There are 4 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltiyskaya to Tartu 858004

$15 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Peatus Estonia  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from St.Petersburg to Narva
  2. Take the bus from Narva to Vene 175 / ...

$20 - $28

Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa
  2. Take the train from Tapa to Tartu Elr1

$31 - $61

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Tartu 209.7 miles

$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Baltiyskaya and arriving at Tartu. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg station to Tartu. However, there are services departing from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station and arriving at Tartu via Tapa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Tartu is 268 km. The road distance is 335.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Baltiyskaya to Tartu takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Saint Petersburg to Tartu train services, operated by Go Rail, arrive at Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 24 min.

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Saint Petersburg to Tartu bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Tartu station.

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Tartu is 1 h behind Saint Petersburg. It is currently 3:57 PM in Saint Petersburg and 3:57 PM in Tartu.

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  • Distance: 167.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Tartu, Estonia?

Lux Express operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Tartu every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Ecolines also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Tartu via Tapa in around 8 h 24 min.

Train operators
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
gorail.ee
Seating
$24 - $27
3rd Class (open sleeping)
$40 - $44
2nd Class (coupe)
$48 - $53
1st Class (SV coupe)
$100 - $110
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tapa to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
elron.ee
Bus operators
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Baltiyskaya to Tartu
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Bus from St.Petersburg to Narva
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Ecolines
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Narva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Narva to Vene
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee

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Saint Petersburg to Tartu train services, operated by Elron, arrive at Tartu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Tartu is 336 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Tartu.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Tartu. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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