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Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

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Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

Hi,

We land in Moscow Sheremetyevo airport (SVO) at 17:00 in the evening, and leave from SVO at 11:00 the next morning.

We are trying to decide whether to stay at a hotel near the airport, or to take the express train to Moscow and stay at a hotel inside the city, in order to visit a place or two in Moscow.

We do not need visas, so that is not an issue.

According to my calculations, we can reach the hotel at around 19:30 ( about 2.5 hours after landing).

Is it worthwhile going to Moscow city ? Is it be possible to visit one or two interesting places after 20:00 in the evening, or is it just a waste of time going into Moscow ?

Thanks

Edited: 23 September 2011, 10:41
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1. Re: Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

Things you can visit after 20:00 - Red Sq., walk around, etc. Have a nice dinner, maybe. Museums are closed surely... I'd decide on the price-airport hotels (Novotel and Park inn) could be quiet expensive.

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2. Re: Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

Some folks on this forum have gone into Moscow for a shorter period of time, but admittedly during the day!

Strongly suggest using Aeroexpress train in (since you should not have much luggage to speak of) - ~35 minutes- then Metro. Should not take more than 10-15 minutes to any hotel. May shorten the 2.5 down to less than 2 hours...Note that you can then go back to the airport the same way, just in reverse. The best point of this is it is predictable/reliable, vs. worrying about traffic, etc.

This time of year days are getting shorter. But still, if you are up for walking around a bit, and there are a few daylight hours, I think it would be worthwhile...

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3. Re: Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

If I were you, I'd surely walk around в Moscow. No museums or any cultural places, of course, but Red Square, Arbat, Tverskaya street, or any other in the city center are worth seeing... not to mention dining in a good restaurant to have some good impressions of Moscow. It will take you 1-2-3 hours, so at about 11 pm you are back in your hotel and have time for a good sleep up til 6 and leave hotel at around 7 to be on the safe side.

Alina,

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4. Re: Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

Update

Thank you for your replies.

We decided to go to Moscow instead of staying near the airport, and it was fantastic.

The red square at night was beautiful and we had a great time in Moscow.

Transport was very efficient. Aeroexpress train to the city and back, and the metro for trips inside the city of Moscow.

Next time we have a stop over in Moscow we'll probably spend 2 or more nights there.

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5. Re: Transit from 17:00 till 11:00 next morning, hotel location

Hopefully, "or more" (nights) wins out! Great to hear you had a good time!

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