If you come to St. Petersburg by plane you inevitably start getting to know the city with Pulkovo Airport (LED). The citizens of St. Petersburg have been traveling via this airport for more than 80 years. From this airport one can get practically to any end of the globe – it serves about 200 domestic and international flights. It’s also one of the biggest airports in Russia – the annual capacity of the airport is 18 million passengers!
In 2013 a new terminal was open and since 2015 both the new and the old buildings have been used. The Pulkovo airport appears to be one of the biggest airports in Russia but still it’s very convenient and easy to navigate. Basically you can’t get lost there – it has clear ways to the passport control, baggage claim and main exit. Signs are everywhere and the arrivals/departures monitor is easy to find too. When leaving St. Petersburg be ready to pass a security check at the terminal entrance.
The airport is located in 20 kilometers from the St. Petersburg city center (about 12,5 miles).
To get to/from the Pulkovo airport one can use a city bus #39 and #39EX or a marshrutka #39 (marshrutka means a shuttle bus in Russian). All of them run to the nearest metro station called Moskovskaya. It will take you about 20 minutes to get to the subway by the marshrutka, the buses are slightly slower. They will charge you extra for oversized baggage.
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The Pulkovo airport has all the basic facilities on its premises: free and paid parking, postal services, car rental, ticket offices, ATMs, free wi-fi, phone chargers, mobile shop, pharmacy, baby care rooms and a business lounge. The airport is handicapped friendly. For your convenience there’s a number of cafes and restaurants, cafes and bars. After the passport control one can enjoy duty free shopping. To find more detail, check the schedule and flight status, you can go inline and check Pulkovo airport official web page.