The Metro is the easiest and the most reliable way get around
Moscow. Its layout is quite simple. Radial lines, which cut
across the city in most directions, are joined together by a
circular line, which also joins together the city's largest
railway stations. Each radial line has its own name, number and
colour on the metro map, and you can get from practically any
station to another one with a maximum of two transfers.
pay for your ride, buy a magnetic card from a cashier in the
metro. No matter how long you ride or how
many transfers you make, you pay no extra fee.
There is separate entrance and exit, marked with
To help you find your way, there are several multicoloured
metro maps in every car, and a loud speaker that announces
the name of the station at every stop. The doors open and close
To change from one line to another one has to go through a
tunnel to the platform of the crossing line. Just look for the
sign saying "Perehod"
means crossing. An exception to this are Tretyakovskaya and
Kitay-Gorod where the crossing lines meet at the same platform,
so going back at the same line should be done from the other
There are approximately two minutes intervals between the
The Metro starts work at 6 a.m., but stations open at 5.30-5.40
a.m. At 1 a.m. the entrances close and passengers must complete
their transfers. Last train leaves also at 1 a.m.