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

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Regional / ...
  2. 782 / ...

$27 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus Ecolines  •  7 h 14 min

  1. 102302

$19 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus Sov Avto  •  6 h 32 min

$22 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. 162 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Kotka, Finland and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

You can take a train from Kotka to Saint Petersburg via Kouvola in around 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, Sov Avto operates a bus from Kotka to Saint Petersburg once daily. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 5 h 8 min.

Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Kotkan satama to Kouvola
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kouvola to St Petersburg Finlyandskii
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Sov Avto
Website
bus.sovavto.ru
Bus from Karhula linja-autoasema to Iskusstv square
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
bus.sovavto.ru
Ecolines

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kotka and Saint Petersburg is 195 km. The road distance is 259 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kotka to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Kotka to Saint Petersburg is to drive which takes 3 h 36 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct train from Kotka to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Kotkan satama and arriving at St Petersburg Finlyandskii via Kouvola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kotka to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Kirkkokatu 6 L and arriving at Iskusstv square via Karhula linja-autoasema. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Kotka to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.