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
(Link to sound )
Please note!
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For example, the best images of the Eiffel Tower in Paris are made not at the location of the tower itself

Fountains and palaces of Peterhof

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Exact city address
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Peterhof
Razvodnaya str., 2

In Russian -
Петергоф
Разводная улица, 2

Transliteration & pronunciation -

PETERGOF
RAZVADNAYA ULITSA DVA

Live sound in Russian
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click here
When and why
Please note! Parks in Peterhof are open year-round, but fountains work from the end of April (depending on the weather) until mid-September. At the opening and closing of the fountain season, a grandiose show takes place. Event schedule see here

During the season of fountains admission fee is charged. To avoid a queue at the cashboxes, we recommend buying tickets online in advance. The rest of the time, admission is free.

Good to know

  • Free admission for people under the age of 16 (any citizenships - need to provide ID)
  • The ticket to the Lower park is one-off. If you leave the Lower park, then to return you need to buy entrance ticket again.
    • How to return to the pier free of charge if you arrive and leave Peterhof by hydrofoil ­instruction is here (if the link work not propertly, first open 'boat' tab)

More info about fountains in Peterhof
Also it should be remembered that the entrance to the park is open until 20:00, but fountains work only from 11:00 till 18:00 on weekdays and till 19:00 on weekends!

Take the light filter, the flash and various lenses (if, of course, all this you have), since the lighting conditions are not always optimal - shadows or contre-jour. In addition to iconic photo, you will have so many reasons to click on the camera button, so we will not even list all the places for taking photos.

However, here are several good tips.
1) Do not buy a tour - go to Peterhof yourself or with a personal guide
2) Comfortable shoes - must have! No heels!
3) Water and a bit of food in bag
4) Don`t buy additional tickets for entry to museums
5) Find out the weather forecast before buying any tickets

Have a nice day ))
How to get to Peterhof
Choose the most suitable method for you.
Can be combined!
by boat
metro + bus
by train
by taxi
Hydrofoil to Peterhof Meteor
'Meteor' hydrofoil to Peterhof
If you arrived in St. Petersburg during the navigation season (from May 1 to October 7), then this is the best way! A trip to Petergof by 'Meteor' hydrofoil is a separate, incomparable adventure and the case when you not to waste money. A one-way trip lasts about 45 minutes, and during this time you can admire the beautiful views of St Petersburg.
Recommendation: For good view choose first class seats in the front.

Route St. Petersburg - Peterhof served by several companies. The quays of departure are in the immediate vicinity of the Palace Bridge. Tickets (for one-way or round trip) can be purchased both on the pier and online, including in advance. The price of various companies may be slightly different.

All ships come directly to the fountains in Peterhof. Please note, the fare does not include the admission fee to the parks and palaces of Peterhof. Tickets can be purchased directly on the pier in Peterhof, but we recommend buying them online in advance

Moreover, we do not recommend buying tickets for the last flights from Peterhof because of crowding when boarding a ship.

Very important!
The ticket to the Lower park is one-off. If you leave the Lower park, then to return you need to buy entrance ticket again. How to return to the pier free of charge if you arrive and leave Peterhof by hydrofoil?
Life hack is here
Hydrofoil ship operators
Neva Travel
Departures from Senatskaya pier
and Dvortsovaya pier
Buy tickets

City Cruises
Departures from Hermitage pier
(opposite the entrance to the Hermitage)
and from Senatskaya pier
Buy tickets

NaMeteor
Departures from Hermitage pier
(opposite the entrance to the Hermitage)
Buy tickets

Astra Marine
Departures from Pier with the lions
(close to the Palace Bridge)
Buy tickets
How to return to the pier free of charge if you arrive and leave Peterhof by hydrofoil
click to see instruction
The ticket to the Lower park is one-off. If you leave the Lower park, then to return you need to buy entrance ticket again. If you were going to the Upper park, then to return to the pier for free, you should have three documents in your pocket - original entry ticket to the Lower park, hydrofoil ticket to Peterhof and the return ticket for hydrofoil purchased in advance.

Contact the staff who are in the administrative building at Razvodnaya str., 2 (in Russian - Разводная улица, 2). If you are in the Upper park, then you need to go outside.

Entrance to the building is here:
Exact location GPS
59°53'02.8"N 29°54'20.1"E or 59.884108, 29.905595
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Show your tickets and ask for a free entry bracelet to the Lower park. If the employee does not speak English, say him in Russian:

NAM NUZHNA PAPAST` NA METEOR.
DAYTE PAZHALUSTA BESPLATNYI BRASLET.

In English - We need to get to the pier. Give a free bracelet, please.
Russian pronunciation and live sound

Basic vocabulary in Russian

We understand that this is not entirely convenient - we turned to the administration with a request to correct the problem. However, at the present time, if you take a hydrofoil for travel to/from Petergof and want to see also the Upper park and not overpay, you have two ways - to contact the administration or buy one way ticket (from StP or to StP), and for the second part of the trip use ground transport
One of the most popular and economical ways to get to the Peterhof fountains. But, not the fastest. Among the advantages of this method is a small subway tour. For example, the metro station 'Avtovo' is considered one of the most beautiful in the world!

Nevertheless, if you arrived in St. Petersburg during the navigation season, then our urgent recommendation is a trip to Petergof by 'Meteor' hydrofoil. This is a separate, incomparable adventure and the case when you not to waste money. For more information, click on the tab 'boat'.

Taxi is also a good way to get to Peterhof with comfort. In order to economize, as well as avoid traffic jams, we recommend use subway and first to reach the station 'Prospekt Veteranov' (line M1) and take a taxi from there. For more information, click on the tab 'taxi'.
Avtovo
Автово
Line M1. Next from here by bus 200, 210 or by shared taxi* K-224, K-300, K-404, K-424 to the bus stop Petergof, Pravlenskaya str. (back from the bus stop Peterhof, Razvodnaya str.). Or just say to the driver or conductor in Russian - FANTANY (fountains). Travel time about 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Leninskiy prospekt
Ленинский проспект
Line M1. Next from here by shared taxi* K-103, K-420 to the bus stop Petergof, Pravlenskaya str. (back from the bus stop Peterhof, Razvodnaya str.). Or just say to the driver or conductor in Russian - FANTANY (fountains). Travel time about 50 min, depending on traffic.
Prospekt Veteranov
Проспект Ветеранов
Line M1. Next from here by shared taxi* K-343, K-639Б to the bus stop Petergof, Pravlenskaya str. (back from the bus stop Peterhof, Razvodnaya str.). Or just say to the driver or conductor in Russian - FANTANY (fountains). Travel time about 50 min, depending on traffic.
*Please note!
Traveling by fixed-route taxi will be faster, but we do not recommend this mode of transport because of its relative unsafe. More info about shared taxis learn here

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
To get more information about public transport of St Petersburg click here

Station of departure - 'Baltiyskiy vokzal'
(Subway 'Baltiyskaya' Line M1)
Station of destination - 'Novyy Petergof'

Please note! Tourist attractions (fountains) in Peterhof are located far from the railway station. Therefore, we recommend using public transport (bus approx every 10 min) or taxi.

Full info how to get from the railway station in Peterhof to fountains (including timetable and instructions for buying tickets) see here
Please note! Public land (ground) transport in St Petersburg 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 train or bus stop icon.

To get more information about public transport in St Petersburg click here
You need the address Peterhof, Razvodnaya, 2
In Russian - Петергоф, Разводная 2
Russian pronunciation - PETERGOF, RAZVADNAYA DVA
Live sound is 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 'Prospekt Veteranov' (Line M1) and take a taxi from there.

For clarification of departure point, specify the address 'Novatorov 77' (in Russian - NAVATARAV SYEMDESYAT SYEM Link to sound ), at the bus stop, and wait a taxi here
The cost of one-way travel from / to metro is 1000 - 1500 rubles, depending on the class of the car.

When ordering a taxi in the opposite direction, also specify the address 'Peterhof, Razvodnaya, 9' (In Russian - Петергоф, Разводная 9, Russian pronunciation - PETERGOF, RAZVADNAYA DEVYET` Link to sound ) and wait for a taxi here

Detailed instruction how to make the order correctly look 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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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)
TO Peterhof - Peterhof, Razvodnaya, 2 - PETERGOF, RAZVODNAYA, DVA`
(live sound)


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

subway station 'Prospekt Veteranov' (bus stop) -
NAVATARAV SYEMDESYAT SYEM,
NA ASTANOFKE
(live sound)
Note! Wait a taxi here!

FROM Peterhof - Peterhof, Razvodnaya, 9 - PETERGOF, RAZVODNAYA, DEVYET`
(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 PETERHOF

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point - ('Adress or feature' - manually or copy and paste) - your adress or, if the journey starts from subway 'Prospekt Veteranov' -
Metro Prospekt Veteranov
Sure to! Enter this text in the 'Comments' field -
b-r Novatorov, 77, na ostanovke
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
ul. Razvodnaya
Enter in the field 'building' number 2

FROM PETERHOF

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point -
ul. Razvodnaya
Enter in the field 'building' number 9
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
your adress or, if the purpose of the trip is 'Prospekt Veteranov' subway -
Metro Prospekt Veteranov

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 PETERHOF

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point - ('Adress or feature' - manually or copy and paste) - your adress or, if the journey starts from subway 'Prospekt Veteranov' -
Metro Prospekt Veteranov
Sure to! Enter this text in the 'Comments' field -
b-r Novatorov, 77, na ostanovke
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
ul. Razvodnaya
Enter in the field 'building' number 2

FROM PETERHOF

Enter in the field of DEPARTURE point -
ul. Razvodnaya
Enter in the field 'building' number 9
and wait a taxi here!

Enter in the field of ARRIVAL point -
your adress or, if the purpose of the trip is 'Prospekt Veteranov' subway -
Metro Prospekt Veteranov

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!

Say to driver:
Note - Russian pronunciation



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

TO Peterhof - Peterhof, Razvodnaya, 2 -
PETERGOF, RAZVODNAYA, DVA`
(live sound)

To St Petersburg (Subway station 'Prospekt Veteranov' ) -
METRO VETERANAF

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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