If you arrived in St Petersburg by plane for the first time and want to get to the city by public transport, you need to purchase a single ticket on board bus, since long-term cards are sold only at metro stations.
You can purchase a ticket with cash, having previously withdrawn the cash from the ATM
in the airport hall. Also, in all shuttlebuses plying between the airport and the metro station "Moskovskaya" - numbers 39 and 39E (express), card readers are installed to pay for travel with cards with the technology of PayPass (MasterCard) and payWave (Visa).
If you have a device synchronized with your Visa or MasterCard, you can pay in the same way as for holders of 'plastic'
Additional information in the chapter 'Single tickets'
Between the airport and the subway running also a so-called 'Shared Taxis'
39), but we do not recommend this mode of transport because of its relative unsafe.
All major railway stations
in St petersburg, well as the main bus station
, are located nearby at the metro stations. Therefore, in this case you can buy a long-term travel card immediately. Type and cost of travelcards see here
If you do not want to study the features of public transport in Russia or, for example, you have a lot of luggage, call a taxi
. More info is there
All sea and river terminals
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 long and uncomfortable, so we recommend take a taxi. Very detailed manual read hereWarning! Very important!
Never use illegal taxis! It can be too expensive and even unsafe! Remember, licensed drivers never look for random customers at airport or train stations! How to distinguish not licensed cabmans see here
Of course, you can also book a private transfer
(incl with english speaking driver). It will be a little more expensive, but now you have nothing to worry about!
For example, the cost from the airport to the city center will be only 3-5 dollars more (payment in Russian rubles). Compare by yourself! Here are the prices of the official taxi
at the airport desk, and here are the prices of a private transfer