Transliteration & pronunciation
Please note!

The following transliteration and pronunciation is given for the classical Latin alphabet and does not match with the rules of orthography and pronunciation of English.

Therefore do not pronounce Russian words how to you like represent sounds in English.

For example:
The Latin letter U should not be pronounced as the English word you.
U = YOU = OO

If you doubt the correct pronunciation, click on the live audio link in Russian
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Palace of Catherine in Tsarskoe Selo

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Exact city address
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Pushkin
Sadovaya str., 5

In Russian -
Пушкин
Садовая улица, 5

Transliteration & pronunciation -

PUSHKIN
SADOVAYA ULITSA PYAT`

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When and why
The entrance to the park is open year-round from 9 am to 19 pm, with the exception of some dates (for example official events). Before visiting, it is recommended to check the current schedule. During the period from April 27 to October 21, the entrance to the park is paid (people under 16 - for free anytime).

Please note! The entrance to the Catherine Palace is chargeable all time (except for people under age of 16) and is open from 12:00. In addition, on Tuesdays and on the last Monday of the month there is no access to the palace.

Important information! Inside all museums, including inside the Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, using tripod, monopod and flash-light is prohibited!

More info about palaces in Pushkin
The architecture of the Catherine Palace is so good that you will not get bad shots. Be sure to try to take panoramic pictures
E.g. here's a good idea to make an unforgettable photo.

The view of the palace from the opposite side (from the side of the French garden) is no less good. Excellent images are obtained by taking a picture at an acute angle to the building.
Your camera will be grateful to you at any time of the year - for beautiful summer alleys and for palaces in the snow.

Welcome!
How to get to Pushkin town
metro + train
by taxi
The most popular and economical way to get to the palaces and parks of Tsarskoe Selo. As well the fastest. Among the advantages of this method is a small subway tour. The subway of St Petersburg is considered one of the most beautiful in the world!

Taxi is also a good way to get to Pushkin town with comfort. In order to economize, as well as avoid traffic jams, we recommend use subway and first to reach the station 'Kupchino' (line M2) and take a taxi from there. For more information, click on the tab 'taxi'.

We do not recommend to go from St. Petersburg by bus because it is long and uncomfortable. There is a big risk of getting into traffic jam.
Pushkinskaya
Пушкинская
Line M1. Next from railway station Vitebskiy Vokzal by suburban train to the station Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)
For a detailed instruction see here
Kupchino
Купчино
Line M2. Next from railway station Kupchino by suburban train to the station Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)
For a detailed instruction see here
Please note!
Entrance to the metro stations in St Petersburg is open about from 05:40 till ..
a) about 00:30 - for stations in city center
b) till midnight - for stations in other parts of the city
Change of lines is possible only until 00:15

Ground transport works about from 6 AM till midnight. To find out the schedule and direction, we recommend using the route planner on Google maps - click the bus stop icon.

Official website of Subway is here
Full info about local trains
To get more about public transport click here
Note! Directly near to the Catherine Palace there is no automobile traffic. Therefore, we recommend that you specify as the destination address
Pushkin, Leont`evskaya str. 2
and as the address of departure from Tsarskoe Selo
Pushkin, Leont`evskaya str. 9

Note! When ordering a taxi in any way, make sure that you specify the address in Pushkin town! Make no mistake - there is a street with the same name in Peterhof!
Detailed instruction how to make the order correctly look here


It should be remembered that traffic in St Petersburg can be very dense, so in order to economize, as well as avoid traffic jams, we recommend use subway and first to reach the station 'Kupchino' (Line M2) and take a taxi from there.

For clarification of departure point, specify the address 'pr. Vitebskiy 101 k2' (in Russian - VITEBSKIY PRASPEKT STO ADIN KORPUS DVA Link to sound ), at the bus stop and wait a taxi here
The cost of one-way travel from / to metro is 500 - 800 rubles, depending on the class of the car.

When ordering a taxi in the opposite direction, also specify the address 'Pushkin, Leont`yevskaya, 9' (in Russian - PUSHKIN, LEONT`YEVSKAYA DEVYET` Link to sound ), at the bus stop and wait for a taxi here

Also, taxi is the best way to travel at night or when public transport is not available. If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
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Taxis in Saint Petersburg
the most common companies
Taxovichkof
The biggest and popular taxi service in St Petersburg
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH -
website - yes | app - yes | phone - yes
CARD -
website - yes | app - yes | phone - yes
Call: phone (+7812) 33 000 02 or 333 0000
via website | via apps - Android or iOS
Taxi 068
The second most popular taxi in St Petersburg
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH -
website - yes | app - no | phone - yes
CARD -
website - yes | app - no | phone - yes
Call: phone (+7812) 324 7777 or 068
via website | via apps - NO
Yandex Taxi
The largest aggregator of licensed taxi companies in Russia
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH -
website - yes | app - NO | phone - yes
CARD -
website - NO | app - yes | phone - NO
Call: phone - (+7812) 366 6666
via website | via apps - Android or iOS
Gett
The second largest aggregator of licensed taxi companies in Russia
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH - NO
CARD -
website - NO | app - yes | phone - NO
Call: phone - NO, online only
via website - NO | via apps - Android or iOS
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To order an inexpensive taxi in St Petersburg, call (+7812) 33 000 02 or 333 0000 or fill out the online form on the website or on mobile apps. The total cost of the trip is fixed and will be calculated immediately, based on the data you provide. Online order up to 30% cheaper

To learn more, calculate cost of the trip and order a taxi, you can download the mobile app on App Store or Google Play, go to the website or do it here and now!
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How to make an order correctly
by phone
Taxovichkof has English-speaking staff. However, if you have difficulties with the translation, several phrases in Russian will help you. Therefore, this method will be useful for you to order a taxi anywhere, even just on the street!
Note - Russian pronunciation

Say to operator or driver:

Taxi TO - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA ADRESA + your adress
(live sound)

Taxi FROM - MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT ADRESA+ your adress
(live sound)

From St.P (Kupchino)
Vitebskiy prospekt, 101/2, at the bus stop -
VITEBSKIY PRASPEKT STO ADIN KORPUS DVA,
NA ASTANOFKE
(live sound)

To the Catherine Palace
Pushkin, Leont`yevskaya, 2 -
PUSHKIN, LEONT`YEVSKAYA DVA
(live sound)

From Pushkin town
Pushkin, Leont`yevskaya, 9, at the bus stop -
PUSHKIN, LEONT`YEVSKAYA DEVYET`,
NA ASTANOFKE
(live sound)

To St.P (Kupchino)
Subway station 'Kupchino' -
METRO KUPCHINO
(live sound)

Small dictionary

Today / Now - SEVODNYA / SEYCHAS
(live sound)

How much it this? - SKOLKA ETA STOIT ?
(live sound)

Do you accept credit cards? - VY PRINIMAYETE KARTOCHKI ?
(live sound)

I will pay - in cash / by credit card - YA ZAPLACHU - NALICHNYMI / KARTOY
(live sound)

Yes / No - DA / NET
(live sound)

Ok! / Good! - KHARASHO!
(live sound)

Stop here! - ASTANAVITE ZDYES`
(live sound)

Thank you - SPASIBA
(live sound)
via website
1) Open Taxovichkof website

2) Open the page with the instructions for ordering a taxi

3) TO CATHERINE PALACE

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point - ('Adress or feature' - manually or copy and paste) - your adress or, if the journey starts from subway 'Kupchino' -
Metro Kupchino (Exit to Vitebskiy prospekt)
Sure to! Enter this text in the 'Comments' field -
Vitebskiy pr, 101-2, na ostanovke
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
ul. Leont'evskaya
(Note! Make sure that you specify the address in Pushkin town! Make no mistake - there is a street with the same name in Peterhof!)
Enter in the field 'building' number 2

FROM CATHERINE PALACE

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point -
ul. Leont'evskaya
(Note! Make sure that you specify the address in Pushkin town! Make no mistake - there is a street with the same name in Peterhof!)
Enter in the field 'building' number 9
Sure to! Enter this text in the 'Comments' field -
na ostanovke
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
your adress or, if the purpose of the trip is 'Kupchino' subway -
Metro Kupchino (Exit to Vitebskiy prospekt)

4) Follow the next instructions
via app
1) Download the application from Google Play or App Store
For the correct installation of the application and change language, follow these instructions

2) Open the page with the instructions for ordering a taxi

3) TO CATHERINE PALACE

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point - ('Adress or feature' - manually or copy and paste) - your adress or, if the journey starts from subway 'Kupchino' -
Metro Kupchino (Exit to Vitebskiy prospekt)
Sure to! Enter this text in the 'Comments' field -
Vitebskiy pr, 101-2, na ostanovke
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
ul. Leont'evskaya
(Note! Make sure that you specify the address in Pushkin town! Make no mistake - there is a street with the same name in Peterhof!)
Enter in the field 'building' number 2

FROM CATHERINE PALACE

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point -
ul. Leont'evskaya
(Note! Make sure that you specify the address in Pushkin town! Make no mistake - there is a street with the same name in Peterhof!)
Enter in the field 'building' number 9
Sure to! Enter this text in the 'Comments' field -
na ostanovke
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
your adress or, if the purpose of the trip is 'Kupchino' subway -
Metro Kupchino (Exit to Vitebskiy prospekt)

4) Follow the next instructions
on the street
Do you need a taxi urgently and you see a car right in front of you on the street?
Excellent! Because the Russian language is your thing!
Click here and you will have the same Russian pronunciation similar as Mr. Putin`s
But! Let it be a branded car and agree on a price in advance. Remember our warnings!
Note - Russian pronunciation

Say to driver:

Taxi TO - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA ADRESA + your adress
(live sound)

To the Catherine Palace
Pushkin, Leont`yevskaya, 2 -
PUSHKIN, LEONT`YEVSKAYA DVA
(live sound)

To StP (Kupchino)
Subway station 'Kupchino' -
METRO KUPCHINO
(live sound)

Small dictionary

How much it this? - SKOLKA ETA STOIT ?
(live sound)

Do you accept credit cards? - VY PRINIMAYETE KARTOCHKI ?
(live sound)

I will pay - in cash / by credit card - YA ZAPLACHU - NALICHNYMI / KARTOY
(live sound)

Yes / No - DA / NET
(live sound)

Ok! / Good! - KHARASHO!
(live sound)

Stop here! - ASTANAVITE ZDYES`
(live sound)

Thank you - SPASIBA
(live sound)
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