The Moscow metro

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The Moscow metro Reviews

vickie-lou vickie-l…
25 reviews
A Hidden Gem Dec 26, 2012
The Moscow Metro is perhaps one of the more beautiful attractions in the city. Each station is filled with elegant statues and art work and it's worth getting off every now and then just to wander around the station before getting back on the train again.

The train system itself is very old and all in Cyrillic but it's easy to match the words on the map to the destination you need to go to and count the stops to where you need to be. A few of the older trains don't have flashing lights telling you which station you're at so it pays to keep your wits about you and count the stops as you go as there are no English announcements. Each line is both numbered and coloured which also makes transfers easy, just learn the difference between the word for exit and the word for transfer in advance to save on any extra confusion with signage.

One ride is 28 Rubles (no matter how many transfers you need to make) and it is easy to buy multiple trips either on the machines (which do provide an English option) or at the ticket counter. As always, keep safety a priority, keep an eye on your bags and beware of pickpockets but otherwise enjoy this beautiful underground system.
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yormen yormen
2 reviews
The Moscow metro Jul 12, 2008
The best way to travel trough Moscow. It is fast and cheap! And all the metro stations are beautiful, when you pay attention you will find some decorations from the Sovjet era. Sometimes it is very crowded, wich isn't that surprising in a city with more than 10 milion inhabitants.

A single ride costs about 17 RUB ($0.73 - €0.45).

The metro is also the fastest way to get from A to B. And if you miss your metro, don't worry.. 45 seconds later another metro will arrive!
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anafiga says:
it will be not hard but will take some time and by the way one ride costs now 28 rubles about 1 dollar or 90 eurocents
Posted on: May 24, 2011
yormen says:
It isn't really hard, all the lines have different colours.
Posted on: Apr 02, 2011
jonathanwy says:
isn't it hard for foreigner who only knows English to use tube in Moscow?
Posted on: Mar 30, 2011

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