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There are 9 ways to get from London to Saint Petersburg by train, plane, bus, car or car train

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Pulkovo  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Pulkovo (LED) LGW - LED

RUB 12017 - RUB 32343

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Fly London Heathrow to Pulkovo  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pulkovo (LED) LHR - LED

RUB 6037 - RUB 19311

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Fly London City to Pulkovo  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Pulkovo (LED) LCY - LED

RUB 9737 - RUB 34581

Fly London Heathrow to Helsinki, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL) LHR - HEL
  2. Take the train from Tikkurila to Pietari

RUB 8872 - RUB 26926

Train  •  42h 30m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice Ec
  5. Take the train from Katowice to Brest C Ec
  6. Take the train from Brest C to St Petersburg Vitebskii

RUB 23373 - RUB 70150

Bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Wrocław
  2. Take the bus from Wroclaw to Minsk Central bus station
  3. Take the bus from Minsk Central bus station to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 956

RUB 8698 - RUB 14361

Bus, train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bialystok
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Grodno Tlk
  3. Take the train from Grodno to St Petersburg Vitebskii

RUB 7607 - RUB 14482

Train, bus  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal Eil
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Gdańsk, Gdansk
  3. Take the bus from Gdańsk Główny to Kaliningrad Bus station
  4. Take the train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny

RUB 20012 - RUB 44321

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  30h 16m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Saint Petersburg

RUB 40361 - RUB 53849

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saint Petersburg is mandatory.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to bus and train which costs £75 - £150 and takes 2 days 9h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to train and fly which costs £110 - £320 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Saint Petersburg station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 via Wroclaw and Minsk Central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at St Petersburg Vitebskii via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Katowice and Brest C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 30m.

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The distance between London and Saint Petersburg is 2099 km.

The best way to get from London to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 42h 30m and costs £230 - £700.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from London to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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London to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 8h 21m and costs £55 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £700 and takes 42h 30m, you could also bus, which costs £85 - £150 and takes 2 days 4h.

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  • Distance: 2099 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between London, England and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Finnair, LOT and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington to Saint Petersburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Saint Petersburg via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Katowice, and Brest C in around 42h 30m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 20000 - RUB 39000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 17000 - RUB 33000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 24000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 20000 - RUB 37000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 30000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 38000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 39000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 28000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 4800 - RUB 30000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 4800 - RUB 30000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 44000
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 25000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 42000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 39000
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 35000
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 30000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 24000 - RUB 47000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 30000
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 31000
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
RUB 28000 - RUB 31000
Standard
RUB 9000 - RUB 12000
Standard Premier
RUB 13000 - RUB 17000
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 32000
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
RUB 28000 - RUB 32000
Standard
RUB 11000 - RUB 14000
Standard Premier
RUB 16000 - RUB 20000
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 4000 - RUB 5500
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 12000
Website
Thalys
Standard
RUB 5500 - RUB 8000
Comfort
RUB 7000 - RUB 9000
Premium
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 2500 - RUB 3100
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 4500 - RUB 6500
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Brest C
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1100 - RUB 2100
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
RUB 1100 - RUB 1400
1st Class
RUB 1700 - RUB 2100
Train from Bialystok to Grodno
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 750 - RUB 1300
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
RUB 750 - RUB 950
1st Class
RUB 1000 - RUB 1300
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest C to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1800 - RUB 6500
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 1800 - RUB 3500
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 2900 - RUB 6500
Train from Białystok to Grodno
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 130 - RUB 430
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 130 - RUB 250
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 200 - RUB 430
Train from Grodno to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
19h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 1900 - RUB 6500
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 1900 - RUB 3500
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 2900 - RUB 6500
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
27h 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 2400 - RUB 4700
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 2400 - RUB 3400
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 3300 - RUB 4700
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 13262
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria to Wrocław
Ave. Duration
21h 33m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 4700 - RUB 6500
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
33h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 8000
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Wroclaw to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 1300 - RUB 3700
Book at
https://ticketbus.by/
Website
http://www.minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk Central bus station to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1100 - RUB 1700
Book at
https://ticketbus.by/
Website
http://www.minsktrans.by
SKS-Auto
Phone
+78007700020
Website
sks-auto.ru
Bus from Minsk Central bus station to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1200 - RUB 1500
Schedules at
sks-auto.ru
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Minsk to St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 3300 - RUB 4100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Gdańsk, Gdansk
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 7000
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Phone
+7 (4012) 64-36-35
Email
info@avl39.ru
Website
avl39.ru
Bus from Gdańsk Główny to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 600 - RUB 850
Schedules at
avl39.ru

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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London to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Minsktrans, arrive at Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2.

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Saint Petersburg is 3h ahead of London. It is currently 5:18 PM in London and 8:18 PM in Saint Petersburg.

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

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Baltic and Belavia Belarusian Airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 6271+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 7500 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £35.

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