There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to St. Petersburg (LED) IST - LED

$98 - $213

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Bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kyiv
  3. Take the bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to St.Peterburg

$101 - $174

Bus via Gomel  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kiev
  3. Take the bus from Kyiv to Gomel
  4. Take the bus from Gomel to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 954

Ferry, bus  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Chişinău
  4. Take the bus from Anenii Noi to St.Peterburg

$146 - $336

Drive  •  37 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg 2097.4 miles

$430 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 600 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 600 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at St.Peterburg via Varna and Kiev Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Saint Petersburg is 2106 km. The road distance is 3355.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 9 h and costs 600 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs 600 ₺ - 1.400 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to St. Petersburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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Istanbul to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Ukraine buses, arrive at St.Peterburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Saint Petersburg is 3356 km. It takes approximately 37 h 49 min to drive from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg.

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Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Moldova and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to St. Petersburg Airport.

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  • Distance: 1316.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg via Varna, Kyiv, and Kiev Central Bus Station in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to St. Petersburg via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Varna to Kyiv
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kyiv to Saint Petersburg a/v
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kiev Central Bus Station to St.Peterburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Odessa to Chişinău
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Kiev
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $55
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Kyiv to Gomel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
SKS-Auto
Phone
+78007700020
Website
sks-auto.ru
Bus from Gomel to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sks-auto.ru
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Anenii Noi to St.Peterburg
Ave. Duration
31 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Schedules at
autogara.md
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85

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