Boat in St Petersburg

Peterhof Express

From May to September, this hydrofoil service runs every half hour between central St Petersburg and Peterhof throughout the day.
Bicycle Hire in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Skladnye Velosipedy

A handy bike shop that also hires out cruisers.
Port in Vasilyevsky Island

Sea Port

If you’re arriving by ferry from Stockholm, Tallinn or Helsinki then you’ll arrive here. It’s not served by the metro, so your easiest way into the city centre is to take a taxi. An alternative option is to take bus…
Ferry in Vasilyevsky Island

Marine Facade Terminal

This is where most cruise ships dock in St Petersburg. Primorskaya metro station is a 30-minute walk away, so it's best to arrange a taxi from the official dispatch stand in the arrivals area, which has fixed rates …
Train Station in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Vitebsk Station

Trains to Rïga, Vilnius, Kaliningrad, Kyiv, Minsk, Berlin, Prague and Budapest. Local trains also leave here throughout the day to Detskoe Selo, the station for Tsarskoe Selo.
Car Hire in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Retro v Mode

All kinds of vintage cars, including retro Soviet models such as Chaikas and Volgas, can be hired from this company from around R1500 per hour. They can also arrange drivers.
Bus in Smolny & Vosstaniya


Daily overnight bus from Vitebsk Station to Rīga (R2600, nine hours). Other buses run to Minsk, Kyiv and Odessa.
Boat in St Petersburg

River Passenger Terminal

From June to August, regular river cruises depart and arrive here from cruises along the Neva to inland Russia, including to Valaam, Kizhi and Moscow.
Bus Station in Smolny & Vosstaniya


St Petersburg’s bus station has both international and European Russia services. The website (in Russian) has current timetables and routes.
Bicycle Hire in St Petersburg


This handy bike-sharing system has 56 stations all over the city. You'll need to use the website or download their app to hire a bike.