Great Airfare Deals from New York to Moscow
AIRLINE: Swiss International Air Lines
DEAL: Sale to Top Destinations in Europe
CABIN: Economy Class
FROM: New York JFK
TO: Moscow, Russia DME
PRICE: $478* roundtrip
PURCHASE: while available
TRAVEL: through May 2019
Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the 871 year-old capital of Russia. For many, the sight of the Kremlin complex in the centre of the city is still loaded with symbolism and history. Moscow was the capital of the former Soviet Union and signs of its previous life are still very visible. Yet, there is more to Russia and its capital than just memories of the USSR. Architectural gems from the time of the Russian Empire are still dotted throughout the city, whilst signs of modern Tsars (or at least people with similar levels of wealth) abound.
While central Moscow is best explored on foot, it’s easiest to use public transportation to cover larger distances. The metro is comprehensive, boasts some great architecture, and is relatively cheap. The easiest way to pay for metro fares is to buy a red paper ticket with a number of pre-loaded trips from the ticket booth. These tickets work on the buses and trolleys too. Fares depend on the number of trips purchased; an 11-trip card costs RUB320 (RUB29 per trip).
The cheapest way to use the public transportation system is to purchase a plastic Troika re-loadable smart-card. The card costs RUB50 and can be redeemed for cash at the end of your trip. You can “top up” your balance at any metro station. For each trip taken, RUB36 will be deducted from your card, and you are entitled to change to a bus, tram, trolleybus, monorail or the circular city train line. [read more]