The air gate of the northern capital of Russia is Pulkovo Airport. It was opened in 1932. Today, work is underway to expand and improve its territory. Hotels where business travelers or transit passengers can stay are located in the terminal itself or along the Pulkovo highway. From the metro station “Moskovskaya” to the airport there are buses and minibuses No. 39. Travel time is 10-20 minutes. Taxis can be called to any area of the city.
What sights to see in St. Petersburg?
For transit passengers, pauses between flights can be filled with a trip to the city center. Metro station “Moskovskaya” is located on the blue line of the St. Petersburg metro. It can be reached by Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor. Nevsky Prospekt itself is one continuous attraction. A walk-tour of it will tell about the history of the city much more than you might think.
Walking along Nevsky Prospekt, you should definitely pay attention to the following objects:
- Gostiny Dvor is the first stone market of St. Petersburg, in it there are shops and shops. boutiques;
- Kazan Cathedral;
- Arts Square with a monument to Pushkin (here are the Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Theater, the Great Philharmonic Hall, the Theater of Musical Comedy, the Theater. Komissarzhevskaya;
- Griboyedov Canal. It is worth visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see its amazing mosaic design. There is also a separate entrance to the Benois Hall of the Russian Museum. Its expositions will appeal to lovers of 20th-century paintings, and exhibitions of contemporary art are regularly held on the first floor of the building;
- Singer House (former Book House);
- Palace Square.
This is only a small part of the sights of Nevsky Prospekt. Be sure to walk to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Admiralty, visit the Literary Cafe and the embankment of the Moika River. The Central Avenue of St. Petersburg delights with its architecture and paved sidewalks. To get acquainted with its sights can take more than one day.
Where to stay?
If there is no time for walks through the historic center of the city, then hotels located near the airport are ready to offer accommodation, meals and entertainment services for guests.
Upon arrival at Pulkovo Airport, you can stay at the Park Inn by Radisson chain hotel. It is connected to the terminal by a covered heated passage. It offers bright rooms of Standard, Superior and Junior Suites. It offers guests – gym, luggage storage, laundry. The building has 18 rooms for conferences, meetings and negotiations. In the morning, a breakfast buffet is served. The Live-Inn restaurant specialises in American cuisine and is served à la carte. The lobby bar is open around the clock. Here they take with pets. St. Petersburg is a 40-minute drive away.
“Breakfast starts late at 6.30. But food can be ordered in the room through the room service. Decent hotel with nice rooms. Prices are high, but there are no others at the airport» Konstantin, Russia
The business hotel is located on the way to St. Petersburg at a distance of 5 km from the airport. This is a multi-storey hotel complex, which offers standard, club and luxury rooms. There is a program of comfortable sleep “Sleep Advantage”. Concierge, laundry and dry cleaning services are available. A buffet breakfast is served daily at café illy from 6:00 to 10:30 on weekdays and from 6:00 to 11:00 on weekends and public holidays. Russian Standard Signature Bar and Skylight Restaurant offer a variety of menu options, including authentic dishes of Russian and European cuisine, a wide range of snacks and cocktails.
“Polite staff, quiet. I especially liked the program of comfortable sleep. It includes a bed, bedding, exclusive aroma therapy. The room is served in a quiet part of the building. Together with a guaranteed sleep, you need to order the service “Wake me up”, otherwise you will sleep” Inessa, Russia
The classic Soviet-built hotel is located near the new international terminal of Pulkovo Airport. 128 roomshave been prepared to accommodate guests. For transit passengers there is an hourly tariff. The hotel offers full or partial board. Meals are prepared by a local restaurant. Meals are included in the payment upon prior request. Tourist groups like to stay here: children’s, student, excursion. The hotel has been engaged in business in the field of hospitality for more than a dozen years. The service, thought out to the smallest detail, is based on the requests of travelers. In addition to the Internet, laundry and ATM, there has recently appeared a pleasant sauna with all amenities.
“The hotel is undergoing renovations. Numbers from Soviet gradually turn into European. They are a little more expensive, so those who just spend the night, you can not overpay. The main criteria for choosing this hotel are price, food, proximity to the airport” Sergey, Russia
The 3-star hotel is located in the Kirov district of St. Petersburg, 3.7 km from Pulkovo. Prospekt Veteranov Metro Station is a 15-minute walk away. The fund includes 28 family, one, two and three bedroom rooms of the superior class. You can’t with animals. Breakfast is not provided. There is also a shared kitchen.
“I often visit St. Petersburg and choose hotels near my destination, I was very pleased with this hotel. Peaceful, quiet location. The room is clean, cozy, comfortable bed. Friendly staff. There is a kitchen where you can cook your own food, wash and iron things for free (washing machines are installed, there is an iron on the floor)» Alexey, Russia
The modern aparthotel is a 15-minute drive from the airport along the Pulkovo Highway. The apartments are located in the Residential Complex “Salyut!”. The studio is designed for 2 people, but if necessary, the owners add a clamshell for the 3rd tenant. Pets are allowed. This apartment has a separate bedroom for up to 4 guests. Loggias of apartments with panoramic glazing. On the ground floor of the residential complex there are shops, a sports hall, a beauty salon, a restaurant and a bakery. Regular customers are provided with a 10% discount.
“I didn’t find a better option. All in the vicinity. 20 minutes by taxi to the center, if there are no traffic jams. The nearest metro station is Zvezdnaya, you can walk in 15 minutes. The apartment has everything: dishes, slippers, soap accessories, towels, bed linen” Igor, Russia
The aparthotel is a 7-minute drive from the airport along the Pulkovo highway. Regular, superior apartments and deluxe apartments are available for accommodation. On the territory of the complex there is a supermarket, a café / bakery, a restaurant-bar, a fitness club, a beauty salon. Within walking distance of the walking recreation area – the Park “Hero Cities” with a picturesque lake. Zvezdnaya Metro Station is a 15-minute walk away. Restaurant Pulkovo Park serves guests à la carte.
“Nice place. Inexpensively. Fully equipped kitchen, availability of detergents. There are many shops nearby. On the ground floor there is a reception where the keys are issued» Nikolay, Russia
The new Aparthotel (opened in 2018) is a 10-minute drive from Pulkovo. For accommodation are provided studios, one-room and two-room apartments, eurodvushki. Pets are allowed by prior arrangement and for a fee. All apartments have kitchenettes. Loggias are glazed. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas.
“The hotel is at the entrance to the city. From here it is easy to get to Pulkovo without traffic jams. The nearest metro station is Zvezdnaya. Near many shops, bakery “Loaf”, restaurant “Pulkovo-Park” Evgeny, Russia
The apart-hotel provides comfortable apartments for short-term and long-term residence. All rooms are comfort class. There is also a restaurant on site. Panoramic windows offer a picturesque view of the park. Moskovskaya Metro Station is a 15-minute walk away. Public transport is available nearby. There is a service for the delivery of products, including breakfast. The reception is located on the ground floor of Building E. The kitchens are equipped with hobs, there are all the necessary utensils. In the courtyard of the house there is a supermarket 24 hours, a restaurant.
“The owners provide comfortable rooms. The building has an elevator, on each floor there are carpets. The apartment is clean, there is a full set of dishes. Comfortable beds, kitchen corner with a large sofa. Clean and tidy enough” Irina, Russia
The property is 3.5 km from the airport. This is the southern outskirts of St. Petersburg. At the disposal of guests – a comfortable apartment with a full set of household appliances and all the necessary accessories. On the glazed loggia there is a recreation area. The windows overlook the city. As a compliment, the hostess leaves guests a welcome set of products, tea / coffee, sugar and mineral water. Moskovskaya Metro Station is a 5-minute walk away. On the ground floor of the house there is a pharmacy. There are grocery stores and a bakery opposite.
“Frankly liked the bed with orthopedic mattress. I’m not talking about all the other accessories. The kitchen has everything, up to the necessary products – sugar, vegetable oil, salt, tea, coffee, vinegar. The bathroom is also equipped with soap. Shampoo. shower gel. There are cleaning products, napkins, basins. Household appliances in a full set – washing machine, iron, TV. Everything is in working order” Milana, Russia
The capsule hotel is located on the 2nd floor of the Pulkovo Airport International Terminal. It works around the clock. Capsules are designed for one or two people. Blankets, pillows and disposable bed linen are provided. Inside the capsule room there are sockets for charging gadgets, lighting. Free Wi-Fi is available. There is an hourly rate for accommodation.
“There is a clear problem with ventilation in the capsules. Otherwise, this is a convenient option for rest, so as not to sit on uncomfortable chairs in the waiting room. It is better to lie down, read (you will not be able to sleep). The price tag is clearly inflated, and the location is not quite convenient – right in front of the nose of those sitting in the waiting area” Svetlana, Russia
In St. Petersburg, it is best to choose the classics. “Pulkovo Hotel”looks more attractive in terms of service, location, and price. Public transport is available nearby. All routes lead to the city, travel time 30-40 minutes without traffic jams. If the purpose of the trip is a business trip, then you can pay attention to the aparthotels that are located at the entrance to St. Petersburg. Home living conditions will give you the opportunity to have a good rest, and the absence of traffic jams on the Pulkovo highway in time to arrive at the airport for your flight.