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Why Nova?

It takes just minutes for you to receive a great value quote from Nova Car Hire. Simply tell us where and when you want to go, and we will deliver an instant quote for any of 26,000 locations worldwide. We use the buying power of 1.5 million customers to cut rates to the minimum, and you can secure your rate on the spot, either online or over the phone. It's car hire the convenient, quick, and very cheap way.

Customer Service

At Nova Car Hire, our reputation for great customer service is unsurpassed in the car rental industry. More than 1.5 million customers have enjoyed the quality of our booking service, allowing us to sell more than 12 million rental days worldwide since 1997. We don't limit our car rental booking to online users; you can reserve your car hire instantly online by phone, with one of our approachable and efficient customer service staff if you prefer. Either way, your experience should be both pleasant and straightforward.

Airport Location

Pulkovo Airport is an international airp ort serving St. Petersburg in Russia. Terminal 1 (Pulkovo-1), which is primarily for domestic flights, lies about 20 km south of St. Petersburg city centre; and Terminal 2 (Pulkovo-2), which is chiefly for international flights, is situated about 17 km south of the city centre. The airport is a hub for Rossiya Airlines and a focus city for Nordavia.

If you have booked a rental car through Nova Car Hire, you will meet your representative at the car hire desks, which you will find after you have collected your luggage and entered the arrivals hall.

Currency

The ruble or rouble is the currency of the Russian Federation, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The large number of bureaux de change in St. Petersburg (many of them 24-hour) makes it worth your while to shop around for a good rate. Currencies other than U.S. dollars and euros are generally exchanged only at bigger banks or central bureaux de change.

Climate

St. Petersburg has a humid continental climate, which means it has warm, humid, short summers, and cold, wet, long winters. Temperatures peak in July at about 23C (73F) and reach their lowest in February at about -8.5C (16.7F). Snow cover reaches an average of about 24 cm in February, and the river Neva freezes over between November and March.

Events

St. Petersburg is a shrine to creativity, ready to exploring new ideas while celebrating the traditions of its past. Enjoy everything from concerts to film festivals to exhibitions.

Russian Winter Festival

With Christmas banned in the old Soviet Union, the Russian Winter Festival took its place. Starting in late December and continuing until the second week in January, the festival resembles Christmas, with the exchange of gifts, sleigh rides, traditional music, and food.

Musical Spring

The birthplace of Tchaikovsky, St. Petersburg plays host to an annual celebration of classical music each May, with concerts featuring some of the country's finest musicians held at different venues around the city.

Victory Day

Held on May 9th, Victory Day commemorates the Allied victory over Nazi Germany and pays tribute to those who were killed in World War II. Festivities include military parades, musical performances, and firework displays.

Byeliye Nochi

The sun never really sets in St. Petersburg on several nights from late June to mid-July, when the phenomenon of so-called White Nights (Byeliye Nochi)occurs. This period of extended daylight is a time of joy in St. Petersburg, with many of the city's younger residents heading out to celebrate.

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