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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 44m

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

RUB 7352 - RUB 17340

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  7h 59m

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

RUB 7047 - RUB 20731

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Fly from London City  •  8h 20m

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

RUB 9709 - RUB 40490

Train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 9m

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

RUB 22262 - RUB 161995

Train  •  46h 32m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Brest C
  3. Take the train from Brest C to St Petersburg Vitebskii

RUB 20258 - RUB 47412

Bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Warszawa
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station 135801/135802

RUB 8741 - RUB 12378

Bus via Düsseldorf  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from London to Düsseldorf N80
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Minsk Central bus station
  3. Take the bus from Minsk to Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya

RUB 8832 - RUB 13475

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  30h 31m

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

RUB 33764 - RUB 45174

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 50m

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

RUB 24595 - RUB 36781

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs £100 - £150 and takes 2 days 7h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Saint Petersburg is to train and fly which costs £85 - £210 and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Saint Petersburg station. However, there are services departing from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and arriving at Saint Petersburg Bus station via Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7h.

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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 Paris l'Est and Brest C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 32m.

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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 46h 32m and costs £240 - £600.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m 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 Victoria, Green Line 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 7h 59m and costs £85 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £240 - £600 and takes 46h 32m, you could also bus, which costs £100 - £150 and takes 2 days 7h.

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Map of how to get from London to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 2099 km
  • Duration: 6h 44m

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 Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, and Brest C in around 46h 32m.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 38000
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9000 - RUB 28000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 45000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 70000
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 70000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RUB 21000 - RUB 75000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 27000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 34000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 28000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 40000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 38000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 41000
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 15000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Pulkovo via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 22000 - RUB 95000
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from London City to Pulkovo via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from London Luton to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 45000
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 750 - RUB 1900
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
RUB 750 - RUB 1100
Anytime 1st Class
RUB 1400 - RUB 1900
Gatwick Express
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RUB 1100 - RUB 1500
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
RUB 1100 - RUB 1500
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 900 - RUB 1400
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
RUB 440 - RUB 650
Off-Peak Single
RUB 850 - RUB 1400
Anytime Day Single
RUB 900 - RUB 1400
Anytime Single
RUB 1200 - RUB 1800
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 25000
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
RUB 22000 - RUB 25000
Standard
RUB 8000 - RUB 10000
Standard Premier
RUB 11000 - RUB 15000
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Paris l'Est to Brest C
Ave. Duration
24h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 16000
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest C to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 2000 - RUB 7000
Website
Belorussian Railways
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Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 2000 - RUB 3800
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 3100 - RUB 7000
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 10841
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
29h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 4300 - RUB 6000
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 4400 - RUB 6500
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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 London to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 2200 - RUB 2800
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Düsseldorf to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
34h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
RUB 5000 - RUB 7500
Schedules at
vt.by
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Minsk to Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1500 - RUB 3200
Schedules at
eurotrans.by
Ferry operators

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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 Ecolines, arrive at Saint Petersburg Bus station.

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Saint Petersburg is 3h ahead of London. It is currently 4:23 PM in London and 7:23 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 3163+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 6250 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 £5 - £35.

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