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There are 4 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Odessa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Odesa (ODS) LED - ODS

$113 - $393

Cheapest option

Train  •  30 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Shmerinka D
  2. Take the train from Shmerinka to Odessa Gl. Express / ...

$19 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus  •  27 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa 104001

$75 - $120

Drive  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Odessa 1067.5 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Odessa is to train which costs RUB 1200 - RUB 2800 and takes 30 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Odessa is to fly which costs RUB 7000 - RUB 26000 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint Petersburg and arriving at Odessa. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg to Odessa. However, there are services departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Odessa Gl. via Shmerinka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 46 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Odessa is 1497 km. The road distance is 1708 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Odessa without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 9 min and costs RUB 5000 - RUB 8000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Odessa, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Odessa bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Saint Petersburg station.

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Saint Petersburg to Odessa 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 Odessa is to fly which takes 7 h 25 min and costs RUB 7000 - RUB 26000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 5000 - RUB 8000 and takes 27 h 9 min, you could also train, which costs RUB 1200 - RUB 2800 and takes 30 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Odessa.
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  • Distance: 935.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Odessa, Ukraine?

Belavia Belarusian Airlines and Air Baltic fly from Saint Petersburg to Odessa twice daily. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa 4 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 27 h 9 min.

Airlines
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Pulkovo to Odesa via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Odesa via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Shmerinka to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$3 - $5
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$14 - $20
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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There is no direct flight from Pulkovo Airport to Odesa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Saint Petersburg to Odessa bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Odessa station.

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Saint Petersburg to Odessa train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Odessa Gl. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Odessa is 1708 km. It takes approximately 22 h 50 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Odessa.

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Air Baltic and Belavia Belarusian Airlines offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Odesa Airport.

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There are 2093+ hotels available in Odessa. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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