Those who are planning a trip to Russia will find this guide on the ways of how to get to Sheremetyevo International Airport extremely useful. In your disposal there are trains, buses/fixed-route taxis, and taxis.
A relatively fast choice (takes 35 min) is Aeroexpress high-speed train. Tickets can be bought at the staffed counters or ticket vending machines at the railway stations as well as online. A single journey standard ticket will cost you RUB 450 – RUB 500, whereas for business one you are to pay RUB 1500. For your information, there is a scheduled break that lasts from 00:30am to 05:30am.
The train departs from Belorussky railway station every 30 min.
When heading off from Kazansky railway station, you should use metro rail first. It is reasonable to take Kol’tsevaya (Circle) line at Komsomolskaya metro station to disembark at Belorusskay, where you can catch Aeroexpress.
The same changings work great for Paveletsky railway station. This time Kol’tsevaya line is taken at Paveletskaya metro station with your destination at Belorusskay and then to Aeroexpress.
Another transport mode that can get you to the airport is the system of fixed-route taxis and buses. Tickets are available at the Mosgortrans ticket offices and ticket vending machines. Bus\fixed-route taxi drivers may also provide the service. Journey time varies from half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the traffic congestion.
From Rechnoy Vokzal metro station (green line) you can get to B, D, F terminals. There are two options heading from this point: 949 fixed-route taxi departs every 15 min starting at 6:45am to 10:00pm. 851 bus runs 3 times per hour starting at 05:37am to 01:05am.
948 fixed-route taxi and 817 bus leave from Planernaya metro station (purple line) as frequently as the previous ones relatively, with the fixed-route taxi starting at 07:30am to 10:00pm, whereas bus operation time range is 05:23am to 00:09am. Both ways, bus fare is RUB 55 and fixed-route taxi ticket costs RUB 80.
A speedier alternative is 1195 direct bus that runs from Khovrino metro station along M11 toll highway, with B terminal for its destination in just 20 min. Its fare is RUB 150.
N1 bus is a night option, leaving from Kitay-gorod and Voykovskaya metro stations every 30 min and running across the whole city for just RUB 55 fare. The first bus is at 01:00am and the last departs at 06:00am.
When going not from the city centre, there are 62k (05:45am — 11:13pm) and 41 (06:19am — 6:27pm) buses running from the town of Khimki. The headway of the first is 15 min, whereas that of the second is 50 min. Their fares are RUB 45 and RUB 50 relatively. Journey time is about 20 min.
From the town of Lobnya there are more bus choices: 38, 48, 21, 24k, 33k, every for RUB 50 fare. Their frequency range is 10 min to 30 min. The earliest is at 6:00am and the latest runs at 11:55pm. Usually it takes 40 min to reach the destination.
Alternatively, you may consider the most comfortable way of arriving at the airport by taxi, though the most expensive one, about RUB 1000 – RUB 1300 (when heading from the city centre). There is no need to pay for baggage unless it is oversized one. In this case each piece is charged with extra RUB 100 fee. Journey time may vary greatly from 11 min to an hour depending on the traffic.