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There are 8 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car, subway or plane

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Train, ferry  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

$80 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from St.Petersburg to Tallinn 930004 / ...

$17 - $45

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tallinn

$29 - $60

Car ferry  •  14 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn

$90

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn 230.7 miles

$40 - $60

Line 2 Metro to Pulkovo, fly to Tallinn  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 2 Metro from Sennaya Ploshchad to Moskovskaya
  2. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Tallinn (TLL) LED - TLL

$93 - $274

Fly Pulkovo to Helsinki, ferry  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Helsinki (HEL) LED - HEL
  2. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

$137 - $348

Train to Helsinki, fly to Tallinn  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Tallinn (TLL) HEL - TLL

$99 - $192

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn is to bus which costs RUB 1100 - RUB 3000 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn is to line 2 Metro and fly which costs RUB 6000 - RUB 18000 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St.Petersburg and arriving at Tallinn. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Saint Petersburg and arriving at Tallinn. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 14 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station station and arriving at Tallinn. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Tallinn is 317 km. The road distance is 369.1 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6 h 43 min and costs RUB 5000 - RUB 7000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Tallinn bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from St.Petersburg station.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn.
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  • Distance: 198.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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

Go Rail operates a train from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $27 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Pulkovo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Nordica
Website
nordica.ee
Flights from Pulkovo to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
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
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Website
gorail.ee
Seating
$29 - $32
3rd Class (open sleeping)
$45 - $49
2nd Class (coupe)
$54 - $59
1st Class (SV coupe)
$110 - $125
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
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Saint Petersburg to Tallinn train services, operated by Go Rail, arrive at Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs RUB 1800 - RUB 3900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1100 - RUB 3000 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Tallinn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Saint Petersburg to Tallinn bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Tallinn station.

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Tallinn is 1 h behind Saint Petersburg. It is currently 8:53 AM in Saint Petersburg and 7:53 AM in Tallinn.

Saint Petersburg to Tallinn train services, operated by Go Rail, arrive at Tallinn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Tallinn is 369 km. It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn.

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Nordica and Finnair offer flights from Pulkovo Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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There are 849+ hotels available in Tallinn. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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