Car Hire St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

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St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport with two terminals that are located just over 10/12 miles from the city of St Petersburg and is a hub for Rossiya Airlines. The two terminals are Pulkovo-1 which operates mostly domestic services and Pulkovo-2 from where the international flights are routed. The airport currently welcomes around 8.5 million passengers on an annual basis. After the three Moscow located airports, Pulkovo Airport is the busiest and it is predicted to increase in passenger traffic during the next decade to exceed 17 million passengers.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental St Petersburg, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your St Petersburg car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About St Petersburg Airport

The airport has two runways and two terminals. The Terminal 1 at Pulkovo Airport is mostly for domestic flights with Russia and CIS countries with some limited international tourist and private business flights. Terminal 2, which was reconstructed in the 1950’s, is used for the long haul flights. The airport has good passenger facilities for both shopping and resting. There are shops including duty free outlets, banks and ATMs, a post office and currency exchange booths. There is a baby changing room and a VIP lounge and business lounges.

Tourist Info

Saint Petersburg, once known as Petrograd, is on the Neva River and was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great as the Imperial capital of Russia and was constructed largely through the efforts of conscripted peasants with many thousands dying as a result of the poor conditions and hardships. It is Russia’s second largest city after Moscow and is also a very “Western” style city enhanced by its location as an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

The monuments and the centre of the city itself are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has some magnificent buildings including the largest art museum in the world The Hermitage. Many foreign consulates are located in Saint Petersburg. Its buildings reflect its time as the seat of the Romanov Dynasty and the Imperial Court of the Russian Tzars until the communist revolution of 1917.

The Winter Palace was the location for the beginning of the revolution in it was stormed by the Bolsheviks. Having been known as Leningrad, shortly after Lenin’s death, until 1991 the city is often known as the “city of three revolutions” due to its importance in Russian history.

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