SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Ilushina street 4, building 2
Pulkovo terminal is St. Petersburg’s international airport and one of the largest airports in Russia. It is easy to get to the centre of the city by shuttle bus (No. 39) or by taxi. The trip from the airport to the clinic will take about 40 minutes.
It’s very convenient to get to St. Petersburg by train. You may buy a place in an open wagon (platskart) or a compartment (kupe) where you can sleep at night. Trains are equipped with modern technologies like air conditioners, electrical outlets, and TVs. It is better to buy tickets online or at the ticket office at the railway station in advance. St. Petersburg has 5 train stations that are located in or near the city centre.
Many companies offer bus transportation to St. Petersburg from neighbouring countries. Travel by bus is rather cheap but less comfortable than travelling by plane or train. The most popular routes arrive from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The journey will take approximately 5 to 10 hours. The buses usually make several stops in St. Petersburg, so you can choose the stop that’s most convenient for you.
You can also get to St. Petersburg by car. The trip to St Petersburg is about 5 hours from Helsinki, about 8 hours from Moscow, and about 5 hours from Tallinn. The road is quite good but you should take traffic jams into account, so you should add one hour of extra time in reserve.
St. Petersburg is not just a beautiful city, but also a port with access to the Baltic Sea through the Gulf of Finland. If you are planning your trip from Helsinki, you will have to spend about 13 hours on the ferry. This option is suitable for those who have enough free time and who want to enjoy the beautiful views of the Baltic Sea.
Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015). An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city).
Situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703.