Sunday, 15 April 2012 14:16


PETERHOF is often called the Versailles of Russia. It is one of the most beautiful places in the St. Petersburg region, which has a palace, beautiful fountains, and several different museums and gardens. It is truly a work of art in nature, as many people around the world come to Peterhof to see the historical palace that was the gem of Peter the First. Although it is not in St. Petersburg, it is only a short ride away. And it is a must see for anyone who comes to St. Petersburg. You will not be disappointed.

One has several options to arrive in Peterhof from St. Petersburg. One can go by bus, by train, by taxi, by your own car, helicopter, or by a shuttle bus. It is easy to get to Peterhof by train, just go to Baltiskiy train station, buy a ticket, and hop on a train that will take around 30-40 minutes. The trains to Peterhof depart almost every hour, but one can find the schedule online without any problems or contact St-Petersburg Guide for help or more information. The train stop called “Novy Peterhof”, is the station, which one needs, then just take a short bus ride from the station, and then arrive in Peterhof. 

Going to Peterhof by bus or shuttle bus is easy too. One can find buses waiting at metro stations: Avtovo, Leninsky Prospect, and Baltiskaya-424, 424a, 224k, and 300. The buses depart around every 10-15 minutes, and the price is not so much, around 2-4 USD. It takes around 30-40 minutes to get to Peterhof by bus. On the buses, there is always a sign that stays Peterhof on them, so it is not hard to determine which buses go and do not go to Peterhof. 

One of the best ways to get to Peterhof is to go by taxi. On our website, SntPeters.com, one can find the best deals, along with a very comfortable ride to Peterhof, fast, simple, and easy. Taxi drivers know the fastest routes to Peterhof, and one can arrive in stunning time. For the best fares and most comfortable way to travel, just use the simple taxi service and fill out the form. 

The last way to get to Peterhof is by helicopter. Though this is the most expensive option, it is one of the most breath taking experiences in St. Petersburg. Helicopters take off from Peter and Paul Fortress when a group of 15-20 people wish to take a flight to Peterhof. Tickets are usually around 1500 rubles and the journey time is around 10-15 minutes. 

The journey to Peterhof is fast, easy, and inexpensive. So when you are in St. Petersburg in the spring and summer, come and take a trip to the most beautiful place in Russia, Peterhof. The park is open from 9.00 to 20.00. Fountain hours are from 11.00 to 17.00 on the weekdays. On the weekends and holidays, the fountain hours are from 11.00 to 19.00. There is a day off on Monday for the park, and the cleaning day for the fountains happen the last Tuesday of every month.

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