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

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Балтийский Вокзал to Tartu 858004

$15 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus Peatus Estonia  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from St.Petersburg to Narva
  2. Take the bus from Narva to Vene 175 / ...

$20 - $28

Train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa 034А
  2. Take the train from Tapa to Tartu Elr1

$44 - $55

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Tartu 209.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu is to bus which costs RUB 1000 - RUB 1600 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu is to drive which costs RUB 2500 - RUB 3700 and takes 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Балтийский Вокзал and arriving at Tartu. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg station to Tartu. However, there are services departing from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station and arriving at Tartu via Tapa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Tartu is 268 km. The road distance is 335.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs RUB 1000 - RUB 1600.

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The bus from Балтийский Вокзал to Tartu takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Saint Petersburg to Tartu bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Балтийский Вокзал station.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Tartu.
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  • Distance: 167.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Tartu, Estonia?

Lux Express operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Tartu every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Ecolines also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Tartu via Tapa in around 8 h 35 min.

Train operators
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tapa to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
elron.ee
Bus operators
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Балтийский Вокзал to Tartu
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Bus from St.Petersburg to Narva
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Ecolines
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Narva to Vene
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee

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