Arriving by plane
St. Petersburg is easy to reach via many daily convenient flight connections from main European and American cities. All the flights currently operate from the passenger terminal Pulkovo. It is located about 9 kilometers south of St. Petersburg.
You can easily get to the city by public transport or official airport taxi. The directions and prices are here.
Public transport in St. Petersburg
- metro (Saint Petersburg metro has 5 lines with 67 stations). Metro operates from 5.45 till 24.00. Metro fare is 45 RUR.
- buses, trams and trolley buses. One trip is 35 RUR, cash only.
The system of shuttle-buses is well developed (one trip is 40 RUR cash).
St.Petersburg is situated in the Moscow standard time zone (MST), which differs from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
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.
220 V plugs are standard continental European type. British and North-American appliances need an adapter.
01 — fire
02 — police
03 — ambulance
04 — gas accidents
Can be dialed direct from payphones, with no codes. If you are calling from a mobile phone, add the code +7 812 or 8 812.
However, it is easier to use the special EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR MOBILE-PHONE USERS — 112 — which will connect you with the emergency number of your service provider.
If your operator does not provide this service or if your roaming agreement does not include it, you will be given the correct number to dial the city emergency services.
By current climate classification St. Petersburg is classified as Dfb, a humid continental climate. Distinct moderating influence of the Baltic Sea cyclones result in warm, humid and short summers and long, cold wet winters.
May is different from year to year. The average daily temperature in May is +16.8 °C and the night-time temperatures average some 8°C. Anyway you should bring a sweater and jacket. You should also bring an umbrella in case of rain.
You can find the current temperature here >>