Traveling this far? Going to Russia for the first time? Wondering of transportation services in St.Petersburg? Be well prepared and don't fall a victim of taxi scam at Pulkovo airport.
The most important point to always remember:
Never! No under any circumstances talk, listen or approach a person at Pulkovo airport wearing the YELLOW ID CARD saying "OFFICIAL TAXI" or "OFFICIAL ST. PETERSBURG TAXI" or "OFFICIAL AIRPORT PULKOVO TAXI". NEVER!!!
Never show them any of your transportation vouchers as they always will tell: "Yes, I'm your driver, let's go"!
That personalities are always friendly and polite. They will offer you to make a phone call, show you the way to ATM or a toilet, but at the end of the day the result will be always the same: they will offer you a ride for cheap, grab your suitcase and will never let you go your way!
You will always be cheated and will always pay a fortune: 3-4-5-6 times more than normal price of an airport transfer.
Never hire an old black car with a yellow TAXI sign standing at the airport or city centre. You will be cheated!
Remember: if you find yourself at the hands of fake taxi driver - never negotiate with them. Immediately call the police: 112 is an emergency number from any mobile phone.