The Moscow Metro was established in 1935 and since then has become one of the biggest and densest in the world. It connects the city center with the industrial and residential areas and allows you to travel quickly and easily. Many metro stations are considered to be architectural attractions due to their monumental design, reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grand chandeliers.

If you do not speak Russian, the Moscow Metro can first seem complicated. However, when you start using it, you will realize that it is very simple and convenient. Here you can find some useful tips of how to find your way underground.

Official website:

Operation hours

5:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Rush hours

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

5 p.m.– 8 p.m.


The fare price for public transport in Russia does not depend on the distance you travel. You can buy a single ride for a particular type of transport or use travel passes (for metro and above-ground transport) to save money.

Here is an overview of the Moscow city passes:


Limited pass for a certain number of rides.


This card can be used either as an unlimited pass valid during a certain time period or as a limited discount  pass.