sapsan high-speed train

Sapsan train from Moscow to St Petersburg

Sapsan is a high-speed train running between St Petersburg and Moscow. As a trip between the two capitals takes only from 3,5 to 4,5  hours, Sapsans became popular very quickly. The train  runs between the  Moscow railway station in St Petersburg and Leningrad railway station […]

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Cycling in St Petersburg

Honestly cycling is not as common in St Petersburg as it is in many places in Europe and in the USA. The reason is that there are no cycling paths in the city  and drivers in Russia drive fast and can  violate the rules easily.  […]

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How to get to Pavlovsk

Train to Pavlovsk There are several ways to get to Pavlovsk from Saint-Petersburg. First of all, you can take a train from Vitebsky train station  which is situated next to Pushkinskaya metro station. The one-way trip will take you about 40 minutes, trains leave every […]

How to get to the Catherine palace

The Catherine palace is one of the main attractions of St Petersburg. It’s situated in a suburb called Tsarskoe Selo (also known as Pushkin) about 25 km from St Petersburg. Unfortunately the metro doesn’t go this far, so it’s not so easy to get to […]

How to get to Peterhof

There are several options to get to Peterhof   from Saint-Petersburg: hydrofoil, train or bus. Don’t forget that Peterhof fountains function only during the warm time of the year, usually from May to early October, exact dates are different  each year. Hydrofoil: This is the […]

Transport in St Petersburg

Transport system in St Petersburg is well-developed.  The centre of the city where main attractions can be found is quite walkable and not too big, but you may need public transport to get to/from the airport, to reach train stations, not too central places of interest or […]