Being a metropolitan city with a huge territory Moscow has a complicated system of public transit which successfully provides easy access to different city areas. The land transport network of buses, trolleybuses and trams is huge and along with the metro lines it provides almost a 24/7 passengers circulation within Moscow.
The famous Moscow metro with a daily average number of passengers around 5 millions makes it the 5th world intensive metro network, today it connects Moscow with a number of neighbouring towns of the Moscow region. The Moscow Central Circle is a newly built rail line within the historical center of Moscow, some of its stations are interchangeable with the Moscow metro stations. Moscow Central Diameters connected the Moscow region areas with each other and Moscow. A short monorail line with only 6 stations can be used by tourists wishing to visit the VDNKH amusement park and the famous Ostankino Tower, the tallest freestanding tower in Europe.
The first ever cable car line across the Moscow river attracts its visitors with breathtaking bird's-eye panoramic views and enables a fast access between Vorobyovy Gory ski resort and the famous Luzhniki Olympic complex.
There are 9 main train stations in Moscow which offer railway routes to a great variety of destinations in Russia including the famous Trans-Siberian routes to China and trains heading for European cities as well. Belorussky, Paveletsky and Kievsky Train stations are the terminal stations for Aeroexpress railway lines to Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports, respectively. These are 3 main airports that connect Moscow with the worldwide capitals and most important business and leisure destinations.
A number of bus terminals is located in Moscow offering intercity passenger buses as well as long-distance routes within Russia and Europe.
As to water transport means, the Moscow river terminals provide regular ship routes and cruises to a number of tourist destinations including the famous Golden Ring river cruise and cruises to St.Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital.
Should one prefer to use car rentals or car sharing services while in Moscow, there is a great variety of offers in this market, though it is important to make a note of all pros and cons in advance, as it is not the fastest transport option in terms of the famous Moscow traffic jams which are quite heavy not only during the rush hours.
Numerous means of transport in Moscow provide a variety of options for tourists getting to popular sightseeing points of the city, while maps, signs and friendly English-speaking locals are always ready to assist on your way.