If you want to plan a trip in Russia with more than one destination, usually the most efficient and fast means of transport in this huge country is domestic flights in Russia which you can book online in advance through a special search engine found in this article, which will compare prices of internal flights in Russia in seconds. In addition, you will find tips and recommendations on direct flights inside Russia and important travel options such as pre-booking a taxi to airports in Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world and operates over 200 airports in its territory, so if you want to make a serious trip in Russia there is a great chance you will need to book flights within Russia – and maybe more than one.
To book domestic flights in Russia using the special price comparison engine below, make sure that the field of origin is where you are flying from (for example – Moscow) and the destination field is the destination you want to reach (eg St. Petersburg). If you want to check all domestic flight options from a specific destination, in the destination field select Russia without specifying a particular city.
With Kiwi Price Comparison, flights to Russia and domestic flights in Russia are available for almost any budget and will allow you to discover different and varied destinations in the huge country, even in short time. In this article, we will look at main lines for internal flights in Russia, and use the engine to compare prices for flights (Which you can use on this page and book cheap flights within Russia in a few minutes) to check the cheapest prices for domestic flights in Russia. Please note that prices may change, and in our search, we chose the “no matter” option on departure and return dates, so we received flight ticket offers throughout the year. It is also important to remember that the cheapest fares for local flights in Russia do not include baggage, so you should check this out when booking if you plan to travel with luggage
Book a transfer to the airport in Russia
Use the KIWITAXI specail search engine for airport transfers to book a taxi to the airport in Russia:
Of the variety of ways to book a taxi from the airport in Russia such as the various apps or finding a taxi at the airport after landing, one way we can recommend, in all respects: book a taxi in Russia with KiwiTaxi service, using the search engine above. This is a pre-booked private shuttle (in the type of vehicle you want) that will save you a variety of unpleasant situations that can ruin the start of your trips, such as an exhausting search of the bus stop or train, an argument with drivers about excessive prices and more.
Russia has a lot of serious crime and security issues – not to mention the “tricks” of taxi drivers at airports – so you should not rely on taxis or shuttle drivers waiting for you at the airport, but rather use the reliable Kiwitaxi service that operates online customer service. Booking a taxi in Russia in advance with KiwiTaxi has many advantages:
- The price is transparent and known in advance.
- There is someone to talk to: If you have problems or even forget something in a taxi, you can get help from the KiwiTaxi team with technical support on-site or email chat.
- You can choose from a variety of vehicles: standard vehicle, large group minibus, premium minibus, premium vehicle and more.
- You can add extras like water bottles and child safety seats (extra charge) in advance.
In fact, KiwiTaxi work with various companies that provide shuttle services (around the world) and select the offer for the customer when comparing prices by user rating to ensure quality service.
Booking a taxi in Russia with a kiwiTaxi is a great solution not only at the airport but also during the trip: you can take a trip in Russia with a quiet mind and knowing that travel is planned and budgeted, whether it is a trip from the hotel to a restaurant, attraction, next destination or anywhere else.
All you need to do to book a taxi in Russia with kiwiTaxi is to enter the origin and destination in the search engine below. Afterwards you will be presented with a variety of types of vehicles, and next to each type of vehicle you can check the important details: the price, the number of passengers, the number of luggage and the method of payment (cash for the driver + a small amount of deposit at the time of booking, or full payment on-site).
Click “Book” to select the type of vehicle you want, and you will be asked to enter your travel and personal information on a short booking form. You’ll also be asked to enter your payment information. Now, wait for the order confirmation. If you did not receive your order confirmation, we recommend contacting the customer service on-site (by chat or email). You will receive the contact information with the driver near the time of the trip. Note the instructions for meeting the driver, which you will receive by email from the company.
Domestic flights in Russia from Moscow
Moscow, capital of Russia, is served by four airports:
- Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), located approximately 29 km from central Moscow
- Domodedovo Airport (DME), the second-largest after Sharmetivo, which is about 42 km from the city center.
- Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA) is approximately 36 km from central Moscow.
- Vnukovo Airport, located approximately 28 km from the city center.
When booking flights within Russia from Moscow, you should check the airport code from which the flight takes off so you do not accidentally arrive at the wrong airport. These are some of Russia’s domestic flights taking off from Moscow:
Flights from Moscow to Sochi fly at least 37 times a day, from all four airports and through a variety of airlines. Among the airlines operating direct flights from Moscow to Sochi, you will find Aeroflot and Nordvik (Sheremetyevo), Pogoda (and Nokovo), Ural Airlines (Domodedovo and Zhukovsky), and more. The flight time from Moscow to Sochi is about two and a half hours.
Direct flights from Moscow to St. Petersburg depart at least 51 times a day, from all major Moscow airports, except for Zhukovsky. The companies operating flights from Moscow to St. Petersburg are: Aeroflot (Sheremetyevo), UTair (and Nokovo), Ural Airlines, S7 (Domodedovo) and more. The flight time from Moscow to St. Petersburg is about an hour and a half. We got the cheapest airline ticket price to St. Petersburg from Moscow from UTair, for a € 57 return flight in December.
The flight time from Moscow to Anapa is about two and a quarter hours. On this line, at least 17 flights a day from Moscow’s four airports. Domestic Airlines in Russia operating flights from Moscow to Anapa include, among others: Aeroflot (Sheremetyevo), UTair (Vanokovo), Ural Airlines (Domodedovo) and more. We got the cheapest price for a flight from Moscow to Anapa for a combined UTair and Pogoda (return) ticket for € 108 in September.
Flights from Moscow to Kazan depart at least 15 times a day, with a flight time of about an hour and a half. Internal flights in Russia to Kazan from Moscow depart from all Moscow airports (except Zhukovsky). The airlines operating direct flights from Moscow to Kazan are, among others: Aeroflot, UTair, S7 and more. Comparing the prices, we got the cheapest price for a flight from Moscow to Kazan from Pogoda, for a round-trip flight in October at a cost of only 55 euros.
Direct flights from Moscow to Irkutsk, a major city in Siberia, fly at least seven times a day. The flights are operated by the companies Aeroflot, S7 and Ural Airlines. The flight time from Moscow to Irkutsk is about five hours and forty-five minutes. The flights on this line take off from Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports. We got the cheapest price for a flight from Moscow to Irkutsk from Pogoda, for a round-trip ticket in January (back in February) for € 168.
Flights within Russia from St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Central Airport, “Pulkovo” (LED), is located about 23 km from the city center. From St. Petersburg you can reach a variety of destinations in Russia on direct flights:
Flights from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad depart daily (at least 6 flights a day). The flight time from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad is about an hour and a half, and three airlines operate on this line: Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and Pogoda. Comparing the prices with Kiwi, we got the cheapest price for a flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad from Pogoda, for a 69 euro return ticket.
You can find direct flights from St. Petersburg to Krasnodar in southern Russia daily (at least four domestic flights in Russia each day on this line), from companies such as Aeroflot, Pogoda, Red Wings and more. The flight time from St. Petersburg to Krasnodar is about three hours. The Pogoda company offered us the cheapest price for a flight from St. Petersburg to Krasnodar, at a cost of 69 euros (return ticket in December).
Another popular destination for flights inside Russia from St. Petersburg is Mineralnye Vody. The flight time from St. Petersburg to Mineralnye Vody is about three hours, and in this line the companies Aeroflot and Pogoda operate. In this line too, Pogoda offered us the cheapest price for a back-and-forth ticket, at a cost of € 95.
Direct flights from St. Petersburg to Samara take off at least twice a day. The flight time from St. Petersburg to Samara is about two hours and twenty minutes. Comparing the prices we got, we got the cheapest price for a flight from St. Petersburg to Samara from Aeroflot for a November ticket for € 194.
Other destinations in Russia that can be reached by direct flight from St. Petersburg include, among others: Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Irkutsk, Murmansk, Serrato, Kirov and more.
Domestic flights from Sochi to destinations in Russia
Sochi International Airport (AER) is located approximately 22 km from the Sochi city center, serving mainly seasonal flights.
Direct flights from Sochi to Moscow depart daily, with a flight time from Sochi to Moscow for about two and a half hours. A variety of companies operate domestic flights in Russia on this line: Aeroflot, Pogoda, S7 and more.
If you are interested in getting from Sochi to St. Petersburg, you should be happy to know that this line takes at least three flights within Russia a day. The flight time from Sochi to St. Petersburg is about three hours, and there are many domestic airlines in russia that operates flights in this line, such as Pogoda, S7 and more. We got the cheapest price for a flight from Sochi to St. Petersburg from Pogoda, for an October flight of € 95 (round trip).
Direct flights from Sochi to Krasnodar depart three times a day, morning, afternoon and evening. The flight time from Sochi to Krasnodar is about an hour. Prices for these flights start from € 64 per round-trip ticket.
These are just some of Russia’s tourist destinations that can be reached on domestic flights from Sochi. You can check prices for additional destinations in the price comparison engine above.
Flights in Russia from Mineralnye Vody
Mineralnye Vody Airport is located about 4 km from the city. The number of flights arriving there is quite limited, and includes mainly domestic flights in Russia – but also international flights from several European cities
These are some of the main airports served by Mineralnye Vody Airport:
Direct flights from Mineralnye Vody to Sochi take off three times a week, on Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays, and are operated by the Rusline and UTair companies. The flight time is about one hour and ten minutes. We got the cheapest flight ticket from Mineralnye Vody to Sochi from UTair for a EUR 74 round-trip ticket.
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Moscow take off daily (at least 12 times a day). The flight time on this line is about two hours and twenty. In comparing the prices we made, UTair offered us the cheapest price for a flight from Mineralnye Vody to Moscow in October, at a cost of € 74 per round-trip ticket.
S7 operates direct flights from Mineralnye Vody to Novosibirsk, Siberia on Sundays and Thursdays. The flight time from Mineralnye Vody to Novosibirsk is about four hours and ten minutes. Prices for internal flights in Russia on this line start from € 253 to a round-trip ticket.
Flights Within Russia from Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg Airport, a city in the Sverdlovsk district of the Ural Mountains, is located approximately 16 km from the city and serves as a base for the Ural Airlines (as well as the Rusline Company).
Direct flights to Moscow from Yekaterinburg, for example, depart daily (at least 19 flights a day) and operated by a variety of airlines such as Pogoda, Ural Airlines, S7 and more. Flights land at all Moscow airports except Zhukovsky (ZIA). Flight time from Yekaterinburg to Moscow is about two and a half hours. Ural Airlines offered us the cheapest price for comparing Yekaterinburg to Moscow flights, at a cost of € 49 for a round-trip ticket in October.
Flight time from Yekaterinburg to St. Petersburg is approximately three hours. On this line, you’ll find at least three flights a day from domestic airlines in Russia such as Pogoda, Aeroflot and more. We got the cheapest price for a flight from Yekaterinburg to St. Petersburg from Pogoda with a € 98 ticket for a round trip ticket (in December).
At least three direct flights from Yekaterinburg to Sochi take off daily. Flight time from Yekaterinburg to Sochi is about three and a half hours, and this line operates companies such as Pogoda, Ural Airlines and more. Other destinations that can be reached by direct flight from Yekaterinburg include, among others, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Kazan and more.
Domestic flights from Samara
Samara Kurumoch Airport (KUF) is located about 35 km from the city of Samara, the sixth-largest city in Russia and capital of region that carries the same name.
At least one direct flight a day takes off from Samara for Sochi. Flight time from Samara to Sochi is about two and a half hours, and this line operates companies such as Ural Airlines, Pogoda and more. Comparing the prices of domestic flights in Russia we got the cheapest price for a Samara flight to Sochi for a combined ticket at a cost of 94 Euros.
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Samara flights to St. Petersburg take off at least twice a day, with a flight time of about two and a half hours. Aeroflot offered us the cheapest price for a Samara flight to St. Petersburg at a cost of 194 euros (round trip).
At least 14 direct flights from Samara to Moscow take off daily. Direct flights can be found from Samara to any of Moscow’s airports. The flight time on this line is about one hour and forty-five minutes. We got the cheapest price for a Samara flight to Moscow from Pogoda, which cost 57 euros for a round-trip ticket in October.
Other destinations that can be flown with a domestic flight from Samara: Anapa, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody and more.
Russia Domestic Flights to Siberia
Siberia has several airports. The most central of them is in the capital of Siberia, Novosibirsk. There are a number of major local flights in Russia that fly to or from Novosibirsk, such as:
Direct flights from Novosibirsk to Moscow fly daily (at least 14 flights a day). The flight time from Novosibirsk to Moscow is about four hours and twenty minutes. Flights from Novosibirsk to Moscow start from € 106 (for a round-trip ticket).
At least two flights a day from Novosibirsk to Sochi, with a flight time of about five hours. Flights from Novosibirsk to Sochi start from € 235 for a round-trip ticket.
Direct flights from Novosibirsk to St. Petersburg take off at least four times a day, operated by domestic airlines in Russia such as Aeroflot, S7 and more. The flight time from Novosibirsk to St. Petersburg is about four and a half hours. Flights from Novosibirsk to St. Petersburg start from € 154 per round-trip ticket.
Other Siberian airports include, but are not limited to:
Krasnoyarsk International Airport, located approximately 27 km from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia’s third-largest city, serving flights inside Russia to destinations such as Sochi, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and more.
Irkutsk Airport, one of Siberia’s main cities, serving a variety of domestic flights in Russia – flights to Moscow, Vladivostok, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and more.