The public transport system in St. Petersburg consists of bus, tram, trolleybus, and metro routes, which are running daily from 5:30 up to 00:30. A single ride ticket is 30 rubles for bus, tram, trolleybus, and 35 rubles for metro. You can buy the tickets for ground transportation when you get on bus and those for metro at vending machines.
The taxi rides within the center of the city usually cost 300-500 rubles. For your convenience you may download Uber or Yandex. Taxi, or Taxovichkof taxi software to your mobile device from AppStore, GooglePlay, etc.
You may also order taxi:
- by calling Taxi Lux 3333233 (in English), or Taxovichkof 33300002 (in English)
- at the web-site of Taxovichkof http://taxovichkof.com/ (English interface)
1) To / from the University
The university can be reached by buses 7, 24, 47, trolleybuses 1, 10. Get off at “Universitet”.
The nearest metro stations are “Vasileostrovskaya” (Green line), “Admiralteyskaya” (Violet Line) and “Sportivnaya” (Violet Line), all within 15-20 minute walk from the University.
2) To / from the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts
The Institute can be reached by buses 7, 24, trolleybuses 1, 7, 10. Get off at “Hermitage”.
The nearest metro stations are “Nevsky Prospect” (Green line) and “Admiralteyskaya” (Violet Line) all within 15-20 minute walk from the Institute.
3) To / From Pulkovo Airport
City buses 39, 39Ex and Minivan Taxi number K39 run between the nearest “Moskovskaya“ metro station and the airport. See details at https://www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/transport/bus/
Travelling by taxi from Pulkovo Airport offers the flexible way of getting into Saint Petersburg. We recommend to hire taxi at the Taxi Pulkovo counters and not to use illegal taxis. Taxi Pulkovo counters are located at Arrivals hall on the first floor of the Terminal and at the very exit from the Terminal. You can pay for your taxi by credit card/cash at the Taxi Pulkovo counter or by cash to the driver at the end of a ride. If you need one, please ask a receipt at the Pulkovo Taxi counter. See details at https://www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/transport/taxi/
If you stay at Vasilievsky Island, please, keep in mind that during the nighttime the bridges will be raised to allow the river traffic, but making impossible to get into / from the island by ground:
- The Palace Bridge is raised from 01.25 AM till 02.50 AM, and from 03.10 AM to 04.55 AM
- The Blagoveschensky Bridge is raised from 01.25 AM till 02.45 AM, and from 03.10 AM to 05.00 AM