St.Petersburg coach station is situated in the city center, on Obvodny canal embankment
Central coach station is in operation in Saint Petersburg since 1963. In 2003 it had undergone reconstruction and the city got a present for the 300th anniversary – a renovated and comfortable coach complex.
Today the coach station on Obvodny canal embankment serves as the departure point for regular long-distance and international coach routes.
There are 9 platforms of departure supplied with an electronic board, 4 platforms of arrival and the platform for short-term finding of buses. For convenience of passengers 6 ticket offices are constantly operating. The automated ticket sales system allows book quickly the ticket in any cash desk, irrespective of the chosen direction. Also in the building the help terminal the left-luggage office, cafe, a pharmaceutical booth, collection point for payments work with touch management. Observance of the schedule is regulated by dispatching service. In a medical aid station for drivers pretrip survey is organized. In case of need the paramedic can provide to passengers medical care. The bus station is expected 250 departures a day. Its handling capacity makes 3500 people a day. Bus service is organized in more than 70 directions. Buses connect St. Petersburg with Moscow, the cities of the Republic of Karelia, the Novgorod and Pskov regions, Stavropol Krai and other regions of Russia. International flights are made to Belarus, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and other countries of Europe.