The vast majority of flights from the UK head for Moscow and St Petersburg. Flying to Moscow has become considerably cheaper with the introduction of low-cost flights with EasyJet from Manchester.
The Moscow-based Transaero Airlines operate direct routes from London Heathrow. You will also find direct flights from Heathrow with Aeroflot and British Airways.
A number of airlines offer reasonably priced indirect flights. The lowest fares are usually from London airports. Airlines offering reasonably priced fares include British Airways, Swiss, Lufthansa, TAP, Air Baltic and Air Berlin.
Flying from regional airports will add more to the price of your ticket. The cheapest departure airports outside London are often Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester. Airlines worth investigating include British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, Germanwings, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.
See our individual airport pages for more details of airlines, routes, UK departure points and airport transport.
The busiest airport in Russia and the largest of the three international airports in Moscow. Direct flights with EasyJet from Manchester.
Direct flights from Heathrow with Aeroflot and Rossiya Airlines. Cheaper indirect flights with airlines like Alitalia, KLM, Air France, SAS, Finnair and Aeroflot. The lowest fares are normally from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
Direct flights from Heathrow with Transaero. Cheaper indirect flights with airlines like Germanwings, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. The best deals are usually from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
The main airport serving St Petersburg. The best deals are almost always from London Gatwick or London Heathrow. Airlines with reasonable fares usually include British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Baltic, Aeroflot and Aerosvit Airlines.
The lowest fares from airports outside London are often from Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Airlines worth investigating include British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, KLM, Air Berlin, Air France and Jet2.com.