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About Saint Petersburg

Founded by Peter the Great on the Neva River, St. Petersburg is a spectacular Russian city embellished with wonderful buildings. The designated capital of the Russian Empire for 200 years, the city was called Leningrad for a certain period, and with the fall of communism retained its old name. Especially worth seeing are the bridges over the river and their night lights. St. Petersburg has many impressive works to offer for the art and history-savvy visitor.

One of the most impressive places to see is the Hermitage Museum, one of the greatest museums of art in the world, housing over 3 million works of art. Other sights to see are the Kazan Cathedral, Church of Resurrection, Catherine Palace, Marble Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Dostoyevsky’s house, Vasilievsky Island, and Tatar Mosque. The ideal time to visit St. Petersburg is summer when the sun almost never sets. During the month of June, White Nights are organized, and there are just a few hours of twilight during this month.

Winters in St. Petersburg are very cold and generally snowy. For that reason, the best seasons to visit are spring, fall and summer. There are flights to Pulkova Airport to this city of nearly five million people. You can take the subway from the airport to the city center.

Transportation to Saint Petersburg City Center from Airport

Pulkovo Airport

Pulkovo Airport is located 14 km from Saint Petersburg. The airport serves the city of Saint Petersburg and its surroundings, connecting those cities to the rest of the world. It is one of the largest airports in Russia.

Polkovo Airport operates both domestic and international flights, handling a large number of passengers every year. Polkovo Airport has an important role in international travel to and from the city and offers passengers a variety of services to meet their pre-flight and post-flight needs while at the airport.

There are various transportation alternatives available to get to Saint Petersburg city center from Polkovo Airport. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, bus, and rental car.

Taxi

One of the fastest and most convenient transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are readily available at the airport once you land. All the taxis that operate at the airport are licensed vehicles. The total travel time to the city will vary depending on traffic conditions and your destination in the city.

Bus

Another transportation alternative you can use to get to the city center from the airport is by bus. Buses are easily accessible at the airport and they provide convenient transportation to various parts of the city. Different buses travel to different parts of the city, so make sure to find out which bus line provides transportation to your destination in the city.

Rental Car

You can also get to the city center from the airport by rental car. There are various rental car offices located at the airport. The drive from the airport to the city is quick and easy. You can also arrange to return your rental vehicle to the corresponding rental car office in the city.

Last Updated: November 17, 2016
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