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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg by plane, train, bus, car or car train

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Fly from Paris CDG

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Pulkovo (LED)

Train to Brussels, fly

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Pulkovo (LED)

Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Warszawa Wschodnia
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Brest C
  5. Take the train from Brest C to St Petersburg Vitebskii

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna
  2. Take the train from Lodz Fabryczna to Warszawa Zachodnia
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Sankt-Peterburg bussijaam

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Kaliningrad Bus station
  3. Take the train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Saint Petersburg

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Paris to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
  3. Drive from Hamburg Altona to Saint Petersburg

Paris to Saint Petersburg by train

The train journey time between Paris and Saint Petersburg is around 46h 8m and covers a distance of around 3171 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10h 52m. The fastest train normally takes 45h 49m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and others, the Paris to Saint Petersburg train service departs from Paris Est and arrives in St Petersburg Vitebskii. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
35h 16m
Layover time:
10h 52m
Total time:
46h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
45h 49m
Train distance:
3171 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
167 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:08
Last train departs at:
09:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Saint Petersburg train schedules

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Rules to follow in Russia

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Russia from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saint Petersburg is 8-800-2000-112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saint Petersburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saint Petersburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Russia.

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Last updated: 27 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs €100 - €180 and takes 2 days 1h.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 7h 4m and costs €95 - €310.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Saint Petersburg station. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Saint Petersburg Bus station via Berlin and Riga Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Paris Est and arriving at St Petersburg Vitebskii via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Wschodnia and Brest C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 19m.

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The distance between Paris and Saint Petersburg is 2164 km. The road distance is 2729.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 38h 19m and costs €270 - €450.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Paris to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from Paris Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 7h 4m and costs €95 - €310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €450 and takes 38h 19m, you could also bus, which costs €100 - €180 and takes 2 days 1h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 2163.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 4m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air France and six other airlines fly from Paris to Saint Petersburg every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Saint Petersburg via Frankfurt, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Wschodnia, and Brest C in around 38h 19m.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 50000
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 50000
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 24000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 39000
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 16000 - RUB 39000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 37000
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 55000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 55000
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 29000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 55000
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 48000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 17000 - RUB 55000
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Minsk
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 17000 - RUB 29000
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 26000 - RUB 70000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 50000
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 14000
Website
Thalys
Standard
RUB 6500 - RUB 9000
Comfort
RUB 7500 - RUB 10000
Premium
RUB 9500 - RUB 14000
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Paris Est to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 13000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 7500 - RUB 11000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 12000
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
RUB 8500 - RUB 10000
1st Class
RUB 9500 - RUB 12000
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 7500 - RUB 10000
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
RUB 7500 - RUB 9000
1st Class
RUB 8500 - RUB 10000
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 Hbf to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 4400 - RUB 6000
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Brest C
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 800 - RUB 1400
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
RUB 800 - RUB 1000
1st Class
RUB 1100 - RUB 1400
Train from Lodz Fabryczna to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 750 - RUB 1300
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
RUB 750 - RUB 900
1st Class
RUB 1000 - RUB 1300
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 1800 - RUB 6500
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 1800 - RUB 3500
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 2900 - RUB 6500
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Lodz Fabryczna to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RUB 300 - RUB 430
Website
Polregio
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna
Phone
42 205 55 15
Email
bok@lka.lodzkie.pl
Website
lka.lodzkie.pl
Train from Lodz Fabryczna to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 350 - RUB 420
Website
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
27h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 15000
Website
pass.rzd.ru
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 6000 - RUB 7500
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 3900 - RUB 4800
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 4400 - RUB 5500
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Lux Express
Phone
+372 6800 909
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Sankt-Peterburg bussijaam
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1500 - RUB 2100
Website
Lux Express
Bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 2400 - RUB 3400
Website
Lux Express
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Paris to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Berlin - ZOB
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 2500 - RUB 3100
Website
Blablabus
1188 Latvia
Phone
+371 80 001 188
Email
info@1188.lv
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Berlin Zob to Riga
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 4000 - RUB 4700
Schedules at
1188 Latvia
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Phone
+7 (4012) 64-36-35
Email
info@avl39.ru
Website
avl39.ru
Bus from Mannheim to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 4400 - RUB 6500
Schedules at
avl39.ru

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Paris to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Saint Petersburg Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Saint Petersburg is 2729 km. It takes approximately 29h 19m to drive from Paris to Saint Petersburg.

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Air France, KLM, Finnair and five other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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