There are 5 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk by bus, rideshare, car, plane or train

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

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from St.Peterburg to Smolensk 902

$18 - $26

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk 447.2 miles

$17

3 alternative options

Drive  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk 447 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo, train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from St. Petersburg (LED) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) LED - SVO
  2. Take the train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk

$52 - $277

Fly to Minsk, train  •  11 h

  1. Fly from St. Petersburg (LED) to Minsk (MSQ) LED - MSQ
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
  3. Take the train from Orscha Central to Smolensk

$75 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk is to rideshare which costs RUB 1132 and takes 11 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk is to fly and train which costs RUB 3400 - RUB 19000 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St.Peterburg and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Smolensk is 583 km. The road distance is 715.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs RUB 1100 - RUB 1700.

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The bus from St.Peterburg to Smolensk takes 14 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Saint Petersburg to Smolensk bus services, operated by Russian Intercity Buses, depart from St.Peterburg station.

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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 Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 364.1 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 30 min

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

Russian Intercity Buses operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 14 h 30 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 Minsk via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from St. Petersburg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $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
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$18 - $28
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Russian Intercity Buses
Website
bus.aviabus.ru
Bus from St.Peterburg to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
bus.aviabus.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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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