FAQ – About St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has a mild and damp coastal climate. The average temperature at the beginning of June can range from +13 °С to +17 °С.

Due to the city’s geographic position and its proximity to the Baltic Sea, the weather can change unexpectedly. The combination of high humidity and wind means that it always feels colder. We advise guests to bring warm clothing and an umbrella.

Local time in St. Petersburg is the same as in Moscow: three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

For the latest exchange rates, please see the Bank of Russia website: cbr.ru.

Although the majority of restaurants and many shops in St. Petersburg accept bank cards, we also recommend carrying cash.

St. Petersburg is Russia’s second most important economic, scientific, and cultural centre after Moscow, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Information on museums, theatres, cathedrals and St. Petersburg surrounding areas is available in the ‘St. Petersburg attractions’ section.

Russian outlets run at a voltage of 220 volts and a frequency of 50 Hz. Type C and F sockets are common.