How to get from Pulkovo Airport to St. Petersburg

Russian plane

St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport is located about 20km south of the city center. For many years there were two terminals and most of the information online still refers to the separate terminals. However since 2015 there is one new terminal which handles both domestic and international traffic. Note that the public transport options will bring you to  Moskovskaya metro station and from there you will have to take the Blue Line metro about 7 stops into the city center which is at Nevsky Prospekt.

From Pulkovo Airport to St. Petersburg by Public Bus

Bus #39

Departs: Bus stop in front of the Arrivals Hall exit.

Arrives: Moskovskaya metro station

Cost: RUB.30

Operating Times: 05:25-00:20

Travel Time: 20-35 minutes (this is a non-stop)

Frequency: Leaves every 25-30 minutes

39Ex Express Bus

Departs: Bus stop in front of the Arrivals Hall exit.

Arrives: Moskovskaya metro station

Cost: RUB.30

Operating Times: 05:30-01:30

Travel Time: 20-35 minutes

Frequency: Every 12-20 minutes.

K39 Minivan Taxi

Departs: Bus stop in front of the Arrivals Hall exit.

Arrives: Moskovskaya metro station

Cost: RUB.40

Operating Times: 07:00-23:30

Travel Time: 30-35 minutes

Frequency: Every 5 minutes.

Taxi From LED to St Petersburg City Center

The  authorized, licensed taxis can be booked at the Taxi Pulkovo counters in the Arrivals Hall. The fare is a fixed rate for different destinations ranging from RUB.900 to RUB.1100.

You can also phone to order a taxi once you arrive but if you do so you will probably have to wait and could end up paying “waiting” time if he has to wait for you. If ordering a taxi by phone you will pay about $10 less than at the taxi booth.

You will also be approached by drivers touting their services around the baggage claim area; it is safer and cheaper to avoid these drivers.

You can also prebook a taxi with an online service like YATTAXI; this is slightly more expensive at about RUB.1200.

The average taxi journey into St. Petersburg takes about 30-60 minutes or even longer depending on traffic.

Rental Car from Polkovo Airport

There are rental car companies represented at the airport including Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Naprokat.

Pre-Booked Airport Transfer

You can pre-book online to have a private transfer from the airport to your St. Petersburg hotel.

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