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There are 10 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Glavny to Moskva Oktiabrskaia D

$17 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Moscow 452.3 miles

$16

8 alternative options

Train via Uglowka  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Glavny to Uglowka D
  2. Take the train from Uglowka to Moskva Kurskaja

$25 - $51

Bus Tiaga  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station

$19 - $24

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg Bukharestskaya to Rechnoy Vokzal

$19 - $27

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Moscow 450.5 miles

$40 - $65

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  4 h 1 min

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

$39 - $249

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Domodedovo  •  4 h 7 min

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

$38 - $169

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Vnukovo  •  4 h 23 min

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

$36 - $229

Fly to Zhukovsky, line 7 subway  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Zhukovsky (ZIA) LED - ZIA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Kotel'niki to Kitay-gorod

$80 - $105

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow is to rideshare which costs RUB 997 and takes 11 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow is to train which costs RUB 1100 - RUB 2600 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint Petersburg and arriving at Paveletsky Station station. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 11 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Petersburg Glavny and arriving at Moskva Oktiabrskaia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Moscow is 634 km. The road distance is 720.7 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs RUB 1100 - RUB 2600.

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The train from St Petersburg Glavny to Moskva Oktiabrskaia takes 3 h 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Saint Petersburg to Moscow bus services, operated by Tiaga, depart from Saint Petersburg station.

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Saint Petersburg to Moscow 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 Moscow is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs RUB 1100 - RUB 2600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1200 - RUB 1600 and takes 11 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow.
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  • Distance: 396.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Saint Petersburg to Moscow hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, Tiaga operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Moscow 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 11 h 8 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $210
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Pulkovo to Zhukovsky via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $180
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Pegas Fly
Website
pegasfly.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Zhukovsky via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $180
Alrosa Air Company
Website
alrosa.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Yamal Airlines
Website
yamal.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
NordStar
Website
nordstar.su
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
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 St Petersburg Glavny to Uglowka
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Kupé)
$15 - $23
Train from Uglowka to Moskva Kurskaja
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $28
Moscow Metro
Website
mosmetro.ru
Subway from Kotel'niki to Kitay-gorod
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
mosmetro.ru
Bus operators
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg Bukharestskaya to Rechnoy Vokzal
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Saint Petersburg to Moscow bus services, operated by Tiaga, arrive at Paveletsky Station.

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Saint Petersburg to Moscow train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Moskva Oktiabrskaia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Moscow is 721 km. It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Moscow.

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Nordwind Airlines, Pegas Fly and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

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There are 8292+ hotels available in Moscow. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Saint Petersburg and Moscow. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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