HOW TO GET HERE

By Bus

Comfortable buses, connecting many cities of Russia, Belarus, Tallinn in Estonia and Helsinki in Finland, leave from the central bus station.

36, Obvodnogo kanala nab.,
“Ligovsky prospect” metro
Enquiry bureau: 7.00 to 22.00
Tel.: +7 (812) 166 57 77

The bus connection between St Petersburg and other cities in Russia and abroad is operated by numerous tour agencies, including the well-known shuttle bus system “Eurolines”. The most popular destinations for buses are Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Finland, Baltic states and Scandinavia. The details of time and place of the departure are available from the tour agencies.

The central bus station is a bit out of the way at Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo kanala 36, which is a short taxi-ride (around 100Rbl) to the centre of town and about a 15-minute walk to metro Ligovsky pr.
Eurolines buses arrive at Baltiiskaya metro, while some bus companies have stops at the city’s main hotels.
The many different bus companies operating out of St Petersburg means that you could be dropped off at a number of different bus stops.

By Plane

St Petersburg has two airports, side-by-side:

Pulkovo-1- flights from Russian cities and most former Soviet Republics, like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, arrive at Pulkovo-1, tel. 704 38 22, (see photo). Also planes from Brussels (SN Brussels Airlines) arrive at Pulkovo-1.
Pulkovo-2 just south of the city. International flights arrive at Pulkovo-2 tel.704 34 44.


Both airports have restaurants and Pulkovo-1 has a couple of pleasant bars and a good Irish pub. Both airports also have money exchanges (obmyen valyuty) and ATMs (bankomaty) – although they may not always be working. It’s always a good idea to have some cash in your pocket when you arrive. Also there are toilets with free entry, seat covers, a baby’s table and a special room for the disabled. If you do not want to go in to town immediately, there is a 24hr cafe.

“Pulkovo” airport is one of the most important air gateways to Russia, serving about 12,000,000 people a year.

A cheaper option is to fly by a cheap airline to Tallinn, Riga or Helsinki, then take a bus or train to St Petersburg.

“PULKOVO 1’’. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS AND SHORT-DISTANCE FLIGHTS TO FOREIGN STATES
Enquiry bureau «Pulkovo-1»: tel.: +7 (812) 104-3822
The airport is located within18 km from the centre to the south of St Petersburg. A transfer to the city is operated by taxi, shuttle taxi-bus (“marshrutka”) or public transport bus.

Shuttle taxi-bus:
Hours of operation: 7.00 – 22.00
Duration of transfer, min: 10 - 15
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro

Bus # 39:
Hours of operation: 6.00 – 24.00
Duration of transfer, min: 15 – 20
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro.

You can go to the centre from "Moskovskaya" metro station.



«PULKOVO-2». INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Справочная «Пулково-2»: т. (182) 104-34-44
The airport is located within 17 km from the centre to the south of St Petersburg. A transfer to the city is operated by taxi, shuttle taxi-bus (“marshrutka”) or public transport bus. 

Shuttle taxi-bus:
Hours of operation: 7.00 – 22.00
Duration of transfer, min: 10 - 15
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro

Bus # 39:
Hours of operation: 6.00 – 24.00
Duration of transfer, min: 15 – 20
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro.

You can go to the centre from "Moskovskaya" metro station.

Besides, many hotels and business centres offer transfer service. The fare can be included in the general cost of hotel service.

Lost Luggage: If your airline loses your luggage, go to the Lost Luggage office and file a Lost Luggage Report. Keep this report, with your report number, and simply call the office to find out where your bags are. When your luggage arrives, due to customs regulations, you have to make the journey back to the airport to collect them. Enquiries, tel. 324 37 87

Getting into town from the airport:

Direct Transfer

We sincerely recommend you to order our transfer service before you embark on your journey. Both convenient and comfortable, our transfer service is the easiest and most direct way to get from the airport to your accommodation.

Our trusted driver will be waiting for you in the Arrival Terminal at the scheduled arrival time + 30 min (passport control and baggage claim), holding a sign with your name on, so it is impossible to miss him.

By booking our transfer service you will be saved the hassle of carrying your luggage on crowded public transport. As you will be taken directly to your accommodation, you also don’t have to worry about finding stations, changing stations or going from one type of public transport to another. And finally, as you will have paid for your transfer in advance, you don’t need Russian roubles straight away.

“PULKOVO 1’’:

A transfer to the city is operated by taxi, shuttle taxi-bus (“marshrutka”) or public transport bus.

Shuttle taxi-bus:
Hours of operation: 7.00 – 22.00
Duration of transfer, min: 10 - 15
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro

Bus # 39:
Hours of operation: 6.00 – 24.00
Duration of transfer, min: 15 – 20
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro.

You can go to the city centre from "Moskovskaya" metro station.



«PULKOVO-2».

A transfer to the city is operated by taxi, shuttle taxi-bus (“marshrutka”) or public transport bus. 

Shuttle taxi-bus:
Hours of operation: 7.00 – 22.00
Duration of transfer, min: 10 - 15
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro

Bus # 39:
Hours of operation: 6.00 – 24.00
Duration of transfer, min: 15 – 20
Arrives to: ''Moskovskaya’’ metro.

You can go to the centre from "Moskovskaya" metro station.

Taxi

There are no fixed fees for taxis, so you will need to negotiate your fare in advance. Be aware, though, that taxis from the airport are notoriously expensive. A taxi driver can ask you between $20 and $50 for a 10 minute drive to the nearest metro station, depending on the type of his car.

By Train

All stations are well equipped, offering services of booking offices, business centres, cafes, restaurants, restrooms, waiting rooms and ATMs. Four out of five stations are located on the same metro line, which is extremely comfortable for transit travellers.

BALTIYSKY (BALTIC) STATION
Short distance suburban trains.
120, Obvodnogo kanala nab.
«Baltiyskaya” metro
Tel.: +7 (812) 168 28 59

VITEBSKY (VITEBSK) STATION
Long distance domestic and foreign directions, trains to Berlin, Brest, Budapest, Gomel, Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Kishinev, Lviv, Minsk, Odessa, Prague, Smolensk, Kherson.
Short distance suburban trains to Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Oredezh.
52, Zagorony pr.
“Pushkinskaya” metro
Tel.: +7 (812) 168 57 03

MOSKOVSKY (MOSCOW) STATION
All trains leaving to Moscow depart from here, including the best in the country, such as “Krasnaya Strela” (“Red Arrow”), “Aurora”, “ER-200”, “Nikolayevsky Express”. Also, the following destinations are served as well: Adler, Arkhangelsk, Vorkuta, Kazan, Murmansk, Ekaterinburg, and many other cities.
Short distance suburban trains also leave from the station to the southern destinations.
85, Nevsky pr.
“Ploschad Vosstania” metro
Tel.: +7 (812) 168 45 97

FINLYANDSKY (FINLAND) STATION
International destinations: “Sibelius” and “Repin” - express trains to Helsinki.
Long distance domestic trains.
Short distance suburban trains to Vyborg and other northern locations.

6, ploschad Lenina

“Ploschad Lenina” metro
Tel.: +7 (812) 168 70 24

LADOZHSKY (LADOGA) STATION
International destinations: “Lev Tolstoy” and “Repin” – express trains to Helsinki.
Long distance domestic trains to Murmansk, Ekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk, and other directions to the North and Urals.
Short distance suburban trains.


Tickets can be booked in advance at the Central railway booking office, located at:
24, Griboedova kanala nab.
Tel.: +7 (812) 162 33 44
“Nevsky prospect” metro

There are taxi stands outside every station and the drivers there usually charge less than the ones waiting to pounce on the station.

By Ferry

Ferry services operating to St Petersburg are no longer available.  

Ferries instead could be taken to Finland or Estonia, from where buses or trains can take you the rest of the way.

Cruise ships moor right in the city centre near the Lieutenant Shmidt Bridge.  From here it is a pleasant walk along the Neva River to the Hermitage. River cruises to/from Moscow or Valaam (Lake Ladoga) anchor at the river terminal on Prospekt Obukhovskoy Oborony 209, ( Vodochod Saint Petersburg) near Proletarskaya metro (14Rbl, 15min to the city centre).

SEA TERMINAL
Morskoy Slavy pl., 1
Tel.: 355-13-10 (B5)
Metro "Primorskaya", trollies N 10,12

RIVERBOAT TERMINAL
Obukhovskoy Oborony pr.,195
Tel.: 262-02-39 (F3)
Metro "Proletarskaya"

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