Use the Metro, Moscow, Russia

 
00
    
Legend
  • Public Transportation travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 1.4mi
zangazanga's pictureby zangazanga Public Transportation travel tip
added on the 16th of November, 2009
Using the metro is the best and fastest way to get around Moscow, although it might prove to be difficult to understand how things work.

Metro stations are marked with a big, red 'M' letter. There are 11 lines, each marked with different colors and they come very frequently, less than 2 minutes during the peak time.

It can be difficult that almost everything in the metro is written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The best is if you are somewhat familiar with it, but you can get along even if you are not.

You should carefully listen to the announcements on the train. If you still get lost, you can get off the metro, find the name of the station on the platform (here you can find it written in Latin alphabet as well) and wait for the next train, only 1 or 2 minutes.

There is another trap. There are stations where two or more different lines meet. These interchanged stationd usually have different names for different lines/colors. Cool, isn't it? ;)

You can save money if you purchase a block of 10 or 20 tickets. More than one people can use the block, you just have to pass it back to your friend when it pops up after you are through the machine.

One more interesting thing, the metro tunnels and stations are very deep underground for they were constructed to be used as bomb shelters as well.

Address:
Russian Federation, Moscow

Price:
A one ride ticket would cost 22 rubles (november 2009) which is about $0.75.
A 10 rides ticket would be 200 rubles, about $7. And the rest respectively.

Opening Hours:
Stations are opened daily from 6am to 1am.

 
Red SquareCathedral of the Archangel
 
 
 
Public Transportation
tips

Recent travel tips for Moscow

  • Red Square
    Anyone visiting Moscow will certainly need to go see the Red Square with the Kreml in the back. This is an amazing site simply because of it's magnitude, location, and history behind it. [...]
    D: 1.5mi00
  • Cathedral of the Archangel
    It is located on the Cathedral Square. It was constructed by an Italian architect in the 1510s. For centuries the Cathedral gave home to the burials of tsars (Ivan the Terrible is one of them) and grand princes as well. Now there are 56 [...]
    D: 1.3mi00

More travel tips about MoscowWe only have a few travel tips for Moscow so take some time and feel free to share your own travel tips with the Travelgrove community. Write about your favorite restaurant, the best museum in town or the park you like most. Tell others what to do and what not to do in the city and help them benefit from your experience. Let’s explore together!

 

Things about Moscow you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Moscow Nightlife

You have great options in Moscow to make your night a great affair. If you are into clubbing, you can visit various clubs in Moscow to match your requirement and taste. You have a good number of fashion clubs, dance clubs, strip tease clubs, teenager clubs, jazz clubs as well as gay clubs that let you party all night. The only thing is that you have to give a cover charge in most of the clubs. The [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegowina
Recently opened Hotel Union offers something for everyone. This sophisticated hotel is located in the heart of Sarajevo, close to the business...
General: Hotel UNION

Weingarten, Germany
If you want to spend a chilled night with good, cheap beer, you have to visit the 'Schinderhannes'. It´s a good atmosphere and you receive an good...
Night Life & Entertainment: Bar with nice beer garden

 

Nimes, France
If you are at Nimes, the ancient Nemausus, you should make a walk along the roman waterpipe. There is also the famous Pont du Gard, nearly...
History & Culture: Pont du Gard, roman waterpip

Kalambaka, Greece
There is a icon workshop in this little city. For groups there is a presentation how an icon is made. And there is also the possibility to buy...
Sightseeing: Icon workshop in Kalambaka

 

Galway, Ireland
If you are at Galway, should should take a boat to the Aron Islands. There are 3 islands and at least the main islands offers you a great landscape...
Outdoors Activities: Aron Islands

Verona, Italy
I am not much of a vacation person, but on the insistence of my wife who is a history freak and an ardent literature admirer, I packed my bags for...
Family & Fun: When Hunting for a Comfortable Villa in Verona

 

Kigali, Rwanda
I am a loving lady who is seeking for my true love, I want to end my loneliness
General: Am a good girl

Buffalo, New York
The Buffalo City Hall is an exceptional building. It's grand and magnificent, a true architectural masterpiece. Go to the 13th floor and marvel...
History & Culture: Buffalo City Hall

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This brewpub, located in northern Philly, has been redesigned from a former ironworks factory and offers locally brewed beer for customers in a...
Sightseeing: Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia

Sacramento, California
The older, more traditional aspect of the city is preserved in the Old Sacramento area, where you can find dining locales, shops, walking areas and...
Sightseeing: Old Sacramento

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*