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

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Fly  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Pulkovo (LED) HAM - LED

$90 - $306

Cheapest option

Bus Visit Tour  •  45h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Minsk
  2. Take the bus from Minsk to St.Petersburg

$89 - $154

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Train  •  32h 39m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia Ec
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Brest Central D
  4. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D

$126 - $190

Bus Ecolines  •  36h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Saint Petersburg

$98 - $191

Train, bus  •  43h 11m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bützow Re1
  2. Take the train from Bützow to Szczecin, Glowny Re4
  3. Take the train from Szczecin Glowny to Gdansk Wrzeszcz
  4. Take the bus from Gdansk to Kaliningrad
  5. Take the train from Kaliningrad to St Petersburg Vitebskii D

$92 - $173

Drive  •  23h 34m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg 1250.7 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Saint Petersburg via Berlin and Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at St Petersburg Vitebskii via Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Zachodnia and Brest Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 39m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Saint Petersburg is 1417 km. The road distance is 2001.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 32h 39m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg station.

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Hamburg to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 5h 25m and costs 75€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 32h 39m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 170€ and takes 36h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 885.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Baltic and seven other airlines fly from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg via Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Zachodnia, and Brest Central in around 32h 39m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bützow to Szczecin, Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Train from Szczecin Glowny to Gdansk Wrzeszcz
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bützow
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
hvv.de
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Kaliningrad to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
24h 31m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$27 - $40
2nd Class (Kupé)
$45 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Riga
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
eurolines.de
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Gdansk to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Hamburg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
27h 36m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
vt.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk to St.Petersburg
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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

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Saint Petersburg is 2h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 6:55 AM in Hamburg and 8:55 AM in Saint Petersburg.

Hamburg to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at St Petersburg Vitebskii station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Saint Petersburg is 2001 km. It takes approximately 23h 34m to drive from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg.

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 8041+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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