Get directions & show routes
As a trip planner we recommend using Google services
1) On your device open the Google Maps
2) Click Directions icon (if the needed tab has not opened)
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
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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 )

Public transport in Saint Petersburg

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General information
Public transport is the convenient way to travel when exploring the northern capital of Russia.

St Petersburg public transport includes all services on the metro, bus, tram and trolleybus lines. Network covers both the center and most areas of the city, including suburbs, such as Peterhof. To some distant sights, such as Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), Pavlovsk or Gatchina, are best to get by commuter trains.

Here is info that can help you get the most out of your travel to Saint Petersburg. Choose the best way for yourself!

Get airport, train & bus stations, piers

to | from St Petersburg 'Pulkovo' Airport (LED)
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You can purchase a ticket with cash, having previously withdrawn the cash from the ATM in the airport hall.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' (minibuses K39), but we do not recommend this mode of transport because of its relative unsafe (crazy drivers).
IWarning! 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

to | from Railway & Bus stations
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. Read also FAQ
to | from Harbours & Piers
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 here

Metro of St Petersburg

public transport in st petersburg metro subway underground
Metro station 'Avtovo' in Saint Petersburg, Russia (clickable)
If you are walking through city in the afternoon / morning / evening (not at night) , then actually this is the best way! Firstly, traffic in St Petersburg can be very dense, that is why we recommend use the metro for travel. In addition! It's fantastically beautiful!!! Subway of Saint Petersburg is one of the most attractive and elegant underground in the world!
See here fares and tickets

Plan your route with interactive metro map
The St Petersburg metro entrances and lines are marked with a styled letter 'M'
Please note! Entrance to the metro stations 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. More info on official website

Well, a taxi is almost the only way to get around the city at night. Don`t worry - it's easy and inexpensive. Click here to learn more.
Ground transport
Bus | Tram | Trolleybus
Ground transportation is suitable in the afternoon / morning / evening (not at night) for short distances and when there are no metro stations nearby, except for suburban and intercity buses.
Please note! Land-based 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
Fares and tickets see here

Shared taxis
public transport saint petersburg russia shared taxi
So-called 'Shared Taxi' in St Petersburg, Russia (clickable)
Shared Taxis (in Russian - MARSHRUTKA) are a small buses or minibuses that run often along the same routes as ordinary buses, trams and trolleybuses.
Route numbers, alongside the most important stops, sometimes in English for popular tourist attractions, always are displayed prefixed with the letter 'K' on the front and side (see photo).

The difference is in the fact that 'Shared Taxis' can stop for boarding and disembarkation anywhere in the route, and not at official stops only.
To stop the bus on the street, you need to raise your hand. If you are on board, ask the driver to stop. It`s advisable to do this in advance.
Phrase 'stop here' in Russian - ASTANAVITE ZDYES`
Остановите здесь - Link to sound

Besides, the fare here is usually higher and no any discounts are given (for children, students, seniors etc). Payment is possible only by cash or by 'Podorozhnik' travelcard with loaded E-Wallet and sufficient balance.
The cost is indicated at the entrance to the bus and usually is 40-60 ₽ depending on the route within St Petersburg.

Note! Although 'Shared Taxi' sometimes is the fastest and cheapest way to travel (incl to suburban attractions of Peterhof, Pushkin, Gatchina etc), we do not recommend this mode of transport because of its relative unsafe (crazy drivers).

Suburban trains
suburban local commuter train st petersburg russia railway station shedule tickets
Suburban (local) train in Russia
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, the city's guests can get to the suburban tourist attractions located in Peterhof, Pushkin (Catherine Palace), Pavlovsk, Gatchina, Vyborg, etc.

For detailed information on how to get to the suburbs of St Petersburg by commuter trains see here
Info about long-distance trains is available here

Fares & tickets

Single tickets
How to buy

With cash
You can always buy a single ticket on board with cash (to enter the metro you need to buy a special token in the ticket office), but, almost always it will be more expensive than traveling with a ticket bought in advance

By credit card
Payment for travel is possible by cards PayPass and payWave (MasterCard / Visa) - by metro at any station and also on board of some (not all) buses, trams and trolleybuses. Payment by cards on board of local trains and shared taxis is not possible.
Pay by credit card via card readers on board or automatic barriers (with a bank cards icon) is possible only for one person - no more than once every 10 minutes. The fare is equal to the price of a single ticket for cash

By smartphone and other gadgets
If you have a device synchronized with your Visa or MasterCard, you can pay for public transport in St Petersburg in the same way as for holders of 'plastic'

Long-term travelcards
how and where to buy a travel card or ticket for public transport saint petersburg russia bus tram metro subway
PODOROZHNIK travel cards and validation terminal onboard the buses, trams and trolleybuses
How to buy

Better to buy in advance

It is always cheaper to buy prepaid tickets and the longer the period of validity of the ticket, the cheaper it will be. If you just visit temporarily, the electronic wallet on the card and its top-up, if necessary, are ideal for you. To pay for public transport in St. Petersburg it is best to purchase a PODOROZHNIK card (In Russian - ПОДОРОЖНИК, In English - Plantago or Plantain).

On one card, along with any types of long-term tickets, can be recorded electronic wallet, for example, for trips on commuter buses, trains and shared taxis.
For more information click here

Unfortunately, there are currently no multi-person travel passes, such as T-10 in Barcelona.
All long-term travel passes are personalized - it`s impossible to pay the fare for two or more travelers at a time.

To use one card for all, you need to record an e-wallet on the 'Podorozhnik' card and top-up the balance by the amount required for the estimated number of trips.
Discount when using an e-wallet (from 9₽ per person per trip) is possible only for one passenger.
Click here to calculate the amount of the adding - and then select the tab 'E-Wallet'.

Touch in when you travel
Place your PODOROZHNIK travelcard on the round card reader at the automatic barriers in the Metro stations, card readers on board the buses, trolleybuses and trams (usually located on the handrails)

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. 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.
Maybe you:
How and where to buy a combined travel card 'Troika-Podorozhnik' for Moscow and St Petersburg? It's profitable?
Support:
This is a difficult question. Our answer is - 'rather uncomfortable'. And that's why.

1) You need to find exactly the combined card. Normal 'Troika' or 'Podorozhnik' will be valid only in one of the cities. Problem - combined cards are not sold everywhere (usually at subway near train stations only).

2) You will not be able to write to the card any of the possible long-term passes. The card is valid only as an e-wallet. This means that there are no discounts and you just replace cash with plastic card.

3) And further. It is impossible to add any amount for St Petersburg in Moscow and vice versa. This means that you still need to go to the ticket office or to the ticket machine again.

Our advice is to buy a regular local card. The cost of plastic is less than 1 USD, but you will be more flexible in choosing passes and you will receive an additional souvenir!

Types & cost of tickets (cards)
It is necessary to buy the PODOROZHNIK card for 60 ₽ before you add tickets to the card. You can buy and top up all types of long-term travelcards at ticket offices and self-service ticket machines at any metro stations. You can re-use your card at future visits to St Petersburg.

There are separate types of passes — for example, only for subway or only for buses see all types of passes. We present the most popular combined travel passes.

Combo-passes for periods from 90 min up to 1 month in Russian are called 'YEDINY' (Единый) and valid for travel within St Petersburg only. Outside the city need to buy a additional ticket. On one card, along with any types of long-term tickets, can be recorded 'electronic wallet', for example, for trips on commuter buses, trains and shared taxis

The rates shown below are valid for August 2019
CASH
90 MIN
24 HRS
2 - 7 DAYS
MONTH
E - WALLET
fares & validity
► Metro - 45 ₽ ­
(need to buy a special token in the ticket office)
► Bus / Tram / Trolleybus - 40 ₽
­(need to buy a ticket from the conductor or driver)
► Shared Taxis (K) ~ 40-60 ₽
­(cost depending on the route number)
► Suburban trains - cost depending on distance
­(when purchasing a ticket on board, an additional fee may be charged)

Info about payment for travel by cards or gadgets
is here
fares & validity
► COST - 65 ₽
► Metro
- number of trips -1
(180 days from the time of load on card
or 90 min from the time of first use)
► Bus / Tram / Trolleybus - unlimited trips
(90 min from the time of first use)
► Shared Taxis (K) - not valid
(need to pay for travel)
► Suburban trains - not valid
(need to buy a ticket)
fares & validity
► COST - 180 ₽
► Metro
- unlimited trips
(24 hrs from the time of first use)
► Bus / Tram / Trolleybus - unlimited trips
(24 hrs from the time of first use)
► Shared Taxis (K) - not valid
(need to pay for travel)
► Suburban trains - not valid
(need to buy a ticket)
fares & validity
COST (₽/D) - 255/2 - 340/3 - 425/4
510/5 - 595/6 - 680/7
Metro - unlimited trips
(24 hrs x number of days from first use)
► Bus / Tram / Trolleybus - unlimited trips
(24 hrs x number of days from first use)
► Shared Taxis (K) - not valid
(need to pay for travel)
► Suburban trains - not valid
(need to buy a ticket)
fares & validity
► COST - 2 900 ₽
► Metro
- number of trips -70
(30 days from the time of purchase)
► Bus / Tram / Trolleybus - unlimited trips
(30 days from the time of purchase)
► Shared Taxis (K) - not valid
(need to pay for travel)
► Suburban trains - not valid
(need to buy a ticket)
fares & validity
► Metro - Discount ranges from 9 up to 14 ₽ from the full fare (see tab Cash), depending on the number of trips performed.
Note! Valid for one person only! With the simultaneous payment of travel of several people by E-Wallet - the full rate is valid for others
► Bus / Tram / Trolleybus - similarly as in the metro
► Shared Taxis (K) ~ 40-60 ₽
(cost depending on the route number)
► Suburban trains - cost depending on distance
(need to load a special ticket - at stations only!)

FAQ
'St Petersburg City Pass'. Is this worthwhile? Which is better?
If you use all included water excursions and visit to all included suburban museums, and also visit a couple of large and small museums - only in this case it is your thing! This applies to all types of tourist cards in St. Petersburg. But, are you ready for such a busy schedule?

Our reccomendation is - buy a ordinary long term travel pass and tickets to neccesary museums online to avoid lines.
Single tickets
Cost and validity see there (tab 'cash')
How and where to buy see here
Long-term travel passes. Types and cost
For more information on the type and cost of long-term travel cards see here
Combined card for St Petersburg and Moscow. It's profitable?
Our answer is ...'uncomfortable'. Why? Detailed answer see here
Where to buy and top up your travelcard?
You can buy and top up all types of long-term travelcards at ticket offices and self-service ticket machines at any metro stations. It is necessary to buy the PODOROZHNIK card for 60 ₽ before you add tickets to the card. You can re-use your card at future visits to St Petersburg.

Travelcards for periods from 90 min up to 1 month can be added to your PODOROZHNIK card, as well as single journey tickets and access credit ('electronic wallet') for pay as you go tickets. When using an electronic wallet, we recommend saving the credit at a rate of 40 ₽ per trip per person within St Petersburg. Outside the city, the tariff may be higher
How to say it in Russian?
How to ask something in Russian, if you don`t know a single word in Russian? There is an exit! We have collected the most frequent words and phrases (of course, in English) and translated them into Russian.
Did not find here needed expression? Use our detailed phrasebook


Note - Russian pronunciation


Single tickets

Say to the driver, conductor or cashier
ADIN BILET - One ticket
DVA BILETA - Two tickets
TRI BILETA - Three tickets
(Link to sound)

In Metro of St Petersburg tokens are used as single tickets. Say to the cashier
ADIN ZHETON - One token
DVA ZHETONA - Two tokens
TRI ZHETONA - Three tokens
(Link to sound)

Need more? Learn numbers in Russian

Long-term travelcards

Time limited travel pass in Russian is called 'YEDINY'. It is necessary to buy the PODOROZHNIK card before you add tickets to the card.
Types & cost of travel passes see here

Say to the cashier
YEDINY NA DEVYANOSTA MINUT -
90 min Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA ADIN DEN` -
1 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA DVA DNYA -
2 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA TRI DNYA -
3 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA CHETYRE DNYA -
4 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA PYAT` DNEY -
5 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA SHEST` DNEY -
6 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA SYEM` DNEY -
7 day Pass (Link to sound)

YEDINY NA MESYATS -
1 month Pass (Link to sound)

Need a few? Learn numbers in Russian

E-Wallet
It is necessary to buy the PODOROZHNIK card before you add credit/value.
We recommend saving the credit at a rate of 40 ₽ per trip per person within St Petersburg. Outside the city, the tariff may be higher
Types & cost of travel passes see here

Say to the cashier
TRISTA (300) RUBLEY NA KASHELYOK -
₽ 300 on electronic wallet
(Link to sound)

Need another amount? Learn numbers in Russian

How to call a taxi without knowing Russian

Want to know more? All basic phrases in Russian
How to check the balance of a travel pass?
You can check the balance all types of long-term travelcards at ticket offices and self-service ticket machines at any metro stations, and also on board any type of ground public transport.

Say to the driver, conductor or cashier
PRAVER`TE BALANS PAZHALUSTA -
(Сheck credit, please)
Note - Russian pronunciation

Link to sound
How to refund an unused or lost travelcard?
Unfortunately this is not possible
Travel from airport and train (bus) stations
If you arrived in St Petersburg by aircraft 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' (minibuses K39), 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. How to correctly do this read below or there

Most frequently requested routes

(click to know more)

Pulkovo LED Airport
'Moskovsky' train station (trains to/from Moscow)
'Finlyandskiy' train station (trains to/from Helsinki)
Bus station

Warning! 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
Connections to and from harbours
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.

Therefore, we recommend take a taxi. Don`t worry - it's easy and inexpensive. How to correctly do this read below or there
To get detailed manual, click your pier below

Also you can book a private transfer (incl with english speaking driver). It will be a little more expensive than a regular taxi, but now you have nothing to worry about! When ordering, specify in form fields (specify the exact address of departure / arrival in the next step of booking) -

for 'Marine Facade', 'Moby SPL' and also 'l-nt Shmidt' piers -
Vasileostrovskiy District Saint Petersburg

for pier at English Embankment
Admiralteysky District Saint Petersburg

for 'Salt pier' and 'Utkina Zavod' pier -
Nevsky District Saint Petersburg

Marine terminals
  • 'Marine Facade' cruise terminal
  • Moby - St Peter Line terminal

Marine piers
  • Cruise pier at English emb.
  • Cruise pier at l-nt Shmidt emb.

River piers
'Salt pier' at Oktyabrskaya emb, 29
'Utkina Zavod' at Oktyabrskaya emb, 31

Travelling with children
Сhildren under the age of 7 (regardless of citizenship) always travel free when accompanied by a passenger with a ticket (except for shared taxis - there are no discounts - all must to pay without exception). You must have a document to prove the child's age. Children under the age of 7 are not allowed to travel unaccompanied.

Discounts for children over seven years are valid only for Russian citizens, all the others must buy a ticket for the full cost.

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 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
The penalty fare is not less than 1000 ₽, depending on the type of transport. In addition, you pay the price of a single-journey ticket for adults.

If you don't pay the penalty fare, you can be arrested by the police
Didn't find an answer to your question?
Ask your question here
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
Marine terminals in St Petersburg
1) 'MARINE FACADE' CRUISE TERMINAL map
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → bereg Nevskoy Guby V.O.
Rus → берег Невской Губы В.О.
Building / Дом
Terminal 1
1 lit. A ←Eng I Rus→ 1 лит. А
Terminal 2
1 lit. V ←Eng I Rus→ 1 лит. В
Terminal 3
1 lit. D ←Eng I Rus→ 1 лит. Д
Terminal 4
1 lit. K ←Eng I Rus→ 1 лит. К

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
PORT MARSKOY FASAD - NEVSKAYA GUBA
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) MOBY-ST PETER LINE TERMINAL map
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → pl. Morskoy Slavy
Rus → пл. Морской Славы
Building / Дом
1

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
MARSKOY VAKZAL - MARSKOY SLAVY ADIN
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
Marine piers in St Petersburg
1) CRUISE PIER at ENGLISH EMB. map
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → nab. Angliyskaya
Rus → наб. Английская
Building / Дом
56
Enter in the field comments - pristan (pier)

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
ANGLIYSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA PYATDESYAT SHEST
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) CRUISE PIER at L-NT SHMIDT EMB. map
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → nab. Leytenanta Shmidta
Rus → наб. Лейтенанта Шмидта
Building / Дом
39
Enter in the field comments - pristan (pier)

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
LEYTENANTA SHMIDTA TRITSAT DEVYAT
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
River piers in St Petersburg
1) 'SALT PIER' at Oktyabrskaya emb, 29 map
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → nab. Oktyabrskaya
Rus → наб. Октябрьская
Building / Дом
29

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
OKTYABRSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA DVATSAT DEVYAT
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) 'UTKINA ZAVOD' at Oktyabrskaya emb, 31 map
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → nab. Oktyabrskaya
Rus → наб. Октябрьская
Building / Дом
31

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
OKTYABRSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA TRITSAT ADIN
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
Pulkovo LED airport in St Petersburg
1) TO AIRPORT
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → Airport Pulkovo-1
Rus → Аэропорт Пулково-1

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
AERAPORT PULKAVA
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) FROM AIRPORT
Warning! Never use illegal taxis! All drivers with badges in airport hall are scams!!! Use only these methods below!

At 'Pulkovo Taxi' desk in airport hall
Specify the destination and pay for the trip
Wait for a taxi on the lower floor on line 1 for buses!

Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → Airport Pulkovo-1
Rus → Аэропорт Пулково-1
Wait for a taxi on the lower floor on line 2 for all taxis and cars!

By phone
Say to the operator
AERAPORT PULKAVA
Russian pronunciation
Wait for a taxi on the lower floor on line 2 for all taxis and cars!
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
'Moskovsky' train station in St Petersburg
1) TO TRAIN STATION
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → Moskovskiy railway station
Rus → Московский вокзал

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
MASKOFSKIY VAKZAL
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) FROM TRAIN STATION
Warning! Never use illegal taxis! All no-branded cars with signs 'taxi vacant' and all drivers with badges in station hall or before enter are scams!!! Use only these methods below!

Note! There are often no parking spaces in front of the main entrance to the station building due to a car crowding. It`s very likely that the driver and you will not find each other. Therefore, we recommend turning left after leaving the station and walk 200 meters to the pick-up point. View on the map
Specify this address as a point of departure (below)


Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → pr. Ligovskiy
Rus → пр. Лиговский
Building / Дом
16
Be sure to enter in the field comments -
na ostanovke (at the bus stop)
and wait for a taxi here


By phone
Say to the operator
LIGAFSKIY PRASPEKT SHEST`NATSAT
+ NA ASTANOFKE
Russian pronunciation
Wait for a taxi here
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
'Finlyandskiy' train station in St Petersburg
1) TO TRAIN STATION
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → Finlyandskiy railway station
Rus → Финляндский вокзал

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
FINLYANDSKIY VAKZAL
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) FROM TRAIN STATION
Warning! Never use illegal taxis! All no-branded cars with signs 'taxi vacant' and all drivers with badges in station hall or before enter are scams!!! Use only these methods below!

Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → Finlyandskiy railway station
Rus → Финляндский вокзал
Be sure to enter in the field comments -
u glavnogo vhoda (before main entrance)
and wait for a taxi here


By phone
Say to the operator
FINLYANDSKIY VAKZAL
+ U GLAFNAVA VHODA
Russian pronunciation
Wait for a taxi here
EXACT ADRESSES FOR ORDERING A TAXI ONLINE, BY PHONE OR FOR PICK-UP ON THE STREET
Bus station in St Petersburg
1) TO BUS STATION
Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste (bold font)
Street / Улица
Eng → nab. Obvodnogo kanala
Rus → наб. Обводного канала
Building / Дом
36

By phone / On the street
Say to the driver or operator
AFTAVAKZAL NA ABVODNAM
Russian pronunciation
or (and) show adress in Russian (above)

2) FROM BUS STATION
Warning! Never use illegal taxis! All no-branded cars with signs 'taxi vacant' before enter are scams!!! Use only these methods below!

Online
Enter in fields by hand or copy and paste
Street / Улица
Eng → nab. Obvodnogo kanala
Rus → наб. Обводного канала
Building / Дом
36
Enter in the field comments -
na ostanovke (at the bus stop)
and wait for a taxi here


By phone
Say to the operator
AFTAVAKZAL NA ABVODNAM
+ NA ASTANOFKE
Russian pronunciation
Wait for a taxi here

Taxis in St Petersburg

What you need to know about taxis in Russia and how to call a taxi without knowing Russian

1) You can learn Russian
2) You can learn this manual
3) Or just book an inexpensive private transfer
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KiwiTaxi - private transfer
Usual taxi
KiwiTaxi is a transportation service that is somewhat more expensive than a taxi. 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). The advantages of a private transfer are - no problems with language, price is known in advance, driver will be waiting for you in the right place at the right time, holding a sign with your name.

You can order a transfer with any service level - e.g. transfer for the family with children, economy minivan for a tourist group or a luxury transfer. The transfer cost is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises - either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.
Have questions? FAQ

Fill out the form. By default, Airport of St Petersburg ('Pulkovo' - LED) and Central distric of St Petersburg are listed as the points of departure and destination. Replace the data in the form, if necessary. Specify address of your location / your hotel name. 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.

Click here to see prices for all most popular transfer routes in St Petersburg.
Left
Right
Prompt - specify the right direction!
Trains to/from Moscow, Tallinn - Moskovsky Train Station
Trains to/from Helsinki, Vyborg - Finlyandsky Train Station
Trains to/from Riga - Vitebsky Train Station
Trains to/from Peterhof, Pskov - Baltiysky Train Station
Trains to/from Russian north - Ladozhsky Train Station
Main cruise harbour - Passenger Port Marine Facade
Ferry harbour (Moby - SPL) - Saint Petersburg Bolshoy Port
River cruise piers - Utkina Zavod Pier
Main Bus Station - Saint Petersburg Bus Station
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Taxicabs - our choice
Choose your own
1. Yandex Taxi
Yandex Taxi - call a cheap cab in St Petersburg
Yandex Taxi Note - this is not a carrier, but the largest aggregator of licensed taxi companies in Russia. The service is available in all major cities. Yandex Taxi owns Uber Russia subdivision. Cars can reach you very quickly.

To order a taxi in St Petersburg, call (+7812) 366 6666 or fill out the online form on the website ('Pulkovo' LED Airport is listed as departure point) and also on mobile apps Google Play or iOS
The total cost of the trip is fixed and will be calculated immediately, based on the data you provide.

To correctly fill out the forms or order by phone / on the street, use our instructions, both general (above) and for 'Taxovichkof' company (below) - they are similar.
2. Taxovichkof
Taxovichkof - Cheap taxi in St Petersburg
The biggest and popular taxi service in St Petersburg. Taxovichkof`s cars are located throughout the city. This allows timely responses which will exceed your expectations. Cars can reach you within 5 minutes across St. Petersburg

To order an inexpensive taxi in St Petersburg, call (+7812) 33 000 02 or 333 0000 or fill out the online form on the website or on mobile apps. The total cost of the trip is fixed and will be calculated immediately, based on the data you provide. Online order up to 30% cheaper

To learn more, calculate cost of the trip and order a taxi, you can download the mobile app on App Store or Google Play, or go to the website
USEFUL LINKS

BEWARE OF SCAMS! - detailed manual
Correct installing mobile app - detailed manual
Order a taxi via Mobile App - detailed manual
Call a taxi via Website - detailed manual
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)

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

Most frequently requested routes
(click to know more)

Pulkovo LED Airport
'Moskovsky' train station (trains to/from Moscow)
'Finlyandskiy' train station (trains to/from Helsinki)
Marine terminals
Marine cruise piers
River piers
Bus station

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) Enter your adress in the field of departure or arrival point - ('Adress or feature'),
if needed, enter number in the field 'building'

Most frequently requested routes

(click to know more)

Pulkovo LED Airport
'Moskovsky' train station (trains to/from Moscow)
'Finlyandskiy' train station (trains to/from Helsinki)
Marine terminals
Marine cruise piers
River piers
Bus station

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) Enter your adress in the field of departure or arrival point - ('Adress or feature'),
if needed, enter number in the field 'building'

Most frequently requested routes

(click to know more)

Pulkovo LED Airport
'Moskovsky' train station (trains to/from Moscow)
'Finlyandskiy' train station (trains to/from Helsinki)
Marine terminals
Marine cruise piers
River piers
Bus station

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)

Most frequently requested routes

(click to know more)

Pulkovo LED Airport
'Moskovsky' train station (trains to/from Moscow)
'Finlyandskiy' train station (trains to/from Helsinki)
Marine terminals
Marine cruise piers
River piers
Bus station

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)

Choose your own
the most common companies
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
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
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
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 - Android or iOS
The most popular private transfer service in Russia
Payment methods / Order by (via)
CASH - YES
CARD - YES
Call: phone - NO, online (website) only
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