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Cheap flights to St Petersburg, Russia

Popular in July High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $770 Average for round-trip flights in December 2020
Round-trip from $536 From New York to Saint Petersburg
One-way from $355 One-way flight from New York to Saint Petersburg
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Can I fly to St Petersburg right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to St Petersburg along with the rest of Russia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Russia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Russian nationals, permanent residents, residents with residence permits, airline crew members, diplomats, members of international organizations based in Russia, and travelers whose visit concerns the death of a direct relative. The Russian government allows entry of foreigners for medical treatment or in order to care for relatives in Russia. Travelers with a close family member who is a Russian national may enter the country, but must provide supporting documentation of their relationship. Travelers may transit through Russian airports, as long as they are not entering the country. Nationals and residents of the UK, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (not traveling on flights SU1883 and SU1895), Maldives, Serbia, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, UAE arriving directly from their country and not via a third-party nation are permitted to enter Russia, providing they have a valid visa, can demonstrate their citizenship or residence, and comply with other entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Foreign travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued within 72 hours before arrival. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers entering Russia for permanent work purposes including Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) visa holders are subject to a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival. All other arrivals are not required to self-isolate if arriving on a regularly scheduled flight, provided they can show a negative test certificate. Travelers who do not provide the above documentation will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense within three days of arriving in Russia. However, if travelers develop any symptoms COVID-19 and/or test positive of COVID-19, they will be required to self-isolate until recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 on a PCR test.

. If you are looking to book a trip to St Petersburg and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for St Petersburg flights by month

January
$625
February
$675
March
$624
April
$714
May
$849
June
$991
July
$1,021
August
$944
September
$741
October
$693
November
$698
December
$718
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to St Petersburg. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to St Petersburg?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
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Price
$624 - $1,190
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Temperature
28.4 - 73.4 °F
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Rainfall
1.38 - 5.87 inches
March is typically the best time to fly to St Petersburg, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to St Petersburg then July is statistically the hottest. October is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to St Petersburg?

Booking 45 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to St Petersburg. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to St Petersburg?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to St Petersburg. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to St Petersburg?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting St Petersburg. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

St. Petersburg is the place miracles are made. Today, Russia’s second largest city is known for its stunning tsarist architecture, fashionable restaurants, shopping and electric nightlife, all set along the beautiful Neva River. But St. Petersburg is also the site of some of the most pivotal moments in Russia’s history, most notably the Siege of Leningrad. Many inhabitants of the city have a family member who lived through the siege and it is still remembered vividly, though the city has prevailed and lived to tell its story.

One of the most awesome spectacles you can see once you’ve stepped off a flight to St. Petersburg are the “white nights” that occur in the city in the summer. Find cheap flights to St. Petersburg in June and July and watch in awe as the city glows from the prolonged twilight. The sun never drops far enough below the horizon to create the usual nighttime darkness, so the city is constantly lit up under the miraculous white light.

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St Petersburg climate

Plan for the unexpected when you book your cheap flight to St. Petersburg, because although the weather is mild for the most part, it’s often unpredictable. Seldom hot, the weather ranges from freezing in the winter, to high 60’s in the summer. 

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Best Time to Fly to St Petersburg

Peak Season: June, July, and August are the most popular months to book St. Petersburg flights due to its pleasant and warm weather. Typically mid 60’s, it’s not your average scorching summer, reaching maximums in the low 70’s. August brings heavy humidity and rain along with the heat, so over-packers should focus on weather-specific clothing like rain boots, umbrellas, and versatile layers.

Off-peak Season: Ready to brave the cold? A flight to St. Petersburg in the winter will release you into a land so frigid that typically temperatures can bottom out even lower than 10 degrees. Icy winds and weighty snowfall make January and February the bitterest months. If you’re looking to save money and the cold weather doesn’t bother you, this is the best time to find cheap flights to St. Petersburg.

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Getting around St Petersburg

Head out on foot to best experience Saint Petersburg’s sights and architecture. There are plenty of public transportation options for those who don’t feel like walking. You can still get great views of the city by taking a cruise on the Neva River. The metro is a very popular option for both residents and tourists. It’s cheap and fast, but can get very crowded during the day. Buy your tokens or multiple-trip tickets at the station. You can also ride a bus, tram or trolley car. Buses cover the areas the subway doesn’t. Trolleys are the slowest option. Purchase tickets for any of these from the drivers or at kiosks beforehand. Make sure you validate them when boarding. Marshrutky are minibus shuttles that you can flag down on the bus route. Pay the driver and request a stop when you get to your destination. There are also plenty of taxis, which are inexpensive as well. Private cars often act as non-metered taxis, so negotiate a fare before you get in. Avoid driving yourself if you can. Roads are often in disrepair, traffic is congested and street signs are in Cyrillic.

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St Petersburg Travel Information

Bridges: Beautiful picturesque bridges are all over St. Petersburg crossing the Neva River. Most of them lift in the afternoon to let boats pass, so be careful to check schedules before you plan on crossing a bridge during your commute. Two of the most common: The Volodarskiy closes from 2:00-3:45, and 4:15-5:45, and the Liteiny closes from 1:50-4:40. Be sure to check local listings once you get there for other bridge closing times.

Drinks: If you prefer shaken and not stirred, your long flight to St. Petersburg may call for an aperitif. The MTV generation in Russia has taken to American cocktail trends including Margaritas and Terminators, but the most common drinks of choice revolve around beer and vodka. A St. Petersburg microbrewery produces unfiltered beers, and locally produced brands like Baltika and Nevskoe are popular. Liviz distillery makes vodka for $6 a liter and is available at almost any time, anywhere.

Theater and Concerts: Although sometimes rivaling Moscow, St. Petersburg has recently held a reputation for being the arts and culture capital of Russia. Complete your St. Petersburg travel agenda by adding art galleries, palaces, and museums to your list of things to do. Ballet and opera shows, as well as classical and folklore music concerts are plentiful and make for a perfect night out at the Mariinsky Theater.

Rock Clubs: St. Petersburg conceived many a rock band in recent decades, and the diverse live music scene caters to the breeding ground of budding artists coming to attention on stage night after night. Concerts and clubs are affordable compared to other European cities. Dance the night away at two of the most famous clubs, Adams and Koniushenniy Dvor. No matter what’s streaming from your iPod on your flight to St. Petersburg, you’re guaranteed to be entertained by this upbeat and edgy genre.

 

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