At the Airport in Russian

If you want to travel by air in Russia, you need to know what to say at the airport in Russian. This online Russian audio lesson will teach you some helpful words and phrases to make your journey smoother.

You'll learn how to find the departure hall, ask for a window seat, and find out when your flight is boarding - Rocket Russian will make sure you get on the plane safely and on time!

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At the airport in Russian

Let’s start with the basics. Simply listen to the audio below, and don’t forget to repeat the words yourself so that you become comfortable forming the sounds.

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Выход на посадку

Vyhat na pasatku

Departure gate

Терминал прилëта

Terminal priliota

Arrival gate

Таможенный контроль

Tamozhennyi kantrol'





Now, here are the important questions that you will need when checking in (регистрация на рейс). Listen to each word and its English translation and repeat the words aloud.

регистрация на рейс

rigistratsia na reis


Когда начинается посадка?

Kagda nachinaitsa pasatka

What time does the boarding start?

Сколько времени длится полëт?

Skol'ka vremini dleetsa palyot

How long is the flight?

Сколько длится остановка?

Skol'ka dleetsa astanofka

How long is the stop over?

В самолëте будут подавать горячий обед?

F samalyoti boodut padavat' garyachii abet?

Will they serve hot meal on board?

Рейс полностью заполнен?

Reis polnast'oo zapolnin?

Is the flight very busy?

Мне нужна виза?

Mne nuzhna visa?

Do I need a visa?

Какой срок действия визы?

Kakoi srok deistvia vizy?

How long is the visa valid for?

Сколько мест багажа я могу пронести с собой?

Skol'ka mest bagazha ya magoo pranisti s saboi?

How many pieces of luggage can I take?

Some people prefer window seats, some want to sit close to the aisle. I always ask for a window seat, that way I can get a first impression of the city I am going to land in, from above. Whichever one you prefer, here are the Russian words for it…

Место у иллюминатора

Mesta oo iliuminatara

Window seat

место у прохода

Mesta oo prahoda

Aisle seat

Дайте, пожалуйста, место у иллюминатора.

Daite pazhalusta mesta u iliuminatara

I would like to have a window seat, please.

Дайте, пожалуйста, место у прохода

Daite pazhalusta mesta u prahoda

I would like to have an aisle seat, please

Вам нужно быть у выхода на посадку за 15 минут до вылета.

Vam nuzhna byt' oo fyhada na pasatku za pitnatsat' minoot da vylita

You have to be at the gate 15 minutes prior to departure.

К сожалению, мест у иллюминатора больше нет.

K sazhaleniu mest oo iliuminatara bol'she net

Unfortunately, we don't have any window seats left.

Вам не нужна виза

Vam ni nuzhna visa

You don't need a visa.

Вам будут подавать холодные закуски и обед.

Vam boodut padavat' halodnyi zakooski i abet

You will be served a cold snack and dinner.

Вы можете взять только одну ручную кладь.

Vy mozhiti vzyat' tol'ka adnoo ruchnooiu klat'

You can only take one piece of hand luggage.

Ваш багаж слишком тяжëлый.

Vash bagash sleeshkam tizholyi

Your luggage is too heavy.

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