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

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  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Sortavala

$14 - $28

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala 165 miles

$10

3 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Petrogradskaya to Kesälahti 995
  2. Drive from Kesälahti to Sortavala

$48 - $70

Taxi  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala 167.2 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala 167.2 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala is to rideshare which costs RUB 635 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala is to taxi which costs RUB 6000 - RUB 7500 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Sortavala is 198 km. The road distance is 267.5 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala without a car is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs RUB 850 - RUB 1900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Sortavala is 268 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Sortavala. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala.
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  • Distance: 124 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

Russian Railways (RZhD) operates a train from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala 3 times a week. Tickets cost $11 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 12 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Sortavala
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Kupé)
$15 - $23
Bus operators
International bus route 995
Phone
+ 7-921-333-80-38
Email
partner_@bk.ru
Website
marshrut995.spb.ru
Bus from Petrogradskaya to Kesälahti
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
marshrut995.spb.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 Sortavala
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Saint Petersburg to Sortavala
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Raduga taxi
Phone
+7 812 921-06-10
Website
taxi-raduga.ru
Svoe Taxi
Phone
+88124485354
Website
svoetaksi.ru
Taxi 777
Phone
+7 812 777-17-77
Website
777taxi.ru

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