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There are 11 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Italy by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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

Fly Pulkovo to Bologna  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Bologna (BLQ) LED - BLQ

$124 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus Autokar Polska  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kaunas
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas to Białystok
  3. Take the bus from Bialystok to Rome

$103 - $172

9 alternative options

Fly Pulkovo to Rome  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Rome (FCO) LED - FCO

$123 - $339

Fly Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LED - MXP

$109 - $288

Fly Pulkovo to Pisa, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Pisa (PSA) LED - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$168 - $296

Fly Pulkovo to Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) LED - BGY

$469 - $1,516

Train to Helsinki, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) HEL - MXP

$125 - $276

Train  •  42 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest Central D
  2. Take the train from Brest Central to Warszawa Wschodnia D
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf Eic
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$150 - $293

Bus Mr Trans  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Brest 135803
  2. Take the bus from Brest to Rome

$350 - $381

Train, night train  •  47 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest Central D
  2. Take the night train from Brest Central to Verona Porta Nuova R
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...

$159 - $297

Drive  •  33 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Rome 1857.7 miles

$440 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Italy is to fly which costs RUB 7000 - RUB 19000 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Italy is to fly which costs RUB 7000 - RUB 19000 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint Petersburg station to Italy. However, there are services departing from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Kaunas, Bialystok and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg to Italy. However, there are services departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Roma Termini via Brest Central, Warszawa Wschodnia, Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 47 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Italy is 2266 km. The road distance is 2972.3 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Italy without a car is to train which takes 42 h 47 min and costs RUB 9500 - RUB 20000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Italy, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Italy bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, arrive at Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2.

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Saint Petersburg to Italy 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 Italy is to fly which takes 8 h 21 min and costs RUB 8000 - RUB 13000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RUB 9500 - RUB 20000 and takes 42 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs RUB 6500 - RUB 12000 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1416 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 21 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and 15 other airlines fly from Saint Petersburg to Bologna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Rome via Brest Central, Warszawa Wschodnia, Wien Hbf, and Venezia Mestre in around 42 h 47 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Pulkovo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $3,900
Flights from Pulkovo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Pulkovo to Pisa via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Malpensa via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Pulkovo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Pulkovo to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Pulkovo to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Rome via Minsk
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
S7 Airlines
Website
s7.ru
Flights from Pulkovo to Pisa via Moscow Domodedovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest Central to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
www.rw.by
Night train from Brest Central to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
25 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
www.rw.by
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
16 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Białystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Brest
Ave. Duration
29 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bialystok to Rome
Ave. Duration
31 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Mr Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Website
mrtrans.ru
Bus from Brest to Rome
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$288
Schedules at
mrtrans.ru

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Saint Petersburg to Italy bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Rome station.

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