There are 6 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Pulkovo  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Budapest (BUD) LED - BUD

$114 - $344

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Train  •  41 h

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Kiev Pass D
  2. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Budapest-Keleti Kyiv - Wien

$74 - $118

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Train to Helsinki, fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Budapest (BUD) HEL - BUD

$113 - $252

Bus via Riga  •  43 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltiyskaya to Rīga
  2. Take the bus from Riga to Budapest Népliget

$117 - $183

Bus  •  45 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kaunas
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas to Budapest Népliget

$93 - $168

Drive  •  24 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Budapest 1275.1 miles

$220 - $330

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint Petersburg to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Baltiyskaya and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Riga and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg to Budapest. However, there are services departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Budapest is 1565 km. The road distance is 2040.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 41 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Baltiyskaya station.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from St Petersburg Vitebskii station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest is to fly which takes 7 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 41 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 43 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Budapest Népliget station.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 978 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Saint Petersburg to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Budapest via Kiev Pass and Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station in around 41 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
18 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
25 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
16 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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Budapest is 2 h behind Saint Petersburg. It is currently 4:29 PM in Saint Petersburg and 3:29 PM in Budapest.

Saint Petersburg to Budapest train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Budapest is 2040 km. It takes approximately 24 h 52 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Belavia Belarusian Airlines, LOT and six other airlines offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Budapest Airport.

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