If meeting someone, especially during heavy snow, check out the actual arrival times before heading to the airport
Don’t use the parking lot right by the airport. The lot is often jammed and it is not unusual to spend 20 minutes just to get out. Use the one just before the airport. Make a U-turn at the end of the road to the airport, and use the car park that will not be on your right. Perhaps a couple of extra steps but you won’t get stuck. Two dangers to watch out for: (1) Guys hanging around pay stations are trying to pull some scam but I haven’t yet investigated the details; (2) At night some may try to get off the parking lot without paying by following you very closely. Once a fellow ran into my car’s hitch.
In the new terminal to the left of old Sheremetyevo-2 it is 500 roubles/hour if you park in front of the building but 100-150 ($3-5) if you enter the 3-4 level parking.
Vnukovo: UNABLE TO LOCATE THEIR OWN TABLEAU, ONLY THIRD PARTIES THAT ARE UNCOMFORTABLY DISTANT FROM ACTION.
VNUKOVO PARKING HINT:
Massive construction around around the airport and especially on the parking lot. Entrance to the airport building is hard to find. Easier to park outside the airport.