Getting to St. Petersburg

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 Forum. 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 SPIEF 2023 invitation.

Detailed information is available in the Entry to Russia for foreign participants section.

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 Flights to Moscow Transit via foreign airports

Flights to St. Petersburg

Pulkovo (LED) is the only airport in St. Petersburg servicing regular domestic and international flights.

Direct flights to St. Petersburg 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.

Pulkovo Airport is located 17 kilometres from the historic centre of St. Petersburg and 7 kilometres from the Forum venue. The journey time from the airport to the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre is 15–20 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Accreditation badge, PCR testing, shuttle buses

Pulkovo Airport

 41/3A, Pulkovskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg
 +7 (812) 337 3822, +7 (812) 337 3444

Applying for VIP aircraft and passenger services (domestic flights only)
 +7 (812) 324 3446, +7 (812) 324 3644, +7 (921) 765 2620, +7 (921) 909 0440

Pulkovo 3 Business Aviation Centre

 37/5A, Pulkovskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg
 +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

A-Group Business Aviation Centre

 17A, Ulitsa Startovaya, St. Petersburg
 +7 (495) 981 3826
 +7 (495) 578 0374


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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.

For the latest information, please visit the websites of Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo airports and your airlines of interest. Alternatively, you may contact airlines directly.

Sheremetyevo Airport

 +7 (495) 578 6565, +7 (925) 100 6565

Applying for VIP passenger services

 +7 (495) 981 0909
 +7 (495) 788 7362

Domodedovo Airport

 +7 (495) 933 6666

Applying for VIP passenger services

 +7 495 787 8632

Vnukovo Airport

 +7 (495) 937 5555

Applying for VIP passenger services

 +7 (495) 255 2121

Aeroexpress to Moscow city centre

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, Kazakhstan, 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.


Forum participants may arrive in the Russian Federation by private aircraft. More information is available in the Arriving by private jet section.


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

 Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station, 85, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg

Russian Railways information centre

 8 (800) 775 0000

Between 14 and 17 June, accreditation points where participants can obtain their accreditation badges and PCR testing centres will be available at Moskovsky Rail Terminal. Information and services point will be staffed at the central terminal to provide Forum participants with all the necessary information.

During the Forum, free shuttles will run between Moskovsky Rail Terminal and the Forum venue. Participants can use the accredited vehicle with driver rental service.

More information about PCR testing, badge collection and transport services will be available on website nearer the time of the event.

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Currency and bank card transactions

Please note the following restrictions on the use of foreign bank cards in Russia and currency exchange restrictions. More information is available in the Currency and bank card transactions section.