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On foot

Saint Petersburg is best explored on foot along the banks of the canals to enjoy the charm of this “Northern Venice”. Be very careful when crossing the road however because St Petersburg’s motorists rarely slow down, stop or show any of the usual courtesies expected by pedestrians.


Rapid and practical, the metro is not however always ideal because the stations are few and far between.

Trams, buses and trolley cars

While not the most practical or the quickest means of transport, the network is huge.


Three signs will enable you to identify an official taxi: a chequered sign on the yellow vehicle, the word “ТАКСИ” (taxi) on the roof or a little green light. Agree on the cost of the fare before getting in.


These mini buses follow fixed routes and are the most practical and quick means of transport around town. They stop on request anywhere along the route. To stop, shout “Astanavitié, pajalousta” (“Please stop”).

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