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Flights to Russia

You can easily fly to Russia from any point of the world. Moscow is a huge international hub between Europe and Asia, therefore numerous airlines operate in Russia. Russian main airline is Aeroflot recently merged with Russian Airlines. Other airlines operating as internationally as internally are S7, Utair, Uralairlines, Pobeda (Russian lowcoster). Besides, many international airlines fly to Russia.

Russian Airlanes

Source – atorus.ru

Almost all big cities in Russia have their own airports. Moscow has four airports: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Zhukovsky. If you fly further in Russia very often you have stopover in Moscow. Although Moscow airports are located far from the city, there is good transport connections with the city including aeroexpress (highspeed train that drives you to the center), bus, taxi etc. Since recently you can also use car-sharing (Yandexdrive, Youdrive, Poolstart and others) services that have their special parking at the airport. However, to use these services you need to have an app and be registered there.

Domodedovo

Source – rusunion.com


The only airport in Saint Petersburg is Pulkovo. Although Pulkovo is quite small, it is modern and convenient for the passengers. As in every airport you can find Duty Free shops, cafes, smoking area, and lounge zone. There are ATMs and currency exchange in international airports, but the rate is not the best one. However in many airports you can purchase tickets for public transport by credit card. You can also use taxi app if you don’t want to pay in cash. There are several taxi services in Russia of such kind: Uber, Yandex taxi, Gett taxi, City Mobil, Bolt.

Pulkovo

Source – glavguide.com

There are a lot of internal flights between Moscow – Saint Petersburg, Moscow – Kazan, Moscow – Sochi etc. Flights in European part of Russia are short – 1-2 hours. However if you are going to Ural or Asiatic part of Russia the flight might takes from five to twelve hours (in case of Vladivostok, for example). You should also remember about different time zones existing in Russia. The time difference between Moscow and Vladivistok is – 11 hours, between Moscow and Ekaterinburg – 2 hours. And between Moscow and Kaliningrad (the most western destination in Russia) +1 hour.

In every airport all the announcements are done in Russian and English and in some airports also in Chinese.

Sheremetyevo

Source – test.времяроссии.рф


If you arrive to Russia from abroad, you will be offered at the plane to fill out a migration card – it is obligatory for all foreigners coming to Russia. At the passport control you’ll have to give it to the controller.

If you arrive to Russia through Belarus, Kazakhstan or Armenia you won’t have passport control in Russia as you pass it at the border of countries -members of the Custom Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia).

Sheremetyevo. Passport control

Source – airlines-inform.ru

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31 July 2019
Rosa Makhaeva

Many thanks to the specialists of Progulki company for their speed, professional competence and well-organized tour in Saint Petersburg for the Chinese students.
I've been the customer of this company for 3 years already and still have never regretted my choice. The managing is always high level, the buses are comfortable, the guides are qualified, the hotels are good.None of our of our requests or issues was left without solving.

I’m sure we will use the services of Progulki many times and recommend them to our friends – people working there know their job well.

Thank you so much!

 

May 21 2019
Tamara P

My trip to St Petersburg was short but amazing not only due to the city itself but as well due to this Agency, Natalia and my brilliant guide Victoria.

I had only a weekend in November 2018 to explore this amazing city and very specific interests in art history and architecture. I did not have time to plan it myself properly, so I just shortly explained to Natalia what I would like to see. In very short period of time Natalia offered me a great two days itinerary that blended my wishes ideally - and for a very good price as well. Besides this, having my first experience of St Petersburg with my guide Victoria, it was an exceptional one. Victoria spoke fluent English and had impressive knowledge of St Petersburg, Russian art and culture. In addition, she was very passionate about both the city and her job. I learned a lot from her. The whole trip was organized perfectly and I enjoyed every minute of it. I am learning Russian now - I think this says a lot what kind of experience I had.

I am sure I will come back to St Petersburg and as well to this Agency that I would recommend to everybody who would like to have a special and genuine experience of St Petersburg.
When they say that they care about their customers' experience and that they have knowledge of the city, Russian art, culture and any other area of interest connected with their service, they are among the rare that are telling the truth! They really do. Besides they are true locals! They have an office in the St Petersburg and people who work in this Agency live there. It is not that their Customer Service is placed in the other part of the world while arranging for you a local experience on the other part of the world.

 

4 May 2018
@mashukv

On April 27, 2018, we ordered a boat trip for a group of 12 French tourists. The trip was a perfect ending to our stay in Saint Petersburg. Tha navigations season had just begun and we were lucky with fine weather. It was a pleasure to see the canals, admire the beautiful streets and historical buildings again. Elena, the guide, made a wonderful excursion, all the tourists were satisfied.

By the way, we were late for the trip for 30 minutes, and I’d like to thank Elena and the boat crew for waiting. We’ll be glad to purchase trips in your company again.

 

13 August 2016
Alex G

Trip to Petergoff. It was very good organized trip. It was started at time. the guide worked good. Good balance between cost and benefit.
 
 
9 June 2016
Ichy B
 
I highly recommend this walk, especially for first timers in Saint Petersburg!

Very good, the streets are clean and I promise that you won't stop taking pictures.

 

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