St. Petersburg is the transportation hub in northwestern Russia, located at the crossroads of sea, river, and land routes, and only a short trip away from Russia’s neighbors to the west. In recent years, the city has consistently won World Travel Awards in various categories, including World’s Leading Cultural City Destination and Europe’s Leading City Destination. Its modern, reliable, and well-developed transportation network has certainly contributed to its popularity among tourists.

While most ICM participants will probably be taking a plane to St. Petersburg, trains, buses, ships, and even cars are also good options.

Arriving by Plane

Pulkovo Airport (LED) is only about ten minutes away from the ICM venue. A recent large-scale upgrade earned it a number of international awards and recognitions.

Pulkovo is served by 70 airlines, including low-cost carriers, which fly to 164 destinations worldwide. Annually, the airport welcomes around 13 million passengers. With its 110 passport desks, it can welcome the city’s many guests without making them wait through long lines. Special ICM welcome counters will also be placed in the arrival hall to provide taxi vouchers, directions, and information.

Arriving by Train
High-speed trains run from Moscow and Helsinki to St. Petersburg in four hours. There are a total of five railway terminals in the city, connecting it to many more destinations in Russia and abroad.
Arriving by Ship
St. Petersburg is a major seaport with many regular passenger routes. Its new passenger terminal, the Marine Façade, has seven berths totaling over 2,000 meters. Ferries offer easy connections between St. Petersburg and Northern Europe. Visitors come on business and leisure as well as cruises.
Public Transportation
St. Petersburg has a well-developed and modern public transit system. People get around the city by taking the subway, buses, trams, trolleys, boats, shared bicycles, and also taxis. Public transit will be free for all ICM participants. There will also be regular shuttle buses from the ICM venue to both the city center and the nearest subway station.
Thu Nov 18 2021 13:21:29 GMT+0300 (Moscow Standard Time)