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Airport of arrival: Pulkovo Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to St. Petersburg: 3 hours 25 minutes

Being the second-largest city in Russia and attracting attention with its European structure, St. Petersburg stands out with its natural beauties and historical heritage. With examples of Tsarist architecture, the city is called the Venice of the North with its canals, wide boulevards, and bridges.

St. Petersburg, a cultural city with its museums, galleries, and exhibitions with valuable collections, offers a visual feast to its visitors with its different architectural structures. Attracting tourists with its colorful nightlife, fun festivals, and delicious food, the city promises an unforgettable travel experience.

You can buy your cheap flight ticket by following Pegasus' campaigns and promotions to witness the magical atmosphere of St. Petersburg and explore the city in all aspects.

Flight Information

Pulkovo Airport is the destination airport for Pegasus Airlines flights to St. Petersburg.

Pegasus Airlines arranges direct flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and Pulkovo Airport (LED). Flight time between Istanbul and St. Petersburg is approximately 3 hours 25 minutes.

Follow the campaigns and promotions organized by Pegasus Airlines to buy the most suitable St. Petersburg flight ticket and enjoy your travel to St Petersburg at advantageous prices.

Transportation

Pegasus Airlines offers direct flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. Besides, you can get to St. Petersburg by using flights from different points with connecting flights from Istanbul. By following Pegasus Airlines’ campaigns and promotions, you can buy flight tickets at affordable prices.

Transportation from Pulkovo Airport to City Center

Pulkovo Airport is 22 kilometers from St. Petersburg. You can get to the city center from Pulkovo Airport in approximately 25-30 minutes using different transportation options such as metro, bus, and taxi. You can reach Moskovskaya metro station with buses 39, 39A, and K39 that depart from the airport, and then get to St. Petersburg by using the metro line. Another alternative you can prefer to reach the city center from the airport is taxis.

While planning your trip to St. Petersburg, you can make a reservation with the car rental service offered by Pegasus Airlines and experience a more enjoyable and comfortable journey.

Public Transportation

St. Petersburg's public transportation system is well-developed. The most preferred method of transportation in the city is the metro passes through 54 stations. Also, you can reach the points by using buses, trams, trolleybuses, and matryoshkas. In the city, where different types of tickets are available, you can use the Podorozhnik card, which can be purchased at the metro station ticket office, on all public vehicles. Taxis are another option for city transportation.

Accommodation

Hosting millions of tourists every year with its cultural and architectural structure, St. Petersburg has many accommodation options that appeal to different tastes and budgets. The Tsentralny region, the city center, is attractive for visitors who want to stay in luxurious and comfortable hotels. Besides, Admiralteysky and Vasileostrovskiy are among the destinations where you can find luxury and affordable hotels with their dazzling architectural structures and proximity to the center. If you want to experience a holiday intertwined with nature, you can choose the Petrogradsky region that attracts attention with its lush nature and calm and peaceful atmosphere.

You can check out the hotels in St. Petersburg and book your hotel at advantageous prices with Pegasus Airlines' advantages and early booking options.

What to Eat in St. Petersburg?

The city of arts and culture, St. Petersburg stands out with its flavors of Russian cuisine that appeal to different palates. While pastries and meat dishes are at the forefront, Pelmeni and Borsch soup are among the most popular delicacies. Pelmeni, known as Russian ravioli, is made with meat, chicken, cheese, or mushroom. Boeuf stroganoff, one of the most famous dishes of Russian cuisine, Russian salad, and Blini, a traditional Russian pastry, are also among the flavors that you must try during your St. Petersburg visit. In the city, which offers a rich feast of taste in freshwater fish, especially trout and lacerda are among the most preferred fish varieties.

For detailed information about St. Petersburg cuisine, you can have a look at the St. Petersburg Food Guide.

Essential Information

Information that may be useful during your visit to St. Petersburg can be listed as follows:

About Visa

Under the agreement between Russia and Turkey, citizens of the Republic of Turkey who have service and special passports can enter Russia without a visa provided not exceeding 30 days. However, a visa application is required for travels that exceed this period.

Also you can check Russia visa guide page.

Weather

St. Petersburg has a temperate continental climate. The air temperatures can drop down to -20 degrees, especially in winter. So, visiting the city in spring and summer offers a more pleasant and fun travel experience.

Neighboring Cities

  • Velikiy Novgorod – Russia (165 km)
  • Pskov - Russia (259 km)
  • Helsinki – Finland (304 km)
  • Petrozavodsk - Russia (305 km)
  • Cherepovets – Russia (429 km)

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +7
  • City Code: +812
  • Police: 102
  • Ambulance: 103
  • Fire: 101
  • Pulkovo Airport Contact: +7 (812) 337 38 22

Places to Visit in St. Petersburg

As a highly developed city in the field of architecture, art, and culture, St. Petersburg offers many places worth seeing with its churches, museums, palaces, and historical structures, as well as its natural beauties.

St. Isaac's Cathedral, standing out with its gilded dome and giant red bricks on its exterior, is one of the most striking structures in the city. Also, Peterhof Palace, called the "Russian Versailles", is one of the other magnificent structures you can see in the city, with many gilded statues, fountains, gardens, and pools on its interior and exterior. On the other hand, Catherine Palace, offering a fascinating atmosphere with its magnificent garden, and Marble Palace, appealing to art history enthusiasts, in particular, are among the places you must visit in St. Petersburg.

Besides, you can also see the Neva River and enjoy a unique river tour accompanied by the splendor of the bridges. Then you can shop on Nevski Street, described as the heart of the city, and try different flavors of Russian cuisine in the city's famous restaurants.

To get more detailed information about the must-see places in St. Petersburg to plan your travel, you can review the St. Petersburg Travel Guide.

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