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

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Train via Okhotny Ryad  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny 752А / ...

RUB 1655 - RUB 11055

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Bus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Moscow Severnye Vorota bus station to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 700103/700104

RUB 1055 - RUB 1655

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Train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Moskva Kurskaia to St Petersburg Glavny 049Ч / ...

RUB 1600 - RUB 2800

Bus via Velikiy Novgorod  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Varshavskaya Bus Station, Moscow to Velikiy Novgorod Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Veliky Novgorod to Saint Petersburg 941

RUB 1550 - RUB 1565

Rideshare  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 719.2 km

RUB 1107

Drive  •  8h 54m

  1. Drive from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 715.9 km

RUB 2800 - RUB 4100

Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo, line 2 Metro  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Pulkovo (LED) SVO - LED
  2. Take the line 2 Metro from Moskovskaya to Nevsky Prospekt

RUB 2040 - RUB 16140

Fly from Moscow Domodedovo, line 2 Metro  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Pulkovo (LED) DME - LED
  2. Take the line 2 Metro from Moskovskaya to Nevsky Prospekt

RUB 1997 - RUB 10585

Fly from Moscow Vnukovo, line 2 Metro  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Pulkovo (LED) VKO - LED
  2. Take the line 2 Metro from Moskovskaya to Nevsky Prospekt

RUB 2285 - RUB 14585

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The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg is to rideshare which costs RUB 1107 and takes 11h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg is to fly and line 2 Metro which costs RUB 2000 - RUB 11000 and takes 3h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Moskva Kurskaia and arriving at St Petersburg Glavny. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 21m.

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The distance between Moscow and Saint Petersburg is 634 km. The road distance is 715.9 km.

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The best way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train via Okhotny Ryad which takes 4h 16m and costs RUB 1600 - RUB 12000.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg is to train via Okhotny Ryad which takes 4h 16m and costs RUB 1600 - RUB 12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1000 - RUB 1700 and takes 11h 26m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 634.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

Russian Railways (РЖД) operates a train from Moscow to Saint Petersburg hourly. Tickets cost RUB 1600 - RUB 2800 and the journey takes 3h 38m. Go Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost RUB 1000 - RUB 1600 and the journey takes 10h. Ecolines also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3100 - RUB 16000
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 1700 - RUB 18000
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 1800 - RUB 14000
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 7500
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 2500 - RUB 18000
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 2200 - RUB 17000
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3000 - RUB 9000
Yamal Airlines
Website
yamal.aero
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 37000
NordStar
Website
nordstar.su
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 3200 - RUB 16000
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 2800
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 1600 - RUB 2300
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 1900 - RUB 2800
Train from Moskva Kurskaia to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 2800
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 1600 - RUB 2300
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 1900 - RUB 2800
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Moskva Leningradski to St. Peterburg Moskovski
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 2400 - RUB 11000
Website
Go Rail
1st Class Sleeping Compartment
RUB 8000 - RUB 11000
Sitting
RUB 2400 - RUB 3200
3rdClass Sleeping Compartment
RUB 3400 - RUB 4800
2ndClass Sleeping Compartment
RUB 3900 - RUB 5500
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow Severnye Vorota bus station to Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 1000 - RUB 1600
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Moscow Severnye Vorota bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1400 - RUB 2900
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Tutu.ru
Website
bus.tutu.ru
Bus from Varshavskaya Bus Station, Moscow to Velikiy Novgorod Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 900
Schedules at
bus.tutu.ru
Novgorod Avto
Website
novgorod-avto.ru
Bus from Veliky Novgorod to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 550
Schedules at
novgorod-avto.ru
SKS-Auto
Phone
+78007700020
Website
sks-auto.ru
Bus from Veliky Novgorod to Moskovskaya Metro
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sks-auto.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 1107
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Moscow to Saint Petersburg is 716 km. It takes approximately 8h 54m to drive from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.

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

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There are 2874+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 6250 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 bus which takes 40 min and costs RUB 55.

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