Pulkovo is the only international airport that serves the city of St. Petersburg and functions as a gateway into Russia, and seeing an average of 12.8 million passengers a year it is one of the busiest and fastest-growing airports in the country after Moscow’s Domodedovo and Sheremeteyevo airports, while still remaining modest in size. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Pulkovo Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in Russia is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Founded in 1932 as Shosseynaya Airport, the airport was subject to intense fire during the Siege of Leningrad in the early 1940's, but by the end of the decade was running as normal and began expanding into the 50's with a redesigned airport terminal, and international flights were implemented in 1965. Pulkovo Airport was named in 1973 and today operates two terminals, one for domestic flights and another for international trips. A beautiful new terminal has been completed, referencing the gilded spires of the city, and will pick up much of the slack from Terminal 1, planning to phase out the old terminal in time.
Around all terminals are various eateries and shopping options, including various accessories and luxury brands that befit the status of a growing international airport, along with lounges to escape the bustle of the packed airport and free WiFi. The terminals themselves were designed by A.V. Zhuk and Terminal 2 was completely redesigned in 2003, and there is plenty to keep you occupied if you are waiting for a connecting flight.
The outstanding location of the airport, located just 23 kilometers south of downtown Saint Petersburg, means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Pulkovo Airport and through into Russia, an enigmatic country whose storied history almost defies explanation. You can also easily access roads that lead into Russia proper and all of the major cities such as Moscow, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Pulkovo Airport can make this journey a reality. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!