How to Get from Saint Petersburg City Center to Pulkovo Airport
Saint Petersburg is a popular destination for tourists all over the world. A lot of them prefer staying in Saint Petersburg city center as it gives them an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of a city and visit the most important museums and sights in a short period of time. Therefore, visitors wonder how to get from Saint Petersburg city center to Pulkovo Airport.
Taxi from Saint Petersburg City Center to Pulkovo Airport
It is difficult to say the exact price of a taxi from Saint Petersburg city center to Pulkovo Airport, as it depends not only on traffic jams but also on a taxi company or driver. The average cost of a trip from the center to Pulkovo is 1000 rubles (13 euros). Moreover, the majority of Russian taxi drivers do not speak English and like naming sky-high prices for foreigners.
Transfer from Saint Petersburg City Center to Pulkovo Airport
A lot of people like planning everything beforehand. If you are among them, you might be interested in the Kiwitaxi transfer service. The 45-minute taxi transfer from Saint Petersburg city center to Pulkovo Airport will cost you 16 euros. You can pay by credit card and in preferable currency.
In case you need maximum comfort, we can offer you a transfer in a premium car, the price will be 51 euros. Also, there are minibus transfers for groups of 6-19 persons. More information about tariffs and cars is on our website. The transfer booking can be made online 24/7.
Public transport from Saint Petersburg City Center to Pulkovo Airport
If you are a budget traveler, you might prefer to go to Pulkovo by public transport. Unfortunately, there are no direct buses between Saint Petersburg city center and the airport. Therefore, firstly, take underground to Moskovskaya metro station, that will cost you 45 rubles (0.6 euro). From there you can take a bus (lines 39, 39K and a minibus K39) to the airport, the price is 40 rubles (0.5 euro). Keep in mind that you will need to pay for your luggage. Moreover, public transport is not available at night, so it might be better to use taxi or transfer.
The construction of Pulkovo began in 1931, and its first name was Shosseynaya Airport due to the nearby train station. Nowadays Pulkovo is the 4th busiest Russian airport, as in 2017 more than 16 million passengers passed through it.