Car hire Moscow: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Moscow

Distance from
Moscow city centre
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Car hires in Moscow: practical information

Where to rent a car in Moscow

Russia’s buzzing capital is so big and spread out that you’ll be happy to have a rental car in Moscow when you arrive. Once you have your flights to Moscow booked and sorted, it’s time to check out what car hire deals are available. At Moscow Domodedovo Airport, choose from Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt. At Sheremetyevo, you will find Hertz in the arrival’s area.

Most all major international car hire companies have offices in the city centre, some with several locations due to the city’s size. It’s always cheaper to reserve your Moscow rental car in advance and for an extra fee, some agencies will even pick up or drop off the car at your Moscow hotel for you.

Driving in Moscow: parking and other tips

Driving in Moscow is really a superpower. It also takes a lot of time, which is why it’s only recommended to use a rental car in Moscow to take day trips. While you’re in the city, the metro is best. The street system was never designed to handle so many cars which rush hours lasting all day long.

There is very little public parking so it’s best to find a hotel in Moscow and park there using the guest car park. Parking within the Boulevard Ring costs 80 rubbles per hour while parking between the Boulevard Ring and the Garden Ring costs 60.

Road trips from Moscow: what to do, what to see

Arkhangelskoye

Arkhangelskoye

Arkhangelskoye is one of Moscow’s finest estates and is a great way to spend the day outside of the chaos of Moscow. The estate is located two kilometres southwest of Krasnogorsk and features a 17th century manor, which belonged to the Yusupov family and today is a museum that hosts summer jazz concerts.

Tula

Yasnaya Polyana

Leo Tolstoy’s country house near Tula is a popular day trip from Moscow for fans of the author’s work. The house is where Tolstoy was born and where he wrote two of his greatest works, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Today the house is a museum which includes his personal effects and his library of 22,000 volumes.

Smolensk

Smolensk

A road trip to one of Russia’s oldest cities is definitely in order if you book a Moscow rental car. The ancient fortress is a must see, built in the 1500s and withstood several wars. Nearby is also Katyn, the site where the Katyn massacre took place, which resulted in thousands of Polish dead.

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RentMotors
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Kia Rio Economy, 4/5 Door, Manual
Rent&Go
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Volkswagen Polo Sedan Economy, 4/5 Door, Manual
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Renault Clio Economy, Special, Manual
Avis
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Hyundai I10 Mini, 4/5 Door, Manual
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Hyundai Elantra Compact, 4/5 Door, Manual
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Skoda Rapid Compact, 4/5 Door, Auto
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Hyundai Sonata Standard, 4/5 Door, Auto

Find a cheap flight to Moscow

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1 stop (7h30m)
KLM
return: 03-Feb-2019
1 stop (9h35m)
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Swiss
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Swiss
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