How to get to St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is one of the largest transport hubs in Russia, home to Pulkovo International Airport, five railway terminals and a seaport. Numerous highways also link St. Petersburg to Russian and European.
All transport hubs are expected to see increased traffic during the Congress, so please plan your route in advance.
Arrival by air
Pulkovo Airport (LED) is St. Petersburg’s only airport that serves scheduled flights (173 destinations, more than 70 Russian and international airlines).
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 and 7 km from the Forum venue. The journey from the airport to the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre takes about 15–20 minutes (depending on the traffic).
VIP aircraft and passenger service (domestic flights only)
+7 (812) 324 3446, +7 (812) 324 3644, +7 (921) 765 2620, +7 (921) 909 0440
Pulkovo 3 Business Aviation Centre
Passenger services (24 hours):
+7 (812) 240 0305, +7 (911) 757 2500
A-Group Business Aviation Centre
Luggage and customs control
Commercial airline passengers are advised to familiarise themselves with any baggage size and weight restrictions in order to avoid extra charges and inconvenience. For safety reasons, dangerous materials, objects and liquids may not be carried in hand or checked baggage.
For a full list of items requiring a written customs declaration and to find out how to fill in the declaration form, see the Customs section on the Pulkovo Airport website.
We also recommend that attendees arriving on charter flights use Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland. Aircraft may be left in a hangar at one of the airport’s terminals, and road or rail links will take you on to St. Petersburg. More information on the facilities available at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport can be found here.
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.
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:
85, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Ploshchad Vosstaniya Metro station
Up to four high-speed Allegro trains travel daily from Helsinki Central Railway Station to Finlyandsky Railway Terminal in St. Petersburg, taking about 3.5 hours. Click here to learn more.
Finlyandsky Railway Terminal:
6, Ploshchad Lenina, St. Petersburg, Ploshchad Lenina Metro station
Russian Railways call centre
Arrival by sea
St. Petersburg has well-developed sea links with EU countries on the Bay of Finland and the Baltic. Comfortable ferries sail from St. Petersburg’s seaports to Sweden, Finland and Estonia almost every day.
St. Petersburg Sea Front passenger port
The Seafront passenger port complex has seven berths that can accommodate oceangoing vessels, in addition to four terminals. The ship schedule can be found here.
St. Petersburg Sea Terminal
1, Ploshchad Morskoy Slavy, St. Petersburg
+7 (812) 333 5115, + 7 (812) 333 5271
The St. Petersburg Sea Terminal is the point of departure and arrival of the Princess Anastasia ferry (St Petersburg – Helsinki – Stockholm – Tallinn – St. Petersburg). The ferry schedule can be found here.