We are happy to inform the guests of our site that hydrofoils (so-called meteors) are going to begin working in our beautiful city in the end of April!
Hydrofoils take passengers down the Neva River and Gulf of Finland to Peterhof. They travel from the center of the city and it is a nice and comfortable way of seeing the city from the water and getting to Peterhof at the same time. The hydrofoil speed is up to 65 km per hour. If you go to one of our best summer residences by car or public transport it can take you up to an hour and a half, when going there by hydrofoil will occupy only thirty minutes. One ticket for an adult is going to cost this season about 13USD, one ticket for a child under 12 is going to be about 7USD. Please remember you will get a nice discount buying a return ticket at the same time. It is also possible to buy hydrofoil tickets online. The prices are given here according to the information from two companies, others have not yet decided what prices they will offer their clients.
Also not all of the companies provide the service of buying hydrofoil tickets online.
Most of the hydrofoils start from Palace embankment (Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya) opposite the Hermitage. Their travel time is about 30 min. There is no definite time-table, the hydrofoils depart every 15-20 minutes during the high touristic season. Please remember that floods and bad weather conditions influence the hydrofoils’ time-table much.
We must say that in a nice weather, when it is sunny, travelling to Peterhof by hydrofoil can become a nice beginning of your Peterhof visit!0