To Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) from Saint Petersburg, how to get

Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo) is a former imperial residence, and now a city within the Pushkinsky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg and its inner-city municipality.

Every year Pushkin attracts the attention of numerous tourists, and, first of all, due to the fact that for two centuries it was the grand summer residence of the emperors, glorifying the greatness of Russia and called Tsarskoye Selo.

Today in Pushkin are: the palace and park ensemble Catherine, consisting of Catherine Palace and the adjacent Park of the same name with the pavilions of the Museum; the Palace and Park ensemble of the Alexander, consisting of the Alexander Palace and the adjacent Park of the same name with pavilions, museums and memorial Lyceum Museum, duty stable with the exhibition "the crew of the Court", the Cathedral of St. Catherine, the historic shopping center "Gostiny Dvor", the city has many museums, churches, historical buildings and parkland.

You can visit Pushkin on a one-day trip or, after staying in Pushkin, see all (or several to choose from) the sights of the city.

How to get to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) from St. Petersburg (airport and city center)

You can get to Pushkin from St. Petersburg by taxi, car, bus or train, as well as visit the former imperial residence on a retro train or with a tour from the center of St. Petersburg.

From St. Petersburg Airport to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)

The nearest airport to the city of Pushkin is located in St. Petersburg-Pulkovo International Airport (airport code - LED), serving domestic and international flights. Flights to Saint Petersburg →

The airport is located 14 kilometers from the center of Pushkin.

Public transport

You can get from Pulkovo Airport to Pushkin by public transport:

- with transfers. For example, through the metro station "Moskovskaya»;

- go on foot to Pulkovo highway (R-23; stops: TRU "Pulkovo III" and Pulkovo highway, 74 Fire Station) and then take the bus to Pushkin. Or-directly from the airport building by bus number 39 to get to the stop TRU "Pulkovo III" and then cross the highway, go back a little and take the bus to Pushkin. Bus to Pushkin No. 187 and minibus No. K-545.

All the ways to get from the airport to the center of St. Petersburg can be found here →

Taxi and car

You can get directly from the airport to Pushkin by taxi or car.

The fastest and most convenient way to get from the airport to Pushkin or any other point in St. Petersburg and the surrounding area is by taxi.

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 St. Petersburg 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.

You can also choose and order a taxi in the center of St. Petersburg, which is convenient if you decide to walk around the city center for a few days and you do not need a car for this time, and then devote a few days to traveling around the surrounding area.

From the center of St. Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)

Distance from the center of Saint Petersburg (Palace Square) to the center of Pushkin is about 27.3 kilometers.

The distance from the metro station "Moskovskaya" to the center of Pushkin is somewhere 17-19 kilometers.


A quick and convenient way to get from the center of St. Petersburg to Pushkin is by taxi.

You can book a taxi/transfer in advance. At any time of the day, a car will be waiting for you at the designated place in the city.

Buses and minibuses

There are quite a lot of options to get there by public buses and minibuses. Buses leave from different points of the city.

• From the metro station "Moskovskaya": shuttle buses - №№ K-287, K-342, K-347, K-545; bus # 187.

Moskovskaya Metro Station can be reached directly from the airport building by buses 39 and 39e.

• From Kupchino metro station: minibuses - №№ K-286, K-287, K-342, K-347, K-545a; bus № 186.

• From the metro station "Zvezdnaya": bus number 186.

In Pushkin, each of the buses makes several stops. It is better to choose the right stop for you yourself.

Some buses go to the railway station "Tsarskoe Selo" in Pushkin. The distance from the station to the parks and palaces of Catherine and Alexander is about 2.5 kilometers; you can walk or take buses No. 371 and 382.

!!! There are unified transport cards and travel cards for ground transport and metro in St. Petersburg, according to which the cost of travel in buses and metro in St. Petersburg (except for commercial buses: with numbers K -...), including to Pushkin and Pulkovo Airport, will be lower than when paying for one-time passes.

Attention! Taxi and bus numbers are subject to change. We recommend that you check the bus routes with stops and the cost of travel, as well as information about travel transport cards and points of sale, before visiting the sites of the metro and public ground transport of St. Petersburg: orgp.spb.

Commuter trains

You can get to Pushkin by electric trains from the Vitebsk Railway Station in St. Petersburg.

In Pushkin, trains make a stop at the Tsarskoye Selo station, from which you can walk to the palace and park ensembles or take buses (buses are listed above in this article).

Trains run daily: from 05: 43 to 23: 50 hours. Driving intervals: from 10 minutes to 2.15 hours. Travel time: 29-33 minutes.

The current schedule, stops and fares can be found on the website: ppk-piter.

Retro Trains

The trip on the retro train is a tour of the "Royal route". Departure from the Vitebsk railway station.

During the tour, you will learn about the history of the first railway in Russia, get acquainted with the architecture of the Vitebsk railway Station and the Tsarskoye Selo station. Along the way, guests are introduced to the history of Russian railways.

You can learn more about the retro train tour and buy tickets on the official website:


In Pushkin and the surrounding area there is a sufficient number of attractions. If you visit many of them or all of them, while slowly walking through the parks, enjoying their picturesqueness, as well as visiting palaces and museums, then one day at Tsarskoye Selo will not be enough - it is better to stay in Pushkin for a few days.

In Pushkin, there are various accommodation facilities (hotels, apartments).

The 5-star Pevcheskaya Tower Hotel features restaurants, a bar, a rooftop observation deck, free Wi-Fi and parking.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

The 5-star luxury spa hotel "Tsar Palace Luxury Hotel & SPA"is located in a historic building.

The hotelfeatures a spa area with a swimming pool, a hammam, a salt sauna, a snow fountain, steam baths and a gym; free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, 2 restaurants, a lobby bar, private parking and meeting and conference rooms.

The rooms are equipped with climate control, a minibar, a safe and a private bathroom.

A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

3-star hotel Ekaterina, located on the territory of the Catherine Palace and Park Ensemble.

At the hotel: 24-hour front desk, cafe, free Wi-Fi and parking.

Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, a TV, a work desk and free toiletries.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

All accommodation facilities in St. Petersburg, including in the city center and in Pushkin, can be viewed and booked here

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