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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg by plane, train, bus, night bus, car ferry, car or car train

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Fly  •  7h 4m

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

RUB 8112 - RUB 21820

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Train  •  38h 26m

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

RUB 23500 - RUB 38278

Bus  •  47h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Warsaw
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station

RUB 12039 - RUB 17161

Night bus, bus, train  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Kaliningrad Bus station
  3. Take the train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny

RUB 15901 - RUB 23328

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
  4. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg

RUB 26372 - RUB 49307

Drive  •  29h 19m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Saint Petersburg 2729.3 km

RUB 26000 - RUB 39000

Drive, car train  •  40h 8m

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 90€ - 250€ and takes 7h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 90€ - 250€ and takes 7h 4m.

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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 Warszawa and Riga Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Paris l'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 26m.

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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 26m and costs 260€ - 430€.

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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, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'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 90€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 430€ and takes 38h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 47h 10m.

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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 seven other airlines fly from Paris to Saint Petersburg 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Saint Petersburg via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Berlin Hbf, Warszawa Wschodnia, and Brest C in around 38h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 22000 - RUB 55000
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 22000 - RUB 55000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 20000 - RUB 30000
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 20000 - RUB 30000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 14000 - RUB 55000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 15000 - RUB 95000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
RUB 11000 - RUB 32000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 48000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RUB 6000 - RUB 31000
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 27000
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Paris CDG to Pulkovo via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 17000 - RUB 34000
Train operators
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 9000 - RUB 13000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 12000
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 8500
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 8000 - RUB 11000
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
RUB 8000 - RUB 9500
1st Class
RUB 9000 - RUB 11000
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 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 4600 - RUB 6500
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 850 - RUB 1500
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
RUB 850 - RUB 1100
1st Class
RUB 1200 - RUB 1500
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Brest C
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 850 - RUB 1500
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
RUB 850 - RUB 1100
Business
RUB 1200 - RUB 1500
1st Class
RUB 1200 - RUB 1500
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 6000
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
RUB 1800 - RUB 3400
1st Class (Coupe)
RUB 2800 - RUB 6000
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
27h 8m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 15000
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 10000 - RUB 22000
Website
Thalys
Standard
RUB 10000 - RUB 15000
Comfort
RUB 12000 - RUB 16000
Premium
RUB 16000 - RUB 22000
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 9000
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 16000
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1700 - RUB 2100
Website
Flixtrain
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 4100 - RUB 5000
Website
Snälltåget
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 8500
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 1500 - RUB 1900
Website
Blablabus
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
Ferry operators
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
39h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RUB 9500 - RUB 13000
Website
St Peters Line
Standard Cabin
RUB 9500 - RUB 13000
Deluxe Cabin
RUB 30000 - RUB 36000

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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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Saint Petersburg is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 10:06 AM in Paris and 11:06 AM in Saint Petersburg.

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, LOT, Finnair and six other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 5640+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 7500 per night.

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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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