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Cheapest flights to cities in Russia

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  • What are the most popular cities to visit in Russia?

    For momondo users, the most popular city in Russia is Moscow, which is visited about 1,870% more often than any other city in Russia. Other very common cities that our users travel to are Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Russia?

    The cheapest flights to Russia recently found by momondo users are $82 with Pobeda, $95 with Wizz Air UK, and $103 with S7 Airlines.

  • How long is the flight from Australia to Russia?

    Flight times from Australia to Russia vary, but if you’re flying out of Sydney Kingsford Smith and flying into Saint Petersburg Pulkovo (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 34h 30m on average. Another popular route from Australia to Russia is flying from Melbourne to Saint Petersburg Pulkovo, which will take roughly 35h 50m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

  • What is the most popular airport in Russia to fly to?

    According to our data, 37% of momondo users who travelled to Russia in the last year flew into Saint Petersburg Pulkovo (located in Saint Petersburg), making it the most popular airport to fly to. There may be other airports in Russia, but the majority of our users take flights to Saint Petersburg Pulkovo in order to visit Saint Petersburg and it’s surrounding areas.

  • How much are flights to Russia?

    The cheapest flight to Russia recently found on momondo was $679. If you’re unable to find a flight deal this cheap, keep in mind that anything less than $1,492 is considered a good price for flights to Russia. $1,555 is the average cost to fly to Russia, while $4,339 is the most expensive.

  • What is the best day of the week to fly to Russia?

    Flying to Russia on a Wednesday or Monday is your best option since this is when flight prices tend to be at their lowest for the week. The most expensive day of the week to fly to Russia is on a Saturday.


Recent flights found to popular cities in Russia

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Cheapest flight routes to Russia

These routes have the cheapest flights to Russia found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
SydneyMoscow22h 00m$1,207
MelbourneMoscow23h 40m$1,272
BrisbaneMoscow29h 00m$1,311
SydneySaint Petersburg34h 30m$1,421
PerthMoscow32h 10m$1,465
PerthSaint Petersburg26h 05m$1,509
CairnsMoscow49h 15m$1,512
MelbourneSaint Petersburg35h 50m$1,568
MaroochydoreMoscow28h 40m$1,664
SydneyRostov on Don44h 20m$1,734
BrisbaneSaint Petersburg32h 05m$1,848
AdelaideSaint Petersburg36h 15m$1,878
NewcastleMoscow39h 35m$1,943
AdelaideKrasnodar36h 20m$1,997
MelbourneNovosibirsk33h 20m$2,090
CoolangattaMoscow42h 25m$2,093

Best things to do and see in Russia

How long does it take to fly to Russia?

Flights to Russia from Australia vary in journey time depending on where you are departing from. For example, if you fly from the east or west of the country, you can expect the flight time to vary significantly. Russia flights from Sydney on the east coast are a good way to get cheap flights, with the journey time being about 21h and 50min to Moscow and around 25h to Saint Petersburg. If your departure city is Perth on the west coast of Australia, then your flight times are approximately 18h to Moscow and about 21h and 20min to Saint Petersburg. Those that take off from Melbourne will find that the plane is in the air for about 20h and 55min before landing in Moscow and about 24h 15min to Saint Petersburg. No matter which route you decide to take, you will find it easy to get a well-priced airfare on momondo.

Can you get direct flights to Russia from Australia?

Unfortunately, there are no non-stop routes between Australia and Russia. But there are plenty of tickets for routes with one transfer, so you will arrive at your destination in no time at all. For instance, if you fly from Sydney Airport (SYD), Perth Airport (PER) or Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Saint Petersburg Airport (LED), you will make one stop along the journey. This would most likely be at Dubai International Airport (DXB). If you fly from SYD, PER or MEL to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME), then you would also be required to transfer once along the journey. Again, this is normally at the same airport, which is most commonly at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha.

What is the best way to travel around Russia?

Like Australia, Russia is a vast country, so there are many ways to travel. Some of the main forms of transport in the country are train, bus and plane. If you were to travel from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, for example, there are several different methods of transport you could take. One of the quickest ways is to fly between these two cities. If you choose this option, you will find that the flight time tends to be about 1h and 35min. You could also get a range of trains, including the 751A, which completes the journey in approximately 3h and 30min. If you aren't in a rush, you could also opt for the Ecolines bus, which takes around 10h in total. Alternatively, if you want more flexibility with your onward journey, you could look to drive between the two cities, which takes about 7h and 20min. If you want to travel from Moscow to Novosibirsk, then flying is probably your best option. A direct flight between these two cities tends to have a total journey time of about 3h and 50min. An alternative route is to take the famous Russian trains, which is an adventure in itself. The travel time between Moscow and Novosibirsk takes about two days and 4h. Driving this distance would most likely take a similar time at around 45h behind the wheel.

Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Russia?

Australian citizens will need to make sure that they have a visa before they arrive in Russia. This can be obtained at the Russian embassy or the Russian consulate before you fly. It can take a bit of time to approve, so ensure you don’t do this too close to your departure date. Otherwise, you may not be able to travel. You also need to make sure that you have a passport that is valid for at least six months after your arrival date.


Popular routes landing in Russia

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Melbourne to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time23h 40m
Cheapest price$1,272
London to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time3h 25m
Cheapest price$69
Sydney to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time22h 00m
Cheapest price$1,207
Sydney to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time34h 30m
Cheapest price$1,421
Singapore to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time25h 20m
Cheapest price$1,190
Brisbane to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time35h 40m
Cheapest price$1,670
Adelaide to Krasnodar Flights
Fastest flight time36h 20m
Cheapest price$1,997
Perth to Samara Flights
Fastest flight time23h 00m
Cheapest price$3,368
London to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price$318
Adelaide to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time36h 15m
Cheapest price$1,878
Brisbane to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time41h 50m
Cheapest price$1,425
Sydney to Vladivostok Flights
Fastest flight time31h 55m
Cheapest price$2,748
Canberra to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time26h 35m
Cheapest price$2,756
Melbourne to Novosibirsk Flights
Fastest flight time33h 20m
Cheapest price$2,090
Canberra to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time37h 50m
Cheapest price$2,937
Perth to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time26h 05m
Cheapest price$1,509
Sydney to Rostov on Don Flights
Fastest flight time44h 20m
Cheapest price$1,734
Melbourne to Khabarovsk Flights
Fastest flight time46h 40m
Cheapest price$2,849
Perth to Moscow Flights
Fastest flight time32h 10m
Cheapest price$1,465
Melbourne to Saint Petersburg Flights
Fastest flight time35h 50m
Cheapest price$1,568

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