Pulkovo Airport (IATA: LED) serves a wide variety of
destinations both international and domestic. Terminal 1
serves domestic flights, selected international charter
flights and low-cost airlines, while Terminal 2 is reserved
for international connections. The airport is located
approximately 17 kilometers south from the center.
Getting from airport to the city
Taxis at Terminals 1 and 2 have now joined a structured
pricing scheme based on geographic zones, and taxis can be
ordered from the service booth in the arrivals hall
(Terminal 1 - before baggage claim; Terminal 2 - by the exit
door to the street). The fixed price for a taxi to the
central district (Nevsky Prospekt/Hermitage area) is about
800 RUB, for example, plus luggage surcharges. Traffic is
usually quite heavy in the city, so plan on about two hours
minimum during the day to get to the city by car.
cheaper option is to take a bus to the nearest Metro
station, Moskovskaya, which will cost you only 19 RUB (Bus
39 to/from terminal-1, bus 13 to/from terminal-2). You will
also have to pay another 19 RUB for a suitcase. From there
you can go to any station on the Saint Petersburg Metro for
a 22 RUB (.80 USD) token. Again, if you have luggage, you
must pay 44 RUB and get a different token to allow you
through the wide luggage gate.