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There are 11 ways to get from London to Saint Petersburg by plane, train, bus, night bus, car ferry, car or car train

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Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Pulkovo

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

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly to Pulkovo

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Pulkovo (LED)

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Fly London City to Pulkovo

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Pulkovo

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

Fly London Heathrow to Helsinki, train

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

Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bialystok
  2. Take the bus from Białystok, Bialystok PKS Nova to Grodno Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Grodno to Minsk Central bus station
  4. Take the bus from Minsk Central bus station to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
  2. Take the bus from Den Haag to Elbląg
  3. Take the bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad Bus station
  4. Take the train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
  4. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Saint Petersburg

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The cheapest way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs £90 - £220 and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to train and fly which costs £35 - £490 and takes 6h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Saint Petersburg station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 via Białystok, Bialystok PKS Nova, Grodno and Minsk Central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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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 Ostkreuz, Warszawa Centralna and Brest C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 1m.

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It is approximately 2099 km to get from London to Saint Petersburg.

The best way to get from London to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 40h 1m and costs £250 - £650.

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It takes approximately 8h 11m 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 Coach 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 11m and costs £90 - £220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £250 - £650 and takes 40h 1m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £140 and takes 2 days 3h.

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Map of how to get from London to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 2099 km
  • Duration: 8h 11m

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

Finnair, LOT and 11 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 Ostkreuz, Warszawa Centralna, and Brest C in around 40h 1m.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 22000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 40000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 47000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 90000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 41000
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 40000
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 46000
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 41000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 24000
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Copenhagen, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 31000
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 46000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 40000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 25000 - RUB 60000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 26000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 38000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 23000 - RUB 55000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 90000
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 46000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 31000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 36000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 36000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 36000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 36000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 40000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 22000
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 55000
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 36000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 43000
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 26000 - RUB 100000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 19000 - RUB 41000
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 37000
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 43000
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 2200 - RUB 47000
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 1300 - RUB 1700
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
RUB 1300 - RUB 1700
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 2300
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
RUB 700 - RUB 2000
Off-Peak Single
RUB 1200 - RUB 1700
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
RUB 1600 - RUB 2300
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 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 30000
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
RUB 26000 - RUB 30000
Standard
RUB 8500 - RUB 11000
Standard Premier
RUB 12000 - RUB 16000
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 31000
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
RUB 27000 - RUB 31000
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 3700 - RUB 5500
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Ostkreuz
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - 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 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 11000
Website
Thalys
Standard
RUB 5500 - RUB 8000
Comfort
RUB 6500 - RUB 8500
Premium
RUB 8000 - RUB 11000
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Ostkreuz to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 4300 - RUB 6000
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 1900 - RUB 6500
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 1900 - RUB 3600
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 3000 - RUB 6500
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
27h 13m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 15000
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RUB 4400 - RUB 10000
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
RUB 4400 - RUB 6000
1st Class
RUB 7000 - RUB 10000
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 4800 - RUB 6000
Website
Snälltåget
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 13206
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 4900 - RUB 7000
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Grodno Transport
Website
avgrodno.by
Bus from Białystok, Bialystok PKS Nova to Grodno Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RUB 1204
Schedules at
avgrodno.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Grodno to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 440 - RUB 650
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
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1200 - RUB 1800
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 1100
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 2300 - RUB 2800
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Phone
+7 (4012) 64-36-35
Email
info@avl39.ru
Website
avl39.ru
Bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 450 - RUB 1200
Schedules at
avl39.ru
Ferry operators
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
39h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 12000
Website
St Peters Line
Standard Cabin
RUB 9000 - RUB 12000
Deluxe Cabin
RUB 29000 - RUB 34000
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 120000
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
RUB 8500 - RUB 120000
Standard Car - Flexi
RUB 13000 - RUB 17000

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Pulkovo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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London to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by SKS-Auto, arrive at Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2.

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Saint Petersburg is 3h ahead of London. It is currently 6:04 AM in London and 9:04 AM in Saint Petersburg.

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

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Air France, LOT, Scandinavian Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 1460+ 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 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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