The Metro is the easiest and the most reliable way get around Moscow.
And if you are planning to use underground, this information will for sure useful! Working hours:
Open at 5:30 AM
Closed at 1:00AMPay attention:
the Metro starts work at 06.00 a.m., but stations open at 05:30-05:40 a.m. At 01.00 a.m. the entrances close and passengers must complete their transfers. The last train leaves also at 01.03 a.m.Types of tickets:
there are tickets for 1 trip, 2, 20, 40, and 60 (you can share a ticket). There are also other types of tickets although they are meant more for residents and less for tourists. Ticket prices (2018)
- 1 trip: 55 rubles
- 2 trips: 110 rubles
- 20 trips: 747 rubles
- 40 trips: 1494 rubles
- 60 trips: 1765 rubles
Children up to 7 years old do not have to pay for a ticket.
One more very useful thing is a mobile App Yandex Metro. It is a free app that is essential while going by underground. Apple Store link
/ Google Play link
You can buy tickets using automatic dispensing machines or in Ticket Booth. No matter how long you ride or how many transfers you make, you pay no extra fee. If you expect to use the metro for several weeks in a row, you can save some time and money by buying a monthly pass.
To help you find your way, there are several multicolored Metro Map in every car and a loud speaker that announces the name of the station at every stop. The doors open and close automatically.
There is a first-aid station and police post at every station. For information you can turn to any metro employee - they wear blue uniforms and red hats.
To make your journey comfortable, there is mobile communication (GSM) at stations of the Moscow underground. Free Wi-Fi ("MT_Free") available in trains.
The announcements on the train are in Russian and EnglichImportant to know:
the announcement of the next station will be read out by a man's voice on the trains traveling to the center of the city and by a woman's voice on the trains traveling away from the city center. On the circular line (the maroon colored line 5) a man's voice indicates the stops if it is traveling in a clockwise direction and in a woman's voice if it's traveling counter clockwise.