Public Transportation: by bus
If you need to travel round the city, you may wish to use municipal public transportation. Any one-way trip would cost about 30 rubles (less than USD 0.5). But there are always ways to save some cash. For example, you can buy a ‘student transport card’ (includes unlimited trips). The price depends on transportation type you choose. The card is valid on the tram, trolleybus, metro (subway) and bus. There is also a transport card which is called “the wallet”. You can upload funds and the cost of the ticket will always be less than usual. Privately-owned minibuses are also popular: (in Russian — marshrutka) but the ‘transport card’ is not valid there. Minibuses travel more often than ‘large’ municipal buses.