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Uber in St Petersburg?

Old Sep 23, 14, 5:28 am
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Uber in St Petersburg?

Anyone used it lately? How are the fares compared to std taxis? Promptness? Need to get from the airport to the Hermitage area in a couple days, then need it around town for the following week.

The real challenge will be trying to get my iPhone 5S working with a local SIM card at the airport, so I can use the app
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Old Sep 27, 14, 4:12 am
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Just to update this, Black Car is the only service offered in St Pete. Only a flat rate is available, at 1800 rubles, which is about double the standard taxi rate. I opted to purchase a pre-paid taxi at the desk just prior to the arrivals hall for 1000 rubles.
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Old Oct 9, 14, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by richardinmotion View Post
Anyone used it lately? How are the fares compared to std taxis? Promptness? Need to get from the airport to the Hermitage area in a couple days, then need it around town for the following week. The real challenge will be trying to get my iPhone 5S working with a local SIM card at the airport, so I can use the app
On my recent (September) trip to SPB, UBER had practically no available cars--and those that were available were an 1 hour away. We used YandexTaxi app, but it is in Russian only (I think). You can try to use the following sites, which have limited English options:

http://www.777taxi.ru/english.html

http://taxi068.ru/
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Old Oct 14, 14, 7:51 am
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get taxi

www.gettaxi.com is what works best, both in Moscow and in St. Petersburg.
Uber is just launching these months, and they have a very limited avalability of cars, while they test-launch their service.
I always had good experience with gettaxi, as they have a much more omogenous level of service and cars, compared to yandex taxi. The credit card payment doesn't always work for whatever reason, that happens both to me with a foreigner card and to my russian friends.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 3:03 pm
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Also in Russia you have to try Yandex Taxi as well.
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Old Feb 14, 18, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by FrankOliver View Post
Also in Russia you have to try Yandex Taxi as well.
Well Uber and Yandex Taxi are merging soon anyways
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Old Dec 26, 18, 7:23 am
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Uber works and has 3 types of cars available: economy, comfort and black cab. I love the fact that you can pay cash in Uber, so I don't need to pay in Roubles with my US card and get conversions. Apart from Uber you can use: Gett (nice drivers but more expensive on average), Yandex Taxi (like uber, pretty good), and Wheely - business class cars only. There are a few other players but haven't tried them.
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