Arrival and departure


Arrival at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg 

There will be a priority pass including fast passport, customs control, and luggage collection procedures for members of delegations arriving and departing from Pulkovo Airport (St. Petersburg). Please look for the Assembly special signs and lines at the airport.

Delegation head and one accompanying person arriving and departing via Pulkovo Airport will be met by the host delegation at the lounge for officials and delegations. The lounge for officials and delegations is a comfortable and safe zone where you can wait for flights and go through passport and customs control. Among other paid services, there is a bar and meeting rooms to rent.

Standard tariffs apply for the rest of the delegation. Please note that the arriving party shall bear the cost of meeting delegations in the officials and delegations lounge. Detailed information about the provision of this service is available in the Pulkovo officials and delegations lounge:

Tel.: +7 (812) 331 4267, +7 (812) 331 4875, +7 (921) 930 1492

Fax: +7 (812) 704 3343


From 10 to 19 October information desks for Assembly participants will be open in the Main passenger terminal of Pulkovo Airport (arrival hall) and VIP lounge. Participants can obtain all necessary information at these points.


Tel.: +7 (812) 337 3822

Address: 41/3A, Pulkovskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg

Arrival at one of Moscow’s airports 

Moscow airports will be operating with enhanced security prior to and during the Assembly. If you have any difficulty with connecting flights via Moscow, you can contact airport staff in person or by phone while specifying in your request that you are a participant in the 137th IPU Assembly.

Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)
Tel.: +7 (495) 578 6565

Vnukovo Airport (VKO)
Tel.: +7 (495) 937 5555

Domodedovo Airport (DME)
Tel.: +7 (495) 933 6666

If you have arrived in the Russian Federation at one of Moscow’s airports and you are planning to take a train to St. Petersburg, we recommend using the services of the Aeroexpress trains to get from any of Moscow’s airports to the city centre.

Assembly personnel will be working in the arrivals and VIP lounges at Moscow airports to provide participants with information and help arrange a transfer to Leningradsky Railway Station.

Arrival at Moskovsky Rail Terminal in St. Petersburg 

Trains from Moscow arrive at Moskovsky Rail Terminal in St. Petersburg and departure from Leningradsky Rail Terminal in Moscow.

If Assembly participants need to get to Leningradsky Rail Terminal from any of Moscow airports we advise to use the Aeroexpress rail service:

Leningradsky Rail Terminal is located next to the Komsomolskaya metro station.

Leningradsky Rail Terminal in Moscow

Tel.: +7 (800) 775 0000

Address: 3, Komsomolskaya Ploshchad, Moscow

Moskovsky Rail Terminal

From 10 to 19 October an information desk will be open at the Moskovsky Rail Terminal (in the Terminal building) where Assembly participants can obtain information.

Tel.: +7 (812) 457 4428, +7 (812) 457 4663

Address: 85, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg

Getting to the recommended hotels 

At points of arrival and departure, participants will be able to receive help in getting to the recommended hotels.

Assembly staff will be on hand at the recommended hotels and business and cultural programme event venues to offer information and logistics support to participants.

To ensure convenient arrival in St. Petersburg and arrange local transfers, we ask participants to inform us of the precise date and time of the arrival and departure of your delegation to and from St. Petersburg and on your selected accommodation. Please fill out an Arrival and departure form in advance and email it to or fax at +7 (812) 242 1220 by 30 September 2017.

Tags and stickers for luggage

We recommend that participants of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly place special standard tags on each piece of luggage for identification purposes at the points of arrival. 

Below are sample tags and stickers for luggage, which you can print on thick or adhesive paper and place on your luggage.

Tag sample

Sticker sample