Good to knowThe passenger must always have a ticket - even when exiting the train. The stations have barriers, so you can not leave without a ticket - you will have to buy a special penalty pass.
But there is also a small bonus - the entrance to the toilets at the stations (often paid) upon presentation of the ticket is free.
Cost of travelThe fare depends on the distance traveled. You can calculate the cost hereNote!
The fare in express trains called Lastochka (in English - Swallow) is higher than in ordinary commuter trains. Tickets purchased at the fare for ordinary trains, including round-trip tickets are not valid in express trains. Study the schedule
before buying tickets. Express trains are marked with an asterisk.
In this case, we recommend buying one-way tickets only or round-trip tickets right away at the rate of express trains - they are not much more expensive.By cash
You can always buy a ticket for cash at cashbox, self-service ticket machines or on board. Note! When purchasing a ticket on board, an additional fee may be charged.By credit card
Payment for travel is possible by cards MasterCard and Visa - at ticket offices and self-service ticket machines only. Payment by cards on board of local trains is not possible.By smartphone and other gadgets
If you have a device synchronized with your Visa or MasterCard, you can pay for travel on suburban train in the same way as for holders of 'plastic'By long-term travelcard
Note! The PODOROZHNIK
card is valid in commuter trains only upon the addition of a special electronic ticket at the ticket offices or self-service terminals at stations only
To purchase train tickets by PODOROZHNIK card at any stations, you first need to activate your travel card at the ticket offices at the main railway stations
of St. Petersburg - Moskovskiy vokzal, Vitebskiy vokzal, Baltiyskiy vokzal, Finlyandskiy vokzal.Travelling with children
Сhildren under the age of 7 (regardless of citizenship) always travel free when accompanied by a adult passenger with a ticket. You must have a document to prove the child's age. Children under the age of 7 are not allowed to travel unaccompanied.
Note! If you travel on a suburban train with children under 7 years old - you must get a free ticket at the ticket office at the station or on board the train. Discounts for children over seven years are valid only for Russian citizens, all the others must buy a ticket for the full cost.
Discounts for students, teens and seniors
Discounts for children over seven years, students and seniors are valid only for Russian citizens, all the others must buy a ticket for the full cost.
If you buy a ticket on board, in addition to a single-journey ticket you must pay a special fee (except for boarding at stations without a ticket office). If the conductor was not on the train or you lost the ticket, you will have to pay a penalty pass at the destination station.
If you don't pay the penalty fare, you can be arrested by the police How to say it in Russian?
Note! You can buy a ticket at self-service terminals. Machines have an English-speaking interface. To buy tickets for ordinary commuter trains - click the blue tab 'Suburban trains", to buy a ticket for express train (Lastochka) - click green tab 'Comfortable trains'.
If you have any difficulties - contact the special assistants or the cashier. Just say the name of the destination, the number and type (one way / round trip) of tickets
- One way
TNA - Round tripThe rules of Russian pronunciation
T - One ticket
TA - Two tickets
TA - Three tickets(Link to sound)
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