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Most cruise passengers use the transfer shuttle included in the coastal tour program. On the one hand, this eliminates the problem - you do not need to think about how you will get to the city and back. On the other hand, your visit to St. Petersburg, in this case, is not much different from a trip to North Korea, where it is not allowed not a step to the right or to the left.
But since you found our guidebook, you are different and we understand that you need a little more. Most likely, you will go to the city by coastal tour shuttle, but back... Therefore, here's a manual how to return to the pier yourself.
Please note! Almost all cruise ships (about 80%) are moored at the main cruise port 'Marine Facade'
. Some relatively small vessels (see link above
) park at the Neva river embankments. Here
and Here Be sure to check with the carrier the name of the arrival/departure pier!
During your visit to St Petersburg, maybe you will use public transport
, especially the subway. But for getting from harbour to the city or back, that we do not recommend this method. Why? All (!) piers in St Petersburg are located far from the metro stations. To get there, you need to use one of the types of land-based public transport. Unfortunately, it is uncomfortable, long, and you have so little time.
What to do? You have two options.____________________________a) CALL A TAXI
. It is very simple and inexpensive if you use our instructions.How to order a taxi in Russia without knowing Russian
Attention! Here you will find useful information aboutHOW TO PRE-ORDER A TAXI
✪ to Cruise Port 'Marine Facade'
✪ to Cruise Pier at English Embankment
✪ to Marine Pier at L-t Shmidt Emb
But, just in case, here's a way to take a taxi right on the street
if you are rush for boarding. WARNING! Ferry harbor, cruise port and marine piers are located close to one another, but these are different locations, make no mistake!
✪ If you need a main cruise port 'Marine Facade'
, show the driver this address
✪ If you need a cruise pier at 'English Embankment'
, show the driver this address
✪ If your destination is pier at L-t Shmidt Embankment
, show the driver this card
The cost of a trip, even from distant regions of St.P, usually does not exceed 1000 rubles (~15 EUR). Please remember our tips on the dangers of using illegal cabmans
.____________________________b) Order a PRIVATE TRANSFER
. It's a bit more expensive than a taxi, but very reliable and just as easy if you use our advices.
Nonetheless, we do not recommend choosing this option when traveling short distances. For example, for a trip from the city center to small cruise piers. It is not profitable. However, for trips to/from suburbs (Peterhof, Pushkin) and even a transfer from the city center to the port of 'Marine Facade'
is a profitable and convenient option.
By default, Passenger Port Marine Facade (main cruise port), Admiralteysky District of St Petersburg (for pier at English Emb.), and Vasileostrovskiy District of St Petersburg (for pier at L-t Shmidt Emb.) are indicated as the points of destination by clicking button below.
Replace the data in the form, if necessary. Specify address of your location. If the booking system cannot find your exact address, then first specify in the form the name of the District of St Petersburg as the point of departure or arrival (how to find out the name of the district)
and next enter the exact address of departure / arrival in the next step of booking.Detailed info about 'KiwiTaxi' service & main destinationsNOTE
. Specify exact destination at the second step
of booking. Just copy and paste the address in Russian.
for 'Marine Facade' - Берег Невской Губы, 1
for 'English Emb Pier' - Английская Набережная, 56
for 'L-t Shmidt Emb Pier' - Наб. Лейтенанта Шмидта, 39 ____________________________