Yeah, it is really huge. But it is easy to use it. You have the main Ring Line so you can interchange mostly every line you really need. There are 11 Lines in Moscow Metro and 1 line of Light Metro and 1 line of Monorail Metro. All Metrotrains have got maps inside that are on two languages Russian and English so you couldn't lost there.
Moscow Metro Maps (English, Chineese, Korean)
By the way you could download and print the Moscow Metro map that we have got on our website (2013 Editions). Right-click over map - "Download as" to download in hi-res.
How To Use Moscow Metro
The Metro is open from 5:30AM - 1AM. Stations close at 1AM so your journey must be completed by then (more precisely, at 1AM the last train starts from the end stations, the entrances and transfers between lines are locked and the escalators are stopped - if you caught the train, you'll be able to exit at any stop on the way, but it might be a long slog up the steps). Before 7AM and after 9PM, the metro is rarely busy. During rush hours, trains run roughly every 60 seconds on most lines. At other times during the day, they run about every two to three and a half minutes, and every six to ten minutes late at night. As trains are so frequent, there is no timetable available to passengers.
Between these times on work days it can be a real squeeze, especially within the ring. Some escalators are a two minute ride as the stations in the city center are very deep. On the escalators stand on the right.
It's important to know that colors in the underground's signs don't necessarily correspond to the ones on the maps, so the green line is not necessarily indicated by a green sign (that could be the sign for the gray line). It's less confusing to refer to the numbers, e.g. line 3 is line 3 whatever color is on the sign. There are no English signs inside so have your itinerary ready beforehand or learn to read Cyrillic, which is possible. Anyway, you can use a Russian-English plan while you moving inside a Metro train. Don't let yourself be intimidated by the huge masses of jostling, rushing, cross people. The Russians also take their time to study the tiny signposts to see where to change trains or which exit to take. Don't use the metro if you are claustrophobic as the air is thick especially at rush hour.
How Much Do the Moscow Underground Trips Cost?(The prices are valid from April, 1st, 2013)
|Number Of Trips||Price|
|One-trip card valid for 5 days||30RUB|
|Two-trips, valid for 5 days||60RUB|
|5 trips, valid for 90 days||150RUB|
|11 trips, valid for 90 days||300RUB|
|20 trips, valid for 90 days||500RUB|
|60 trips valid for 90 days||1200RUB|
Smart-cards (without limits, valid for X-days)
|Smart-card (without limits, valid for X days)||Price|
|Smart-card (no limits) valid for 24 hours||200RUB|
|Smart-card (no limits) valid for 30 days||2200RUB|
|Smart-card (no limits) valid for 90 days||5200RUB|
|Smart-card (no limits) valid for 365 days||17000RUB|
Ticket for travel by bus, trolleybus, tram, metro and monorail system services with validity limited to 90 minutes
|90-minute tickets for a limited number of activations||Price|
|1 activation valid for 24 hours||50RUB|
|2 activations valid for 5 days||100RUB|
|5 activations valid for 90 days||220RUB|
|11 activations valid for 90 days||450RUB|
|20 activations valid for 90 days||750RUB|
|40 activations valid for 90 days||1500RUB|
|60 activations valid for 90 days||1800RUB|
Inscriptions On Information Boards And Panels Used In Metro
|НЕТ ПРОХОДА||NO ENTRANCE|
|ПЕРEХОД НА КОЛЬЦЕВУЮ ЛИНИЮ||TRANSFER TO CIRCULAR(RING) LINE|
|ВЫХОД В ГОРОД||EXIT TO THE CITY|
|ПЕРЕХОД ПРЕКРАЩАЕТСЯ В 1 ЧАС НОЧИ||TRANSFER IS CLOSED AT 1 A.M.|
|К ПОЕЗДАМ ДО СТАНЦИЙ:||BOARDING PLATFORMS TO STATIONS:|
|ПОСАДКИ НЕТ||NO BOARDING|
If you'd like to visit Moscow Metro - the best option for you will be book the private tour with us. Our prices are fairly cheap and you can choose by yourselves what stations you would like to visit. For more information about Moscow Metro don't forget to check our Moscow Metro Virtual Tour to look up the best stations in Moscow Metro and our Moscow Metro Tour information. For booking information contact us using our Request Form.