|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,971||Average for return flights in May 2022|
AKL - MOW
$1,626 - $3,046
-8 - 17 °C
20 - 80 mm
One of the best things about travelling to a major European city like Moscow, Russia, is there are four different international airports there. This makes it much easier to find some great Moscow flight deals to make this trip. When travelling from Auckland International (AKL) to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO), Moscow, your travel time will be around 30h 40min. If instead, you are leaving from Wellington (WLG), your travel time to Moscow Domodedovo (DME), Moscow, will be about 38h 45min. On trips from Christchurch (CHC) to Moscow Domodedovo, you should plan on a travel time of about 35h 20min.
While it is unfortunate that there are no nonstop flights to Moscow from any city in New Zealand, there are plenty of flight options because of the number of airports you can fly to in Moscow. From Christchurch, there is a two-stop flight that has layovers at Singapore Changi (SIN) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA) before arriving at Moscow Domodedovo. From Auckland International, you can take a two-stop flight that follows this same route. From Wellington, there is a three-stop flight that has layovers at Auckland International, Kuala Lumpur International (KUL), and Dubai International (DXB) before arriving at Moscow Domodedovo.
Your options for transportation from the airport to the centre of the city will depend on which airport you travel to in Moscow. If you fly to Moscow Vnukovo, you can take the Moscow Aeroexpress light rail train for about 438 RUB (8 NZD) with a trip time of around 40min. Another alternative is to take a taxi that can have you in the centre of town in about 30min for a cost of about 803 RUB (15 NZD). If you are flying to Moscow Domodedovo, you can also take the Moscow Aeroexpress light rail train for about 219 RUB (4 NZD) that will take you to the city in about 45min. If you want to take a taxi, expect a trip time of about 47min and a fare of around 1,095 RUB (21 NZD).
The historic European city of Moscow offers visitors plenty of things to experience during their visit. St. Basil's Cathedral is a stunning piece of traditional Russian architecture, plus you can experience guided tours, which are available inside of the walls of the cathedral. One of the most iconic locations when visiting Moscow is the sprawling Red Square. To visit the traditional home of the Russian ballet and opera, check out the Bolshoi Theatre. If spending some time outdoors enjoying an amazing green space plus an abundance of cultural and leisure activities is your idea of a good time, then make the trip to Gorky Park.
For those citizens of New Zealand that are travelling to Russia, you will need a valid passport to travel to this country. Once you are there, it is a requirement to register with the government within three days of arriving in Russia. Most hotels in Moscow will do this for you and they will hold onto your passport during your time in Russia as well. You also need a visa to travel to Moscow and you can obtain one of these visas through the Russian Embassy in New Zealand. The cost of the visa is around 11,683 RUB (224 NZD).