St Petersburg Airport
Pulkovo Airport is one of the busiest airports in Russia and serves close to nine million passengers annually. The airport is situated 12 miles (20km) from downtown St Petersburg. It offers little in the way of restaurants and shopping opportunities, and the few retail options at the airport are overpriced.
Passengers using the airport are advised to find their gate as soon as they've passed through security as some gates are quite far 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: +7 812 104 3450.
Hertz, Avis and Europcar, among other companies, are represented in the terminal.
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.
Free parking is offered in unguarded lots fairly close to the terminals. Otherwise, airport parking nearer the terminals costs RUB 150 to RUB 200 per hour or RUB 450 to RUB 1,200 per day.
Airlines offering flights to Pulkovo Airport include Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Rossiya, Scandinavian Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Ural Airlines, Vueling, and Windjet.
Free wifi is available in the terminal.
VIP Lounges are available at the airport. There are also Internet kiosks after security. Fully equipped conference venues can be rented by the hour.
St Petersburg Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.