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There are 9 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk by train, bus, rideshare, car 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.

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Train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Smolensk D

$18 - $45

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Rideshare  •  11 h 32 min

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

$17

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

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

$18 - $26

Drive  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk 447 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo, train  •  9 h

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

$53 - $279

Fly to Moscow Domodedovo, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Moscow Domodedovo (DME) LED - DME
  2. Take the train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk

$53 - $200

Fly to Moscow Vnukovo, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) LED - VKO
  2. Take the train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk

$51 - $260

Fly to Minsk, train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (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

$62 - $158

Fly to Bryansk, train  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Bryansk (BZK) LED - BZK
  2. Take the train from Brjansk-Orlovskij to Smolensk

$68 - $244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk is to rideshare which costs RUB 1088 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 9 h.

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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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 1 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 train which takes 13 h 1 min and costs RUB 1200 - RUB 2900.

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The train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Smolensk takes 13 h 1 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk is to train which takes 13 h 1 min and costs RUB 1200 - RUB 2900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1100 - RUB 1700 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 364.1 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 1 min

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

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk twice a week. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 13 h 1 min. Alternatively, 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 Pulkovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Pulkovo to Bryansk
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
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 Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $250
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
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
Pegas Fly
Website
pegasfly.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Alrosa Air Company
Website
alrosa.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Yamal Airlines
Website
yamal.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Komiavaiatrans
Website
komiaviatrans.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
IrAero
Website
iraero.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
NordStar
Website
nordstar.su
Flights from Pulkovo to Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Minsk via Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
13 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $28
2nd Class (Kupé)
$30 - $45
Train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
Train from Brjansk-Orlovskij to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Kupé)
$15 - $22
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
www.rw.by
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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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 Smolensk bus services, operated by Russian Intercity Buses, arrive at Smolensk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Smolensk is 715 km. It takes approximately 10 h 43 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Smolensk.

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

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There are 188+ hotels available in Smolensk. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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

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