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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Pulkovo (LED) ZRH - LED

$123 - $321

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Bus Autokar Polska  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bialystok
  2. Take the bus from Bialystok to Grodno
  3. Take the bus from Grodno to Saint Petersburg, Zvyozdnaya

$100 - $147

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Orscha Central En
  4. Take the train from Orscha Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D

$237 - $389

Train via Brest Central  •  43 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Brest Central D / ...
  3. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D

$168 - $278

Bus Ecolines  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Saint Petersburg

$136 - $209

Drive  •  28 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saint Petersburg 1553.7 miles

$320 - $470

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Saint Petersburg via Freiburg and Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at St Petersburg Vitebskii via Basel SBB, Karlsruhe Hbf and Orscha Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 23 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Saint Petersburg is 1985 km. The road distance is 2485.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 41 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Zürich to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Zürich to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saint Petersburg is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 41 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 1 h.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 1240.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Swiss, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Zürich to Saint Petersburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Saint Petersburg via Basel SBB, Karlsruhe Hbf, and Orscha Central in around 41 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zurich to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
25 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Orscha Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
www.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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
20 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Freiburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
35 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Zurich to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
27 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Bialystok to Grodno
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Grodno to Saint Petersburg, Zvyozdnaya
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
eurotrans.by

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Saint Petersburg is 2 h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 6:43 AM in Zürich and 7:43 AM in Saint Petersburg.

Zürich 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 Zürich to Saint Petersburg is 2486 km. It takes approximately 28 h 13 min to drive from Zürich to Saint Petersburg.

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Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines, Air Baltic and eight other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 8008+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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