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Snap Shot Wednesday: Atocha Train Station, Madrid

Snap Shot Wednesday: Atocha Train Station, Madrid
This week, we’re back with the Snap Shot Wednesday feature. Showcasing Madrid’s most important transport terminal, the photo above gives you a glimpse of the interior of Atocha train station. Besides connecting Madrid to various destinations all over Spain and the rest of Europe, Atocha plays an important role in Madrid’s infrastructural development. From the outside, the Atocha train station is an outstanding landmark. The brown brick exterior, typical of Spanish traditional edifices, complements...
May 12th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, Photos, transport

Sydney Photo Friday: Vintage Buses Celebrate Australia Day

Sydney Photo Friday: Vintage Buses Celebrate Australia Day
One of the things I love most about Australia Day in Sydney is the vintage buses that drive down our city streets. These double-decker beauties are a reminder of our heritage, however short that may be relatively speaking! It’s always nice to look back and see where we came from. And they just look fantastic, don’t they? I don’t know about you, but I think they’ve got a lot more personality than the modern equivalent! Image source: dicktay2000 @ Flickr ...
February 5th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: buses, Photos, public holiday, transport

A Ferry Line St. Petersburg – Helsinki since April 2010

A Ferry Line St. Petersburg – Helsinki since April 2010
Today I have really great news for you, for everybody willing to visit St. Petersburg and then go to Finland or on the contrary. I got many questions concerning the best way to get to Finland from St. Petersburg, and as I wrote there are only on-land routes such as railway and autobus lines as well as air connection. In April this year, a ferry named “Princess Maria” will start travelling five times a week between St. Petersburg and Helsinki. Instead of getting trapped at a border...
January 20th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, ferry, Finland, transport

New Service For Switch Flights At Pulkovo Airport

New Service For Switch Flights At Pulkovo Airport
The only St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo which I posted about a few weeks before introduced a new service to make the life of transit passengers easier. Much easier. Look, till today a transit passenger arriving at Pulkovo and switching his flights here had to get his luggage back and then register it again, again pass through all customs formalities + a second check-in, what was both inconvenient and to some degree absurd. Things were even worse when a passenger had to swicth not only flights,...
January 19th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: airport, featuredarticle, Pulkovo, transport

Amsterdam Photo Op: Tour the city in a Horsedrawn Carriage

Amsterdam Photo Op: Tour the city in a Horsedrawn Carriage
... is an extra  €15 booking fee. Would you like to follow your own itinerary? No problem! Koetstaxi also provides horse-drawn taxi journeys. Be transported in style to any landmark, event or address in Amsterdam. Karos City Tours Veemarkt 50 Amsterdam Tel: 031 20 691 3478 Hop-on stop: Dam Square, in front of the Royal Palace. Photo credit: Eek Mülder @ flickr Related places: A Karos Citytours ...
January 7th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, Outdoors & Recreation, transport

Sydney Gets New Taxi Pick-Up Points

Sydney Gets New Taxi Pick-Up Points
It’s never easy catching a taxi in Sydney during the festive season, but the local council is doing its best to help out. From today, there’ll be an extra 10 pick-up points around the city. “The introduction of additional taxi set-down/pick-up zones in the city will assist cabbies in doing the right thing when picking up fares. With more than 400 cabs at taxi ranks during peak period demand we need them to be safe and efficient when stopping in and around the city centre,” explained...
December 21st, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: News, taxis, transport

Metro station near a must-see opens this month

Metro station near a must-see opens this month
On December 26 life of everybody coming to St. Petersburg as a visitor and of many residents will become much easier. A reconstructed metro station Gorkovskaya which was closed inlate 2008, will be opened again. What is important for you is that the station is located just near the Peter and Paul fortress, one of  the main city’s must-sees and must-attends, containing monuments, the burial of the Romanovs, the last governing family in the pre-bolsheviks’ Russia, museum of the city’s...
December 13th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Metro, transport

Public transport fares raising in St. Petersburg

Public transport fares raising in St. Petersburg
As of January 1st  fares in public transport in St. Petersburg will be enhanced. Not much, but you should pay attention to this, since almost all online guides  have only current information or even out of time.  That is a great advantage of the Planet Eye Traveler that I can inform  you as soon as something happens. So, one trip on a trolley-bus, bus or tram will cost you as much as 19 rubles, today it is 18. An underground trip (metro) will cost 22 rubles, now it’s only 20. There are...
November 26th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: transport

A high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow starts!

A high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow starts!
Pictured here: Velaro Rus (Sapsan) by Siemens Photo credit: Siemens Mobility Great news! I know many people wanted to know when the Sapsan, a Siemens-produced high-speed train, will travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg, what is a time-table and what is a ticket price. Now this information is available. Its first trip Sapsan will make on December 11. Prices are different: from 2400 to 3600 rubles for econom-class, till 4700 to 6700 rubles for business-class. Not much comparing with prices for...
November 17th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, train, transport

Airport in St. Petersburg

Airport in St. Petersburg
... from a traveler’s point of view. The airport has two terminals located not far from each other, but anyway within a 10 minutes trip by public transport to get from one to another. It’s important for those changing flights in St. Petetrsburg, for example, arriving by domestic flight and then departuing abroad or  vice versa. Pulkovo-1 handles domestic flights and sometimes international charters. Pulkovo-2 deals with regular and charter international ones. Be sure when heading for...
November 7th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: airport Pulkovo, featuredarticle, transport

Transport from Auckland Airport

... and the Northshore, check out their website for further info. There are a number of taxi and shuttle companies which Auckland Airport license to transport travellers from the airport, any taxi company can deliver you to the airport but only certain ones can pick you up. You will find the stands outside the arrivals area (door at the international terminal and outside the luggage collection area (door 4) at domestic. Fares are approximately NZD$60 – $NZD80 to the city for taxis and NZD$30...
September 18th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: auckland airport, buses, taxis, transport

Travel ‘Green’ in Auckland!

Green Cabs – your ‘feelgood’ choice when you need to call a taxi in Auckland (or Wellington and Christchurch for that matter). Image source: Big Little City Green Cabs is the only taxi company that actively forecasts green house gas emissions from their operations and offsets them.   All of the Green Cab drivers are presented very professionally in a uniform and they (as well as their vehicles) must undergo regular checks to ensure they are up to standard and providing the best...
August 26th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: green cabs, News, sustainability, taxis, transport

Airport Pulkovo: better too early than too late

... have additional time to get to Pulkovo, since you may be blocked in a traffic jam even without repair, I tried it several times. If you go by public transport, the best way is to get by underground to the Moskovskaya metro station, then take a bus 39 if you want to go to Pulkovo-1 (domestic and charter flights) or number 3 (a little taxi bus, “marshrutka”) for getting to Pulkovo-2 (international flights and charters). It’s about 20 minutes to get to Moskovskaya and usually it takes...
August 9th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: airport, News, transport

A speedy boat trip to Kronshtadt

As of August,1 you can have a nice trip from St. Petersburg to its distant district Kronshtadt via Gulf of Finland. Since the connection operated by speedy cvessels is created to serve the needs of the Kronshtadt inhabitants and then funded by the city authorities, it’s rather cheap in comparison to tourist-dedicated services. Kronshtadt is a city district located on the island of Kotlin, in the Gulf of Finland on a dam just half an hour drive from St. Petersburg. Juridically this is a municipal...
August 3rd, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: boat trip, Family Friendly, History & Information, News, surroundings, transport

Airport? Russia or Finland?

A few days ago I travelled to Helsinki and during the trip was told a funny story by a driver. Note. As I wrote there are a few ways to get to Finland from St. Petersburg, since the distance is not great. The most popular way is regular taxis which depart every day from the Vosstanya Square. Usually these taxis take you not just to Helsinki, but to Vantaa, an airport near the city. Many Russians prefer travelling to Europe not directly, but through Finland since from Vantaa and Tampere there are...
July 31st, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Fantastic, Finland, taxi, transport

Transportation Options in Barcelona: 5 Best Ways to Get Around

Barcelona has a great transportation system. Here are your best bets: METRO - Barcelona’s metro system is really pretty good. Get yourself a T-10 (€7) metro card to save some money, instead of always buying single tickets. For long stays in town get the 50/30 card (€30). These cards work on all public transport in the city, not just the metro. For the most part, the metro is safe and easy.  BUS It takes some skill to understand the bus routes that cross the city, but if you get...
June 16th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, bikes, bus, Metro, subway, Tours, transport

Changes to trains St. Petersburg-Helsinki

This information is important for those who want to travel between St. Petersburg and Finland this summer. First of all, little shuttle buses have raised their prices to about 30 euros for one way ticket. The place of departure has not changed, you can take a bus at the Vosstanya Square, near the Oktyabrskaya hotel daily at about 21.00. The timetable of train connection has changed, be careful. As of June 2 till August 25 daily local trains (leaving from St. Petersburg) Repin and Sibelius are not...
June 3rd, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Announcements, Finland, flights, News, Tours, trains, transport

Cruises to St. Petesrburg: a taxi is already waiting for you

This news will be useful for those coming to St. Petersburg on board of cruise ships. Every summer the city’s harbour serves more than 300 of calls. The ships usually stand in the merchant port and along embankment of the Neva river, just in the city center. Since this year’s navigation there is something new: a newly built passenger terminal designed specially for the cruise tourists has begun its operation. At the time, no data available how many ships will be served there, but what...
May 8th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Cruise, News, taxi, transport

New York-St. Petersburg direct flight this summer?

The other day, I read in the Russian press one interesting news regarding flights between St. Petersburg and USA. It was announced that Baltia Air Lines Inc., based in USA, is going to launch direct flights New York-St. Petersburg this summer, beginning with the frequency of one flight a week than expanding to five a week with its single Boeing 747. These days we have no direct air connection between St. Petersburg and the USA, passengers are forced to use joint connections, mostly through Helsinki,...
March 27th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: aviation, flights, transport

Guide to the Docklands Light Railway

... Tower Gateway at the City end to Island Gardens in the Isle of Dogs and Stratford in East London. Its development was driven by the need to provide transport for the housing and office space being built on the former site of the Royal Docks, and regeneration of eastern and south-east London has continued to be the major driver behind the expansion of the railway. The original DLR was all above ground, much of it using older railway viaducts. In 1991, it was extended underground to Bank, in the heart...
March 15th, 2009 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: DLR, docklands light railway, History & Information, london transport, transport, tube