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taxi from airport

Montreal, Canada
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taxi from airport

hi

i will be arriving to StP on the 7/09, is it possible to pay with usd for the taxi or they accept only rub ?

thank you

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Holt, Missouri
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1. Re: taxi from airport

Officially, at least, I believe you must have ₽.

There are plenty of bancomats at LED where you can withdraw what you need.

Montreal, Canada
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2. Re: taxi from airport

what about exchange at the airport ?

thank you

St. Petersburg...
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3. Re: taxi from airport

The Russian ruble is the only legal currency for use in Russia.

There is an currency exchange at Pulkovo Airport. There's a map where you can see it's location at this link:

https://www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/map/…

Good luck.

Moscow, Russia
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4. Re: taxi from airport

Exchange at the airport would probably give the worst rate possible. Official taxi desk accepts credit cards and give fixed rate for the ride. Or take Uber...

Hong Kong, China
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5. Re: taxi from airport

You may exchange a minimum amount as an alternate or try Uber or Yandex apps for taxi. I have booked via them and found that they are not only cheap but also I do not need to exchange a single word with driver.

Naples, Florida
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6. Re: taxi from airport

Why would you want to pay in $ US ? Whenever I go 'abroad' I always exchange to local currency before my trip.

Melbourne, Australia
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7. Re: taxi from airport

What do official taxi booth vehicle,s charge from LED to central St Petersburg please

Moscow, Russia
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8. Re: taxi from airport

www.pulkovoairport.ru/en/transport/taxi/

Does that help?

St. Petersburg...
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9. Re: taxi from airport

Here is a cut and paste from a post a few days ago from user Another T:

Rubles: '2000, 1500 or 1050. Luxury, standard and economy, respectively."

Recently, Uber cost 487 rubles for the same trip.

Good luck

Annecy, France
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10. Re: taxi from airport

A good advice to all travelers: DO NOT change currency at the Global Exchange booth at Pulkovo Airport.

They are thieves!

They offered me last week 23600 RUB for 500 EUR when I could get 32000 in town!

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