Here you will find useful and necessary information for a comfortable stay in St. Petersburg. For your convenience we will list all the essentials below.
Federal Rescue Service – 112 – is a common emergency number for calls from mobile phones in emergency situations (calls can be made even without a SIM card, without any money on the account and when the phone keypad is locked).
In order to call the Crisis Management Centre of the MES of Russia for the Leningrad region and ask for help, dial: 8 (812) 640-21-60.
The helpline of the Chief Directorate of the MES of Russia for the Leningrad region is available 24 hours at telephone number: 8 (812) 579-99-99.
The monetary unit of the Russian Federation is the rouble. Currency exchange is carried out in the exchange offices of the banks.
Money exchange offices are located throughout the city and generally work from 10:00 till 20:00. The most profitable exchange rate can be found in large banks.
Caution: Do not exchange currency from private individuals.
Above-ground transport runs from 6:00 till 00:00. The 2017 cost is 40 roubles.
Mini-buses run from 7:00 till 00:00. The average price in St. Petersburg is 40 roubles. The cost of suburban routes varies from 35 to 70 roubles.
Underground runs from 5:45 till 00:00. The cost of one token is 45 roubles.
In summer, if you move around St. Petersburg at night (on foot or by car), do not forget about the drawbridges. You can find a detailed bridges opening schedule here.
The electric power system of the city is: AC current, 220V voltage, current frequency 50Hz, plug-and-socket connection with two circular joints.