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Airport 'Pulkovo' in St. Petersburg is located to the south of St. Petersburg. Pulkovo serves most of the international traffic and is located about 17km from the city`s center, just over 7km by car from Moskovskaya Metro Station. You could use a city bus № 39 (one way ticket costs 25 rub.) or Minivan taxi № К39 (one way ticket costs 36 rub.). As well you could book a taxi.

Call center: +7 (812) 337-38-22 +7 (812) 337-34-44

If you are arriving in St. Petersburg by train, there are five railway stations in the city serving the inter-city or international routes. If you wish to use public transport to get to your final destination, all stations are connected to St. Petersburg's easily navigable metro.

• Moscow Station (Moskovsky Vokzal)St. Petersburg's oldest and busiest railway station is Moscow Station, it is located in the center of the city on Ploshchad Vosstaniya, at the junction between Nevsky Prospekt and Ligovsky Prospekt. The station is served by two metro stations, Ploshchad Vosstaniya on the red line and Mayakovskaya on the green line.

• Baltic Railway Station (Baltiysky Vokzal)
• Vitebsk Station (Vitebsky Vokzal)
• Ladoga Station (Ladozhskiy Vokzal)
• Finland Station (Finlyandskiy Vokzal)

St. Petersburg`s public transportation is reasonably priced, so you can use any kind of transport: Metro, bus or tram. The most popular and convenient mode of transport in St. Petersburg is Metro. The tokens are sold in the ticket window of St. Petersburg`s Metro stations. The trains run every 2 minutes. Although Metro is rather convenient mode of public transport, it is overloaded during rush hours. St. Petersburg`s Metro working hours: from 05:30 to 00:30. Many St. Petersburg Metro stations are a real works of art in themselves and are often visited by tourist groups. You can use other transportation as well – trams or buses. You can buy tickets beforehand, in the ticket windows at the public transport stops. The driver can sell tickets too, although in this case they will cost you a couple of rubles more. If you need to get to Moscow, you can contact any taxi company when going long distance, but to go a shorter distance, it’s common to catch an ordinary car in the street.
The fare on the subway is 28 RUB (token).
The cost of one trip or baggage in land transport is 25 RUB. Payment is usually paid to the conductor or to the driver (tram, trolleybus and bus).
Taxi service is fully developed in the city of Saint Petersburg. The cost of the taxi inside the city is 36 rubles. The payment is made out to the driver or sometimes it is paid via electronic card "Podorochnik". The maximum cost of the commute is valid from the 1st of January to the 31st of Deсember, 2014.

St. Petersburg hotels are practically never vacant, for this ‘Venice of the North’ is daily visited by thousands of guests from every corner of the country, as well as from neighboring countries and beyond. Today in St. Petersburg`s restaurants amount to some thousands and differ in the service level, location, and other factors. Every enterprise strives to offer their customers the best pastime, nowadays the competition is rather tough.
In St. Petersburg one can find a big number of both expensive and medium level restaurants, and different fast foods. Guests can taste dishes of practically any cuisine in the world.
Everyone has to eat. But imagine yourself dining in some of St. Petersburg's best restaurants and savoring hearty and tasty traditional Russian fare and variety of international cuisine. Sounds better doesn't it? Search through our comprehensive restaurant listings and choose the restaurant and cuisine that most appeals to you.

St. Petersburg time is +3 hours comparing to Greenwich.

The best time to visit St. Petersburg is during months of May, June, July, August and September when the average temperatures are perhaps a little cooler than preferred but still a pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F.

Import to the Russian Federation:
Foreign currency import in amount that is over 10.000 USD can be possible only if the declaration form is filled in.

Natural person can import and export medicine in amount needed for personal use.

Ruble is the national currency in Russia. All payments in cash or by credit card are in rubles. Money can be changed in the banks of Russian Federation.

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Approximatly 1 euro - 46,8335 RUB

Approximatly 1 dollars - 34, 2275 RUB

Credit cards:

Credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, American Express, are taken in most banks, hotels, restaurants and shops in St. Petersburg. You will need cash to pay for the transport fares and food in some shops in St. Petersburg. Also cash will be necessary in the trips outside the city.

To make a phone call to Russia you have to dial the international code - 8, Russia's country code - 7, then St. Petersburg's area code - 812, and then the hotel number. To make a call abroad dial 8, then 10 then the appropriate country code and a phone number.

Useful telephone numbers:

Single emergency number: 112
Fire department: 01
Police: 02
Ambulance: 03
Emergency Gas Service: 04
Tourist Helpline: Telephone: +7 (812) 300 33 33, 0333
Task force for crimes against foreigners: +7 (812) 764-9798
Lost and Found: +7 (812) 578-3690 (English speakers available.)
American Medical Center: +7 (812) 740-2090 (78 nab. Moiki, City Center, St. Petersburg, Russia, Metro: Sennaya Ploshchad)
Domestic flights information: +7 (812) 704-38 22
International flights information: +7 (812) 704-34 44


There are many internet-cafes and bars throughout St. Petersburg. Apart from that many places have Wi-Fi spots.

Everywhere in Russia 220 Volt and 50 Hz AC current supplies are used. Most of the sockets are standard European-size for double round-pin plugs, the same as in France or Germany. Appliances from the US, Canada, Britain will need adaptors (it's better to buy them in your own country, as it's very hard to find them in Russia).

Bridge Opening Timetable
Alexander Nevsky 1:30—5:05
Birzhevoi 2:10—4:50
Bolsheokhtinsky 2:00—5:00
Bolshoi Krestovsky 2:05—2:35, 4:45—5:20
Volodarsky 2:00—3:45, 4:15—5:45
Grenadersky 2:45—3:45, 4:20—4:50
Dvorcovii 1:35—2:55, 3:15—4:50
Kamennoostrovsky 2:15—3:00, 4:05—4:50
Kantemirovsky 2:45—3:45, 4:20—4:50
Lieutenant Shmidt 1:40—4:55
Liteiny 1:50—4:40
Sampsonievsky 2:10—2:45, 3:20—4:25
Troitsky 1:50—4:50
Tuchkov 2:10—3:05, 3:35—4:45