St Petersburg Airport
Car Rental in St Petersburg Airport, Russia
Book your rent a car in Saint Petersburg online with us and arrive at Pulkovo International Airport knowing that your chosen rental car will be ready for collection and you will be on your way in no time at all.
There are several car hire companies in St Petersburg to choose from, including Sixt, Honk, Avis and Europcar, and you have a choice of several categories of vehicle.
At the more affordable end of the scale you could hire a compact VW Golf, or similar, and if there are several of you traveling together or you have a mountain of luggage, you could hire a 9-seater Mercedes Vito.
Exploring St Petersburg
St Petersburg is a very beautiful city, widely regarded as the cultural capital of Russia, and is also commonly known as “the Venice of the North” due to the fact that the city is actually built on several islands linked by many bridges; wherever you are, you will seldom be far from the water!
To explore the Historic Centre of the city your best bet is to park your car in one of the centrally situated parking garages and explore on foot.
Be sure to visit the incredible Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace and walk along the River Neva to admire some of the architecture the city is famous for.
Visiting the Imperial Estates and Attractions
Although the city has enough to keep you busy for days, some of the best attractions are situated in the suburbs and this is when you’ll need your hire car.
Just 30km from the city you will find the very interesting medieval village of Vyborg, or drive to Shlisselburg to see the fortifications at Oreshek, once a penal colony and fascinating to visit for anyone interested in Russian history.
To see the wealth and ostentation of the Emperors of Russia you have to visit some of the Imperial Palaces in the suburbs.
The Peterhof estate is the most famous and a must-see on your itinerary; it you have enough time there are many more palaces, stately homes and extraordinary landscaped gardens and museums to visit, all easily accessible by car.
And if you’d like to venture further afield and see even more of what Russia has to offer, a driving trip to Moscow will allow you to see popular sights such as The Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral, the Pushkin Museum and more!
When your visit to St Petersburg comes to an end (it will always be too soon!), you can conveniently drive yourself back to the airport in your own time for a stress-free departure.