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Departure Wed, 08 Jan Return Sat, 11 Jan
LTN London
LED St Petersburg
return from £33
Departure Sun, 05 Jan Return Sat, 11 Jan
MAN Manchester
LED St Petersburg
return from £179
Departure Thu, 12 Dec Return Sat, 14 Dec
DME Moscow
LED St Petersburg
return from £47
Departure Thu, 12 Dec Return Wed, 18 Dec
EDI Edinburgh
LED St Petersburg
return from £192
Popular flight routes to St Petersburg
London - St Petersburg
return from £34
Edinburgh - St Petersburg
return from £265
Bristol - St Petersburg
return from £280

Trips to St Petersburg

St Petersburg travel

St Petersburg is an exciting city brimming with historical sights, imperial architecture and a well-preserved cultural heritage. Founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, it arose from swampland to become Russia's cultural and artistic centre and one of the most opulent capitals of its time until the Russian Revolution in 1917. Nowadays the skyline is decorated by sumptuous baroque and neoclassical buildings and trips to St Petersburg, Russia's second largest city after Moscow, are defined by visits to emblematic sights such as the Palace Square, statues and fountains of the Alexandrovsky Garden and the Nevsky Prospekt. Check out our offers flight + hotel to St-Petersburg!

Things to do and places to see in St Petersburg

Visitors to St Petersburg will find the city is packed full of palaces and beautiful museums, architectural highlights and artistic gems that it can be hard to know where to begin. You can start by walking down the Nevsky Prospekt and then pay a visit to the Winter Palace and the Hermitage. Spend some time walking through splendid squares and admiring stunning churches, statues and riverside views. Catch your breath with a piping hot chocolate and then visit St Isaac's Cathedral. For entertainment, there can be nowhere more atmospheric than the Mikhanlovsky Theatre.

When visiting St Petersburg, be sure to:

  • Visit the State Hermitage, which contains millions of pieces of art and was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764
  • Take a guided tour of the imperial state rooms and the Gold and Diamond rooms of the Winter Palace
  • Explore St. Isaac's Cathedral with its breath-taking gold-plated dome and vibrant frescoes
  • At the Tikhvin Cemetery you can discover the grave of Tchaikovsky among other notable Russian figures
  • Stroll down the promenade of Russia's most famous street, Nevsky Prospekt
  • Don't miss the rainbow coloured Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood modelled after St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
  • Be inspired by opera and theatre at the Mariinsky Theatre, one of Russia's most respected performance venues
  • Check out the Baroque Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703, and burial place of many of Russia's pre-revolutionary leaders
  • Visit the Fabergé Museum to see the precious eggs that were traditionally given as gifts by Russia's royal family
  • Refuel on borsch (beetroot soup) and sweet cakes
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St Petersburg airports

Flights to St Petersburg land at Pulkovo International Airport, which operates domestic and international flights and is the third busiest airport in Russia.

  • Pulkovo International Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of major airlines operate cheap flights to St Petersburg including: Lufthansa, Emirates and AirBerlin.

    Location

    Pulkovo International Airport is 14 miles outside St Petersburg city centre.

    Transport options

    Access to and from Pulkovo International Airport is possible by car via the Pulkovskoye Shosse highway, from which there are marked airport exits. Visitors travelling by bus can take the number 39, 39Ex and minibus number K39 from the airport to connect with Moskovskaya metro station. Taxis are available and can be organised in the arrivals hall.

FAQ's about St Petersburg

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to St Petersburg?
The top month to book flights to St Petersburg is October, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for St Petersburg flights is September. In third place: July. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to St Petersburg, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to St Petersburg?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to St Petersburg is... October. The next best month to travel to St Petersburg is December. And let's not forget August, the third top choice for when to go to St Petersburg. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to St Petersburg is January.
🕑 How long before a flight to St Petersburg should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to St Petersburg, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to St Petersburg departing from over 5 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to St Petersburg at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of St Petersburg’s airport?
St Petersburg is served by 2 airport[s]. Pulkovo Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 5 cities, such as London, Manchester and Moscow, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is St Petersburg’s airport from the city centre?
St Petersburg’s airport Pulkovo Airport is located 9 miles from the city centre.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to St Petersburg city centre?
There are many ways to get from Pulkovo Airport to central St Petersburg:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Pulkovo Airport to St Petersburg city centre when driving is 36 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to St Petersburg city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 1 hour 33 mins.
By Bus:
Commuting from Pulkovo Airport to central St Petersburg by Bus takes around 1 hour 9 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.

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