Arrival in St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg

Arrival by air

Pulkovo Airport (LED) is St. Petersburg’s only airport operating regular scheduled flights. Pulkovo Airport remains open, with flights from Russian cities as well as a number of foreign cities.

When planning your arrival at the Forum, we strongly recommend booking direct flights.

Most countries have now taken measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, including requirements for information about coronavirus status and vaccination certificates, registration with government databases and mandatory self-isolation.

Foreign governments reserve the right, if necessary, to introduce additional requirements, including further testing for coronavirus and self-isolation until results are received.

To avoid situations where you are denied boarding or prevented from crossing national borders, please minimize the number of connections on your route.

If there is no direct flight between your point of departure and St. Petersburg, you can fly via Moscow. There are more than 40 flights a day between Moscow and St. Petersburg, departing from three Moscow airports: Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo. The approximate flight time is 90 minutes.

Pulkovo Airport is located 17 km from the historic centre of St. Petersburg. The journey from the airport to the Forum venue takes around 30–60 minutes (depending on traffic).

Pulkovo Airport

Address: 41ZA, Pulkovskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg

Tel.: +7 (812) 337 3822, +7 (812) 337 3444


VIP aircraft and passenger service (domestic flights only)

Tel.: +7 (812) 324 3446, +7 (812) 324 3644, +7 (921) 765 2620, +7 (921) 909 0440


Pulkovo 3 Business Aviation Centre

Operations and dispatch service (24 hours):

Address: Unit 5, 37A, Pulkovskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg

Tel.: +7 (812) 240 0287, +7 (921) 961 1820, +7 (964) 342 2817

Fax: +7 (812) 240 0288





Passenger services (24 hours):

Tel.: +7 (812) 240 0305, +7 (911) 757 2500


A-Group Business Aviation Centre

Address: 17A, Startovaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg

Tel.: +7 (812) 677 7645

Fax: +7 (812) 677 7642





Luggage and customs

Commercial airline passengers are advised to familiarise themselves with any baggage size and weight restrictions in order to avoid extra charges and any inconvenience. For safety reasons, dangerous materials, objects and liquids may not be carried in hand luggage or checked baggage.

For a full list of items requiring a written customs declaration and advice on filling in the declaration form, see the Customs section of the Pulkovo Airport website.

Aeroexpress trains in Moscow

If you arrive in the Russian Federation at one of Moscow’s airports and are planning to take a train to St. Petersburg, we recommend using Aeroexpress trains to get from any of the airports to the centre of Moscow:

Most of the trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg depart from the Leningradsky Rail Terminal in Moscow and arrive at the Moskovsky Rail Terminal in St. Petersburg. The nearest metro station to Leningradsky Rail Terminal in Moscow is Komsomolskaya.

Arrival by rail

St. Petersburg has five railway terminals: Moskovsky, Ladozhsky, Vitebsky, Finlyandsky and Baltiysky. All St. Petersburg railway terminals offer convenient links to public transport and receive commuter, intercity and international trains.

Moscow–St. Petersburg

Up to 15 high-speed Sapsan trains travel daily from the Leningradsky and Kursky Railway Terminals in Moscow to Moskovsky Railway Terminal in St. Petersburg, taking between 3.5 and 4 hours. Click here for a detailed Sapsan train timetable.

Moskovsky Railway Terminal:

Address: 85, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station

Russian Railways call centre

Tel.: +7 (800) 775 0000



About St. Petersburg

Weather in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has a mild and humid coastal climate. The average temperature in mid-October ranges from +6°С to +10°С.

Owing to the city’s geographical location and proximity to the Baltic Sea, the weather can change unexpectedly, so we advise guests to bring warm clothing and an umbrella.

Time zone

The local time zone in St. Petersburg is UTC+3.

Exchange rate

For the latest exchange rates, please see the Central Bank of the Russian Federation website:

Bank cards

Although most restaurants and many shops in St. Petersburg accept bank cards, it is a good idea to carry cash as well.

Power supply (socket types)

The power supply in Russia is 220V (50–60Hz). Type C and F sockets are common. If you plan to bring electrical appliances requiring a higher voltage or if you might need another socket type, we suggest you bring an adapter with you.

Mobile network

St. Petersburg operators offer a variety of mobile telecommunications services in the GSM, UMTS and LTE standards. Visitors to the city can purchase SIM cards from local mobile operators. All mobile operators provide mobile internet services.

The biggest mobile operators in St. Petersburg are:

Under Russian law, participants must be present in person and show a Russian or other passport in order to purchase a SIM card and sign a contract for mobile services.

Medical insurance

Participants are advised to buy a voluntary medical insurance policy for foreigners, which can be ordered in advance or purchased on arrival.

Insurance for foreign citizens visiting Russia is a popular service offered by many insurance companies throughout the country.

Policies for foreign citizens may cover the following risks:

Useful telephone numbers in St. Petersburg

Below are the telephone numbers of city emergency services:

Rescue service (for mobile network subscribers): 112.

Fire service: 101 (from a mobile phone), 01.

Police: 102 (from a mobile phone), 02.

Emergency medical service: 103 (from a mobile phone), 03.

Free enquiry service (24 hours): 064.

Tourist information support: +7 (812) 242 3906 (Mon–Sat, 10:00–19:00).