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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 21m

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

RUB 1655 - RUB 2855

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Rideshare  •  11h 27m

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

RUB 1349

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Train  •  8h 32m

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

RUB 1600 - RUB 2800

Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Saint Petersburg Bus station

RUB 1855 - RUB 3555

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 Moskovskaya Metro)

RUB 1527 - RUB 1538

Drive  •  8h 54m

  1. Drive from Moscow to Saint Petersburg 715.9 km

RUB 3200 - RUB 4700

Fly from Moscow Vnukovo, line 2 Metro  •  4h 9m

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

RUB 4185 - RUB 8385

Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo, line 2 Metro  •  4h 12m

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

RUB 3940 - RUB 11140

Fly from Moscow Domodedovo, line 2 Metro  •  4h 28m

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

RUB 3485 - RUB 6385

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The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg is to rideshare which costs RUB 1349 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 4100 - RUB 8500 and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Moscow station to Saint Petersburg station. However, there are services departing from Kitay-Gorod station and arriving at Saint Petersburg Bus station via Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Moskva Kurskaia and arriving at St Petersburg Glavny. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 32m.

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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 21m and costs RUB 1600 - RUB 2900.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Moscow to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport station.

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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 21m and costs RUB 1600 - RUB 2900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1800 - RUB 3600 and takes 9h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 634.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Russian Railways (РЖД) operates a train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny hourly. Tickets cost RUB 1600 - RUB 2800 and the journey takes 3h 34m. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Saint Petersburg Bus station twice daily. Tickets cost RUB 1800 - RUB 3500 and the journey takes 7h 55m.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 40000
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 28000
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3200 - RUB 15000
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3800 - RUB 8000
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 3300 - RUB 15000
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 17000
Pegas Fly
Website
pegasfly.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 2400 - RUB 22000
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 2000 - RUB 12000
Severstal Air Company
Website
severstal-avia.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Pulkovo via Cherepovets
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 2900 - RUB 24000
NordStar
Website
nordstar.ru
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 3100 - RUB 6000
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 2800
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
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 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 2800
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
RUB 1600 - RUB 2300
2nd Class (Kupé)
RUB 1900 - RUB 2800
Bus operators
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 Moskovskaya Metro)
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 550
Schedules at
novgorod-avto.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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Moscow to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 1349
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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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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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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UTair Aviation, Pobeda Airlines LLC and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 4317+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 7500 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 Vnukovo Airport is to Aeroexpress which takes 37 min and costs RUB 300.

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