2nd International Congress on Echocardiography
«ECHO of the white nights-2018»

October 4-6, 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia



To Reach the Congress Site from the Airport:

By Public Transportation
City buses number 39, 39Ex and Minivan Taxi (Marshrutka) number K39 run between the nearest Moskovskaya (line 2, blue) metro station and theinternational airport Pulkovo. From Moskovskaya metro station it takes 15 minutes to get to Sennaya Ploschad (line 2, blue) metro station. You can buy a metro ticket from the ticketmachines on the stations, a single journey costs 45 RUB.

By Taxi
Travelling by taxi from Pulkovo Airport offers the flexible way of getting into Saint Petersburg or beyond. At Pulkovo Airport we endorse Taxi Pulkovo distinct fullylicensed service.Taxi Pulkovo counters are located at Arrivals hall on the first floor of the Terminal. You can pay for your taxi by credit card/cash at the Taxi Pulkovo counter or bycash to the driver at the end of a ride. If you need one, please ask a receipt atthe Pulkovo Taxi counter.

Note: please do not use an illegal taxi. It is advisable to ignorepeople who approach you offering you to collect your luggage andoffering you a taxi. These are illegal taxi drivers and probably more expensive than the official ones.

By Car
At Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport it is possible to rent a car from Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Sixt and Europcar. Compare prices of well-known car rental companiesand local suppliers at Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport through EasyTerra CarRental, save time and book online https://www.skyscanner.ru.

Official Congress Partner may also provide you with personal tarnsfer. Please contact project manager to get more details (fares, booking procedure) by email echo2018@onlinereg.ru.

Public Transportation in Saint Petersburg:

St. Petersburg’s public transport network is actually extensive and efficient,but often overcrowded. The metro is undoubtedly the best bet for visitors, andcovers nearly all of the city, with new stations opening almost every year. Italso has some spectacular station architecture. Overground transport isbewilderingly varied, but not difficult to use. Fares for all forms of public transportare comparatively low (around ˆ1 or less for any single journey), but if you arestaying in the city for longer than a week, it is probably worth investing in a travelcard.

St. Petersburg’s metro is perhaps not quite as majestic as Moscow’s, butarchitecturally it’s still a cut above nearly any other public transport system inthe world. It is also the world’s deepest subway, so be prepared for vertiginousviews from the top of the escalator.The system is also remarkably efficient. During the day, trains arrive every2-3 minutes, with slightly longer waiting periods early in the morning and lateat night. On average, the stations open at about 5:45 am and close betweenmidnight and 0:30 am. You can transfer from one line to the other until 0:15 am.The fare for a single journey to anywhere in the city is around ˆ 1. St. Petersburg’smetro still uses a system of tokens ("jeton") the size of larger coins. These canbe bought from the cashier windows operating in every station vestibule.

Metro map can be viewed here.

The bus network of St. Petersburg is extensive, but can be a bit confusing fora foreigner. Bus stops are marked by signs with the letter "A", which stands foravtobus. Routes are listed on signs (double-sided) at most bus stops, but onlyin Cyrillic.

One can call St. Petersburg a "City of Trams" because it has more trams thanany other city in the world. Tram stops are marked with signs above the tracks (with a letter "T" on them).

Trolleybus stops are marked with signs with blue letter "T". They operate exactlythe same way as St. Petersburg’s buses and are very common in the centre ofthe city. The only disadvantage of trolleybuses is that they cannot change lanes,and are therefore more prone to delays when congestion gets bad.

Note: All buses, trams and trolleybuses have a conductor on board,and you can pay them for a single journey.

A marshrutka or marshrutnoe taksi is a privately owned minivan or small busthat follows a fixed route, collecting and depositing passengers anywhere alongthe way. Route numbers, usually prefixed with the letter "K", are prominentlydisplayed on the front and side of the bus, often alongside the most importantstops along the route (sometimes in English for popular tourist areas).

Important Pnone Numbers:

Telephone code of the city: +7 (812)- 
Emergencies: Emergency Control Ministry - 01, Police - 02, Ambulance - 03, for mobile phones - 112 
Tourist helpline, city information center: +7 (812) 30-30-555 

Bridges Raising:

St. Petersburg bridges are drawn up at night from April through November.
There are about 800 bridges in the city of St Petersburg and its environs, and 218 of them are pedestrian only bridges.The historical center of the city alone has 342 bridges. Many tourists mistakenly believe that all of the city bridges are drawn up for the night, but in reality only 22 of them do. The drawing of bridges is a major attraction for tourists and indeed it is a sight to witness and remember. Yet it can also be a source of frustration because it can disrupt your plans and make travel impossible. Do not be caught by surprise - save the timetable.
Note: The schedule is subject to change. 

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Places to Visit:

- the Nevsky prospect 
- the Book store - Singer House
- the confectionery "North" ('"Sever")
- Kazan Cathedral

- the Hermitage
- the Palace Bridge
- the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island and
- the Peter and Paul Fortress

- the St. Isaac's Cathedral
- the Bronze Horse
- the Alexander Garden and Senate Square

- the Marble Palace
- the Russian Museum
- Musical comedy theater
- Mikhailovsky Theatre

- the Savior on Spilled Blood
- Faberge Museum

- the Tauride Garden and Greenhouses
- the Summer Garden and Mikhailovsky Palace