Ioffe Institute Department of Theoretical Astrophysics
St. Petersburg

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The Ioffe Institute is located at the corner of Politekhnicheskaya and Kurchatov streets, near metro station Politekhnicheskaya.

The city of Saint Petersburg has well-developed transportation links to other Russian cities.

Train: If you arrive by train:
There are several large railway stations ("vokzals") in Saint Petersburg. Trains from Moscow and other cities to the south and south-east of Saint Petersburg arrive at the Moskovskiy vokzal, linked to the metro (subway) station Ploshchad' Vosstaniya. Most trains from the west and south-west arrive at the Vitebskiy vokzal (metro station Pushkinskaya). Trains from the east and nord-east, as well as some transit trains from Moscow to the nord, arrive at the Ladozhskiy vokzal (free-of-charge shuttle tram number 30 to metro stations Novocherkasskaya and Ploshchad' Aleksandra Nevskogo; note that metro station Ladozhskaya is closed for reconstruction). Some of the transit trains Moscow — Petrozavodsk arrive at the Finlyandskiy vokzal (metro station Ploshchad' Lenina). Baltiyskiy vokzal (metro station Baltiyskaya) serves Lastochka trains to Pskov.

See the metro scheme and maps below.

Plane: If you arrive by plane:
Passenger flights to Saint Petersburg arrive at the Pulkovo international airport, located ca. 15 km south of Saint Petersburg. From the airport, one can reach the Moskovskaya metro station by bus No. 39. Alternatively, you can use a taxi (a cab). In the latter case, it is strongly recommended to order it upon arrival only at the official "Taxi Pulkovo" counters located in the arrival hall of the terminal or just outside the exit from the terminal. See the official Pulkovo airport Web site, pages "Public transport" and "Taxi" for more information.

Metro:    By the metro to the Ioffe Institute:

Here is a scheme of the St.-Petersburg metro (subway) lines.

The Ioffe Institute is located at a walking distance from the metro (subway) station Politekhnicheskaya, which is on the First (red) metro line.

To reach it from the Moskovskaya metro station, follow by the Second (blue) metro line to the correspondence station Tekhnologicheskiy institut, then change to the First (red) line (see the metro scheme below) and follow to the station Politekhnicheskaya.

In order to pass to the metro (subway) station, you can buy a token or (recommended) a multi-usage travel card (for instance, the Electronic Card "Podorozhnik", which provides a fare discount and which can also be used in a bus, a trolleybus, or a tram). There are a number of other options (the detailed information in Russian can be found at Ticket offices are located in every metro entrance hall.

Scheme of the metro
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The Ioffe Institute is at the corner of Politekhnicheskaya and Kurchatov streets, near metro station Politekhnicheskaya. Scheme of the venue
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The facade of the Ioffe Institute: Institute view

Page created on June 1, 2004, last updated on March 5, 2023.