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There are 7 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly from Pulkovo  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Budapest (BUD) LED - BUD

9 935 Ft - 41 935 Ft

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Train to Helsinki, fly  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Pietari to Tikkurila
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Budapest (BUD) HEL - BUD

52 040 Ft - 135 749 Ft

Train  •  33h 30m

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest C
  2. Take the train from Brest C to Warszawa Wschodnia Ic
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Breclav Eic
  4. Take the train from Breclav to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

26 596 Ft - 54 929 Ft

Train, night train  •  34h 27m

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest C
  2. Take the train from Brest C to Bohumin Ic
  3. Take the night train from Bohumin to Budapest-Keleti Nj

26 356 Ft - 52 229 Ft

Bus  •  40h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station 956
  2. Take the bus from Minsk Central bus station to Brno - Zvonarka
  3. Take the bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop

24 377 Ft - 37 201 Ft

Train, bus  •  43h 6m

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Jitomir Ir
  2. Take the bus from Zhytomyr Bus Station to Budapest Népliget bus station N3300

35 605 Ft - 46 833 Ft

Drive  •  24h 17m

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Budapest 2034 km

65 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest is to fly which costs RUB 2400 - RUB 11000 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest is to fly which costs RUB 2400 - RUB 11000 and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint Petersburg station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop via Minsk Central bus station and Brno, AN u hotelu Grand. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg to Budapest. However, there are services departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Brest C, Warszawa Wschodnia and Breclav. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 30m.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Budapest is 1565 km. The road distance is 2034 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 33h 30m and costs RUB 6500 - RUB 14000.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest bus services, operated by Minsktrans, depart from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), depart from St Petersburg Vitebskii station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest is to fly which takes 6h 44m and costs RUB 2400 - RUB 11000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RUB 6500 - RUB 14000 and takes 33h 30m, you could also bus, which costs RUB 6000 - RUB 9500 and takes 40h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 1564.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air, Air Baltic and six other airlines fly from Saint Petersburg to Budapest twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Budapest via Brest C, Warszawa Wschodnia, and Breclav in around 33h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Train operators
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
VR Osakeyhtiö
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest C
Ave. Duration
17h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Website
Belorussian Railways
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Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
7 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
1st Class (Coupe)
11 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Brest C to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft
1st Class
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Breclav
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 800 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Train from Brest C to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4 800 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
4 900 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Business
6 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
1st Class
6 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Breclav to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bohumin to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Jitomir
Ave. Duration
21h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Book at
https://ticketbus.by/
Website
http://www.minsktrans.by
SKS-Auto
Phone
+78007700020
Website
sks-auto.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4 416 Ft
Schedules at
sks-auto.ru
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Minsk Central bus station to Brno - Zvonarka
Ave. Duration
21h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Schedules at
vt.by
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zhytomyr Bus Station to Budapest Népliget bus station
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Saint Petersburg to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Budapest is 2034 km. It takes approximately 24h 17m to drive from Saint Petersburg to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Air Baltic, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 2742+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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