You can find on this page the St Petersburg buses map to print and to download in PDF. The St Petersburg bus system map and the St Petersburg trolley map present the network, stations and lines of the buses and trolley of St Petersburg in Russia.
The St Petersburg bus map shows all the stations and lines of the St Petersburg bus system. This bus map of St Petersburg will allow you to easily plan your routes in the buses of St Petersburg in Russia. The St Petersburg bus system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
St Petersburg has about 300 bus routes, 40 tram routes and 45 trolleybus routes as its mentioned in St Petersburg bus map. Therefore, ground transportation is available at almost every street in the city. Thanks to such an extensive bus network, this is one of the easiest ways to get around St Petersburg.
Bus stops are marked by signs with the letter "A", which stands for avtobus as its mentioned in St Petersburg bus map. Routes are listed on signs (double-sided) at most bus stops, but only in Cyrillic. Every stop has a sign indicating all the bus/train numbers passing through this stop. Tram stops are usually located before the crossroads. St Petersburg bus and trolleybus stops are after crossroads.
Tickets are sold right in the St Petersburg buses, trams and trolleybuses by bus controllers (see St Petersburg bus map). A bus controller is often a severe woman wearing a special vest and comfy shoes. You will easily recognize her by a crossbody bag with a roll of tickets. Do not even ask if they speak English — they do not. Just hang them money and show the number of tickets.
The St Petersburg trolley map shows all the stations and lines of the St Petersburg trolleybus system. This trolley map of St Petersburg will allow you to easily plan your routes in the trolleys of St Petersburg in Russia. The St Petersburg trolley system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
St Petersburg trolleys stops are marked with signs with blue letter "T". They operate exactly the same way as St Petersburg buses and are very common in the centre of the city as its shown in St Petersburg trolley map. The only disadvantage of trolleybuses is that they cannot change lanes, and are therefore more prone to delays when congestion gets bad.
All St Petersburg trolleybuses have a conductor on board, and you can either pay them for a single journey or use a magnetic travel card, which you need to check on a card reader as soon as you have boarded. Having the advantage of being environmentally-friendly, the trolleybus network has grown since the War. In 1990 St Petersburg had 1 300 trolleybuses that carried 550 million passengers a year (see St Petersburg trolley map).
The first St Petersburg trolleybus was test-driven by engineer P.A. Freze on March 31, 1902, but regular trolleybus services did not begin until October 21, 1936. The first trolleybuses were built locally, though after a while the city started buying better vehicles built in the city of Yaroslavl (on Volga River). By WWII Leningrad had 130 trolleybuses, serving 5 lines (see St Petersburg trolley map). All trolleybuses stopped running during the Siege of Leningrad and services were resumed only in May 1944.