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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Pulkovo (LED) VIE - LED

$114 - $294

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Train  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Eic
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Brest Central D
  3. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D

$46 - $76

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Night train, train  •  33 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Brest Central D / ...
  2. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D

$47 - $76

Bus Ecolines  •  38 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Riga
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Saint Petersburg 858003 / ...

$107 - $162

Bus Visit Tour  •  41 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Brno 2
  2. Take the bus from Brno - Zvonarka to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk to St.Petersburg

$84 - $130

Drive  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Saint Petersburg 1152.7 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg is to night train and train which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 33 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 95€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Wien and arriving at Saint Petersburg via Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at St Petersburg Vitebskii via Warszawa Centralna and Brest Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 29 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Saint Petersburg is 1583 km. The road distance is 1844.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 30 h 29 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 95€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 30 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 150€ and takes 38 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 989.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Vienna to Saint Petersburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Saint Petersburg via Warszawa Centralna and Brest Central in around 30 h 29 min.

Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Vienna to Pulkovo via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Train operators
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 Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Centralna to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Wien to Riga
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Brno
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Brno - Zvonarka to Minsk
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
vt.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk to St.Petersburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Vienna to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at St Petersburg Vitebskii station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Saint Petersburg is 1844 km. It takes approximately 23 h 27 min to drive from Vienna to Saint Petersburg.

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Austrian Airlines, Air Baltic, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 7891+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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