Free Tour Saint Petersburg 3 Travel Guide Tips

Free Tour Saint Petersburg 3 Travel Guide Tips

Free Tour Saint Petersburg 3 Travel Guide Tips, 1 Where to stay 2 How to get around 3 How to use the Metro or Subway

Where to Stay

The general rule in Saint Petersburg if you wanting to find accommodation to look for flats apartments or rooms or hotels within the city centre.

Saint Petersburg has world class Hotels, right down to hostels and AirBnb obviously depending on your budget . Accommodation is surprisingly cheap and also depends on the season. For instance at the time writing during Summer prices are about a 3rd more expensive owing to the stark contrast between winter and summer travel because of the climate.

You’re wanting be near the center of town,near Nevsky Prospekt or Prospect When choosing your accommodation on line always take a look at Google Maps to see where you will be. Your’e also looking for proximity to the Metro. Why it’s best to be near the center of the city, is because most of the interesting places to walk to and visit are located here, in the cities golden circle.

When booking accommodation try find a place close to the city center, near Nevsky Prospekt not only it is practical but will be easy to navigate around using public transport. Use google maps if you’re unsure.

If you’re arriving by air, you’ll arrive at LED, and by train from Moscow or Finland all connect you to the Metro system. It is handy to know which is the closest metro station to where you’re going .

You’re wanting be near the center of town,near Nevsky Prospekt or Prospect When choosing your accommodation on line always take a look at Google Maps to see where you will be. Your’e also looking for proximity to the Metro. Why it’s best to be near the center of the city, is because most of the interesting places to walk to and visit are located here, in the cities golden circle.

How to get around.

It is quite possible to take public transport to and from the airport. Although this option is cheaper you must bear in mind that you will be having to lug your luggage around, to and from Metro Stations etc and it stops at 24:00.

Best option : if you’re traveling fairly light and want to save money.

To and from the airport, Pulokovo LED ( Formerly Leningrad ) Saint Petersburg International Airport, take bus number 39 or 39E or MiniVan K39 to the nearest Moskovskaya metro station.

Costs 40 Rubles plus 40 rubles for your luggage (I know its weird to pay for luggage, and is only applicable on this route)

You will find the bus stop directly outside the airport departures exit on the ground floor. If you’re in doubt about which bus to take you can ask someone at the airport.

Before your trip just grab a screenshot from Google Maps under “directions” its will give you an easy to follow route with bus numbers. Peace of Mind is having a picture of what to do and which buses to take.

Using an Uber /Yandex is possible too, there is free wifi at LED so it will involve a bit of trust getting to where you want to go without changing your route mid trip. This is really the only option after 24:00 when there is no public transport available.

Using Uber / or Yandex is probably the most convenient way to get around the city if you don’t want to public transport. Useful after 24:00 when public transport is unavailable.

I recommend using Uber /Yandex over Taxis initially because you as a newbie to the city won’t know what a reasonable fare is for distances and routes. A friend of mine made the mistake of being over charged for a trip from LED (airport) because he was haggled into a ride without knowing the fare upfront.

Buses or Trams will get you close to where you need to go and operate until 24:00 at Night. Use Google Maps to find bus numbers. You can pay cash on the bus or tram

Loading your Metro Card may save you in the long run but it is quite possible to use cash for the duration of your stay. This form of Transport is super cheap . 40 Rubles per ride in the Marshrutka (Smaller Bus) 40 Rubles for the electric buses, the same for Trams . You’ll find old trams running along side super modern trams.

How to use the metro or subway

Metro stations are clearly marketed with an M . Ask a local and the closest station is not too far from where ever you find yourself in Saint Petersburg . 45 Rubles

The Metro carries around 2,5 Million commuters everyday. Rush hours do apply and often you’ll have to stand . There is a culture of giving up your seat for woman or the elderly .

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