Public Transport

Saint Petersburg is easy to navigate due to the city orderly layout and extensive network of public transportation lines — bus, tram, trolleybus and subway (Metro).

Above-ground transportation

Operates from 6.00 to 24.00. The fare is moderate: 25-36 RUR (~ 0.5-0.7 Euro) per trip within the city. Tickets can be bought right in the vehicle from bus conductors. You can also use ‘Podorozhnik’  travel card. Cards accounts  can either be topped up with money or loaded with a number or trips for a certain time period. Podorozhnik card can be bought at any ticket office in subway. It can be used for both above-ground and underground transportation.

There is also a system of commercial buses, which are distinguished by letters “K” and “T”, and “Marshrutkas”- privately owned minivans or small buses, which follow fixed routes, collecting and depositing passengers anywhere along the way. Commercial buses and Marshrutkas are somewhat more expensive and sometimes less crowded.

Subway System

Subway is a very reliable and cost-effective way of transportation. There are 67 metro stations in St. Petersburg which form 5 lines of the Subway System. The subway is open from 05.45 to 24.00. Station-to-station connecting passages close at 00.10. The fare is 28 RUR for one trip. You can pay by purchasing one-trip tokens or by variety of electronic cards (such as ‘Podorozhnik’) available at all metro stations.

Map of the subway


Taxies can be recognized by the checkered stripes and the letter “T” on the car’s door, or illuminated sign “Taxi” on a roof. The fare is about 250-1000 RUR depending on the distance.

We do not recommend using the services of private car owners.

Pulkovo Airport

Recently the old Pulkovo-1 and Pulkovo-2 terminals were shut down. A newly constructed St. Petersburg Pulkovo New Terminal now carries out the whole complex of domestic and international flights.

How to get

Railway Stations

The four operating railway stations of St. Petersburg carry out transportation services both within Russia and abroad.

Ladozhsky Vokzal

73 Zanevsky Prospekt
Ladozhskaya metro station

Trains to Southern and Northern Russia, Siberia, Finalnd

Baltiysky Vokzal

120 Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala
Baltiyskaya metro station

Suburban trains to Peterhof, Oranienbaum (Lomonosov) and Gatchina.

Vitebsky Vokzal

52 Zagorodny Prospekt
Pushkinskaya/Zvenigorodaskaya metro stations

Destinations: South-Western Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary.

Suburban trains to Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), Pavlovsk.

Finlandsky Vokzal

6 Ploschad’ Lenina
Ploschad’ Lenina metro station

Destinations: Vyborg, Karelia.

Moskovsky Vokzal

2 Ploschad’ Vosstaniya
Mayakovskaya/Plozchad’ Vosstaniya metro stations

Destination: Moscow (including Sapsan trains), Northern Russia, Ural, Siberia, Central and Southern Russia.

Bus Station 

36 Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala
Obvodny Kanal metro station

Destinations: Leningrad region, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Finland.

River Port

195 Obukhovskoy Oborony prospekt, 31 Oktyabr’skaya Naberezhnaya (Utkina Zavod’)
Proletarskaya/Lomonosovskaya metro stations

Scheduled river cruises and voyages: Moscow, Veliky Novgorod, Valaam Island (Lake Ladoga), Solovetskie  Islands, Kizhi Island (Lake Onega), Mandrogi, Sortavala, Ruskeala (Karelia), Kazan, Plyos, Elabuga, Volga River, Astrakhan, Nizhny Novgorod etc.

Seaport “Marine Façade”

1 Bereg Nevskoy Gubi, Vasilyevsky Island, Primorskaya metro station
Passenger port aimed at receiving cruise ships up to 330 meters long.

Draft schedule 2015