Pulkovo Airport is the international airport serving St. Petersburg, located in the south of the city, approximately 15 km from the city center. The city can be reached by taxi, or city and shuttle buses.
You will receive an immigration card on arrival to St. Petersburg, please keep this safe throughout your stay, as you will need to hand it in on your departure from the city. When leaving St. Petersburg, it is recommended that passengers arrive early to the airport.
The main St. Petersburg train stations below can be reached from various locations in Russia and neighboring regions:
Zanevsky pr. 73
T: +7 812 436 53 10
Trains to and from Murmansk, Vologda, Svetogorsk, Kostomuksha
Nevsky pr. 85
Metro: Pl. Vosstaniya
T: +7 812 457 44 28
Trains to and from Moscow and locations south of Moscow
Zagorodny pr. 52
T: +7 812 457 59 39
Trains to and from Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Brest, Odessa, Smolensk, Kiev, Minsk, Prague, Warsaw, Tallinn, Riga, Berlin, Dnepropetrovsk, Budapest, Vilnius
Bookings can be made online via Russian Railways' official website.
It is possible to travel to St. Petersburg by coach from an increasing number of international destinations, with coach travel particularly popular between St. Petersburg and Helsinki, and between St. Petersburg and the Baltic States. Located on the embankment of the Obvodny Canal, St. Petersburg's Central Bus Station is the terminal for most Russian intercity buses (including daily services from Moscow), as well as international services from Munich, Warsaw, Minsk, Helsinki, and the Baltics.
An Estonian company operating coach services throughout the Baltics and Eastern Europe, Lux Express offers direct services to St. Petersburg from Riga and Tallinn, both of which arrive in front of the Baltic Station (Baltiysky Vokzal).
This Latvian firm currently operates bus services to St. Petersburg direct from Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga, Kiev and Odessa, although their huge network of services means that if you choose to travel by coach to St. Petersburg from almost anywhere in Europe, there is a good chance you will arrive on an Ecolines bus. All Ecolines services arrive at and depart from the car park next to Vitebsky Station in the city centre, metro Pushkinskaya.