There are 9 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 via Okhotny Ryad  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Oktiabrskaia Express

$18 - $39

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  11 h 27 min

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

$16

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Kurskaja Express

$16 - $40

Bus Tiaga  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station

$18 - $24

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bukharestskaya to Rechnoy Vokzal, Moscow

$16 - $26

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 58 min

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

$40 - $250

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Domodedovo  •  5 h 12 min

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

$39 - $170

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Vnukovo  •  5 h 17 min

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

$36 - $237

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow is to rideshare which costs RUB 1019 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 4 h 15 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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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, including transfers.

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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 P Mosk and arriving at Moskva Kurskaja. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow.
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  • Distance: 396.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 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 $16 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Tiaga operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Moscow 4 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 11 h 8 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $210
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $120
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $250
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Ural Airlines
Website
uralairlines.com
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Yamal Airlines
Website
yamal.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Oktiabrskaia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$16 - $25
2nd Class (Kupé)
$26 - $40
Train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Kurskaja
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$16 - $25
2nd Class (Kupé)
$26 - $40
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
$18 - $24
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Bukharestskaya to Rechnoy Vokzal, Moscow
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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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