Question

Airfare wise, when is the best time to travel to Russia?

I'm planning to go there in July and it seems to me that the ticket prices are a bit expensive. On what months are the tickets the cheapest? Will it be cheaper if I book my flight earlier? I will be visiting a relative in Irkutsk but she can meet me in Moscow. So i don't mind if i get a flight to Moscow instead. Any thoughts on this?

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City: Moscow

Federal city: Moscow City

Country: Russia

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hello! well july is summer and a lot of people are on the move. if you are just coming for a visit and not to tour russia the i would advise that you come anytime but before may and after september. these times fares are cheaper. they are the cheapest at the peak of winter in january and february. accomodation is affordable in winter. on earlier bookings, still it will depend on the airlines some have fixed prices while others follow suply demand curve. i advise eyou to make a fast move as soon as you can. welcome to russia.
Thus, during school vacacions tickets may be much more expensive than tney usually are. So, avoid flying (or book ur seets much beforehand) from 25 to 10 th, from March, 20th, to 1st of April. Summer is, of course, the high season, but the prices are not higher. The only thing u must take into coinsideration if u travel in Summer - there may be some difficulties in finding tickets or hotels to stay in, - as anywhere else, actually)


As far as the weather is conserned, January is the best time to come if you want to see the fabulous Russian winter, but you would have to go to the suburbs or some other Russian European citiestowns to enjoy it, cause Moscow microclimate litterally kills it.
SRY: from December 25 to January 10

Have a nice trip)
hello! well july is summer and a lot of people are on the move. if you are just coming for a visit and not to tour russia the i would advise that you come anytime but before may and after september. these times fares are cheaper. they are the cheapest at the peak of winter in january and february. accomodation is affordable in winter. on earlier bookings, still it will depend on the airlines some have fixed prices while others follow suply demand curve. i advise eyou to make a fast move as soon as you can. welcome to russia.
Hi!! I think that ypu can come to moscow any time, and the pircefot the tickets will be almost the same..only prices fro service and hotel will be higher..agree with the previous answer that for the hotels the prices will be less befor may and after september.HAVE A nice trip.
Hello!
The best time to travel to Russia is spring or summer (beginning of summer) You were right when thought about buying ticket beforehand it will be more cheep, try to buy it 3-4 month before the trip, or you can found out from the company if they have some special prices according to the time of the year. Irkutsk is quite far from Moscow, so it's only up to you to decide on the city to fly at.
summer and spring... try to find sales action from Aeroflot or another airlines.
Good day to you!
July is a kind of a high season for tourism here in Moscow, the weather is quite warm and sunny. So, the prices will be expensive as the flow of tourists will thick.
From my personal point of view and experience, the tickets will be certainly cheaper before June and after August, that makes September the best time to come: you see, the weather is still nice and comfortable for walking tours around Moscow.
Certainly, try to book the flight earlier if you plan to come in July. But also be aware of special offers the airlines provide. Search through the Internet and I hope you will find a suitable offer.
Good flight to you and welcome in Moscow!
I think the best time to travel to Russia are July and August. Also June is fine, but not the best.
Sure, the best time for travel to Russia is a summer. I advise to you flidht to Moscow and then go to Irkutsk by train. You can see a lot of picturesque views and across the border Europe and Asia. Good luck
In the beginning of year the cast of train billeted increase gradually in January and April, but in autumn they are more chopper. Indeed, you are better traveling to Moscow by plain and then to Irkutsk by train. It seems me more properly.
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Hello)))))))the best time to travel to Russia is form May to September. the hottest months are july and august. yes, if you book tickets in advance it will be cheaper. the cheapest tickets are those which are booked before May, also we have a low cost flights Sky Express.website this is a link to this site. good luck)
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And where are u from? I think that it doesnt matter when u will come to Russia. The price is the same. But if u want to buy cheap tickets u have to book them as early as u can.
Hi! Tickets are almost the same price whole year.
Tickets can be cheaper if you book in advance.
The best time to visit Russia is summer. Of course if you are not going to feel real russian winter. It's pretty warm from May till August. So July is good enought though. Summer time it's a tourists season, so the ticket prices can be expensive, but i think they are pretty the same during whole year. But you should start to look for the ticket earlier due to high season. And do not take train from Moscow to Irkutsk. Because trains in Russia it's kind of horrible stuff. And it's going to take about 3 days. You can go to website to look for flight from Moscow to Irkutsk. and also there are some websites where you can plan your flight with 'low-cost-airlines' : website
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Ok, My dear friend, Traveling to Russia does not have to be costly, there are many airlines to this beautiful city of Moscow.
All air travel depends on how many flight connections you will be making; you may try to minimize the connections which in return will be costly, however an earlier planning is advised.
Booking and even purchasing your ticket earlier save you a lot, especially due to inflated last minutes costs.The Market isn't stable and nobody will stop you from boarding since the ticket cost may have shoot up.
Hy, if you don´t mind flying aeroflot, there is sales 2x per year, spring and autumn. Check their page frequently since it´s announced only few days in advance. They fly to all big cities in Asia and Europe. Last yrs the spring offers started end of march if I remember right.
And, due to rubles inflation: the later you come the cheaper it gets:)
Arndt
Hi! As you could understand from the previous answers summer is the best time to visit almost any part of Russia. But you are going to visit Irkutsk and certainly the lake Baikal, so for this purpose the period from the end of May and till the beginning of October is suitable. You are quite right about the high prices on flights. My friends from Germany also complained about it. To make your journey cheaper it's good to fly from your city to Moscow then take a train (# 10 called Baikal "Moscow - Irkutsk"). I live in Irkutsk so if you need help of a professional guide don't hesitate to contact me!
Good luck
Yours, Natasha
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If you come to Irkutsk I can show you around. July is Ok. It's hot and you can swim and have a lot of fun here.
Of course, if you buy tickets in advance, it'll cost you much less. My friends are coming at the end of March. They bought tickets about 3 or 4 months ago and it cost them only $700. From my point of view, summer is the best time to visit Russia: it's not cold and it's much prettier than any other season. But it'll cost you more. May might be cheaper, however a little bit chilly, but still pretty.
Hello! Don't come to Moscow in July! It is too hot and dusty. May, early June, August and September are much better. For sure it is cheaper in winter, but it is not that comfortable in winter. August is the month when many Moscovites are out of town, having holidays, there are fewer jams and fewer people around. I guess it is teh best month to come. As for Irkutsk, July is the best season, especially if you are planning to see Baikal. The rest of the year is colder there
Good afternoon.
You can not strongly predict the tickets' prices because of unstable situation in the economy. But if we review the economical trends we will see that the prices in Russia are growing up. The planes receive the services from the Russian airports and companies so the passengers will pay more in the future. That is why I advice to buy your tickets now.
by our family experience the cheapest time for airplane tickets is in first half of december & in february. but as well we had good deals in october & middle january by website i believe. To meet in moscow sounds like a great idea cuz you will be ably to see more sightseens. there are lots of beautiful old cities around Moscow you can tour. i think winter can be a pretty good time to have a real Russian expirience. around the new year i love ice sculptures in the parks. summer is more comfortable of course, but winter might be great too. :) there are good times in each season. Good luck with your trip!
The main point is not the time U're flying, but when U buy tickets...We have sales - when U can buy them very cheaply..!

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HAve a safe flight!
We flew from Moscow to New York and back by Delta at the end of Oct - beginning of Nov, during low seaosn, and it cost us a bit more than 19,000 roubles. Usually early spring and late fall are the most inexpensive seasons, so you could try April as well.
We flew from Moscow to New York and back by Delta at the end of Oct - beginning of Nov, during low seaosn, and it cost us a bit more than 19,000 roubles. Usually early spring and late fall are the most inexpensive seasons, so you could try April as well.
Outside school holidays is better but if you check your preferred airline website you can check a range of dates, try: website
The low season is from October to end of March, so logically, this is also best time to travel if you are a short of money.
The best time to travel to Russia is may and june. In July and early August it can be very hot. Late August and early September are also very convenient. The weather is perfect.

(I speak about Moscow and St.Petersburg). Russia is huge, so the weather is different in diffent areas.
I am afraid, but the best time to visit Moscow is january and august.Only this period is acceptable if you dont want to spend all of your time on traffic jam and overcrowded places of note.

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