Advice 1: How to get to Gatchina

Gatchina is one of the splendid suburbs of St. Petersburg, the former Imperial summer residence, and in the present cultural and educational center of the Leningrad region. Tourists both Russian and foreign, tend to come here to see the famous Gatchina Palace and Park, and explore the historic centre of the city included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.
Instruction
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To get to Gatchina on the trains departing from the Baltic station (metro station "Baltiyskaya") on two parallel railway lines, namely the Luga and the Baltic. Preferable train Baltic direction – they follow to the station Gatchina – Baltic: it is located near the Palace of Gatchina (the walk from the station takes less than 10 minutes). On the train Luga branch you can get to the station Gatchina – Varshavskaya and walk to the Palace through the Park.

The way from the Baltic station to Gatchina takes about an hour. The interval of movement of trains is 35-40 minutes, but in the schedule there are "Windows" that lasted 2-3 hours. Therefore, when planning a trip, better to find a schedule of the trains.

All the trains to Gatchina, also pass through the railway station Leninsky Prospekt (metro station "Leninsky prospect").
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To Gatchina, you can reach the ground by public transport: bus or taxi. Their final stop is Moscow square (metro station "Moskovskaya"). To Gatchina follow routes №№ 18 and 100. The headway on each route is 30 minutes. If there are no traffic jams to Gatchina will take you about an hour.
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From the metro station "Prospect Veterans" to Gatchina there is a bus № 631, a journey time of around an hour, every 15-20 minutes.

Advice 2: How to get from Moscow to St. Petersburg

A considerable number of people have to constantly travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg, the link between the two capitals is quite dense. Someone is going to this short trip as a tourist, and someone at work, but those and others have quite a selection of ways to get to the right place.
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Train is the most common, simple and relatively inexpensive way to get from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Time in transit varies from 7 to 12 hours, the cars are very different: from comfort to couchette compartment, and some trains even have seats. There are also special high-speed Express trains, the travel time between Moscow and Saint Petersburg which is only about 4h. These trains are called "Sapsan", "Red arrow" or "Nevsky Express". The problem of railway communication between these cities is that the tickets are usually bought up pretty quickly, and if your trip is unexpected, you may find that the ticket office no tickets at all, even on high-speed trains, which are already quite expensive. However, the high speed train is the fastest option to get from the center of Moscow right in the center of St. Petersburg.
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The bus is a pretty inexpensive way to travel between Saint-Petersburg and Moscow. The buses leave from the Central bus station, the bus station on Komsomolskaya square, the metro stations "Komsomolskaya" and "red". The disadvantages of the bus include the fact that the road will be a little uncomfortable, because the bus only seats. Also it happens that in the road formed long traffic jams, so the journey time may unexpectedly increase, although usually it is from 10 to 12 hours. The advantage of this method is that bus tickets are on sale almost always.
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It is possible to get from Moscow to St. Petersburg by car or taxi. Distance from the Moscow ring road to the ring road of St. Petersburg is about 680 km. the route passes through the Leningrad highway. Having left on it, follow the signs: they occur constantly, and getting lost is impossible. It is best to avoid departure from Moscow on the Leningrad highway on Friday evening, and generally try not to go out on weeknights, as there is a risk to stand for hours in traffic. If you depart from Moscow at mid-day, the danger can lie in wait for you around the middle of the road: in Vyshny Volochyok on the traffic light sometimes the tube is such that we have to stand an hour or two. The ideal time of departure from Moscow by car – this early morning (6-7 am) or late evening (around 23 hours in the evening). Estimated travel time is 8-9 hours if possible to avoid traffic jams.
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Fairly quick and easy option is to use the plane. It'll take about an hour and a half, should also lay down time for passing the security check, getting to the airport in Moscow and departure from the airport in St. Petersburg. Flights to Saint Petersburg are from all airports of Moscow aviation hub. Contrary to popular belief, the price of tickets usually are not so high, especially when compared with high-speed trains.
Note
A St. Petersburg suburbs located within the administrative boundaries of the city, and the fare to them in buses and taxis equal to the cost of local transportation. But Gatchina is located on the territory of the Leningrad region, so prices are much higher. As a rule, the cost of the ticket on the bus to Gatchina is about three times exceeded the cost of travel in St. Petersburg.
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