From Pulkovo airport to St. Petersburg center
The recently opened Terminal-1 serves both international and domestic flights. Old terminals Pulkovo-1 amd Pulkovo-2 are closed for reconstruction.
Pulkovo airport is located about 20 km far from St. Petersburg’s city center (Pulkovo 1 – 19 km, Pulkovo 2 – 23 km).
Terminals Pulkovo-1 and Pulkovo-2 don’t have a direct connection, they are located several kilometers away from each other. It will take you 10-15-minutes by car to get from one terminal to another (6 to 9 kilometers, depending on your direction).If you prefer to use public transport, you’ll have to make a change in Aviagorodok . Free transfer service is provided for passengers travelling with connection in different terminals.
Public transport to St. Petersburg’s city center
Pulkovo Terminal 1
Bus – public city route #39 (to the metro station “Moskovskaya”). Runs from 6:00 AM to 0:30 AM with 15 min interval. Ticket: 25 Rubles. Schedule available here.
Fixed-route taxi K-39 (to the metro station “Moskovskaya”).
Schedule unavailable, runs approximately from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 20 min interval.
Ticket: 35 RUB.
Pulkovo terminal 2
Bus – public city route #13 (to the metro station “Moskovskaya”). Runs from 6:07 AM to 0:47 AM, 20 min interval. Ticket: 25 RUB. Schedule available here.
Ticket: to “Moskovskaya” – 30 RUB, to “Tekhnologichesky Institut” – 60 RUB, to “Vladimirskaya” – 90 RUB. Runs 24 hours, non-fixed interval
Fixed-route taxis: K-39A (to the metro station “Moskovskaya”), K-113 (“Moskovskaya”, Kupchino district), K-3 (“Moskovskaya”, “Park Pobedy”, “Elektrosila, “Moskovskiye vorota”, “Frunzenskaya”, “Tekhnologichesky Institut”, “Sennaya”). Schedule unavailable, runs approximately from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 20 min interval. Ticket: 35 RUB.
You may ask for a taxi directly at the arrival hall of Pulkovo 1 and Pulkovo 2. Make your order at the official “Pulkovo taxi” desks inside the terminals.
You may also call a taxi in advance with any of the St. Petersburg’s transportation companies.
Here listed some of them:
Taxity, +7 (812) 3 200 200
New Yellow Taxi, +7 (812) 600 8888
Average cost to get from Pulkovo to city center is 1000 RUB.
For you own security it’s recommended to avoid private drivers who offer their services at the exit of the airport.
Take to the Pulkovskoye highway from airport zones of Pulkovo 1 and Pulkovo 2, than make a U-turn towards the St. Petersburg’s city center. After crossing the Pobedy square (3rd exit) go along Moskovskiy prospect to the downtown and further, depending on your destination. If you need to get to residential areas, it’s better to use the ring highway.
For further guidance use GPS or any search engine maps.
The duration of trip from airport to city center a lot depends on time you travel. In rush hours it will take you from 1 hour to an hour and a half, from late evening (9 pm) till early morning (7 am) you can get to/from airport in 20-30 minutes by car and in1 hour by bus + metro.
Translation by Igor Todorov and Salvatore Gagliarde