We will be in St. Petersburg from Thursday in the morning until Sunday evening. What would be the best option/ticket for public transport in the city (with going to the airport on Sunday evening)?
Do you have an itinerary? Unless you are staying in the boondocks and/or are planning to dedicate most of your time to some obscure destinations at the expense of the must-sees, you might not need to use the metro at all.
I find the St Petersburg Metro a handy tool as personal mobility has good to uncomfortable days (rhumatoid arthritis). tho there are some lengthy distance when swapping from one line to another —a small price to pay when you struggle a bit
If you are sure that you will often use public transport, then, of course, buy a travel pass. (Cost of 4 Day pass is 425+60=485 rubles). If not, then your single ticket is a bank card (Visa or MC) with paypass/payvawe technology. More info https:/…fares_tickets
Thanks for your replies. After having spent my four days in St. Petersburg I can confirm that due to the geographical disposition of the city, walking is the most efficient way to get around. Not that we particularly like walking (on the contrary, that's why I asked the question...), but that's just the way it is. We only used public transport 4 times in 4 days, and that was bus/tram, not metro. For those rides we paid single tickets od 40 R directly on the bus/tram to the conductor, that was all.