You will need
- - metro map of Saint Petersburg;
- - map of Saint Petersburg;
- - a drawbridge opening schedule.
On Vasilievsky island two metro station "Vasileostrovskaya" and "Primorskaya". They are at the end of the green line, which was the name Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya and now the diagrams labeled as "third line". If you are coming from the Pulkovo airport, you need any bus or taxi to reach the metro station "Moskovskaya". By metro you have to get to the station "Nevsky prospect", go to the station "Gostiny Dvor" and go one or two stops.
If you need to get to Vasilievsky island with the Baltic, Vitebsk, or the Finland station, which is located respectively near the metro stations "Baltiyskaya", "Pushkinskaya" and "Lenin Square", you have to change trains at the station "Ploschad Vosstaniya". In addition, from the Baltic railway station there is a bus # 10 that runs through the spit of Vasilievsky island to Petrograd.
The easiest way to get from Moscow train station. In the station building is the lobby of the station "Ploshchad Rebellion", doing a transplant with a red line on the green. Get on the subway and immediately go to the station "Mayakovskaya". The second stop is "Vasileostrovskaya", third – "Primorskaya".
In contrast to other stations in St. Petersburg, Ladozhskaya, is not on the first line of the subway, and on the fourth, which in the diagrams is indicated in yellow. The green line you can go to the station "Ploschad Aleksandra Nevskogo". By the way, at night when the metro is closed, between stations go night buses. On Vasilevsky island is the route No. 3M. Pre-summer don't forget to look when diluted and reduce bridges.
In some areas of Vasilievsky island more convenient to reach from the "Vasileostrovskaya", and, for example, from the stations of "Nevsky Prospekt" or "Admiralty". Such a need arises, if you need to one of the museums in the vicinity of the Arrow. You can walk along Nevsky Prospekt, around the building of the Hermitage, to cross the Palace bridge and Vasilievsky on you. You can drive a couple of stops on the bus, the bus or trolley, the benefit in that direction is a lot of them.
To get to Vasilievsky island, of course, by car. Depending on where you are going, you will have to cross one of four bridges. From the left Bank you can call at the Annunciation bridge (formerly called the Lieutenant Schmidt bridge) or a Palace. Birzhevoy and Tuchkov bridges on the Petrograd lead. The intensive movement on the Palace bridge. In any case, you will have to pass areas with very heavy traffic, so the car in this case – not the most convenient way to get. Those who often go in St. Petersburg, usually leave the car parked somewhere on the outskirts and in the center get public transport.
During navigation to Vasilevsky island and can be reached excursion boats, including from Kronstadt or Peterhof. But this kind of transport is very unstable.
Advice 2: How to get to Peterhof
Four different ways to get to the Museum-reserve "Peterhof", located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland near Saint Petersburg.
To Peterhof from St. Petersburg can be reached in many different ways: by train, by taxi and bus, speed boat "meteor" and a helicopter.
Taxis to the city coming from metro Avtovo, Leninsky prospect, Prospect VETERANOV" and "Baltic". Many tourists station "Avtovo" is the most popular here and accumulate a large queue. In the season often have to wait up to an hour. From metro station "Avtovo to Peterhof are route taxis №№224, 300, 424 and 424А. Can also be reached by municipal bus No. 200.
From the metro station "Leninsky prospect" to Peterhof heading fixed-route taxi №№103, 224, 420.
From the metro station "Prospect VETERANOV" - No. 343, 639Б.
From the metro station "Baltic" - bus number 404.
From the Baltic station, near the metro station "Baltic" in Peterhof can be reached by train. You need to find the trains going to destinations Kalishche, Oranienbaum or Krasnoflotsk. You need to get out at the station "New Peterhof". To the Museum from the station you can take buses 349,350, 351,352,355,356.
From the docks near the Palace bridge at the Admiralty and the Palace embankment in Saint Petersburg you can go on the water. On this route ply boats on underwater wings. Adult one-way ticket costs 650 rubles, the cost of children's ticket – 300 rubles.
The most exotic and expensive way to get to the Museum by helicopter. From the fortress you can fly to Peterhof in just ten minutes. The ticket price is usually 3000 rubles. The only caveat – must have group of at least fifteen people.