Buses in St. Petersburg
Public buses start working at around 6 a.m. and run until about 12 a.m., with the intervals of anywhere from 10 minutes up to an hour. Buses are available almost everywhere in the city. The cost of a surface transportation ticket is 5 roubles (about $0.64). Tickets are bought on the spot from conductors, who will approach you trying to collect the fare, unless you have a pass, which they will ask you to show. The ticket a conductor gives you is valid for one ride only. If the bus is overcrowded and the conductor is unable to approach you, you are still responsible for contacting him and paying your fare (possibly with the help of other passengers). Fare inspectors may drop in at any station, and explaining to them that you've just boarded the vehicle and the conductor has not yet approached you rarely works.
Bus station, information about inter-city transportation
Obvodny canal quay, 36. Tel: 166 57 77
Information about international transportation
Tel: 166 81 01
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