Pulkovo Airport Bus

Pulkovo Airport (LED), once known as Fyodor Dostoyevsky International Airport, is an international airport serving Saint Petersburg. It is located some 20 km south of Saint Petersburg. In 2018 the airport handled over 18 million passengers, making it the fourth largest airport in Russia.

How to get from Pulkovo Airport to Saint Petersburg

Public bus

You can easily reach Saint Petersburg via public transportation. There are two bus lines that connect Pulkovo Airport to the Moskovskaya metro station in Saint Petersburg.

  • Bus line 39Ex runs every 25-30 minutes between 05:25 and 00:20 , journey lasts around 15 minutes and the price is around 40 Russian rubles  (1₽ ~0.6€)
  • Bus line 39 runs every 15 minutes between 05:30 and 01:30, journey lasts around 35 minutes and the price is around 40₽ (~0.6€)

NOTE: Tickets are purchased directly from the bus driver upon entering the bus. There are no night buses, if you miss the last bus you will need to take a taxi or private transfer to Saint Petersburg.


Taxi counters at Pulkovo Airport are located at the Arrivals hall, on the first floor. It is recommended to use the official airport taxi, Taxi Pulkovo. It takes around 1100₽ (~15.5€) to get to the city center.

Private transfer

Another way to travel from Pulkovo Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car at Pulkovo Airport

For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. At Pulkovo Airport you’ll find the following car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Sixt, etc.

Renting a bus at Pulkovo Airport

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

Accommodation near Pulkovo Airport

Pulkovo Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

Public bus service is available till evening hours, but should you arrive after 01:30 you should consider other options such as taxi or private transfer.

Is there a free WiFi service available at Pulkovo Airport?

Yes, there is a free Wi-Fi service for all passengers.

Can I exchange money at Pulkovo Airport?

Of course, an exchange office is located on the third floor, by the check-in area.

I am continuing my journey outside Saint Petersburg. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?

There are no direct routes from the airport via public transport besides to the city of Saint Petersburg. If you wish to continue your journey outside Saint Petersburg you can check all the desired routes directly on GetByBus.

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