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Flying into Beautiful Saint Petersburg

People like to discover places that are off the beaten path, oftentimes dismissed as not worth the time or effort. St. Petersburg, Russia, long having lived in the shadow of Moscow, is starting to step out into it's own. Visitors are discovering this hidden gem of a city with it's treasure trove of culture, art, theater, and historical significance. Compared by many to Venice, it's a city built on the Neva River with over 340 bridges.
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More About Flights to Saint Petersburg

You may be wondering how you can drop what you're doing and get to this beautiful city on the cheap. We're going to look at what you need to know and how you can find the deals.

How Do I Book a Flight?

Finding cheap tickets to St. Petersburg, Russia is relatively easy. It has the benefit of being well connected to Europe, with plenty of flights into and out of the Pulkovo Airport on a daily basis. Flights range from under $350 round trip during winter to more than $2500 during peak season of the summer months. The best times to visit St. Petersburg are late spring or early fall. Airfare averages around $1200 round trip during these times. Be sure to check connections from the East Coast or even through Central Europe for possible layovers and even cheaper airfare to St. Petersburg, Russia.

What's the Best Way to Get To and From the Airport?

Getting around after you fly to St. Petersburg is relatively simple and straightforward. The airport is located about 10 miles from the city center, about 30 minutes by bus or taxi depending on the time of day you need ground transportation. Train service is also available at the nearby Moskovskaya metro station. A taxi is the most convenient, but also the more expensive of the two options at around $25. The bus will cost about $1, and the train will also be around $1. Both forms of public transit are very easy options to take advantage of.

Are There Any Nearby Hotels?

Hotels near the airport are certainly not plentiful, however they are still very cost effective by American standards. Three options that are very close to the airport are the Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya, Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Airport, and Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo Airport. They range in price from $44 to $58 per night, depending on the time of your stay. All three of these options have good reviews and are considered to be 4-star hotels.

What Should I Not Miss While In St. Petersburg?

There is plenty to do and see in St. Petersburg. There's something for just about any interest, from people watching on one of the many bridges to shopping in Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor (one the star attractions in the city). Some can't miss attractions would include the archway serving as the entrance to Nevsky Prospekt, the fortress built by Peter the Great and it's gold steeple, and the amazing cathedral St. Isaac. One stop you absolutely need to plan for is the Hermitage, an art museum that is arguably one of the best in all of Russia. It spans across five palaces and houses the largest art gallery in Russia. The Hermitage is recognized as one of the most respected art museums in the world. Plan on at least a day, if you have the time, to explore it's vast collection.

Are There Any Additional Travel Tips?

Something unique to St. Petersburg are the White Nights that take place from the last part of May through the latter part of July. During these months, the sun will dip below the horizon for about an hour, giving the city a dream-like setting that can take your breath away. This phenomenon is well worth planning a trip during this time frame to experience.

When looking for last minute flights to St. Petersburg, consider airlines such as Lufthansa, United, Delta, KLM, Aeroflot, Air France, Air Canada, and Swiss Air. These major airlines offer regular flights into the destination from plenty of locations around the United States.

St. Petersburg can be a magical destination for those looking to branch out a bit to a somewhat lesser known city. With plenty to entertain all styles of vacationers, the city has a lot to offer including architecture, culture, and historical sight seeing. Move St. Petersburg up on your list of destinations to visit and you'll be pleasantly surprised with the richness of the experience.