I'm looking into tickets from Amsterdam to SE Asia. Possibility is to fly via Moscow, but there is a very long (15h) transfer at M Sheremetyevo involved. Is it possible to use that time to visit the Kremlin and other must sees in the city without having to go through the bureacracy and costs of a visa? (Is it easy to acquire a transit visa for a day?) (are there organised tours from the airport that have no visa obligation?)
Unfortunately, there is no visa exemption for short transit stay. The only place where visa exemption apply would be Saint Petersburg via ferry from Finland. Visa aside, 15 hr layover is definitely enough to visit tourist sites around central Moscow. Quite frankly, I don't think the passport control at SVO is that bad and the AeroExpress train is fast and reliable. about 5 years ago
I differ from the previous opinion. Getting from the airport to Moscow center takes about 3 hours partially due to heavy traffic. Getting out of the airport takes 1 hour minimum. That would make with previous time to board a total of 9 "lost" hours. But if u r enthusiastic enough go for it. VISA is around 100 euros depending on nationallity. over 3 years ago
Hi! you can get from the airport to the city center by aeroexpress train. In this case you would escape traffic.
Yes, 15hours is enough to see The Red square, The Kremlin, to walk through city center and to return to the airport. If you need tips about where to go or what to do in Moscow, please, visit this page - http://ruscow.com/category/sights or this one http://ruscow.com/category/info over 3 years agoAnswered by irinkes via Travellr.com