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There are 11 ways to get from London to Moscow by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) LHR - SVO

RUB 9020 - RUB 42374

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Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Minsk Central bus station
  3. Take the train from Minsk Pas to Moskva Belorusskaia

RUB 7133 - RUB 14694

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Fly London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Moscow Domodedovo (DME) LHR - DME

RUB 8765 - RUB 44614

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) LGW - SVO

RUB 10513 - RUB 31379

Fly London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  9h 1m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) LCY - SVO

RUB 8711 - RUB 33571

Train to London Luton, fly to Moscow Vnukovo  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) LTN - VKO

RUB 10669 - RUB 32298

Train  •  44h 36m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec
  5. Take the train from Praga to Moskva Belorusskaja

RUB 31871 - RUB 79088

Bus, train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Praga to Moskva Belorusskaja 022/405

RUB 16300 - RUB 24516

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bialystok
  2. Take the bus from Bialystok to Minsk Central bus station
  3. Take the bus from Minsk Central bus station to Moscow Central Bus Station

RUB 8699 - RUB 12177

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  28h 41m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Moscow

RUB 40716 - RUB 54188

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 13m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Moscow

RUB 34235 - RUB 53784

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The cheapest way to get from London to Moscow is to bus which costs £80 - £120 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Moscow is to fly which costs £80 - £430 and takes 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Moscow. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Teatralnaya via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Praga and Belorusskaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 36m.

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The distance between London and Moscow is 2500 km.

The best way to get from London to Moscow without a car is to train which takes 44h 36m and costs £300 - £800.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m to get from London to Moscow, including transfers.

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London to Moscow train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Moscow is to fly which takes 6h 54m and costs £85 - £410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £300 - £800 and takes 44h 36m, you could also bus, which costs £80 - £120 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Moscow is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 9:38 PM in London and 11:38 PM in Moscow.

Map of how to get from London to Moscow.
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  • Distance: 2500.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 54m

What companies run services between London, England and Moscow, Russia?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air France and four other airlines fly from London Paddington to Moscow 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Moscow via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Praha Hlavni Nadrazi, Praga, Moskva Belorusskaja, and Belorusskaya in around 44h 36m.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 28000
Flights from London Gatwick to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Tivat
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 35000
Flights from London Gatwick to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 36000
Flights from London Gatwick to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 32000
Flights from London Gatwick to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 32000
Flights from London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 33000
Flights from London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 35000
Flights from London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 33000
Flights from London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 35000
Flights from London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 34000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 36000
Flights from London Gatwick to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 34000
Flights from London City to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 37000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 34000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 37000
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 17000 - RUB 32000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 17000
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 18000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 22000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 75000
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Moscow Sheremetyevo via Riga
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 29000
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 29000
Fly One
Website
flyone.eu
Flights from London Luton to Moscow Vnukovo via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 60000
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 1400 - RUB 1800
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
RUB 1400 - RUB 1800
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 1700 - RUB 2500
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
RUB 750 - RUB 2100
Off-Peak Single
RUB 1200 - RUB 1800
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
RUB 1700 - RUB 2500
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 31000
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
RUB 27000 - RUB 31000
Standard
RUB 9000 - RUB 12000
Standard Premier
RUB 13000 - RUB 17000
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 3900 - RUB 5500
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 12000
Website
Thalys
Standard
RUB 5500 - RUB 8000
Comfort
RUB 7000 - RUB 9000
Premium
RUB 8000 - RUB 12000
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 2400 - RUB 3000
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 3200 - RUB 4500
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Praga to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
28h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 20000
Website
pass.rzd.ru
2nd class (sleeping compartment)
RUB 15300
1 class (sleeping compartment)
RUB 23800
Train from Minsk Pas to Moskva Belorusskaia
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 9500
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk Pas to Moskva Belorusskaia
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1100 - RUB 3700
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 1100 - RUB 2100
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 1700 - RUB 3700
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 13653
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 3200 - RUB 4500
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 5000 - RUB 7500
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Bialystok to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 500 - RUB 750
Book at
https://ticketbus.by/
Website
http://www.minsktrans.by
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 1800 - RUB 2500
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Düsseldorf to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 4200 - RUB 8500
Schedules at
vt.by
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 13000
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
RUB 7000 - RUB 13000
Standard Car - Flexi
RUB 12000 - RUB 15000

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