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From Pulkovo airport to the center of St. Petersburg (from the city center to the airport) - how to get there

Saint Petersburg has one airport serving both domestic and international flights-Pulkovo International Airport (airport code-LED).

St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport regularly receives (and sends) domestic flights from many Russian cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Sochi (Adler), Kazan, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Syktyvkar, Yaroslavl, Krasnoyarsk, etc.

International flights: Republic of Belarus, Turkey, Georgia, UAE, many European countries, China, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, etc.

Attention! Flights from some cities may be seasonal.

For this reason, Pulkovo Airport is an ideal destination if the purpose of the trip is to visit the city of St. Petersburg itself or use the airport as a transfer point for domestic and foreign trips. Flights to Saint Petersburg →

Pulkovo Airport is located in the city, 23 kilometers from the center of St. Petersburg (Palace Square).

How to get from St. Petersburg airport to the city center (from the city center to the airport)

To get from the airport to the city center, as well as from the city center to the airport, you can:

- by taxi;

- transfer with a city tour;

- by car;

- public transport with a transfer.


The fastest and most convenient way to get from the airport to the center of St. Petersburg or any other point of the city is a taxi.

In addition, taxi is the only mode of transport that can be used to get from(to) the airport at night. Public transport does not run at night.

You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, just provide your flight details.


If you plan to travel around the city and the surrounding area by car, then the ideal option is to rent a car at the airport.

You can choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time your car will be waiting for you near the airport.

Public transport

By public transport from the airport in the center of St. Petersburg will have to get with transfers. There is no direct transport.

From Pulkovo Airport, buses No. 39 and No. 39e run in express mode.

At the airport, when traveling to the city, the bus stop is located on the 1st floor, opposite the exit from the arrival hall. We leave the airport building and almost immediately (just to the left) there will be a stop.

When arriving at the airport from the city, the bus stop is located on the 3rd floor, near the departure area.

Buses go to the metro station "Moskovskaya". The journey time is 20-35 minutes. The cost of a single trip is 55 rubles; payment to the conductor in the bus.

Buses run daily:

- №39э - from the airport: from 05:30 to 00:13 hours; from the metro: from 5:27 to 0:22 hours. The movement interval is 17-30 minutes. The bus runs without intermediate stops;

- №39 - from the airport: from 5:22 to 1:36 hours; from the metro: from 5:26 to 1:04 hours. The movement interval is 6-20 minutes. The bus makes all intermediate stops, but if you need the center of St. Petersburg, it is better to get off at the stop "Moskovskaya metro station";

- there is also a "Commercial" bus route No. K-39 (minibuses). Travel time: from the airport - from 7:00 to 23:30 hours; from the metro-from 6:30 to 23:00 hours. All stops are made on demand. The fare is 55 rubles, paid to the driver; travel cards are not valid, there are no discounts on transport cards.

Public transport from Moskovskaya metro station to the city center

From the metro station "Moskovskaya", you can get to the city center by public buses, minibuses or metro.

The buses

The following buses run from the metro station to the center: # # 3, 59, 141, K-213 and K-350. The cost of one trip is 55 rubles. Payment to the conductor on the bus. There are also unified transport cards and travel cards for ground transport and the metro in St. Petersburg, which are also valid on buses No. 39 and 39e; the cost of travel on these cards is lower than when paying for a single trip.

In addition, other bus routes run towards the city center. We recommend choosing the route yourself, depending on which part of the city you need to get to.

Attention! Bus routes, hours and intervals of movement, as well as the cost of travel may change, we recommend that you check the information, including about transport cards and points of sale, immediately before the trip on the official website.

Website of public land transport in Saint Petersburg: orgp .spb.


After leaving the airport bus, you do not need to go far, public transport stops and the descent to the metro are located here.

Moskovskaya Metro Station is served by the blue metro line (M2). At the metro station "Moskovskaya" in the center of St. Petersburg, you must enter the metro cars going towards the station "Parnas"; from the center of St. Petersburg to the station "Moskovskaya" - in the direction of the station "Kupchino".

Metro line M2 provides direct access to the center of St. Petersburg: Sennaya Ploshchad and Nevsky Prospekt stations. Nevsky Prospekt station is the very center of the city.

Also, when traveling on this branch, you can make a transition to all existing branches of the St. Petersburg metro. Transitions are free, i.e. we pay for travel once and for free, without leaving the metro, we make transitions (transfers).

At the Technological University station, you can transfer to the red metro line (M1). At Sennaya Ploshchad station, you can transfer to the orange (M4) and lilac (M5) metro lines. At the Nevsky Prospekt station, you can transfer to the green metro line (M3).

Map of the St. Petersburg Metro lines

The cost of a one-time metro ride is 60 rubles. The token can be purchased at the ticket offices or vending machines located directly at metro stations. There are also metro maps designed for multiple trips. By transport card (must be purchased) the cost of each trip will be less than a single trip (token).

All relevant and additional information, including the operating hours of metro stations, fares, maps and travel cards of the St. Petersburg metro, can be found on the official website: metro. spb.

In the opposite direction (from the center of St. Petersburg to Pulkovo Airport), the bus stop No. 39 and 39e, going to the airport, is located near the exit of the metro station "Moskovskaya".

Where to stay near the airport in St. Petersburg

If you need to stay, spend the night or relax near Pulkovo Airport, there are several good options:

The 4-star Park Inn Hotel from Radisson Pulkovo Airport, which is directly connected by a covered walkway to Pulkovo Airport Terminal 1.

The hotelfeatures a restaurant, a 24-hour lobby bar, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and 18 meeting rooms equipped with modern technology.

Each roomhere will provide you with a coffee/tea maker, a safety deposit box, air conditioning, a work desk and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

Capsule Hotel Pulkovo, located directly at Pulkovo Airport.

It offers free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, private lighting and a 24-hour front desk.

The hotel is hourly. Link to the capsule hotel

The 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel Saint Petersburg Airportis located 5 kilometers from Pulkovo International Airport.

The hotel offers a free scheduled shuttle service to and from the airport terminal and Moskovskaya Metro Station.

The nearest shopping and entertainment center and a 24-hour supermarket are a 3-minute walk away.

The hotel: offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a bar, a 24-hour fitness center with a hammam, sauna and massage room.

All rooms are equipped: with a work desk, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes and toiletries. Mineral water is provided.

Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

All accommodation facilities in Saint Petersburg, including near the airport and in the city center, can be viewed and booked here

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