St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

The Pulkovo Airport is an international airport serving the city of Saint Petersburg in Russia. It consists of three terminals, and is owned by the Saint Petersburg City Administration. It is operated by the Northern Capital Gateway Russia, and serves aas a hub for Rossiya and Transaero Airlines. The airport was officially opened in 1932 as a state-owned domestic airport, growing steadily until reaching at least 12-13 million passengers per year. It is now the third busiest airport in all of Russia, next to Moscow's Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo Airports.

Terminals (if applicable)

There are three airport terminals in the Pulkovo Airport. The first one, called Pulkovo 1, is the oldest and considered as the main terminal of the airport. It has a total land area of 43,000 square metres and was built initially for 6.5 million passengers. The second one is called the Pulkovo 2, which used to serve as the international departures and arrivals zone. It was renovated in 2009 and is currently used as a second-hand terminal for government officials and VIP members. The last one is called the Terminal 1. The Terminal 1 is opened in late 2013, and was tested for errors by over 5,200 residents of Saint Petersburg in the process. The last terminal measures some 147,000 square metres and has a 400,000-square-metre dock in front of it.

Currently, Pulkovo 1 and 2 are shut down for renovation and all services were moved to Terminal 1. Pulkovo 1 is up for a major facelift to become the new domestic transit and departure zone, which will also feature several duty-free shops, restaurants, and six new jet bridges. Upon its completion in 2015 (target completion date), the terminal's capacity will shoot to 17 million from its current 6.5 million. Terminal 1 will then be transformed into the new international departures and arrivals zone upon re-opening of the other two terminals.

Services and Facilities

Services and facilities for Pulkovo Airport include various customer-related provisions, such as restaurants, designer boutiques, and an Irish pub. Terminal 1 also has several business lounges and conference rooms for airport meetings, as well as ATMs, ticket offices, and banks. Other services meanwhile include baby care rooms, baggage services and storage areas, car rental services, first aid services, kids area, lost and found counters, mobile phone stores, mother and child rooms, an orthodox chapel, porter services, a post office, a tourist centre, and an unaccompanied minor desk. The airport also has wireless connectivity.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

From the Saint Petersburg city centre, head south on Sadovaya ulitsa toward Nevsky Pr and continue to the Pulkovskoe Shosse Highway. From the Pulkovskoe Shosse Highway, take the marked airport exits to reach the Pulkovo Airport. Depending on the time of the day and the route, travelling from the city centre to the airport may take 30 to 60 minutes.

Trains hide 

Subway stations, local commuter trains, and trams are all available in the city, but there are no information if there are direct services going to the airport.

Buses hide 

Various bus lines, including line 39, line 39A, and Minivan K39 run between the nearest Moskovskaya metro station and the airport. Line 39A is an Express city bus leaving every 25-30 minutes, line 39 is a city bus leaving every 12-20 minutes, and line k39 is a minivan taxi leaving every five minutes. All lines stop in front of the Arrivals hall exit.

Taxi hide 

Taxi Pulkovo is the preferred taxi company when coming and going to the airport. Taxi Pulkovo counters are located at the Arrivals hall on the first floor of the airport, and can be paid by credit card or cash at the counters, or by cash to the driver at the end of the ride. Always ask for receipts, and be mindful of illegal taxis serving the city.

 Who flies to St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

 St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Contact Details

St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

ul. Pilotov 18/4,
196210 St Petersburg,

Tel:+7 (0)812 7043611
Fax:+7 (0)812 7042267


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 St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Location Details

Longitude:30° 18' 0'' E
Latitude:59° 48' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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