Cheap flights to St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport
St. Petersburg, capital of the Tsars, is Russia's second city and undoubtedly its most gorgeous. With canals lined by historic facades, one of the world's great art museums, and a history that reflects both the highs and lows of Russia, St. Peterburg is an unforgettable experience. Pulkovo International Airport (LED) is the main airport serving the city. Skyscanner's monthly search feature can help you find the cheapest flights to St. Petersburg no matter the time of year.
Best time to book a flight to St. Petersburg
As a northern city, seasonal variations are extreme in St. Petersburg. Summer, particularly during June when the sun never seems to set and the city is alive at all hours, is the most popular time to visit and cheap hotels and flights are hard to come by. Autumn and spring can get rainy, but they also offer good deals and fewer crowds. Winter is, as you'd expect, cold and snowy, although almost all of the major attractions are still open and finding discounts on hotels is easy. You can sign up for Price Alerts too to get notifications about any deals on flights to St. Petersburg.
Airlines that fly to St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport serves dozens of major airlines and is one the main gateways for reaching Russia. Airlines include:
- Aegean Airlines
- Air France
- Austrian Airlines
- Azur Air
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- China Eastern Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Korean Air
- LOT Polish Airlines
- S7 Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Swiss International Air Lines
- Turkish Airlines
What to expect when arriving at the airport
Pulkovo International Airport is located about 20 km south of the city centre. The time it takes to get to the city centre depends on traffic. Without traffic, the trip by car is about 30 minutes, but during rush hour it can take twice as long. Taxis are located outside the arrivals hall, although you can also use Uber if you want to save money. Three bus lines, 39, 39Ex, and K39, connect the airport to the Moskovskaya metro station, where you can grab a metro train to the city centre. You can also rent a car to help you get around.
Pulkovo Airport has just one, brand new, terminal, making it easy to use and get around. There are lots of stores and restaurants, although they are mostly chain establishments, such as McDonald's, Burberry, and Michael Kors, that you're likely to find in any major international airport. There is, however, an Imperial Porcelain store selling more local wares as well as a number of souvenir shops. There is also a business lounge, VIP service, free unlimited Wifi, and ATMs on the first and third floors.
What to see and do in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is a gorgeous and fascinating city that has played a central role in the history of Russia. The Hermitage, located in the Winter Palace, is one of the great art museums of the world and is not to be missed. The city's cathedrals, most notably the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral, and St. Isaac's Cathedral, are impressive architectural landmarks. The Mariinsky Theatre is where you can catch some world-class Russian ballet and opera. Peterhof Palace is located just outside of the city and is known as the Russian Versailles for its cascading fountains and sumptuous architecture. When looking for a hotel, Skyscanner can help you find a great room in St. Petersburg.
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