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St Petersburg Airport

Pulkovo International Airport (LED)


Pulkovo Airport is one of the busiest airports in Russia and serves over 12 million passengers annually. The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) from downtown St Petersburg.

Passengers using the airport are advised to find their gate as soon as they've passed through security as some gates are quite far away and flight information is often only posted in Cyrillic script. Gates 1-6 are situated in a separate 'satellite terminal' situated in the middle of the tarmac. It can take quite a long time to get to this terminal. Also, passengers flying on Aeroflot, or at the same time as an Aeroflot flight, should expect long queues and a fair amount of chaos.


The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) south of St Petersburg.

Getting to the city

Buses leave for Moskovskaya Metro Station from outside the terminal, from where metros go to the city centre. Passengers who are staying in a major hotel can usually arrange to be picked up.


Local time is GMT +3.


Tel: +7 812 337 3822.

Car rental

Hertz, Avis and Europcar, among other companies, are represented in the terminal.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminal. Be sure to agree on a price before leaving the airport as tourists are often overcharged.


Facilities include a few duty-free shops, a bureau de change, snack bars, restaurants, a business centre, a tourism centre, baby-care room, internet access and an ATM.


Short-term parking at P2 and P3 costs from RUB 100 to RUB 200 per hour, while long-term parking at P4 is availble from RUB 400 per day.



Free wifi is available in the terminal.

Business Lounges

Business Lounges are available at the airport. Fully equipped conference venues can be rented by the hour.

St Petersburg Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.