Moscow is the capital city of Russia. The distance between Moscow and London is about 1,810 miles by road and 1,555 miles by air. There are essentially two best ways of travel you can choose from to travel from Moscow to London.
Moscow to London Flight
The most preferred one for travel from Moscow to London is by air flight. There are good services from all three Moscow airports which are Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo respectively. The most frequent flights from Moscow to London are operated from Domodedovo Airport to Heathrow Airport and Sheremetyevo to Gatwick airport. You can choose the best route at your convenience whether you want to go to Gatwick, Stansted or the much busy Heathrow. The cheapest Moscow to London flights we came across was for as low as 300 Euros (Note: this is a one-stopover price) time taken by a one-stop flight ranges from 6 hours and 30 mins to 9 hours 30 mins, depending on the schedule of the flight and service provider. On a lucky day, you might as well get a Moscow-London flight airfare for as low as 210 Euros. Cheapest Moscow to London direct flight will cost you about € 330 Euros return. The best service provider for air flights from Moscow to London are Aeroflot, S7, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Bmi, Rossiya, Transaero, Air Berlin, and Air Baltic are the major ones.
Moscow to London Train
Moscow to London by train can be a very tiring journey. If you plan to visit other European countries as well, travelling by train to London might be a good option then. If you are in a rush and want to go nonstop to London from Moscow, you can buy the tickets from Deutsche Bahn. There will be a minimum of whopping 7 changes to be done to reach London from Moscow. Though it is not half-hearted travel, people who have the luxury of time and love taking long journeys will certainly enjoy the voyage to London by train.
Moscow to London Train Journey
The journey starts from Belorussky railway station in Moscow, where you will get Schnellzug express train to Warsaw Zachodnia station with an hour stopover you have to catch the Berlin-Warsaw Express which will take about 3 hours to reach Berlin Ostbahnhof station. At Ostbahnhof station there will be a 1 hour and 30 min break/transfer time, you can in the meantime, grab some food and relax and stretch a bit. Being travelling on such a long journey you must exercise a bit to have healthy blood circulation. You have to then take the Intercity – Express from Ostbahnhof to Aachen HBF Germany. After you reach Aachen Hbf you have to quickly do a transfer to reach Liège-Guillemins station in Belgium by Regional express train. Once you reach Liège-Guillemins station you will have a good time stopover of about 5 hours. You will then have to take the intercity train to reach Brussels Midi station. After you reach Brussels Midi you will have about 40 mins to catch the Eurostar train to reach London St. Pancras international train station. You have reached London and from London St. Pancras you can take local buses, taxis or underground trains to reach your final destination in London, This entire journey from Moscow to London takes about a whopping 43 hours at minimum. And the costs of a train journey are about the same as an air journey to London which is € 300 Euros or even more considering you will be having food etc during the journey.
The best advice we can give you if you were to plan your travel from Moscow to London, we suggest that you travel by air. That is the best way of travelling with less time of journey and stress.
Visa for London from Moscow
You can apply for a standard visitor visa for 6 months or you can apply for a long-term visa. You must apply online before you travel to the UK. Following is the breakdown of the visa fee as per the Gov.UK website.
Fee in Russian
Fee is GBP £
The maximum length of stay
|Standard Visitor visa||₽ 9,991||£ 95||6 months|
|Standard Visitor visa for medical reasons||₽ 19,982||£ 190||11 months|
|Standard Visitor visa for academics||₽ 19,982||£ 190||12 months|
|2-year long-term Standard Visitor visa||₽ 37,966||£ 361||6 months per visit|
|5-year long-term Standard Visitor visa||₽ 68,886||£ 655||6 months per visit|
|10-year long-term Standard Visitor visa||₽ 86,450||£ 822||6 months per visit|
Note: the visa fee may vary depending on the currency exchange value fluctuations and UK government discretion. You can book your visa application from VFS Global website or from the Gov.UK website. Following are the documents that you must bring with you on the appointment day:
- Print out the email confirming the details of your appointment Received after booking your appointment
- Valid passport or travel documents.
- Printout of the complete visa application form
- All supporting documents (Refer to guidelines for your visa type for the documents you must provide depending on your Consular District in Moscow)
Following is the VFS Global address: Kashirskoe shosse, 3 bld 2/4, Business Center “Sirius Park”, 2nd floor Moscow, 115230, Russia Following is the British Embassy Moscow address: Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10 Moscow,121099, Russia
You can also apply for the UK Visa from our partner iVisa by clicking below:
Top London hotels to stay for tourists from Moscow
Once you are done with the visa formalities and flight booking, you will need to sort out the hotel booking. London has the most beautiful and highest number of 5-star hotels in the world with 75 hotels in total. Surpassing Dubai which has 61 5-star hotels. The top 10 London hotels as per travel and leisure in 2022 are as follows:
|1||Shangri-La the Shard, London||97.86||Check Availability|
|2||The Goring, Belgravia||96.55||Check Availability|
|3||The Connaught, Westminster||95.79||Check Availability|
|4||The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection||95.50||Check Availability|
|5||Kimpton Fitzroy London||95.24||Check Availability|
|6||Claridge’s, Mayfair||94.60||Check Availability|
|7||The Savoy, Strand||93.63||Check Availability|
|8||Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park||92.95||Check Availability|
|9||Four Seasons Hotel London, Park Lane||92.50||Check Availability|
|10||Rosewood London||92.39||Check Availability|
In case you are looking for other specific London hotels you can search and book below basis availability:
Top 3 London tours for tourists travelling from Moscow to London:
We have listed the top 3 London tours below which are popular among the Russian tourist:
1. London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option
Fast track option for a perfect Lastminute London Eye experience! With fast-track entry for your standard flight in a shared pod, you get to skip the majority of the queue.
2. Big Bus Hop On Hop Off London Tour
See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to the captivating commentary.
3. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London
Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle.
In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.