Overnight in SVO

Old May 11, 16, 10:20 am
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Overnight in SVO

I fly into SVO at 10PM from PRG and the flight back to LAX isn't until around noon the next day (I know, been there, done that, not complaining).

I initially planned to get Russian transit visa and sleep in hotel close to airport, wake up early and make a quick dash to Red square and catch the flight back. But visas for the countries I am visiting took priority and I have no time to get Russian visa.

So, my question, are there any half decent places to sleep in SVO? I am open to buying pass to a lounge. I checked out the capsule hotel but they are obnoxiously priced. If push comes to shove, I'll may be get one for a few hours.
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Old May 11, 16, 10:27 am
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Check the sleeping in airports website for lots of practical information.

Are you sure your nationality requires a transit visa? I've seen reports of people being escorted to special guarded floors of hotels near the airport. They're not allowed to leave the room, although room service is available. Prices seem high.

Going to Red Square would probably require a tourist visa, not transit, but I haven't looked at the rules recently. If there's a Russian consulate in Los Angeles, you might be able to get a visa quickly for more money if you can drop off and pick up documents in person for expedited service (versus the additional time to use a visa service agency, although some visa service agencies are good at getting visas quickly for lots of money).
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Old May 11, 16, 10:41 am
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Yes, my nationality requires Russian Visa.

The problem I have 2 days between when I get my passport from Croatian consulate and my date of departure. Might be worth following up with them if they can do same day (or 2 days) processing.

Transit visa is required if the period of stay in Russia exceeds 24 hours or a traveler needs to change the airport.
Yes, you are right. I'd need a tourist visa since my stay is less than 24 hours and do not have a change of airport.

I'll check on the special guarded hotel floors!
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Old May 11, 16, 10:47 am
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From sleepinginairport,

Novotel Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport - (5 min walk from Terminal 2). There is a wing of the hotel that is accessible to transit passengers. Free shuttle bus to/from Terminals D,E, and F every 20 minutes (6:00AM to 10:00PM) and every 30 minutes (10:00PM to 6:00AM); and Terminals B and C hourly
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Old Jun 2, 16, 11:49 am
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I can't seem to find answer to this in SVO site. I am flying coach, so no lounge access. But if I am willing to pay for a day/guest pass, can I get into Blues/Jazz lounge (or any other longue that has a shower and decent space to stretch)?

FWIW My flight from PRG comes into TERMINAL D - DOMESTIC/INTL and LAX flights leaves from TERMINAL D - DOMESTIC/INTL as well (as per my ticket).

I flew via SVO last week, but I was beat when we got there and had 2 hr connection, so I couldnt really explore the place.
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Did you look at Air Express hotel at Terminal E: http://www.v-exp.ru/en/price/

Its expensive, but you can shower and sleep there a little bit (you'll pay 2 740 Rubles for 4 hours or 3 440 Rub for 6 hours). It might be worth it, at least you'll get some rest.

There are also Business-lounge the “Gallery” at the terminal D but it will cost you 3500 rubles for 3 hours: http://www.svo.aero/en/business-lounges/d/
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