Los Angeles to Moscow
Bid farewell to the City of Angels and get set to say “privet” (hello) to the Russian capital city as you step onto your flight from Los Angeles to Moscow.
Fly from the heart of the western film industry to a place famed for exquisite ballet. Swap the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and the Dolby Theater for the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theatre and the Fallen Monument Park. Change star-studded restaurants and fast-food joints for traditional Russian eateries where you can savour fare like borscht, dumplings, pirozhki baked buns and the sweet doughnut-like ponchiki. Instead of sipping on fancy cocktails, try vodka and the fruity vodka-based nalivka.
The climate is often considerably different in the two destinations, so pack accordingly. Whereas LA is usually warm or hot, Moscow can get very cold. While Moscow’s summers are often warm and sunny, winter regularly sees temperatures below freezing, snow and ice.
Flights from Los Angeles to Moscow
There are several flights per day from Los Angeles to Moscow. Services vary depending on the day. The quickest route transits through Helsinki and takes a little under 14h. Transfers at Helsinki Airport are easy and convenient – all transfer services and gates are in the same terminal building and there is plenty to keep you occupied during your stopover.
Finnair’s LA to Helsinki route was one of our first American routes to mainly use the A350 aircraft.
Other routes include two stopovers, transferring via New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco or other airports, before continuing to Moscow via Helsinki. Flight and transit times depend on the particular service.
Flights depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Finnair flights from LAX to Moscow depart from several terminals, so be sure to check in advance. Flights land at Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) in Moscow.
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