Aeroexpress Ltd. (Russian: ООО "Аэроэкспресс") is the operator of airport rail link services in Russia. It is founded in 2005 and is owned by Russian Railways (50%), TransGroup AS (25%), Iskander Makhmudov (17.5%), and Andrei Bokarev (7.5%).[1] Until 2012, the company only provided the rail transportation services between Moscow rail terminals and Moscow airports (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo). The company previously also provided the rail link services to Kazan's Kazan International Airport, Sochi's Adler Airport, and Vladivostok's Knevichi Airport.

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ED4MKM-AERO-0001 EMU for Aeroexpress company. Exhibition at Rizhsky Stn.
Dates of operation2002–current
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in) Russian gauge

In 2012, Aeroexpress transported 17.4 million passengers.[2]


Upgraded Aeroexpress terminal at Paveletsky Rail Terminal

The first rail link connected Moscow and Sheremetyevo Airport in 2002. In May 2008, Aeroexpress began to provide the rail link between Moscow and Vnukovo Airport (the line opened in August 2005). In July 2008, the company became the sole operator of rail links from Savyolovsky Rail Terminal (Butyrskaya Vokzal) and Belorussky Rail Terminal to Sheremetyevo airport and Lobnya, from Paveletsky Rail Terminal to Domodedovo airport, and from Kiyevsky Rail Terminal to Vnukovo airport.[3]

In February 2012, the service on the first non-Moscow link, connecting Sochi with its airport, began operations, followed in late July by a similar link in Vladivostok and, in 2013, Kazan. On its Vladivostok route the company also offered a limited commuter service at discounted prices. Services on routes outside Moscow were handed to other companies in early 2015 due to heavy losses and the "current macroeconomic situation".[4]

Rolling stockEdit


Model Number of trains Cars per train Line Start of service
ED4MKM-AERO 7 8 or 10 Moscow-PaveletskayaDomodedovo
OdintsovoSheremetyevo (Terminals D, E, F)
since 2009
since 2020 (to DME)
ESh2 «Eurasia» 11 4 or 6 Moscow-PaveletskayaDomodedovo,[5]
OdintsovoSheremetyevo (Terminals D, E, F)
since 2017

Bus FleetEdit

Model Number of buses Line Start of service
LiAZ-5292 8[6] Khovrino Metro Station/"Severniye Vorota" Bus TerminalSheremetyevo (Terminals A, B, C) since 2019


Model Number of trains Cars per train Line Time of service
EM2 ? 6, 8 or 10 Moscow-PaveletskayaDomodedovo 2002 - 2010
EM2I ? 2004 — 2010
ED4M ? 8, 10 or 11 Moscow-BelorusskayaSheremetyevo
2007 — 2018
ED9M 4 6 VladivostokKnevichi Airport 2012 — 2015
ES1 «Lastochka» ? 5 Kazan-PassazirskayaKazan Airport
Sochi railway stationSochi-Adler Airport
2013 — 2015

Routes listEdit

Aeroexpress routes in Moscow region (interactive map)

Aeroexpress routesEdit

Moscow Aeroexpress
Vnukovo Airport [ru]
Aeroport [ru]
Moscow Kiyevskaya
overlaps   to Odintsovo (11 stops)
Moscow Belorusskaya
Moscow Savyolovskaya
Aeroport Sheremetyevo
  to Lobnya
Moscow Kalanchyovskaya
Moscow Kurskaya
Moscow Paveletskaya
Verkhnie Kotly
Aeroport Domodedovo [ru]

Aeroexpress Bus Service RoutesEdit

Future RoutesEdit

Former routesEdit

"REX" routes (handled to "CPPK")Edit

  • Moscow, Savelovskiy Rail Terminal - Lobnya
  • Moscow, Belorussky Rail Terminal - Mozhaysk
  • Moscow, Kazansky Rail Terminal - Golutvin
  • Moscow, Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal - Pushkino
  • Moscow, Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal - Fryazino
  • Moscow, Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal - Monino
  • Moscow, Paveletsky Rail Terminal - Ozherelye

International cooperationEdit

Aeroexpress is a member of the International Air-Rail Organisation (IARO). Aeroexpress has taken into consideration the experience, quality standards and spectrum of services provided by its colleagues in Germany, UK, Sweden and US.[10]

Recent newsEdit

In January 2015, Moscow Department of Transport expressed initiative to transfer the Aeroexpress terminal from Belorussky to Savelovsky Railway Station. However, citizens voted against this proposal.[11] In May 2013, Aeroexpress announced it intends to decrease the headway between consecutive trains in Moscow to 15 minutes over the next few years. Currently, the headway between consecutive trains is 30 minutes.[12] In February 2013, Aeroexpress ordered 25 double decker electro-motor units.[13] The first train was delivered from Switzerland in August 2014.[14]


  1. ^ "Aeroexpress may set up subsidiary to serve St. Petersburg airport", Russia & CIS Business & Financial Daily, 5 Mar 2013, accessed 13 Mar 2013 via Nexis
  2. ^ "Aeroexpress Ups Passenger Flow 24%", The Moscow Times, 23 Jan 2013, accessed 13 Mar 2013
  3. ^ "Aeroexpress Company History". Archived from the original on 2010-07-03.
  4. ^ a b c "Aeroexpress - Aeroexpress to Leave Vladivostok and Kazan". Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  5. ^ "В Домодедово отправятся двухэтажные "Аэроэкспрессы"". 15 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Автобусы ЛиАЗ будут возить пассажиров в аэропорт Шереметьево". Dvizhok. 21 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Конечная: "Аэроэкспресс" переедет на Савеловский вокзал". 2017-02-27.
  8. ^ a b In brief International Railway Journal March 2015 page 11
  9. ^ "Поезд Ласточка на маршруте Сочи - Адлер - Аэропорт расписание поезда на 2021 год купить билет".
  10. ^ "Aeroexpress Today". Archived from the original on 2010-06-13.
  11. ^ "Muscovites voted against transfer of Aeroexpress Terminal to Savelovsky Station". We heart Moscow. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  12. ^ "Aeroexpress intends to decrease the headway between consecutive trains in Moscow to 15 minutes". Russian Aviation. May 31, 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Stadler wins Moscow double-deck train order". 13 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  14. ^ "Stadler ships first Aeroexpress EMU". 8 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-05.

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