How to get to St. Petersburg by plane
The cost of travel by rail is increasing significantly. Air travel will cost you a little more, but it will save you some precious hours. It is important to buy a ticket in advance and without agency fees, then such a trip will cost much cheaper. It is best to purchase tickets on trusted online resources.
The St. Petersburg air gate is Pulkovo Airport, which was built in the 30s of the XXth century. In 2014, the Pulkovo-2 terminal ceased operation, and today the new upgraded Pulkovo-1 terminal welcomes guests from all over the world.
The building pleasantly surprises with a modern interior and spaciousness; the design reflects the character of St. Petersburg, echoes the historical architecture, repeats the bends of the canals and rivers of the city. In the baggage claim room, you can see 33 letters of the alphabet; in each of them it is easy to discern the sights of St. Petersburg. For example, in the letter "M" the outlines of the Moskovsky station are visible. Sketches are taken from the book by the artist Alexander Florensky "Petersburg alphabet". He created an original portrait of his beloved city.
In the departure hall there are four sculptures (designed by D. Shorin) that embody the dream of a man - to have wings and learn to fly.
The aero complex space has doubled, and also became more technically equipped and comfortable for passengers. There are almost no queues in passport control booths. There are 37 exits to the aircraft, 7 baggage carousels. It employs about 4 thousand employees who oversee the functioning of the airport.
On the territory there are restaurants for every taste and duty-free shops. Business lounges are open for everyone - premium spaces in which you will be provided with hot meals and drinks, magazines, comfortable sofas.
How to get to Pulkovo airport or go from it to the city? Cheap and fast options: a special taxi; buses №39 and №39Э. The nearest metro stations are Moskovskaya and Zvyozdnaya.
On the official airport website, you can see the flight schedule, buy a ticket, book a hotel room,get an answer to any question. As for St. Petersburg, on this online resource you will find a guide to our city, as well as a list of relevant cultural events. It is possible to book a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg and the suburbs.
Pulkovo Airport ranks fourth in Russia in terms of the number of passengers carried. Of course, the Moscow airports Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo remain leaders. However, Pulkovo quite often gets ahead of Vnukovo in terms of passenger numbers.
How much does it take to fly to St. Petersburg? If we look at domestic flights, then one of the longest (9 hours) is from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and one of the shortest (1 hour) is from Moscow. Nowadays, there is a wide selection of flights to St. Petersburg. Choose one that suits you and enjoy your flight!
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