Saint Petersburg to Moscow

Saint Petersburg to Moscow

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Transportation from Saint Petersburg to Moscow

How to get from Saint Petersburg to Moscow

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 406.00 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 6.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 16 hours to travel between Saint Petersburg and Moscow depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 20m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 15h 10m to reach Moscow.

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

Travelling between Saint Petersburg and Moscow can be as cheap as USD 6.00 if you opt for a Russian Railways train and as expensive as USD 406.00 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 Saint Petersburg and Moscow ?

  • 1 from Saint Petersburg to Moscow starting from 19:00 Saint Petersburg until 19:00 Saint Petersburg

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

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 Saint Petersburg to Moscow, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 21.00.

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 Saint Petersburg and Moscow

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Alrosa, Azur Air, IrAero, Nordavia, NordStar, Nordwind Airlines, Pobeda Airlines, Red Wings Airlines, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair

Bus

Travelling from Saint Petersburg to Moscow 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 Saint Petersburg and Moscow

Ecolines

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 Saint Petersburg to Moscow?

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

  • 100% decided to fly
  • 1% Other