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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Primorsk by plane, bus, train, night bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Pulkovo, bus

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Pulkovo (LED)
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Parnas to Primorsk

Cheapest option

Night bus, train, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
  2. Take the train from Kyiv Pass to St Petersburg Vitebskii
  3. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Parnas to Primorsk

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Fly to Helsinki, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Helsinki (HEL)
  2. Take the train from Tikkurila to Vyborg

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
  2. Take the bus from Kyiv Vydubychi to Saint Petersburg Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Parnas to Primorsk

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Chisinau
  3. Take the train from Kishinev to St Petersburg Vitebskii
  4. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Parnas to Primorsk

Night train, train, Electric train

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
  3. Take the train from Kyiv Pass to St Petersburg Vitebskii
  4. Take the Electric train from St Petersburg -Finlyandskii to Gavrilovo

Night train, train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev
  3. Take the train from Kishinev to St Petersburg Vitebskii
  4. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Parnas to Primorsk

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Primorsk
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Conditions of entry into Russia from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Russia

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Russia from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Primorsk is 8-800-2000-112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Primorsk is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Primorsk is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Russia.

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Last updated: 24 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Primorsk is to night bus and train and bus which costs 1.600 ₺ - 2.400 ₺ and takes 42h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Primorsk is to fly and train which costs 2.500 ₺ - 4.300 ₺ and takes 8h 6m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Primorsk is 2152 km. The road distance is 3474 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Primorsk without a car is to night bus and train and bus which takes 42h 53m and costs 1.600 ₺ - 2.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Istanbul to Primorsk, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Primorsk is 3474 km. It takes approximately 38h 31m to drive from Istanbul to Primorsk.

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Turkish Airlines, Air Moldova, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Primorsk.
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  • Distance: 2152.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 54m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Primorsk, Leningrad Oblast, Russia?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Primorsk. However, you can take the taxi to Istanbul airport, fly to Pulkovo, take the walk to Аэропорт "Пулково 1", take the line 39 bus to Ст. Метро "Московская", take the walk to Moskovskaya, take the line 2 Metro to Parnas, take the walk to Saint Petersburg, Parnas, then take the bus to Primorsk. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Istanbul airport, fly to Helsinki, take the walk to Lentoasema, take the train to Tikkurila, take the train to Vyborg, then take the taxi to Primorsk.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 30000
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 30000
Flights from Istanbul to Helsinki via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 19000 - RUB 33000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 31000
Flights from Istanbul to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 19000 - RUB 60000
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 25000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 19000 - RUB 60000
Flights from Istanbul to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 19000 - RUB 60000
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 21000
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo via Kazan
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 21000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 55000
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 19000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 38000
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Pulkovo via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 33000 - RUB 60000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 46000
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv Pass to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 3500 - RUB 7500
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
RUB 3500 - RUB 4900
2nd class
RUB 5000 - RUB 7500
1st class
RUB 8000 - RUB 12000
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 3400 - RUB 7000
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
RUB 3400 - RUB 4700
2nd class
RUB 4900 - RUB 7000
1st class
RUB 8000 - RUB 11000
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Kishinev to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
37h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 10000
Website
railway.md
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1300 - RUB 2000
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
RUB 1300 - RUB 1600
1st Class
RUB 1600 - RUB 2000
PPK-Piter
Website
ppk-piter.ru
Train from St Petersburg -Finlyandskii to Gavrilovo
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RUB 230 - RUB 320
Schedules at
ppk-piter.ru
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Kishinev
Ave. Duration
13h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 1000 - RUB 3200
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
RUB 1000 - RUB 1400
1st Class
RUB 2800 - RUB 3200
Bus operators
PTK
Phone
+7 (812) 702-11-52
Email
info@ptk.sp.ru
Website
bus.ptk.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Parnas to Primorsk
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 370
Schedules at
ptk.express
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 5176
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
RUB 2000 - RUB 2600
Schedules at
transevren.ro
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L

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