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Surrounding area St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED), Russia

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    Accessibility

    St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport is physically accessible for disabled passengers. There are lifts and designated toilets in the terminals, and an ambulift is available for boarding or disembarking. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel and also contact the airport’s special assistance hotline (tel: (921) 981 8344).

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    Money

    Bureaux de change and ATMs are available in both terminals.

    Communications

    The post offices offer photocopying and various telecommunication services – these can be found in both terminals. Free wireless internet access is available in both terminals. Internet points are also available on the first floor of Pulkovo 2.

    Food

    There is a selection of cafés, bars and restaurants at St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. Options are available in both terminals and include a Japanese restaurant in Pulkovo 2 and an eatery serving Siberian fare in Pulkovo 1.

    Shopping

    There are a number of shops at St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport including newsagents, flower shops and souvenir retailers. Duty-free shopping is available in the departures areas of both terminals.

    Luggage

    Lost and found desks are located in the baggage reclaim areas of both terminals (tel: (812) 331 4244 (Pulkovo 1) or (812) 324 3787 (Pulkovo 2).

    Other

    Pharmacies and first aid areas can be found in both terminals. A mother and child’s room and a shower room are available in Pulkovo 1.

    Conference & Business

    Business lounges offering telephone and fax facilities are located in Pulkovo 1 (tel: (812) 331 4786) and Pulkovo 2 (tel: (812) 704 3433). There are also VIP areas in both terminals.

    The Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel (tel: (812) 740 3900; www.parkinn.com) provides business and conference facilities, including a conference hall for up to 600 delegates, meeting rooms for 60 delegates, and a business centre. A translation service is also available for conferences. Crowne Plaza St Petersburg Airport (tel: (812) 240 4200; www.ichotelsgroup.com) also has meeting space.

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    General Information

    Airport code: LED

    Number of Terminals: 2

    Information

    There are information desks as well as touch-screen information stations on the ground floor of both terminals. Tourist information counters (tel: (812) 310 2822) are also available in both terminals.

    Transfer between Terminals

    A free shuttle bus service transfers passengers between the domestic and international terminals (Pulkovo 1 and 2 respectively) (journey time: 15 minutes).

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    Visa & Immigration

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    The most practical way to get around St Petersburg is actually on foot. The stations of the St Petersburg Metro (tel: +7-/812-30 19 700; metro.spb.ru) are widely spaced, and reaching almost anywhere in the city will involve a walk, taxi ride or river boat trip. Metro tickets are sold in stations; save on multiple trips by purchasing a magnetic smart card. Buses, trams and marshrutka (shared minibuses) whizz between the suburbs and the centre, but routes can be confusing for non-Russian speakers; buy tickets from the conductor. To explore the centre at a more leisurely pace, take a boat cruise along the Neva River and the city canals.

    Taxis

    Official, licensed taxis are costly and fares must be negotiated with the driver. To avoid fare inflation, book a taxi over the phone; reputable companies include Taxi 700000 (tel: +7-812/70 00 000). Unofficial taxis abound, but many drivers speak only Russian and fares are often elevated for tourists; as with official taxis, agree a fare with the driver before you set off. Locals generally do not tip.

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    Hotels in St Petersburg

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    Accommodation in St Petersburg has come a long way since the austere years of the Soviet era.

    Today, the city offers hotels for all tastes and budgets, with an abundance of heritage properties and an impressive selection of mid-range choices amongst the glamorous five-star offerings.

    Astoria Rocco Forte

    Rue Bolchaïa Morskaïa 39
    190000 St. Petersburg
    Russia
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    Category: Expensive

    Blurring the lines between old Russia and new Russia, the Astoria marries old-world glamour with modern design sophistication.

    Grand Hotel Europe

    Nevsky Prospekt, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7
    191186 St Petersburg
    Russia
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    Category: Expensive

    No two rooms are the same at the Grand Hotel Europe, one of Europe’s great historic hotels; ask for a terrace room for an unparalleled view over old St Petersburg.

    Rossi Boutique Hotel

    Reki Fontanki naberezhnaya 55
    191023 St Petersburg
    Russia
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    Category: Moderate

    Antique style meets designer chic at this handsome hotel in the historic heart of the city.

    Pushka Inn

    Moyka river embankment 14
    191186 St. Petersburg
    Russland
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    Category: Moderate

    The great Pushkin lived just next door to this cosy small hotel, with a prime location on a graceful curve of the Moyka River.

    Nevsky Moyka 5

    Moyka river embankment 5
    St. Petersburg
    Russia
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    Category: Cheap

    Few frills but a friendly welcome in a fine location within walking distance of the Hermitage and the Church on Spilled Blood.