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There are 6 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma by plane, taxi, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly to Yaroslavl, taxi  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Yaroslavl (IAR) LED - IAR
  2. Take a taxi from Yaroslavl to Kostroma

$58 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg a/v to VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow
  2. Take the bus from Moscow, VDNKh to Kostroma

$24 - $42

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Fly to Ivanovo, train, night train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Ivanovo (IWA) LED - IWA
  2. Take the train from Ivanovo(RUS) to Nerechta
  3. Take the night train from Nerechta to Kostroma Nowaja

$159 - $281

Train  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Glavny to Moskva Oktiabrskaia D
  2. Take the train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Jaroslawl-Glawnij D
  3. Take the train from Jaroslawl-Glawnij to Kostroma Nowaja

$37 - $79

Train, night train  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Glavny to Jaroslawl Pass
  2. Take the night train from Jaroslawl Pass to Kostroma Nowaja D

$27 - $58

Drive  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma 546.8 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma is to bus which costs RUB 1500 - RUB 2800 and takes 17 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma is to fly and taxi which costs RUB 3700 - RUB 15000 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma. However, there are services departing from Saint Petersburg a/v and arriving at Kostroma via Moscow, VDNKh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma. However, there are services departing from St Petersburg Glavny and arriving at Kostroma Nowaja via Moskva Iaroslavskaja and Jaroslawl-Glawnij. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Kostroma is 656 km. The road distance is 874.9 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma without a car is to train which takes 11 h 6 min and costs RUB 2400 - RUB 5500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Kostroma bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Saint Petersburg a/v station.

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Saint Petersburg to Kostroma train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from St Petersburg Glavny station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma is to train which takes 11 h 6 min and costs RUB 2400 - RUB 5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1500 - RUB 2800 and takes 17 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma.
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  • Distance: 409.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma via Moskva Oktiabrskaia, Moskva Iaroslavskaja, and Jaroslawl-Glawnij in around 11 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma via VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow and Moscow, VDNKh in around 17 h 50 min.

Airlines
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Yaroslavl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Ivanovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ivanovo(RUS) to Nerechta
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Kupé)
$10 - $15
Night train from Nerechta to Kostroma Nowaja
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$8 - $13
2nd Class (Kupé)
$9 - $14
Train from St Petersburg Glavny to Moskva Oktiabrskaia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$17 - $25
2nd Class (Kupé)
$26 - $40
Train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Jaroslawl-Glawnij
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$16 - $24
Train from Jaroslawl-Glawnij to Kostroma Nowaja
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Kupé)
$10 - $16
Train from St Petersburg Glavny to Jaroslawl Pass
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $27
2nd Class (Kupé)
$28 - $45
Night train from Jaroslawl Pass to Kostroma Nowaja
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Kupé)
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg a/v to VDNKh Bus Station, Moscow
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow, VDNKh to Kostroma
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
Taxi from Yaroslavl to Kostroma
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Aksi Saturn Yaroslavl
Phone
+7 485 299-99-99
Website
jaroslavl.taxisaturn.ru

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Yaroslavl Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Saint Petersburg to Kostroma bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, arrive at Kostroma station.

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Saint Petersburg to Kostroma train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Kostroma Nowaja station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Kostroma is 875 km. It takes approximately 13 h 11 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Kostroma.

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S7 Airlines offers flights from Pulkovo Airport to Yaroslavl Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Kostroma. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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