Saint Petersburg has one airport serving both domestic and international flights-Pulkovo International Airport (airport code-LED).
St. Petersburg Airport regularly receives and sends domestic and international flights.
Pulkovo Airport is an ideal destination if the purpose of the trip is to visit the city of St. Petersburg itself or to use the airport as a transfer point for domestic and foreign trips. Flights to and from Saint Petersburg →
Saint Petersburg Airport is located within the city limits, 23 kilometers from the center of St. Petersburg (Palace Square).
At the airport: cafes and restaurants, shops and salons, waiting areas and VIP lounge, luggage storage, ATMs, currency exchange, ticket offices, places for charging phones and appliances, children's area, chapel, toilets, dog walking area, etc.
If you need to spend the night in/near the airport, for example, if you have a late arrival or early departure and it is not advisable to live in the city center, or if Pulkovo is a transfer point and there is a lot of time between flights, then there are hotels both in the airport itself and near it.
Located directly at the airport, Capsule Hotel Pulkovo features free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, private lighting and a 24-hour front desk.
The hotel is hourly, which is convenient if you want to relax for just a few hours. Link to the capsule hotel
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
There are also hotels located within walking distance from the airport (from 1 to 5 kilometers). For example, the 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel Saint Petersburg Airport and the 2-star Pulkovo Hotel.
All accommodation facilities in St. Petersburg, near the airport, more remote from it and in the city center, can be viewed and booked here
What to do between flights at St. Petersburg Airport (Pulkovo)
If you have only a couple of hours between flights, then it does not make sense to go somewhere, it is better to spend this time at the airport itself.
If you have enough time between flights, for example, half a day or a whole day (or maybe a night), then you can not sit at the airport, but go to the city center. At the same time, if you have any luggage on hand, you can leave it in the airport luggage room.
Luggage storage is located on the ground floor of the airport. The cost of storage depends on the amount of luggage and its size.
The very center of St. Petersburg is Palace Square, where the Winter Palace is located (nowThe Hermitage). If you are in St. Petersburg for the first time, it will make sense to visit this part of the city. Palace Square is very beautiful and refined, besides it is a historical center and there are many attractions near the square.
You can get from Pulkovo Airport to the city center by public transport with a transfer, as well as by taxi or car.
Learn more about how to get from St. Petersburg Airport to the city center here →
If you do not want to get to the city center on your own and do not want to sit at the airport, you can book a city tour, during which you will be met at the airport, arrange a tour of St. Petersburg (places of inspection to choose from), and after the tour will be taken back to the airport. At the same time, you can not leave things in the luggage room, but take them with you and put them in the trunk of the tour car.
The duration of the tour is from 3 hours and longer.
In the warm season, the tour can be arranged at night, so that you have time to draw bridges.
This tour-transfer is also suitable for those people whose purpose of visit is the city of St. Petersburg itself, only after the tour you will be taken not to the airport, but to your hotel. For example, an excursion can be an option to pass the time if you arrived in the city early in the morning and you still have time to check in to the hotel.
Or you can come to the city center on your own and go on a tour on the spot. The choice of excursions in St. Petersburg is huge, including in the city center and in time-from a couple of hours.
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