Flying From Manchester
Manchester International Airport is one of the UK's major airports and is located in the North West of England. It is close to the M6 motorway and within easy access of the trans-Pennine M62 making it a major point of departure for people throughout the North. It boasts plentiful parking and the kind of facilities demanded by the modern traveller. Parking facilities include 'turn up and park', long stay parking and drop off points. For those choosing not to travel by car, the airport can be reached by coach, bus, Metrolink, train and taxi. Metrolink is ideal for passengers arriving from central Manchester and it stops at several stations en route.
Flights Manchester passengers can relax before departure at the lounges in Manchester Airport's three terminals. For those wanting to make some purchases there are also excellent shopping facilities available. There are well known restaurants, bars, snack bars and coffee houses at the airport, guaranteed to help passengers enjoy the best possible start to their holiday. Staff are also on hand to assist those with young children, or those who have mobility difficulties.
Those who have travelled a long way, or who prefer a good night's rest before taking flights from Manchester, will be pleased to know that there are several hotels close to the airport. A shuttle service allows those who have enjoyed a comfortable night's sleep to arrive for their flights in good time. Book flights from Manchester to St. Petersburg by visiting the ebookers.com website.
The city of St. Petersburg, Russia, enjoys air services provided primarily by Pulkovo Airport, located about 11 miles south of the centre of the city. The airport is the fourth busiest in Russia, with approximately 9.6 million passengers passing through in 2011. Flights to Pulkovo Airport can be reserved through ebookers on air carriers such as Rossiya Airlines, which uses the airport as a hub, or Nordavia, for which St. Petersburg is a focus city. Other airlines operating out of Pulkovo include Air France, Korean Air, and Transaero Airlines.
Transportation from the Airport
Transportation from the airport to the city centre is quick and easy using either the city’s bus service or the airport’s own shuttle bus service. The #39 city bus stops outside Arrival Hall 1 and transports travellers to the Moskovskaya metro station in the city approximately every 12 to 20 minutes. The bus trip takes about 30 minutes and costs 23 RUB. A second city bus, #13, stops outside Terminal 2 and provides the same level of service for the same price. A shuttle bus to the metro station costs 30 RUB and can be caught outside the arrivals area for domestic flights. Taxis can be booked at the Taxi Pulkovo counter in the arrival areas of the terminals, with a fixed price provided when you make trip arrangements.
The Weather in St. Petersburg
The weather in St. Petersburg consists of short, warm summers and long, cold winters. Average high temperatures during the summers fluctuate between 34°C to 37°C, while winter temperatures fall as low as -8°C in January and February. Those who choose to visit during the cold winter months should dress with heavy amounts of snowfall in mind.
Things to Do in St. Petersburg
The best time to visit St. Petersburg is during July and August, when the weather is warmest. Visitors during the beginning of July will experience never-ending days, since the sun doesn’t set during this time of year. The off-season is during the winter months. The cost of accommodation and travel tends to be cheaper during this period. While in the city, there are several must-see attractions. For history and art lovers, there’s the Peter and Paul Fortress, a section of the city containing multiple museums, as well as the resting place of Russian Czars, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The St. Petersburg Circus offers a good deal of fun for visitors, with everything from animal shows to acrobats. For those who travel to St. Petersburg during the sun-filled night period of the year, there are midnight boat trips to watch the bridges opening.
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Holiday Inn St. Petersburg-Moskovskye Vorota97A, Moskovsky Prosp., St. Petersburg 4.0 out of 5.0
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Staybridge Suites St. PetersburgMoskovsky Prospekt 97v, St. Petersburg 4.0 out of 5.0
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Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg1 Voznesensky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 5.0 out of 5.0
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