General information Plan your trip to Saint Petersburg Learn what currency to buy, whether you need a visa, what time you can visit the shops and museums, what to pack for the weather, and answers to many other questions you may have about your trip to Saint Petersburg. Language The official language of Russia is Russian. This article is full of helpful advice and basic phrases you can use to make your trip to St Petersburg easier. Read more Visa & entry requirements Do you know which documents you'll need to travel to Russia? Plan ahead and find out if you need your passport, visa, national ID or all of the above! Read more Weather Spring, summer, autumn or winter: learn all about the weather in Saint Petersburg so you can decide when to travel and what to pack! Read more Prices Discover how much it costs to travel to Saint Petersburg and create your budget. Plan ahead to save money on your trip to Russia! Read more Holidays Find out when monuments will be open and what dates to visit to celebrate holidays like a local. Discover Saint Petersburg's public holiday dates. Read more Currency The official currency of St Petersburg is the Russian Rouble (RUB). Discover where to exchange money, what the best rates are and more with our guide. Read more Opening times Learn when shops, museums and other tourist attractions open and close in Saint Petersburg, so you can plan to make the most of your trip! Read more History Known as the Venice of the North, Saint Petersburg is the second most important city in Russia. Discover its fascinating history! Read more General information Language You may also be interested in General information Learn everything you need to know for your trip to Saint Petersburg, from visa requirements and currency to language tips and which plugs to bring! We'll try and answer all of your most frequently asked questions. Language The official language of Russia is Russian. This article is full of helpful advice and basic phrases you can use to make your trip to Saint Petersburg easier.