St. Petersburg is easy to reach via many daily convenient flight connections from main European and American cities. St. Petersburg International Airport "Pulkovo-2" is 17 km away from the centre of the city.One can also come to St. Petersburg from Europe travelling by bus, car, ship or train.
St. Petersburg has a fast and comfortable Metro which is open from 05:30-06:00 in the morning till midnight. Metro one-way fare is paid with a token, which costs 12 RUR, or about 0.3 Euro regardless of the distance and number of stops.
Buses, trolleybuses and trams run from 05.30 a.m. till midnight. There are also taxi-buses and taxies. Public transport fares are accepted only in cash and vary from 10 to 20 RUR. Tickets should be bought from the conductor or the driver in express buses and taxi-buses. Each ticket is for a single route only.
St.Petersburg is situated in the Moscow standard time zone (MST), which differs from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
MST = GMT + 3 hrs.
The national Russian currency is ruble. All payments for goods and services throughout Russia must be done in rubles, or by major credit cards.
Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks or currency exchange offices at the airport, hotels or in the city. Exchange rates are always posted.
220 V plugs are standard continental European type. British and North-American appliances need an adapter.