There are 7 ways to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny D

$17 - $40

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Bus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Paveletsky Station to Saint Petersburg

$19 - $24

Rideshare  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 448.7 miles

$19

Drive  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 446.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Pulkovo (LED) SVO - LED

$37 - $247

Fly from Moscow Domodedovo  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Pulkovo (LED) DME - LED

$36 - $167

Fly from Moscow Vnukovo  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Pulkovo (LED) VKO - LED

$36 - $229

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paveletsky Station station and arriving at Saint Petersburg. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Moskva Oktiabrskaia and arriving at St Petersburg Glavny. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Moscow and Saint Petersburg is 634 km. The road distance is 715 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs .

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The train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny takes 3 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Moscow to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Tiaga, arrive at Paveletsky Station.

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Moscow to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Moskva Oktiabrskaia station.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 9 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Moscow to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Tiaga, arrive at Saint Petersburg station.

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 396.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Moscow to Saint Petersburg hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, Tiaga operates a bus from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $210
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Pegas Fly
Website
pegasfly.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Yamal Airlines
Website
yamal.aero
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Alrosa Air Company
Website
alrosa.aero
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
NordStar
Website
nordstar.su
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$17 - $25
2nd Class (Kupé)
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Paveletsky Station to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Moscow to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at St Petersburg Glavny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Saint Petersburg is 715 km. It takes approximately 10 h 44 min to drive from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.

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Nordwind Airlines, Pegas Fly and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 8009+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is to Aeroexpress which takes 35 min and costs .

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