St. Petersburg is one of Russia’s biggest transport hubs. The city is served by Pulkovo International Airport, five rail terminals, and a sea port. It also boasts numerous road links to cities in Russia and Europe.
There is likely to be increased traffic at all transport hubs during the Congress. We therefore advise participants to plan their journey well in advance.
Citizens of other countries can obtain the documents required for a Russian visa on the basis of invitation for foreign visitors (if a visa is required to enter the Russian Federation).
! Please note, that this is a separate document from a Congress invitation.
Detailed information will be available on the website in the near future. Please follow updates on the Congress website and email communications.
COVID-19 prevention measures
It is not required to present the results of a PCR test for entry into the Russian Federation or to quarantine after arrival in St. Petersburg.
You only need to fill out a questionnaire upon arriving in Russia. The questionnaire does not have to be completed by citizens of EAEU countries arriving through land borders: Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.
However, selective or comprehensive testing of citizens is conducted at checkpoints, depending on the epidemiological situation in their country.
Flights to St. Petersburg
Pulkovo (LED) is the only airport in St. Petersburg servicing regular domestic and international flights.
Direct flights to Moscow operate from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and Uzbekistan.
For the latest information, please visit the websites of Pulkovo Airport and your airlines of interest. Alternatively, you may contact airlines directly.
The journey from the airport to the Congress venue takes about 60 minutes, depending on the traffic.
Pulkovo 3 Business Aviation Centre
+7 (812) 240 0287
Operations (24 hours):
+7 (812) 240 0288, +7 (921) 961 1820,
+7 (964) 342 2817
+7 (812) 240 0288
Passenger service (24 hours):
+7 (812) 240 0305, +7 (911) 757 2500
Flights to Moscow
Should you be unable to travel directly between your point of departure and St. Petersburg, we advise flying via one of Moscow’s airports. Moscow’s three main airports – Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Sheremetyevo – handle more than 90 flights daily to St. Petersburg. The flight time is approximately 90 minutes.
Direct flights to Moscow operate from Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE and Uzbekistan.
Aeroexpress to Moscow city centre
Aeroexpress is an excellent way to avoid traffic conjestion and travel to the city centre from any of Moscow’s airports. If you plan to fly to Moscow and take an onward journey to St. Petersburg by train, the convenient Aeroexpress trains allow you to travel via the following routes in comfort:
- Domodedovo Airport – Paveletsky Rail Terminal, Paveletskaya metro station (journey time – 40 minutes)
- Sheremetyevo Airport – Belorussky Rail Terminal, Belorusskaya metro station (journey time – 35 minutes)
- Vnukovo Airport – Kievsky Rail Terminal, Kievskaya metro station (journey time – 35 minutes)
Please visit the Aeroexpress website to view timetables and purchase tickets.
Transit via foreign airports
Should you be unable to travel directly between your point of departure and an airport in Russia, we advise flying via a country offering flights to Russia.
At present, flights are available through transit points in Armenia, Egypt, India, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. We recommend that you select the appropriate departure and arrival points, then check the website or the airport information service to see which air carriers operate regular and/or non-scheduled flights via the desired route. For more information about flights, we suggest you visit the website of your preferred air carrier.
St. Petersburg has five rail terminals: Moskovsky, Ladozhsky, Vitebsky, Finlyandsky, and Baltiysky. Each of St. Petersburg’s rail terminals is conveniently situated and serves suburban and international routes.
Moscow – St. Petersburg
Sapsan high-speed trains depart from Leningradsky and Kursky Rail Terminals in Moscow, and arrive at Moskovsky Rail Terminal in St. Petersburg. Thirteen trains run along the route daily, with the journey time ranging from 3.5 to 4 hours.
Please visit the Russian Railways website for a detailed Sapsan timetable.
Moskovsky Rail Terminal
Russian Railways information centre
8 (800) 775 0000