How to find Pushkin - Tsarskoe Selo and buy tickets.

First of all: do yourself a huge fovour and forget about a metro, bus, train, and the most of all: the "MARSHRUTKA" - the way, that many tour guides or "concerned" local citizens are suggesting to get there! Pushkin and Petergof are the two famous tourist destinations outside the St. Petersburg and you have to use taxi or transfer service to get there or to get back (regarding the Peterhof, if you're using the boat to get back from there). Trust us: you will not enjoy the savings using the public transport to get there, especially in Summer.

Please remember that The State Hermitage Museum is closed on Mondays, therefore plan your visit to Pushkin avoiding Mondays as the Catherine's Palace will be extremely full.

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PLEASE NOTE: Information below is for visitors buying tickets at Palace Ticket Desks

For E-tickets click here (if you see no E-tickets to Palace there, that means (a) they have been sold out or (b) Palace is closed [see schedule below] or (c) you try to book a date over 14 days away, while reservations become available 14 days in advance; E-tickets to other attractions are not valid for Palace; please check FAQs)

Palace Queue Waiting Time may be over 4 hours in May–September and over 1-2 hours in October (should be less in other months but not guaranteed because of tourism increase)


Open Wednesday–Monday


Tickets: 10.00–16.45 (entry to displays until 17.00) *

Closed Tuesday and Last Monday of each month; also closed January 1

* During autumn / winter / spring school breaks:

Tickets: 12.00–16.45 (entry to displays until 17.00)


Tickets: 12.00–16.45 (entry to displays until 17.00)

Closed Tuesday and last (or third, TBA)  Monday

May & September:

Tickets: 12.00–17.45 (entry to displays until 18.00)

Closed Tuesday


Tickets (Mon & Wed): 12.00–19.45 (entry to displays until 20.00)

Tickets (Thu–Sun): 12.00–18.45 (entry to displays until 19.00)

Closed Tuesday

October–Early November:

Tickets: 12.00–16.45 (entry to displays until 17.00)

Closed Tuesday


NOTE: When Park is ticketed (late Apr–late Oct), visitors buying Palace Tickets at Palace Ticket Desks must present their Park Tickets

Audio guides not included **

Adults – Rub 700 (full rate; reduced rate only for Russian & EAEU residents)

Students (with hard copy ID), Schoolchildren above 16 – Rub 350

Visitors under 16 – free

** Audio guides in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese or Russian are only for individual visitors, not large groups.

Audio Guide Tickets available for Rub 200 at Palace Ticket Desks and from Ticket Terminal at Audio Guides Desk, with Valid ID to be deposited at Audio Guides Desk in Palace Vestibule


Important Information:

Palace Ticket Desks are inside Palace Vestibule 

Tickets do not include Catherine Park's summer entrance fee; available only at Ticket Desks in Palace Vestibule and valid for entry to displays only within one hour after purchase.  For advance E-tickets click here

Cards accepted at Ticket Desks: VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, UnionPay, JCB, МИР

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