, or taking a long trip, you should call ahead for a taxi.

If you do rent your own car in Moscow, take note of the rules. Using a claxon is only allowed in emergencies and your car must have seat belts, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher and an emergency triangle or red light. If you can, avoid driving at night. Drink driving happens often, despite being illegal.

Getting downtown

Your flights to Moscow will usually land at 2 airports; Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), which is situated 26 km northwest of Moscow and Domodedovo International Airport (DME), which is situated 35 km from the city centre. Taxis are available from outside both terminals; passengers should avoid the renegade taxi drivers and go to the official taxi counter. Rates are fixed. There is an express bus services, which leaves from outside Sheremetyevo 1 and 2 for the nearby metro stations that connect to the city centre. Minibuses are also available.

What is good to know if travelling to Moscow?

  • Cathedral Square is the centre of the Kremlin. There are three cathedrals: Cathedral of the Dormition where all the tsars were crowned, Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the Archangel Michael where the Muscovite monarchs from 13th-17th century are interred. The Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are on Ivan Square, while the Grand Kremlin Palace, residence of the 19th-century Russian emperors, is on Palace Square.
  • Red Square dates from the 15th century, “red” being an archaic word for beautiful, nothing to do with Communism. St Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful onion domes is here and at the northern corner of the square stands the Kazan Cathedral. This fancy red-and-white building is a replica. It was rebuilt in 1993 to replace the original, which Stalin had destroyed in 1936 to clear Red Square for military parades. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is also a reconstruction. It was dynamited in 1931, but rebuilt in the 1990s.
  • If only the Tube was like this … Mayakovskaya is one of the most lavish stations on the metro system, boasting marble and steel pillars and mosaics.
  • Shop in GUM, the State Department Store, a gorgeous three-storey arcade built in the 1890s, which lines the eastern side of Red Square. Most of the usual Western suspects are here among its 150 shops, but there are Russian shops too selling local delicacies. For souvenirs such as matroishka dolls, fur hats, khokhloma (lacquered wood) and old propaganda posters, visit the Arbat or the Izmailovsky Flea Market. 
  • The Seven Sisters, seven towers to rival the skyscrapers in the US, were built during Stalin’s reign. They have a “wedding cake” style, which concentrates the eye to a central tower.
  • No visit to Moscow is complete without a trip to Lenin’s mausoleum.
  • Christmas in Moscow really is a magical time and is worth considering booking your flights to arrive to see where classic Christmas stories come to life – the theatre!
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