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Istanbul promises a truly unforgettable holiday for all its guests by its spectacular Bosporus, utterly enjoyable city parks, historical artifact of thousands of years and bridges connecting two continents. This historical city ranking among the top popular touristic cities by its high number of visitors every season is an ideal choice for those looking for history, culture and entertainment in their holidays.

Turkish Airlines is the first choice of the passengers travelling from the enchanting Istanbul, to the glorious Russian city St. Petersburg. Take a look at the flight tickets offered in this route now to start planning your travel by making use of the privileged opportunities of Turkish Airlines.

Turkish Airlines offers one direct flight each day from Istanbul to St. Petersburg. Istanbul Airport (IST) serves as the point of departure for the flights in this route, whereas the point of arrival is St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED). In addition to the direct flights ongoing all year round, there are also connecting flights operated over Antalya Airport (AYT) in the months of summer as well. Direct flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg take nearly 3 hours and 20 minutes, the duration of the journey in connecting flights, on the other hand, varies by the layover at Antalya.

From: Istanbul

Antalya Istanbul Flight Ticket

The most populous metropolis in Türkiye, Istanbul is under the spotlight of the entire world thanks to its strategic geographical location and natural gems. As a pioneer in countrywide in many aspects, including but not limited to transportation, technology, finance, industry, education, art and culture, Istanbul is an international port town as well. Encircled by the Marmara inland sea and the Black Sea, this delightful destination is in high demand at all seasons throughout the year. Satisfying its guests of every taste by numerous art galleries, theaters and museums all around, Istanbul always has more to explore by its magnificent historic palaces, mosques, inns, baths and bazaars remaining from various eras.

Hagia Sophia in the Historical Peninsula, Topkapı Palace offering a chance to witness the palace life in the Ottoman period, the Grand Bazaar where traditional handmade souvenirs are sold, and the Spice Bazaar with a colorful atmosphere with many spice sellers rank among the top touristic attractions in beautiful Istanbul.

This vibrant Turkish metropolis hosts two airports to manage the air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST).

Transportation from the city center to Istanbul Airport (IST)

The world’s new meeting point, Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European continent, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast and Akpınar villages, is approximately 35 km from the city center. There are plenty of ways to reach the airport from the city center.

The quickest way is by taxi, you can reach the airport in approximately half an hour for around 100TL. If you want to benefit from public transport, you can use the IETT buses or the Havaist shuttles.

For more detailed information check our transport information page.

Destination: St. Petersburg

The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is situated along the Baltic Sea, divided by two by the Neva River flowing through. This adorable city is remarkable for long nights in the wintertime, and the White Nights in the summer. The enchanting St. Petersburg offers a dreamlike holiday for its guests by its countless historical artifacts, cathedrals and palaces remaining from the Czarist Russia. The Winter Palace with an extremely valuable collection, and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the world’s largest domed structures where 100 kilograms of pure gold were used in the construction, are among the top noteworthy icons in the city. Do not also forget to see during your stay the vast boulevard of Nevski, the Palace Square hosting the famous Alexander Column, Peterhof Palace dating back to the 18th century, and Voskresenia Khristova Church fascinating by its mosaics.

St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) manages the city’s busy air traffic on its own. Passengers holding a flight ticket to St. Petersburg with Turkish Airlines land at this airport, which is located 23 kilometers to the city center.

Transportation from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) to the city center

The buses numbered 39 and 39A, as well as the minibuses numbered K39 setting off on the way out the terminal building in St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) get you to the closest subway station Moskovskaya. The express bus numbered 39A operates between 05.30 and 00.30 every day in every 20 minutes, reaching its final stop within approximately 15 minutes. On the other hand, the bus numbered 39 serve from 05.30 to 01.30, heading towards Moskovskaya after a journey of nearly 35 minutes. Minibuses K39 operate between 07.00 and 23.30 in every 5 minutes and each Moskovskaya within 20 minutes in average. It is possible to get to anywhere in the city with the subway once arrived at Moskovskaya.

In addition, you may use the cabs available 7/24 or rent a car from the car rental offices to ensure a smooth transport throughout your stay.

An enjoyable travel awaits you

  • We have collected expert opinions for you on our Fly Good Feel Good page which will provide the basics of a comfortable travel and enable you to fly with ease.
  • With the best dining on board experience including the most special tastes from Turkish and World cuisines, your flight is transformed into a feast.
  • With the most enjoyable movies, music, games and more appealing to different tastes, traveling becomes much more pleasant thanks to our inflight entertainment system.

  • You can travel with your pets like cats, dogs and birds, and share the excitement of discovering new destinations with them.
  • We have good news for our passengers wishing to transport their sports equipment! We carry the first set of your golf and ski equipment free of charge.
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