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Saint Petersburg "Pulkovo" airport

Submitted by Visit Plus on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 10:10

The "Pulkovo" St. Petersburg airport (Аэропорт Пулково) is located just south of the city, at a distance approximately 5 kilometers from the city. The airport serves internal and international air flights. In 2015, the airport handled 13.5 million passengers. (Airport ranks forth place among Russian airports by number of passengers, after the Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo.)

Pulkovo Airport passenger terminal is serving passengers of both international and domestic flights. The airport also has Pulkovo-3 terminal, which services business aviation passengers.

Until 2014, the "Pulkovo" airport has 2 terminals: Pulkovo-1 and Pulkovo-2. After completion of the new terminal Pulkovo-2 terminal was closed. The nearest major international airports are located in Helsinki (301 km) and Tallinn (309 kilometers). The distance to the city center (Palace Square) is approximately 20 kilometers.

The "Pulkovo" airport foundation day is considered June 24, 1932. On this day, was put into operation located near St. Petersburg airfield. At that time the airport was called "Shosseynaya" (named after the nearest railway station). The airport received Pulkovo name in 1973. Now "Pulkovo" is one of the largest airports in Russia.

The main airport carrier is the "Russia" airlines. The second place by the number of passengers gets "Aeroflot" airlines. Pulkovo Airport receives aircraft of many airlines that make flights to all major European cities.

How to get to airport

It is possible to get to the "Pulkovo" airport by taxi or by bus.

  • The "Pulkovo" airport passenger terminal can be reached by bus routes number 39 and K-39 from the metro station "Moskovskaya". Buses run every 10 to 30 minutes. This is the cheapest way to get to the airport. (The buses do not go at night.)
  • The passenger terminal has a taxi service. A large number of taxis drivers are constantly on duty at the exit of the airport.
  • There are plans to build a railway line to the airport (aeroexpress) or extend the subway line to the airport. (The timing of construction is still pending.)
  • The nearest metro station: Moskovskaya.

The contact details

Telephone inquiry service of airport "Pulkovo": +7 (812) 337-38-22; +7 (812) 337-34-44.

Official website:

Address: Pulkovo Highway, Building 41, letter 3A, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Pulkovo (Saint Petersburg) became the first Russian airport, which was awarded Welcome Chinese certificate (by Chinese Academy of Tourism). Lots of information for passengers is translated into Chinese: the data on the information boards, audio ads about flights, airport map, airport site, the menu in restaurants. (普尔科沃机场已对来自中国的游客变得方便。)


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