There are 5 ways to get from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly, line 2 Metro  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Platov (ROV) to Pulkovo (LED) ROV - LED
  2. Take the line 2 Metro from Moskovskaya to Nevsky Prospekt

$78 - $213

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Train  •  27 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to St Petersburg Glavny D

$35 - $95

3 alternative options

Train via Moskva Kasanskaja  •  20 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to Moskva Kasanskaja D
  2. Take the train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg Glavny D

$42 - $102

Bus  •  32 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-on-Don to St.Petersburg

Drive  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg 1122.9 miles

$110 - $160

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rostov-on-Don and arriving at St.Petersburg. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 32 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rostov Glavnij and arriving at St Petersburg Glavny. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 27 h 43 min.

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The distance between Rostov-on-Don and Saint Petersburg is 1540 km. The road distance is 1796.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 20 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Gorec Tour, depart from Rostov-on-Don station.

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Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Rostov Glavnij station.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg is to train which takes 20 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 32 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Platov Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Gorec Tour, arrive at St.Petersburg station.

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Map of how to get from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 962.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

You can take a train from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg via Moskva Kasanskaja and Moskva Oktiabrskaia in around 20 h 1 min. Alternatively, Gorec Tour operates a bus from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg twice a week, and the journey takes 32 h 55 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Platov to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Platov to Pulkovo via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Platov to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Platov to Pulkovo via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Platov to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Rostov Glavnij to Moskva Kasanskaja
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$25 - $40
2nd Class (Kupé)
$40 - $65
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
Train from Rostov Glavnij to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
27 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$35 - $55
2nd Class (Kupé)
$60 - $95
Bus operators
Gorec Tour
Website
gorec-tour.ucoz.com
Bus from Rostov-on-Don to St.Petersburg
Ave. Duration
32 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
gorec-tour.ucoz.com

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Rostov-on-Don 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 Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg is 1797 km. It takes approximately 23 h 23 min to drive from Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg.

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Pobeda Airlines LLC, S7 Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Platov Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 8008+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Platov Airport is to line 286 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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