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Recommended option

Fly  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to St. Petersburg (LED) OTP - LED

$103 - $274

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau AVE
  2. Take the train from Chisinau to St Petersburg Vitebskii Express

$49 - $88

4 alternative options

Bus Chisinau Bus Station  •  41 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău
  2. Take the bus from Chişinău Southern Bus to St.Peterburg

$77 - $194

Bus Ecolines  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău
  2. Take the bus from Chisinau to Kiev
  3. Take the bus from Kyiv to Saint Petersburg

$99 - $139

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
  2. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to St Petersburg Vitebskii Express

$75 - $119

Drive  •  29 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg 1343.3 miles

$210 - $310

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg via Chișinău and Chişinău Southern Bus in around 41 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to St. Petersburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
23 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
37 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
ALVERS TUR
Phone
022 211 051
Email
info@alverstur.md
Website
alverstur.md
Bus from Bucharest Filaret to Chișinău
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
alverstur.md
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău Southern Bus to St.Peterburg
Ave. Duration
32 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Schedules at
autogara.md
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Chisinau to Kiev
Ave. Duration
11 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Saint Petersburg is 1747 km. The road distance is 2149 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg is to night train and train which costs $45 - $90 and takes 2 days 4 h.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 8 h 30 min and costs $100 - $280.

No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Bucharest - Gara de Nord and arriving at St Petersburg Vitebskii via Kazatin Tovarnij. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Bucharest Filaret and arriving at Малая Морская Улица via Chisinau, Kyiv and Витебский вокзал. Метро "Пушкинская". The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Bucharest to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.