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There are 5 ways to get from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn Central Bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station 922

RUB 750 - RUB 2600

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Train  •  7h 10m

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

RUB 1600 - RUB 2200

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg 362.1 km

RUB 2900 - RUB 4300

Fly from Tallinn  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Pulkovo (LED) TLL - LED

RUB 7683 - RUB 17218

Car ferry to Helsinki, fly  •  6h 47m

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

RUB 8781 - RUB 28079

Tallinn to Saint Petersburg by bus

The bus journey time between Tallinn and Saint Petersburg is around 7h 25m and covers a distance of around 362 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 15m. Operated by Lux Express, Baltic Shuttle, Temptrans and others, the Tallinn to Saint Petersburg bus service departs from Tallinn Central Bus station and arrives in Saint Petersburg Bus station. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
7h 25m
Fastest bus time:
6h 15m
Bus distance:
362 km
Buses per week:
11
Cheapest price:
RUB 750
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:30
Last bus departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tallinn to Saint Petersburg bus schedules

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No, entry into Russia from Estonia is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saint Petersburg is 8-800-2000-112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saint Petersburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saint Petersburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8-800-2000-112.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs €8 - €30 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 5h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tallinn Central Bus station station and arriving at Saint Petersburg Bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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

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It is 317 km from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg. It is approximately 362.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg without a car is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs €8 - €30.

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The bus from Tallinn Central Bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station takes 6h 50m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Tallinn to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Go Rail, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs €8 - €30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €18 - €25 and takes 7h 10m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €200 and takes 6h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 316.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

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

Lux Express operates a bus from Tallinn Central Bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station every 3 hours. Tickets cost RUB 1300 - RUB 2200 and the journey takes 6h 50m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Go Rail operates a train from Tallinn to Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station once daily. Tickets cost RUB 1600 - RUB 2200 and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8500 - RUB 37000
Flights from Helsinki to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 6500 - RUB 44000
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 7500 - RUB 20000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RUB 19000 - RUB 47000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 29000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
RUB 7000 - RUB 25000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RUB 2900 - RUB 17000
Train operators
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Tallinn to Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RUB 1600 - RUB 2200
Website
Go Rail
Bus operators
Baltic Shuttle
Phone
+37253048877
Email
info@balticshuttle.ee
Website
balticshuttle.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 1000 - RUB 1400
Schedules at
Baltic Shuttle
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 1800 - RUB 8000
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
RUB 2100 - RUB 6500
Inside cabin
RUB 4900 - RUB 6500
Outside cabin
RUB 5500 - RUB 8000
Deluxe/Suite
RUB 4700 - RUB 6500
Passenger
RUB 1800 - RUB 2200

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There is no direct flight from Tallinn Airport to Pulkovo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Tallinn to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Go Rail, arrive at Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Saint Petersburg is 362 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg.

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Wizz Air, LOT, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 1469+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 7500 per night.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to line 4 tram which takes 18 min and costs €1 - €2.

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