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As a trip planner we recommend using Google services
1) On your device open the Google Maps
2) Click Directions icon
3) Type an address, or add a place name or click it on the map
4) Choose one of the tabs: Driving, Transit, Walking etc

If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help

Please note!
Even if you are making a short trip to Russia, we recommend to buy a Russian SIM cards as roaming in Russia is very expensive. They are cheap - for just 300-500 roubles (~5-8 USD), you can purchase a SIM with few hundred minutes of domestic calls and 5-10 Gb Internet connection. How to buy a Russian SIM card see here
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 )

Local trains in Saint Petersburg

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN RUSSIA

Online helper for travelers
General info
The locals call commuter trains as 'ELECTRICHKA'
In St Petersburg they are not included in the general system of public transport. However, with their help, city`s visitors can get to the famous fountains in Peterhof, palaces and parks in Gatchina, Pavlovsk and Tsarskoe Selo, to medieval Vyborg and many other suburban tourist attractions.

Have a nice trip!
Info about long-distance trains see here

Whither & Whence
PETERHOF
Station of departure - 'Baltiyskiy vokzal'
Destination - 'Novyy Petergof'
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - half-day min.

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How to get by train to Peterhof
Departure from:
'Baltiyskiy vokzal' train station - metro 'Baltiyskaya' (line M1)
Trains to (directions):
Oranienbaum, Kalishche, Lebyazh`ye
Directions in Russian:
ОРАНИЕНБАУМ, КАЛИЩЕ, ЛЕБЯЖЬЕ
Station of destination:
'Novyy Petergof' / НОВЫЙ ПЕТЕРГОФ
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
about 40 min
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

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)

As a trip planner we recommend using Google services. Here's your route - choose one of the tabs: Driving, Transit, Walking etc.
If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help or ...

Take a taxi!
It's a good idea! If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
In Peterhof, there are no large local carriers, with the exception of aggregators Yandex Taxi and Gett. However, to order from them, you will have to install the corresponding app on your gadget.

So you will need instructions for ordering a taxi by phone from small local companies or directly on the street. So it will be better and faster!

Use our useful dictionary, as well as the following phrases:
I need taxi to fountains - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA FANTANAF
I need taxi to train station - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA STANTSI NOVYI PETERGOF

The rules of Russian pronunciation

Near train station there are always several taxi cars.
On the way back, if you do not see the car directly in front of you, call one of the taxi services of Peterhof:
Taxi Apelsin +7812 455 8888
Taxi Alloe +7812 385 5550
Taxi Dialog +7812 450 6565
Say to the operator
MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT ADRESA RAZVODNAYA DEVYAT
(I need a taxi from adress Razvodnaya str. 9),
and please, wait a taxi here

Agree on a price in advance! The price of the trip from/to the train station of Peterhof (Novyy Petergof) should not exceed 200 ₽.
Local taxi drivers more often do not accept bank cards for payment - please, prepare cash in advance.
ORANIENBAUM
(Lomonosov)
Station of departure - 'Baltiyskiy vokzal'
Destination - 'Oranienbaum -1'
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - half-day min.

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How to get by train to Oranienbaum
Departure from:
'Baltiyskiy vokzal' train station - metro 'Baltiyskaya' (line M1)
Trains to (directions):
Oranienbaum, Kalishche, Lebyazh`ye
Directions in Russian:
ОРАНИЕНБАУМ, КАЛИЩЕ, ЛЕБЯЖЬЕ
Station of destination:
'Oranienbaum - 1' / ОРАНИЕНБАУМ - 1
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
about 55 min
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

Please note!

Tourist attractions (Palaces and parks) in Oranienbaum are located at a distance of about 1 km from the station. You can walk this distance or use public transport (bus approx every 30 min)

As a trip planner we recommend using Google services. Here's your route - choose one of the tabs: Driving, Transit, Walking etc.
If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help or ...

Take a taxi!
It's a good idea! If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
In Oranienbaum (Lomonosov), there are no large local carriers, with the exception of aggregators YandexTaxi and Gett. However, to order from them, first you will have to install app on your gadget.

So you will need instructions for ordering a taxi by phone from small local companies or directly on the street. So it will be better and faster!

Use our useful dictionary, as well as the following phrases:
I need taxi to palaces - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA MENSHIKAFSKAGA DVARTSA
I need taxi to train station - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA STANTSI ORANIENBAUM

The rules of Russian pronunciation

Near train station there are always several taxi cars.
On the way back, if you do not see the car directly in front of you, call one of the taxi services of Lomonosov:
Taxi Alloe +7812 385 5550
Taxi Dialog +7812 423 3535
Say to the operator
MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT ADRESA DVARTSOVYI PRASPEKT PYATDESYAT - NA ASTANOFKE
(I need a taxi from adress Dvortsovyy av. 50 - on bus stop),
and please, wait a taxi here

Agree on a price in advance! The price of the trip from/to the train station of Lomonosov (Oranienbaum-1) should not exceed 200 ₽.
Local taxi drivers more often do not accept bank cards for payment - please, prepare cash in advance.
GATCHINA
Station of departure - 'Baltiyskiy vokzal'
Destination - 'Gatchina Baltiyskaya'
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - half-day min.

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How to get by train to Gatchina
Departure from:
'Baltiyskiy vokzal' train station - metro 'Baltiyskaya' (line M1)
Trains to (directions):
Gatchina (any)
Directions in Russian:
ГАТЧИНА
Station of destination:
'Gatchina Baltiyskaya' / ГАТЧИНА БАЛТИЙСКАЯ
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
about 1 hour
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

Please note!

In the city of Gatchina there are two train stations Gatchina -
  1. 'Gatchina Baltiyskaya' and
  2. 'Gatchina Varshavskaya'
Do not mistake - your station is 'Gatchina Baltiyskaya'

Train station is located in close proximity to the attractions. Here's your route - as a trip planner we recommend using Google services.
If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help
TSARSKOE SELO
(Pushkin)
Stations of departure -
'Vitebskiy vokzal' or 'Kupchino'
Destination -
'Tsarskoye Selo' (Pushkin)
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - half-day min.

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How to get by train to Tsarskoe Selo
Departure from:
'Vitebskiy vokzal' train station -
metro 'Pushkinskaya' (line M1) and 'Zvenigorodskaya' (M5)
or 'Kupchino' train station - metro 'Kupchino' (line M2)
Trains to (directions):
Any from St Petersburg
Directions in Russian:
Any from St Petersburg
Station of destination:
'Tsarskoye Selo' / ЦАРСКОЕ СЕЛО
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
from/to 'Vitebskiy v.' - about 35 min
from/to 'Kupchino' - about 15 min
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

Please note!

Tourist attractions (Palaces and parks) in Pushkin are located at a distance of more than 2 km from the station 'Tsarskoye Selo'. You can walk this distance or use public transport (buses and shared taxis approx every 15 min)

As a trip planner we recommend using Google services. Here's your route - choose one of the tabs: Driving, Transit, Walking etc.
If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help or ...

Take a taxi!
It's a good idea! If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
In Pushkin, there are no large local carriers, with the exception of aggregators YandexTaxi and Gett. However, to order from them, first you will have to install app on your gadget.

So you will need instructions for ordering a taxi by phone from small local companies or directly on the street. So it will be better and faster!

Use our useful dictionary, as well as the following phrases:
Taxi to palaces - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA DVARTSA YEKATERINY
Taxi to train station - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA STANTSI PUSHKIN

The rules of Russian pronunciation

Near train station there are always several taxi cars.
On the way back, if you do not see the car directly in front of you, call one of the taxi services of Pushkin:
Taxi Elegia +7812 451 8080
Taxi MIG +7812 715 3033
Taxi Park +7812 677 3939
Say to the operator
MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT ADRESA PUSHKIN LEONT`YEVSKAYA DEVYAT` - NA ASTANOFKE
(I need a taxi from adress Leont`yevskaya str. 9 - on bus stop),
and please, wait a taxi here

Agree on a price in advance! The price of the trip from/to the train station of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) should not exceed 200 ₽.
Local taxi drivers more often do not accept bank cards for payment - please, prepare cash in advance.
PAVLOVSK
Stations of departure -
'Vitebskiy vokzal' or 'Kupchino'
Destination -
'Tsarskoye Selo' (Pushkin)
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - half-day min.

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How to get by train to Pavlovsk
Departure from:
'Vitebskiy vokzal' train station -
metro 'Pushkinskaya' (line M1) and 'Zvenigorodskaya' (M5)
or 'Kupchino' train station - metro 'Kupchino' (line M2)
Trains to (directions):
Any from St Petersburg
Directions in Russian:
Any from St Petersburg
Station of destination:
'Pavlovsk' / ПАВЛОВСК
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
from/to 'Vitebskiy v.' - about 40 min
from/to 'Kupchino' - about 20 min
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

Please note!

Tourist attractions (Palaces and parks) in Pavlovsk are located at a distance of about 2 km from the station 'Pavlovsk'. You can walk this distance or use public transport (buses and shared taxis approx every 10 min)

As a trip planner we recommend using Google services. Here's your route - choose one of the tabs: Driving, Transit, Walking etc.
If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help or ...

Take a taxi!
It's a good idea! If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
In Pavlovsk, there are no large local carriers, with the exception of aggregators YandexTaxi and Gett. However, to order from them, first you will have to install app on your gadget.

So you will need instructions for ordering a taxi by phone from small local companies or directly on the street. So it will be better and faster!

Use our useful dictionary, as well as the following phrases:
Taxi to palaces - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA PAVLAFSKAGA DVARTSA
Taxi to train station - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA STANTSI PAVLOVSK

The rules of Russian pronunciation

Near train station there are always several taxi cars.
On the way back, if you do not see the car directly in front of you, call one of the taxi services of Pavlovsk:
Taxi Elegia +7812 451 8080
Taxi MIG +7812 715 3033
Taxi Park +7812 677 3939
Say to the operator
MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT PAVLAFSKAGA DVARTSA - NA ASTANOFKE
(I need a taxi from Pavel Palace - on bus stop),
and please, wait a taxi here

Agree on a price in advance! The price of the trip from/to the train station of Pavlovsk should not exceed 200 ₽.
Local taxi drivers more often do not accept bank cards for payment - please, prepare cash in advance.
VYBORG
Stations of departure -
'Finlyandskiy vokzal' or 'Udelnaya'
Destination - 'Vyborg'
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - full day min.

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How to get by train to Vyborg
Departure from:
'Finlyandskiy vokzal' train station -
metro 'Ploshchad` Lenina' (line M1)
or 'Udelnaya' train station - metro 'Udelnaya' (line M2)
Trains to (directions):
Vyborg
Directions in Russian:
ВЫБОРГ
Station of destination:
'Vyborg' / ВЫБОРГ
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
from/to 'Finlyandskiy v.' - 2h15 min / 1h15min (express)
from/to 'Udelnaya' - 2h / 1h5min (express)
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

Please note!

Vyborg is a interesting town with a long history. So we recommend that you stay here for a full day and perhaps even better to take a hotel. Believe, here is many things to do!

As a trip planner we recommend using Google services. Here's e.g. your route from train station to Vyborg Castle.
If you have any questions, get Google Maps Help

If you need a taxi
If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
In Vyborg, there are no large local carriers.
So you will need instructions for ordering a taxi by phone from small local companies or directly on the street. So it will be better and faster!

Use our useful dictionary, as well as the following phrases:
Taxi to .. - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA + your adress
Taxi to train station - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA VAKZALA

The rules of Russian pronunciation

Near train station there are always several taxi cars.
If you do not see the car directly in front of you, call one of the taxi services of Vyborg:
Taxi 7 +7813 782 7770
Taxi Fortuna +7911 000 0098
Say to the operator
MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT + your adress
(I need a taxi from ...)

Agree on a price in advance! The price of travel by taxi within Vyborg usually is about 200 ₽.
Local taxi drivers more often do not accept bank cards for payment - please, prepare cash in advance.
Lenin tent 'hut' museum
(in Russian 'Shalash')
Stations of departure -
'Finlyandskiy vokzal' or 'Staraya Derevnya'
Destination - 'Tarkhovka'
Time needed to see attractions -
incl round trip - one third of day

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How to get by train to Lenin museum in Razliv
Departure from:
'Finlyandskiy vokzal' train station -
metro 'Ploshchad` Lenina' (line M1)
or 'Staraya Derevnya' train station -
metro 'Staraya Derevnya' (line M5)
Trains to (directions):
Sestroretsk, Beloostrov
Directions in Russian:
СЕСТРОРЕЦК, БЕЛООСТРОВ
Station of destination:
'Tarkhovka' / ТАРХОВКА
Reverse direction:
St Petersburg / САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ
Duration of one-way travel:
from/to 'Finlyandskiy v.' - about 50 min
from/to 'Staraya Derevnya' - about 30 min
How to find out schedule:
See here
How & where to buy a ticket:
information available here

Please note!

Lenin`s tent museum 'Hut' ('Shalash') in Razliv is located at a distance of about 4,5 km from train station 'Tarkhovka'. Unfortunately, there is no way to get to the museum by public transport.

You can walk this distance - your route (as a trip planner we recommend using Google services - if you have any questions, get Google Maps Help) is very picturesque, especially in summer. But it is better to take a taxi - at least one way.

How to call a taxi
If you follow the safety rules and our recommendations, it will be easy and inexpensive.
Although for trips trough St Petersburg we usually recommend Taxovichkof, but in this particular case it is better to call a YandexTaxi. So it will be faster and cheaper!

You can call a taxi online via apps Android or iOS, and via website
Enter points of departure and destination (manually or copy and paste)
From/to train station - Fedotovskaya dorozhka, 33
From/to Lenin`s museum - doroga k Shalashu Lenina, 1Е
Important! If you called a cab from train station, please wait a taxi here

Manual for calling a taxi by phone
Call +7812 366 6666 and use our useful dictionary, as well as the following phrases:

Taxi from train station .. - MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT STANTSI TARKHOVKA - NA ASTANOFKE
(I need a taxi from train station - on bus stop)
Taxi to train station - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA STANTSI TARKHOVKA
Taxi from Lenin`s museum .. - MNE NUZHNA TAXI AT SHALASHA LENINA
Taxi to Lenin`s museum .. - MNE NUZHNA TAXI DA SHALASHA LENINA

The rules of Russian pronunciation

Important! If you called a cab from train station, please wait a taxi here

The cost of travel
The price of one way travel by taxi between train staion 'Tarkhovka' and Lenin`s museum usually is about 200 ₽. If you see the car (local carrier) directly in front of you, agree on a price in advance!

Local taxi drivers more often do not accept bank cards for payment - please, prepare cash in advance.
Fares & Tickets
Good to know
The 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 travel
The fare depends on the distance traveled. You can calculate the cost here
Note! 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

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.

Penalties

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

TOLKA TUDA - One way
TUDA I ABRATNA - Round trip

The rules of Russian pronunciation

ADIN BILET - One ticket
DVA BILETA - Two tickets
TRI BILETA - Three tickets
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How to find out the schedule
Unfortunately, the website where you can get the schedule of suburban trains is available in Russian only. But, this is not a problem - we will help you!

1) First, open tutu.ru/prigorod website

2) Next, enter in the first field (Откуда) the departure station in Russian.
Enter the destination station in the second field (Куда).
About how to do it - just below. If you need to reverse direction - click arrow between fields.

3) Select a date. If you need a schedule for today (Сегодня), then do not enter anything in the third field.

4) Click on "Показать расписание" (Show schedule)

Almost done!

The first three values - departure time, arrival time and travel time.
Next the direction is indicated (train departure station and ending station).
In addition, cost of ticket is indicated on the right. If it is express train - on the left there will be an asterisk and word in Russian 'Ласточка'.

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How to correctly enter station names in Russian?
Copy and paste in the appropriate fields the station names. Next click on the name of the station in the drop-down list

for travel to Peterhof
St Petersburg
'Baltiyskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Балт
Peterhof
'Novyy Petergof' - Новый Петергоф

for travel to Oranienbaum
St Petersburg
'Baltiyskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Балт
Oranienbaum
'Oranienbaum 1' - Ораниенбаум-1

for travel to Gatchina
St Petersburg
'Baltiyskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Балт
Gatchina
'Gatchina Baltiyskaya' - Гатчина Балтийская

for travel to Tsarskoe Selo
St Petersburg
'Vitebskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Вит
'Kupchino' - Купчино
Tsarskoe Selo
'Tsarskoye Selo' - Царское Село

for travel to Pavlovsk

St Petersburg
'Vitebskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Вит
'Kupchino' - Купчино
Pavlovsk
'Pavlovsk' - Павловск

for travel to Vyborg
St Petersburg
'Finlyandskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Фин
'Udelnaya' - Удельная
Vyborg
'Vyborg' - Выборг

for travel to Lenin`s museum
St Petersburg
'Finlyandskiy vokzal' - Санкт-Петербург-Фин
'Staraya Derevnya' - Старая деревня
Lenin`s museum
'Tarkhovka' - Тарховка

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