MGU: metro station "Universitet". Or is it Sparrow Hills?

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MGU: metro station "Universitet". Or is it Sparrow Hills?
MGU: metro station "Universitet". Or is it Sparrow Hills?

The Moscow Metro can stun a person who sees his scheme for the first time. It becomes a problem for a person who is unprepared or unfamiliar with the metro system of any city to get to the desired point. Well, learning all the stations is even more difficult. So, not even all Muscovites know at which metro station the Moscow State University (Moscow State University) is located and on which line it is located. In the article we will tell you which station is closer to the university, how to get to Moscow State University from them and what else you can see there.


Moscow State University. Lomonosov - one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia, founded in the XVIII century. Several tens of thousands of students from Russia and other countries of the world study here, thousands of honored teachers teach. It is the most prestigious university in Russia and is included in the list of the best in the world.

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MGU is located on Sparrow Hills, outsidethe second ring road, in relative proximity to the Moscow River. From the observation deck, located next to Moscow State University, you can see the center of Moscow, you can see the Moscow City building and other tall and prominent buildings of the capital. On the territory there are more than 10 buildings, the Botanical Garden and various alleys. Because Since the university is located on Sparrow Hills, visitors often ask the question: "How to get to Moscow State University? Which metro station is closer?" We will analyze this issue further.

Universitet metro station

The nearest metro station to Moscow State University - "Universitet" - is located on the Sokolnicheskaya line in the southern part of the city, a few stations from the ring. It is an ordinary underground station. Located within walking distance from Moscow State University. The metro station is named "University" for this reason. You can get from it to the university itself on foot, walking one and a half kilometers following the signs or using a map, or by minibuses that run every 2-10 minutes, depending on the time of day and day of the week. Students prefer to walk as it is usually faster.

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Metro station "Vorobyovy Gory"

As it becomes clear from the name of the station, it is located next to the Sparrow Hills, where Moscow State University stands. The metro station is elevated. It is located above the river on a covered bridge, which offers a beautiful view of the center of the capital. The descent from the station leads to the embankment of the Moskva River and to the foot of the mountain. Climbing along it is carried out along paved paths or alongasph alt sidewalks. From the main building of Moscow State University, the Vorobyovy Gory metro station is 3.5 km away, which is about a 40-minute walk. Therefore, it is better to get to Moscow State University from this station only if you want to simultaneously admire the beauties of the city. In terms of the time it takes to travel, it is still considered that Moscow State University is located at the Universitet metro station, since it is closer.

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Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro is included in the list of the most complex and extensive in the world. It has 2 circular lines, one of which is ground and opened in 2016, and 12 radial lines, one of which is a monorail. There are 203 stations in total, some underground, some open ground.

at which metro station is msu

The lines pass not only through the central part of Moscow, but also beyond its borders - in the suburbs and in residential areas there is a large number of people working or studying in the capital itself.

There are various payment methods in the Moscow metro:

  • Single ticket, on which you can record any number of trips (up to 60). It is valid from 1 to 90 days. You do not need to return it to the cashier.
  • Troika card, which is issued at the subway ticket offices against a security deposit of 50 rubles. The card can be topped up at designated points and used for an unlimited time.
  • The "90 minutes" card gives you the opportunity to take the metro 1 time and make an unlimited number of transfers toground transport within 90 minutes. The card can be used both within 1 day and within 90 days (calculated for 60 such trips).

Tourists prefer to buy a single ticket or a "90 minutes" card if they know exactly where they want to get to and how long it will take, and the local population prefers the "Troika" of these options. There is also a social card for a Muscovite, a school student and a student in various tariff options. Fare payment by contactless bank cards is valid.

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