Providing crucial street wise information about St. Petersburg Russia
Pulkovo International Airport

The International airport in St. Petersburg Russia is called Pulkovo 2, its airport code is LED after its former name, Leningrad.

Where is it?

The airport is located about 17km (10.5 miles) south of the city centre, and on a good day with light traffic, the journey is about a 30 minute car ride away.

The Airport

Even though the international airport had a major renovation in 1996 it was still relatively small and basic compared to other airports serving cities of similar size to St. Petersburg. This perhaps is the reason for the recent re-developement. The airport map shown (click to enlarge) is a bit crowded with information icons, but it should give you an idea of what to expect.

The airport is equipped with several telescopic passenger walkways connecting planes to the terminal but on some occasions whether arriving or departing you will be taken to/from the building by bus.

Baggage Trolleys (carts)

Upon entering the baggage reclaim hall, after passport control, head for the far right hand corner – this is where the luggage trolleys or carts reside.

Finally they are now free to use – but gone are the fun days of arguing for one when they were once closely guarded by an abrupt old woman demanding random amounts of non-returnable cash!

ATM and Currency Exchange

Both arrival and departure halls have their own currency exchange desk and an ATM (cash point) machine.