Getting Here and Around
From Baltiisky Railway Station, take minibus 404; from Avtovo metro station take minibus 224, 300, 401, 424, or 424a. The minibuses run from 6 am to midnight and cost 50R. On weekends, lines for the bus can be quite long, and it may take half an hour to board, unless you're willing to stand. A trip to Peterhof may take an hour on weekends, although it may take half that on weekdays. The bus will stop just next to the entrance to Peterhof's Upper Park. After walking through the park, you'll reach the Grand Palace and its booking offices. There you can buy tickets to the Palace and the Lower Park, site of Peterhof's famous fountains. You can also take the commuter train from Baltic station to Novy Peterhof station, approximately 40 minutes from St. Petersburg; from the station take one of the many buses (number 350, 351, 351a, 352, 353, 354, or 356) to the palace. Another good option for summer season is to take a hydrofoil from the Ermitazh Nizhny (Lower Hermitage) pier. Hydrofoils run from May to mid-September, every half hour from 10 to about 4. The trip will take 30 minutes, and on the way you'll be able to see Kronshtadt and Strelna, the presidential residence. A one-way ticket for a half-hour journey will cost you from 450R to 650R, depending on the time of the day. You may buy tickets on the pier.
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