Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)
Car Hire / Rental
(Moscow, Russian Federation)
The Moscow Ring Road makes driving to and from the airport, and also to popular destinations nearby, a simple and stress-free affair. With this in mind, many visitors choose to hire cars from one of the reputable car rental companies situated at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO).
If you are considering booking a rental car for all or part of your stay in Moscow, we recommend that you arrange it ahead of your arrival at the airport. Pre-booking gives you a better chance of getting the vehicle of your choice and invariably allows you to take advantage of cheaper rates than those available on the day at the airport.
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Moscow
Driving in the centre of Moscow can be arduous, with Russian drivers known for their aggression and lack of general road courtesy. Where possible, stick to the main roads and avoid the bottlenecks around the heart of the city.
Many of the main roads around Moscow encircle the city and are linked by a number of arterial roads, radiating from the centre. The innermost of the city's circular roads is the Garden Ring Road, with the Ring Road motorway being the farthest from the centre. The signposts are often lacking or not clear, meaning that some people visiting the city choose to rent a car complete with an experienced driver.
Parking in Moscow is widespread and extremely variable. Always choose to use guarded car parks around the city, known locally as 'platnaya stoyanka'. These are available at many central locations and also often provided by hotels for an additional charge.
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies have representatives at Moscow Airport and have desks located in both terminal buildings:
- Avis Auto Rental
- National Rent-a-Car
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) Car Rental