Last updated: September 2020
Planning a stopover or layover in Moscow? Perhaps you have an early flight and don’t want to rush to start your day. Whatever your reason, a night at a hotel near Vnukovo Andrei Tupolev International Airport is a great way to be within close distance to everything Moscow has to offer or the perfect place to refresh mid-journey.
Located 28km from the centre of Moscow, Vnukovo International Airport – known in Russian as Застройщик ГК Примаком or formally as Vnukovo Andrei Tupolev International Airport – is one of Moscow’s four airports and is the oldest and smallest airport servicing the city.
There is one terminal at Moscow Vnukovo Airport: the main terminal – Terminal A – is used for domestic and international flights, including flights from North Caucasus.
But where to stay near Moscow Vnukovo Airport? I’ve rounded up the best options to sleep close to Moscow Vnukovo Airport in this handy post!
What you need to know about Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Five things to make your stopover in Moscow easier:
- If you are transiting through any of Russia’s airports you will require a visa with very few exceptions.
- While announcements are made in Russian and English, there are very few airport workers who speak English. Expect a language barrier.
- There is limited free WiFi available throughout the terminals and it requires authentication via SMS. You can also find an Internet Cafe in Terminal A (2nd floor).
- There is a luggage storage room at Vnukovo Airport. It’s located in Terminal A on the underground level. It costs 500RUB per/day per item for luggage under 30kg. For luggage over this weight, a fee of 800RUB will be charged.
- If you have time before your flight, be sure to head into Moscow for a spot of sightseeing. Vnukovo Airport connects to central Moscow via the non-stop Aeroexpress. To plan your trip, visit the Aeroexpress website.
Can I sleep at Moscow Vnukovo Airport?
From what I understand, you can sleep at Moscow Vnukovo Airport but there are few places to do so.
The airport is open 24-hours.
Are there pay-per-use lounges at Moscow Vnukovo Airport?
Yes, there are several airport lounges that travellers can access if they don’t hold a Business Class ticket or premium airline status.
At the time of writing, a number of airport lounges are open 24-hours. These include the Tchaikovsky Lounge, Rakhmaninov Lounge and the Business Lounge (International and Domestic).
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Are there showers at Moscow Vnukovo Airport?
There are no public showers at Moscow Vnukovo Airport, however, travellers can purchase lounge access for a fee to access showers, meals, and comfortable lounge facilities.
Are there in-terminal hotels at Moscow Vnukovo Airport?
The Aerosleep Capsule Hotel and RelaxPoint Capsule Hotel are the only in-terminal hotels. They are both located inside Terminal A.
There are a number of hotels within walking distance from Moscow Vnukovo Airport.
Which hotels are near Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Check out the handy comparison chart below to choose the perfect hotel near Moscow Vnukovo Airport:
|AEROSLEEP Capsule Hotel||At the airport||3-star||Yes, complimentary||None, but close to airport restaurants and bars.||– In Terminal Accommodation|
– 24/7 Check-in
|RelaxPoint Capsule Hotel||At the airport||3-star||Yes, complimentary||None, but close to airport restaurants and bars.||– In Terminal Accommodation|
– 24/7 Check-in
|DoubleTree by Hilton – Vnukovo Airport||Walking distance||4-star||Yes, complimentary||– Restaurant|
|– Day use rooms|
– Turkish Hammam
|Four Points by Sheraton Moscow Vnukovo Airport* (Opening July 2021)||Walking distance||4-star||Yes, complimentary||– Pool|
|Antis House Uninn||3-minutes from the airport||3-star||Yes, complimentary||– Cafe||– Hotel shuttle||$$|
|Imperial Park Hotel & Spa||10 minutes from the airport||5-star||Yes, complimentary||– Restaurant|
|– Hotel shuttle|
– Onsite activities
|Vnukovo Green Palace||10 minutes from airport||3-star||Yes, complimentary||– Restaurant||– Hotel shuttle (700RUB per car)||$$|
Hotels inside Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Aerosleep Capsule Hotel
Looking for a quick nap between flights or a budget hotel inside Moscow Vnukovo Airport? Then consider booking AeroSleep Capsule Hotel!
These space-age and fully private sleeping pods, located in the main terminal of the airport, are fully equipped with 21″ TV, air conditioning/heating, USB socket and power outlet, and a folding desk. While the facilities are basic, they are perfect to unwind in after long-haul flights.
There are lockers to store suitcases and other personal belongings, and a small one inside the capsule to store passports and wallets while you are sleeping. Guests have access to a shared bathroom with a shower facility.
When booking you typically book in 3-hour windows, with options ranging from 3- to 12-hours available. Check in is available 24/7.
While there are no restaurants or bars affiliated with the restaurant, Aerosleep Capsule Hotel is close to the five restaurants and two bars inside Vnukovo Airport.
Location: Vnukovo Airport, Terminal A, Level 2 (next to the VIP Business Lounges)
RelaxPoint Capsule Hotel
The sister hotel to AeroSleep Capsule Hotel, RelaxPoint Capsule Hotel is the second Capsule Hotel inside Vnukovo Airport’s Domestic Transit area.
While the capsules are basic their location inside Vnukovo’s airport is perfect for those with an early flight or connecting onto a domestic flight – or vice versa.
Much like it’s sister property, capsules are fully equipped with 21″ TV’s, airconditioning and heating, power socket and USB port. There’s also a folding desk and free WiFi for guests.
Bathrooms are shared with a shower. Baggage storage during your stay is available.
Location: Domestic Transit Zone, Vnukovo Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton – Vnukovo Airport
Conveniently located opposite the main entrance to Terminal A, DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow – Vnukovo Airport is a great choice for those who want a little more privacy and comfort during their layover in Moscow.
Like every stay at the Doubletree, you’ll start with a warm chocolate chip cookie – a Doubletree tradition – before checking into your room. Rooms are bright and modern. The hotel has a variety of bright, modern guest rooms all equipped with a TV’s, ergonomic workspace, digital safe, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.
One of the highlights is the 24-hour bar, SkyLounge which has panoramic views of the airport’s runway. Vnukovo Airport is favoured by diplomats and the rich so you are likely to stop a diverse array of aircraft arriving and departing!
For those who want to explore downtown Moscow, it’s a five-minute walk from the Aeroexpress station to access Moscow’s city centre.
For those wanting a comfortable place to relax during their layover in Moscow, Doubletree offers Day Use Room with 30% Off the standard rate of the property. This includes access to the pool, gym, and steam room!
Location: 2nd Reysovaya Street 2, Moscow, Vnukovo
Closest Hotels to Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Opening in July 2021, Four Points by Sheraton Moscow Vnukovo Airport is the newest hotel at Moscow Vnukovo Airport.
Enjoy large stylish guest rooms, comfortable beds, productive workspaces and fast, free Wi-Fi. There will be an onsite restaurant and bar will be sure to please guests, and a pool and gym for guests to enjoy during their stay,
Location: Bolshaya Vnukovskaya 8, Moscow
Antis House Uninn
Located close to Vnukovo Airport, Antis House Uninn offers comfortable guest rooms with a homely, local touch. Simple, clean and bright rooms are fitted with comfortable beds and cosy bedding. TVs and coffee/tea making facilities are provided.
Choose from Double or Twin beds. For singles seeking an affordable hotel near Vnukovo Airport, they also offer Economy Single Room fitted with single beds.
For those travelling with families, there is a children’s play area located inside the hotel.
Airport transfers are complimentary for guests (at the time of writing) every 30-minutes.
For those who want to head into downtown Moscow, the Aeroexpress Train Station is a 15-minute walk from the Antis House Uninn Hotel.
A grocery store is located just outside the hotel for those who want to pick up extra snacks or put together your own meals.
Location: Plotinnaya Street 28, 119027 Vnukovo
Imperial Park Hotel & Spa
Add a touch of luxury to your stopover in Moscow when you stay at the Imperial Park Hotel & Spa.
The large rooms and huge suites are styled in a modern Italian manner, with marble and wood finishings. Most rooms have a private balcony with many overlooking the surrounding forest. While a little dated, rooms are clean and comfortable, with flat screen TV’s, ample wall sockets and a safe.
For those travelling as a family, be sure to look into the two-bedroom suites. These spacious rooms have an apartment-feel and come with a shared living room.
Restaurants Dvoryanskiy and Kupecheskiy serve classical Russian and European dishes. Local beer, shish kebabs and other snacks are served at Beer Assembly. Café Confectionery serves a large selection of fresh-baked pastries.
There are many activities to keep you busy during your stay at the Imperial Park Hotel & Spa. In the Grand Arena Hall try bowling, tennis and shooting. Guests can ride horses or rental bicycles through the surrounding pine forests. There is also an indoor pool and large spa offering massage treatments.
Location: Ptichnoye, D/P Bogorodskoye, 108807 Rogozinino
Vnukovo Green Palace
If you are seeking simple but modern, consider booking a stay at the Vnukovo Green Palace Hotel while in Moscow.
This unassuming hotel is located just a 10-minute drive from the airport. Rooms are basic but comfortable and spacious, but bathrooms are on the smaller side. All 68 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free bottled water, and safes. Complimentary breakfast is provided.
The rooms are not entirely soundproof from the outside. Being located near a motorway, there is some light noise that does come through. Light sleepers, be sure to ask for a room on the other side of the hotel!
Location: Privolnaya St., 1/1 Marushkino Village, Moscow
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