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Essential Guide for St. Petersburg

Essential Guide

Everything you need to know to prepare for a trip to St Petersburg…

The more you prepare for your holiday in St Petersburg, the easier it will be. Our comprehensive guide will help you.

Weather in St. Petersburg When to come and what to bring
From the magic of a Northern winter to the hedonistic glories of the White Nights, every season has something different to offer in St Petersburg. ›››

Russian visas Russian visas
There's no reason for visitors to St Petersburg to be scared by the visa system, but there are still formalities to be observed, and it's worth making absolutely certain you have everything right before you arrive. ›››

Arrivals Arrivals
By plane, by boat, by train - however you plan to travel to St Petersburg, find out here where you'll end up and how to get from there to your hotel. ›››

Customs Customs and other formalities
Make sure you get into and out of Russia without any hiccups or problems.  ›››

Money in St. Petersburg Money
Ignore the myths about money in Russia, and check here for our recommendations on how to get hold of your cash and keep it safe. ›››

Health and crime in St. Petersburg In case of emergency
Even the most meticulous planning won't guarantee that you don't get into trouble on your holiday but, once again, preparation can make it all that little bit easier to deal with. ›››

Travelers resources Travelers' resources
There's a huge amount of information available about Russia's Northern Capital, both on line and in print, to help you plan your trip. ›››

Communications Communications
All you need to know to stay in touch with those back home and make calls within the city. ›››

City transport in St. Petersburg City transport
Transport in St Petersburg is cheap and remarkably efficient. Find out here how to get from A to B in the city.  ›››

Disabled travelers Disabled travelers
St Petersburg is not the easiest destination for travelers with disabilities, but with a bit of effort everyone should be able to enjoy this amazing city. ›››

  

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