ATM's in St. Petersburg
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 25, 2013 2:01 PM Last Post By: MaxiBalt
Jan 30, 2013 3:02 PM
Jan 30, 2013 11:50 PM
1Both VISA and MasterCard, which cover most of the ATMs around the world, have locators on their websites. Check there or with the ferry operator. Some ferrylines have ATMs on the ferries.
Are you traveling on one of the three day cruise ferries? Will you have a visa for Russia? If not, check with the cruise company, but I think you might not be allowed off the boat for indpendent travel without a visa. If I understand correctly, the visa free time is only if you take the official excursions. Get that straight before planning to go to clubs and travel independently.
Jan 31, 2013 1:36 PM
2Yes you'll have no problem finding cash machines, in a place like St Petersburg they will have an English language option. It generally depends on who you bank with as to whether you'll have any problem using them, so I'd contact your bank before you go.
There are certain conditions you must fulfil if you are planning to use the visa free option when arriving by ferry, hopefully you are already aware of this but some info on the St Peter Line website is a little misleading.
Feb 2, 2013 4:10 AM
3I would love to hear about your trip.. we're planning on doing the Helsinki-St. Petersburg visa free ferry trip this summer.
Feb 25, 2013 2:01 PM
4Great to hear that you taking this opportunity to travel to Russia visa-free. Ferry from Helsinki is the cheapest way to travel to Russia. Just remember that you are allowed to stay in Russia not longer than 72 hrs and HAVE to exit it by ferry as well. Read more here - Visa free Russia
ATM machines are all over ST Petersburg. There are few of them in the sea terminal that your ferry will arrive to. Just grab $100 worth of rubles - this should be more than plenty for your pocket money for a couple of days.
As for the clubs / pubs - go to Lomonosov street, it's full of packed and not so drinking establishments. As for me - I prefer going to Money Honey rockabilly club for live music, young crowd and cheap beer.))) It's right off that street as well
If you have any questions - let me know, I'll be happy to help!
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