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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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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 metros in the world!
Fares and tickets see here

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
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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.

Suburban trains
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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, 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
With cash
You can always buy a single ticket on board for 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
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

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

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

Travelcards 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 until the end of 2018.
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
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
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?
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 is there

Of course, you can also book a private transfer. However, remember that by almost 100 percent, you will overpay the intermediary and in fact, the order will be taken by an ordinary taxi driver. Therefore, it is better to call a taxi yourself
Connections to and from harbours
Unfortunately, all sea 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.

Therefore, we recommend take a taxi. Don`t worry - it's easy and inexpensive. How to correctly do this is there
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
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Taxis in St Petersburg
How to make an order correctly &
What you need to know about taxis in Russia and how to call a taxi without knowing Russian language

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Taxovichkof
our choice
Taxovichkof - Cheap taxi in St Petersburg
The biggest and popular taxi service in St Petersburg. Taxovichkof taxis 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, go to the website or do it here and now!
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Choose your own
the most common companies
Taxovichkof
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
Taxi 068
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 - NO
Yandex Taxi
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
Gett
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
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)

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'

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'

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)

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)
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