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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Getting Around

1. Metro

The city’s metro is incredibly good value and trains come at fast intervals, ranging from a minute during rush hour, to four or five minutes late at night. The metro is open until midnight, although trains continue to run until 12:15am. More than just a mode of public transport, the metro is a sight in its own right.

2. Buses

While ticket prices are increasing rapidly, a bus journey is still good value. Bus stops are identifiable by their white and yellow signs with a red “A” (for avtobus). These buses can be very crowded during rush hour. The expensive, privately run buses add a “K” before their bus numbers, which are the same as those of the state-operated buses.

3. Trams

Trams (tramvai) are popular all over the former ...

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