Arrival and Departure: St. Petersburg Airport, Train Stations, and Bus Stations
Pulkovo Airport LED Arrivals / Departures
St. Petersburg Main Train Stations
Directions to/from: Moscow, Novgorod, north of Russia (Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Murmansk), Urals (Ekaterinburg), South Russia (Krasnodar), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan), Caucasus (Azerbaidzhan, Armenia, Georgia), Crimea.
There are lots of trains to Moscow. they depart almost every 20 minutes. Some people find night trains the most useful. The whole trip to Moscow takes around 8 hours, so if you leave in the night you will be in Moscow in the morning. There are also faster trains called "Sapsan" that make the trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4 hours. They are nicer and more comfortable too and therefore cost more money.
Address: Ploshad Vosstaniya, # 2. Metro: Ploshad Vosstaniya.
Moskovsky Railway Station / Photo by Summersso@FlickR
Vitebsk Station (Vitebsky Vokzal)
Directions to/from: suburban trains to Pushkin and Pavlovsk, trains to Ukraine (Kiev, Odessa), Belorussia (Minsk, Brest), Moldavia, Central Europe, Novgorod and Smolensk.
Address: Zagorodny Prospekt, # 52. Metro: Pushkinskaya.
Just before the October revolution, in 1917, Vladimir Lenin arrived at this station and gave a historic speech from an armored car. In memory of that speech a statue of Lenin stands in front of the station.
Directions: local trains: Vyborg, Repino, Zelenogorsk.
Russian-finnish jointly operated "Allegro" fast train № 151/152, 155/156 leaves St. Peterburg for Helsinki twice a day in winter and 4 times a day in summer. There's also "Lev Tolstoy" train that departs from Moscow during the night, passes St. Petersburg in the early morning with stops at Ladozhsky and Finland station and arrives to Helsinki in the afternoon.
Address: Ploshchad Lenina, #6. Metro: Ploshchad Lenina.
Directions: Helsinki (Finland), Petrozavodsk, Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Vorkuta, Urals, Kazakhstan.
The most modern train station in St. Petersburg, has all the necessary facilities: luggage storage (24h), bank, ATM, budget accommodation ($25/night), post office, rent-a-car, business center (with internet access).
Address: Zanevsky Prospekt, #73. Metro: Ladozhskaya, Tel: (+7 812) 436-5310 (24h). Internet: www.ladozhsky.spb.ru (in Russian)
Directions: local trains to Gatchina, Lomonosov and a lot of other places.
Address: Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala, # 120. Metro: Baltiiskaya.
Bus Terminals in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Bus Station. Local and intercity buses. Buses to Novgorod every hour.
Address: Naberegnaya Obvodnogo Kanala, #36 (near Obvodnoii Kanal metro station);tel.: (812) 756-5777, 7.00-22.00 (information).E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eurolines LUX Express. Buses to Estonia (Tallin), Finland (Helsinki), Latvia (Riga).
Address: Mitrofanjevskoe shosse, 2-1, #118 ("Admiral" business center - to the right from Baltiyskaya metro station). Open: 9.00-21.00. Phones: (+7 8121) 441-3757, Email: email@example.com
Buses to Finland. Citizens of St. Peterburg love to visit their Finnish neighbours for vacation, skiing, shopping and openning their Shengen visas, so there are dozends of companies that provide buses, minibuses and taxies to different parts of Finland. While taxies will pick you up from your place, buses and minibuses depart from Oktiabrskaya Hotel (Ligovsky pr., 10, near pl. Vosstaniya metro station) either in the evening between 21.00 and 23.00 or in the early morning. It's better to book a seat in advance contacting one of these companies: Comfort Travel + 7 812 920 65 87, +7 921 375 87 68, internet:www.com-travel.ru. AMG Travel+7 812 716 02 44, +7 911 920 02 44, internet:www.amgtravel.ru . It might also work out if you just show up at the buses' hang-out near Oktiabrskaya Hotel.
Ferries and cruise ships
International. There are regular ferry services provided by St. Peter Line from St. Petersburg to Stockholm and Helsinki. International passenger ferries leave from the newpassanger port Marine Facade . Address: Ul. Nevskoi Gubi, 1D. tel.: +7 (812) 303-67-40.
Note: if you come to and leave St. Petersburg on one of the cruises you can stay in Russia for 24-72 hours without getting a visa.
River cruises. From June to August, you can take one of the regular river cruises and travel to inland Russia, including cruises to Valaam, Kizhi, Yaroslavl and Moscow. River cruises depart from two river terminals: Address: pr. Obukhovskoy Oborony, 195 (near Proletarskaya metro station), tel.: +7 (812) 262 0239, +7 (812) 262 6321; and Oktyabrskaya nab., 31, tel.: +7(812) 335-52-50 .
For more information on river cruises you can contact following cruise-companies:
Vodohod Saint-Petersburg. Address: pr. Obukhovskoy Oborony, 209; tel.: +7-812-335-17-78; fax: +7-812-335-17-78; internet: http://www.vodohod.spb.ru/en; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russian cruises. Address: Nevsky pr., 51 (near Mayakovskaya metro station); tel.: +7 (812) 325-61-20, +7 (812) 325-33-41, +7(812) 914-0-100; internet: http://www.russian-cruises.ru; e-mail:email@example.com.
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