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TAXI (St. Petersburg)

TAXI (St. Petersburg) – If you wish to take a taxi, you will need to call a reputable cab company. Most companies will now be able to get a car to you anywhere in the city center in 15-20 minutes. There is usually a minimum fare of around US$10, which covers the first 5 km […]

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TAXI (Moscow)

TAXI (Moscow): taxis in Moscow can be easily found throughout much of the city, with such service provided by various private cab companies. Since many of these taxis are unmetered, it is best to set the price before boarding. For those staying in the city for a week or more, it is best to ask […]

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CAR RENTALS (Moscow)

CAR RENTALS (Moscow) – foreigners planning to spend an extended period in Moscow (especially those who will be exploring areas outside the Russian capital) can opt for a rental car. Here are the phone numbers for car rental agencies operating in Moscow: Autoprokat 77: +7 495 726-9577 Avis: +7 495 578-84-25 Delta Rent-a-Kar +7 495 505-33-77 […]

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Aquabus (St. Petersburg)

Aquabus (St. Petersburg): during the warmer weather months, “aquabuses” (water buses) are a viable transportation alternative. They ride cross the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland, connecting the downtown and some outlying areas of St. Petersburg. Often it’s possible to reach your destination faster using aquabus than usual ground transport, avoiding traffic jams. Aqua […]

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Bus / Trams / Trolleybuses (St. Petersburg)

Bus / Trams / Trolleybuses (St. Petersburg): these surface transport lines start running by 5:45 am and stop by 12:30 am daily. The fare for these modes of transportation is RUB 25. Some buses have the commercial routes that can cost RUB 35-40. You can buy your ticket right from the driver or ticket collector. […]

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Metro (local train) (St. Petersburg)

Metro (local train) (St. Petersburg): St. Petersburg’s metro existed since 1955. Nowadays it has 5 lines and 67 stations, with this mode of public transport still growing. St. Petersburg’s metro is one of the deepest in the world (50-75 meters; the deepest station, “Admiralteyskaya”, is 86 meters under the surface). Like the Metro in Moscow, […]

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Trolleybus

Trolleybus: this is another traditional method of public transportation in Moscow – the blue & white colored trolleybuses, going back to the 1930s. These days, it’s considered a very ecological mode of transport. Fares are the same as buses and the Metro. More info on tramway routes can be found at: http://msk.rusavtobus.ru/en/

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Tramway

Tramway: this surface mode of transportation is fading with the past. At the present moment tram roads have been displaced from the Center and there are only 4.5 km of tram roads within the boundaries of the Garden Ring Road. The first trams had literal markings. The fabulous tram service “А” or “Annushka” as it […]

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Bus

Bus: this is the most popular and most widely spread type of transport in Moscow after the underground (Metro). The first buses appeared in Moscow before Lenin’s revolution, and now 18 bus depots supply about one thousand of different routes. Modern, comfortable buses will not only deliver you to any place in the city but […]

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Metro (local train) (Moscow)

Metro (local train) (Moscow) – this is the fastest, most reliable and least expensive way to get to every place in the capital. Built during the Stalinist era, the Moscow Metro is famous for its architecture and history. Anyone visiting Moscow goes down to the “underground palace” clad in granite and marble to admire mosaic, sculptures […]