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

$19 - $42

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  11 h 27 min

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

$17

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 55 min

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

$18 - $45

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg Obvodnyi Kanal to Moscow, Dinamo

$17 - $27

Bus Tiaga  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station

$21 - $27

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Moscow 450.5 miles

$40 - $65

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Domodedovo  •  3 h 50 min

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

$40 - $171

Line 2 Metro, fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo  •  3 h 56 min

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

$42 - $252

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

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

$37 - $239

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 $18 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Moscow once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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
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
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
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
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
Alrosa Air Company
Website
alrosa.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Yamal Airlines
Website
yamal.aero
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
NordStar
Website
nordstar.su
Flights from St. Petersburg to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $27
2nd Class (Kupé)
$28 - $45
Train from St Petersburg P Mosk to Moskva Kurskaja
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $27
2nd Class (Kupé)
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg Obvodnyi Kanal to Moscow, Dinamo
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Paveletsky Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Saint Petersburg to Moscow?

The distance between Saint Petersburg and Moscow is 634 km. The road distance is 721 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow?

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow is to rideshare which costs RUB 1004 and takes 11 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow?

The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow is to line 2 Metro and fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs RUB 2400 - RUB 11000.

Is there a direct train between Saint Petersburg and Moscow?

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.

How long does it take to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow?

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, including transfers.