Moscow Metro Information
The Moscow Metro is a rapid transit system that serves Moscow and the neighboring towns of Reutov and Krasnogorsk, Russia. The system began operations on 15th May 1935, and presently has 12 lines that serve 194 stations. The system has a total track length of 325.4 km (202.2 miles). The metro system is operated by Moskovsky Metropoliten. As per 2012 statistics, the system had an average daily ridership of 6.73 million passengers and it was the world’s second most heavily used metro system, the same year.
Moscow Metro Map
Map of Moscow Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also download Moscow Metro Map in PDF.
Moscow Metro Hours
The metro service starts operations at 6:00 am and runs until 1:00 am the next day.
Moscow Metro Fare
Fares can be paid by purchasing tickets or through smart cards. A one ride ticket can be purchased for 40 rubles. A two rides ticket costs 80 rubles. Both the tickets are valid for a period of five days including the day of purchase. A 5 rides, 11 rides, 20 rides, 40 rides and 60 rides ticket can be purchased for 150, 300, 500, 1000 and 1200 rubles respectively. These tickets are valid for 90 days including the day of purchase.
Smart cards can be purchased for unlimited rides on the metro within the specified validity period. A one day smart card can be purchased for 200 rubles and provides unlimited rides for one day. The card is valid for 24 hours after it has been validated for the first time. A 30 day smart card costs 2200 rubles and provides unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days including the day of purchase. A 90 day smart card is valid for 90 days including the day of purchase and costs 5200 rubles. A 365 day smart card is valid for 365 days including the day of purchase and costs 17000 rubles.
Riders can also purchase tickets to be used on metro, tram, buses, monorail system and trolleybus, which have validity limit of 90 minutes. A 1 activation ticket costs 50 rubles and can be used on the day of purchase. A 2 activations ticket costs 100 rubles and can be used for 5 days after the first activation. A 5 activations, 11 activations, 20 activations, 40 activations and 60 activations tickets cost 220, 450, 750, 1500 and 1800 rubles respectively and are valid for 90 days including the day of purchase.
A 70 rides ticket that provides rides on the metro, tram, bus, monorail system and trolleybus can be purchased for 2380 rubles and is valid for one calendar month.
Ticket needs to be purchased for bulky luggage and costs 50 rubles for one piece of luggage. The ticket is valid for 5 days including the day of purchase.
Children under 7 years of age can ride the metro for free.
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Moscow Metro Parking
Park and ride facilities are available for metro riders at each metro station. There are bicycle racks available at park and ride area near the metro station.
Moscow Metro Rules and Tips
The stations are beautifully decorated and display cultural, historical and architectural monuments. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited inside the metro system. Transit of small pets and birds is allowed provided they are carried inside containers or cages. Transit of bicycles is not allowed.
Moscow Metro Lines
Moscow Metro consists of 12 lines and each line is identified by number, name and color.
- Sokolnicheskaya – Line 1 was opened in 1935, and it is the oldest rapid transit system with a length of 26.1 km. The line serves 19 stations and the metro train service between Ulitsa Podbel’ skogo and Yugo Zapadnaya.
- Zamoskvoretskaya – Line 2 was opened in 1938 and the length of this route is 39.8 serving 21 stations. Line 2 operates between Rechnoy Vokzal towards Alma- Atinskaya.
- Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya – Line 3 was opened in 1938 and the length of this route is 45.1 serving 22 stations. Line 3 operates between Shchyolkovskaya and Pyatnitskoye Shosse.
- Filyovskaya – Line 4 was opened in 1958, and the length of this route is 14.9km serving 13 stations. Line 4 operates between Aleksandrovskiy Sad and after reaching Kievskaya the metro runs towards two directions, Studencheskaya and Vystavochnaya.
- Koltsevaya – Line 5 was opened in 1958, and the length of the route is 14.9 serving 13 stations. Line 5 operates between Park Kul’tury and Kievskaya.
- Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya – Line 6 was opened in 1958, and the length of this route is 37.6 serving 24 stations. Line6 operates between Medvedkovo and Novoyasenevskaya.
- Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya – Line 7 was opened in 1966 and the length of this route is 35.9km serving 19 stations. Line7 operates between Planernaya and Vykhino.
- Kalininskaya – Line 8 was opened in 1979, and the length of this route is 16.3 serving 8 stations. Line8 operates between Tret’yakovskaya and Novokosino.
- Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya – Line9 was opened in 1983, and the length of this route is 41.2 serving 25 stations. Line9 operates between Altuf’vevo and Bul’var Dmitriya Donskogo.
- Lyublinsko- Dmitrovskaya - Line10 was opened in 1995, and the length of this route is 28.2km serving 17 stations. Line 10 operates between Marina Roshcha and Zyablikovo.
- Kakhovskaya – Line 11 was opened in 1995 and the length of this route is 3.3km serving 3 stations. Line 11 operates between Kashirskaya and Kakhovskaya.
- Butovskaya – Line 12 was opened in 2003 and the length of this route is 5.5km serving 5 stations. Line 12 operates between Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya and Buninskaya Alleya.
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