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St.Petersburg’s metro is the most attractive, elegant and deepest subway in the world (105 meters below ground). Almost each station is a work of art. Apart from being so unique and impressive, the metro is also a low-cost, efficient and fast way to travel in the city. That said, the metro has five color-coded (red, yellow, blue, green, violet) and numbered lines (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5). The trains run quite frequently (every 2-3 min) and are always punctual, even though it is often crowded during rush hours (8.00 am – 10 am, 6.00 – 8.00 pm), so it is better to avoid travelling during peak time. The map of St.Petersburg, all tourist information and signs are in English, so it easy getting around the city for foreigners. The entrances are marked with a letter “M” on the top. To take the metro you will have to pay with tokens (zheton) which can be bought from the ticket window (labeled kassa) upstairs inside stations. The ticket fare is fixed and you will pay only to enter the subway, and the time spent there, distance travelled and routes covered will be unlimited. To get to the metro cars, you will have to insert your token into the appropriate slot to the right, go through the barrier, and then go down the escalator. The St.Petersburg’s metro is opened from 5.45 am until 00.20 am and runs every day. If you’re wondering at some point where you are, look at the maps you will find upstairs in each station, and inside every carriage of the train. Even then, having a metro map is advised. When you will arrive at the station, you will hear the name of the station announced (unfortunately only in Russian), so a good idea would be to count all your metro stops, using the metro map. If you need to find your way out of the metro look up for the sign exit to the city (выход) and which street (улица). As anywhere else, keep in mind also that entering the metro station you will notice some ticket inspectors and policemen standing near the barriers. Therefore , in case if police stop you (you never know), make sure to have your passport with a Russian visa in it and your migration card.