Moscow to Saint Petersburg

Moscow to Saint Petersburg

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Transportation from Moscow to Saint Petersburg

How to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg

Travelling between Moscow and Saint Petersburg is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 400.86 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 10.46.

How long does it take to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 14 hours to travel between Moscow and Saint Petersburg depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 15m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 13h 34m to reach Saint Petersburg.

How much does it cost to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg?

Travelling between Moscow and Saint Petersburg can be as cheap as USD 10.46 if you opt for a Russian Railways train and as expensive as USD 400.86 if you buy a Aeroflot Russian Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Moscow and Saint Petersburg ?

  • 37 from Moscow to Saint Petersburg starting from 00:35 Sheremetyevo Airport until 23:55 Sheremetyevo Airport
  • 24 from Moscow to Saint Petersburg starting from 00:15 Moscow Leningradsky until 23:55 Moscow Leningradsky
  • 4 from Moscow to Saint Petersburg starting from 07:00 Moscow until 23:45 Moscow

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 23.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Alrosa, Nordavia, NordStar, Nordwind Airlines, Pobeda Airlines, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair

Bus

Travelling from Moscow to Saint Petersburg overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Ecolines, Local carrier, Local Carrier

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Moscow to Saint Petersburg?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 50% decided to fly
  • 50% opted for a bus