Athens to Saint Petersburg by train

Travel from Athens (Greece) to Saint Petersburg (Russia) by train (2487km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

[b]How to use the following information:[/b] we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Athens to Saint Petersburg, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Saint Petersburg - Athens / Athens - Yekaterinburg / Athens - Vladivostok / Thessaloniki - Moscow / Thessaloniki - Saint Petersburg / Thessaloniki - Yekaterinburg / Thessaloniki - Vladivostok / Alexandroupoli - Moscow / Larissa - Moscow

1 Athens (Greece) - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Bucharest (Romania) - Chisinau (Moldova) - Moscow (Russia) - Saint Petersburg (Russia)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

1a Travelling from Athens (Greece) to Thessaloniki (Greece)

To travel by train from Athens to Thessaloniki, use one of the direct IC connections for day travel. There are usually five IC connections per day with a journey time of 5:30 h.
The ticket price for a one-way journey starts from about EUR 35 in second class.

There is one overnight train available with a journey time of about 7 h. Ticket prices start from EUR 20.

Buy your train tickets online via the given booking link bellow.

Buy your ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Inter City (IC)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
T 600 Athens - Alexandroupoli / T 601 Alexandroupoli - Athens

train company:
OSE TRAINOSE

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Thessaloniki - Athens

1b Travelling from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Sofia (Bulgaria)

If you want to travel from Greece to Bulgaria by train, buy your train ticket locally at the train station in Thessaloniki. There are no online tickets available.

There are two rail connections between Greece and Bulgaria, however only the line from Thessaloniki to Sofia via the Strimon/Kulata border crossing is open at the moment.

Buy your ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Tréno (T)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
D 1460/460 Thessaloniki - Bucharest

train company:
BDZ Български държавни железници / OSE TRAINOSE

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Sofia - Thessaloniki / Athens - Sofia / Athens - Plovdiv / Thessaloniki - Plovdiv / Kalabaka - Sofia / Patras - Sofia

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn

1c Travelling from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Bucharest (Romania)

To travel from Bulgaria to Romania by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Bulgaria. You will find international ticket counters at the train stations of larger cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna). At many stations, international tickets are sold at specific ticket offices, called RILA agencies, which are separate from the domestic ticket offices. There are no online tickets available.

There are two rail connections between Bulgaria and Romania, both cross the Danube on a large bridge: from Ruse to Giurgiu, where the train from Sofia to Bucharest runs and from Vidin to Calafat.

Buy your ticket from Sofia to Bucharest here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
International Vlak (международни влак) (IV)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
R 956/444 Banská Bystrica - Prague

train company:
CFR Căile Ferate Române / BDZ Български държавни железници

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Bucharest - Sofia / Sofia - Timișoara / Sofia - Brașov / Sofia - Cluj-Napoca / Plovdiv - Bucharest / Plovdiv - Brașov / Burgas - Bucharest / Varna - Bucharest / Veliko Tarnovo - Bucharest

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn

1d Travelling from Bucharest (Romania) to Chisinau (Moldova)

To travel from Romania to Moldova by train, buy your tickets at a railway station. There are no online tickets available.

From Bucharest there is a direct night train via Iasi to Chisinau. Additionally there are local trains from Iasi across the border to Ungheni with connections to Chisinau.

Buy your ticket from Bucharest to Chisinau here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
402/106 Bucharest - Chisinau

train company:
CFR Căile Ferate Române / CFM Calea Ferată din Moldova

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Chisinau - Bucharest

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn / CFR

1e Travelling from Chisinau (Moldova) to Moscow (Russia)

To travel from Moldova to Russia by train, buy your train ticket via one of the given booking links or locally at a train station in Moldova.

There are daily overnight trains available from Chisinau (Moldova) via Ukraine to Moscow (Russia).

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Moscow - Chisinau / Chisinau - Saint Petersburg

1f Travelling from Moscow (Russia) to Saint Petersburg (Russia)

To travel in Russia by train, buy your ticket online via one of the given booking links. There you find exact schedules and ticket prices. The price depends on the type of train and the time you travel and can vary a lot. For most trains you can chose your seat if you book online. And it is the easiest way if you do not speak the Russian language. Good to know: in Russia you will find very interesting long-distance trains, travelling overnight. They usually offer: 1st class sleeper with 2-berth compartments, 2nd class Kupé with 4-berth compartments and 3rd class Platskartny with open-plan dormitory cars.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Ж - F - Fast Train (Ж)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
32A Moscow - Helsinki / 020 Moscow - Beijing / EN 17B/409 Moscow - Nice / EN 23J/452 Moscow - Paris / EN 21E/404 Moscow - Prague / EN 9S Moscow - Warsaw

bus: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Saint Petersburg - Tallinn

train company:
RZD Российские железные дороги

2 Athens (Greece) - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Belgrade (Serbia) - Budapest (Hungary) - Warsaw (Poland) - Moscow (Russia) - Saint Petersburg (Russia)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

2a Travelling from Athens (Greece) to Thessaloniki (Greece)

To travel by train from Athens to Thessaloniki, use one of the direct IC connections for day travel. There are usually five IC connections per day with a journey time of 5:30 h.
The ticket price for a one-way journey starts from about EUR 35 in second class.

There is one overnight train available with a journey time of about 7 h. Ticket prices start from EUR 20.

Buy your train tickets online via the given booking link bellow.

Buy your ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Inter City (IC)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
T 600 Athens - Alexandroupoli / T 601 Alexandroupoli - Athens

train company:
OSE TRAINOSE

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Thessaloniki - Athens

2b Travelling from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Sofia (Bulgaria)

If you want to travel from Greece to Bulgaria by train, buy your train ticket locally at the train station in Thessaloniki. There are no online tickets available.

There are two rail connections between Greece and Bulgaria, however only the line from Thessaloniki to Sofia via the Strimon/Kulata border crossing is open at the moment.

Buy your ticket from Thessaloniki to Sofia here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Tréno (T)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
D 1460/460 Thessaloniki - Bucharest

train company:
BDZ Български държавни железници / OSE TRAINOSE

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Sofia - Thessaloniki / Athens - Sofia / Athens - Plovdiv / Thessaloniki - Plovdiv / Kalabaka - Sofia / Patras - Sofia

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn

2c Travelling from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Belgrade (Serbia)

If you want to travel from Bulgaria to Serbia by train, buy your train ticket locally at a train station in Bulgaria. You will find international ticket counters at the train stations of larger cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna). At many stations, international tickets are sold at specific ticket offices, called RILA agencies, which are separate from the domestic ticket offices. There are no online tickets available.

The only rail connection between the two countries is the line from Sofia to Nis via the border stations of Kalotina and Dimitrovgrad.

Update: the direct day train from Sofia to Belgrade runs once again.

Buy your ticket from Sofia to Belgrade here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Belgrade - Sofia / Burgas - Belgrade / Varna - Belgrade / Plovdiv - Belgrade / Veliko Tarnovo - Belgrade / Sofia - Novi Sad / Sofia - Niš

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn / Serbian Railways

2d Travelling from Belgrade (Serbia) to Budapest (Hungary)

To travel from Serbia to Hungary by train, use one of the direct connections between Belgrade and Budapest. There are special saver prices available. Buy your train ticket directly at the station.

Buy your ticket from Belgrade to Budapest here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
EuroCity (EC)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
B340 Belgrade - Budapest

train company:
MÁV Magyar Államvasutak - MÁV START

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Budapest - Belgrade / Novi Sad - Budapest

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn

2e Travelling from Budapest (Hungary) to Warsaw (Poland)

To travel from Hungary to Poland by train, the direct night trains from Budapest to Krakow and Warsaw are a comfortable option. Please use the following booking link to buy your train ticket online from Hungarian railways MAV. Or buy it locally at a train station.

Buy your ticket from Budapest to Warsaw here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Warsaw - Budapest / Budapest - Krakow / Budapest - Gdańsk / Budapest - Katowice / Budapest - Lublin / Budapest - Poznań / Budapest - Szczecin / Budapest - Łódź / Siofok - Krakow / Siofok - Warsaw

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn / MAV Hungary

2f Travelling from Warsaw (Poland) to Moscow (Russia)

To travel by train from Poland to Russia, you have several direct trains. For schedules and ticket prices, please use the given booking links.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Ж - F - Fast Train (Ж)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 453/24J Paris - Moscow / EN 10S Warsaw - Moscow / EN 441/14M Berlin - Moscow

train company:
PKP IC Polskie Koleje Państwowe Intercity / RZD Российские железные дороги

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Moscow - Warsaw / Warsaw - Saint Petersburg / Gdańsk - Moscow / Gdańsk - Saint Petersburg / Krakow - Moscow / Krakow - Saint Petersburg

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc / Deutsche Bahn

2g Travelling from Moscow (Russia) to Saint Petersburg (Russia)

To travel in Russia by train, buy your ticket online via one of the given booking links. There you find exact schedules and ticket prices. The price depends on the type of train and the time you travel and can vary a lot. For most trains you can chose your seat if you book online. And it is the easiest way if you do not speak the Russian language. Good to know: in Russia you will find very interesting long-distance trains, travelling overnight. They usually offer: 1st class sleeper with 2-berth compartments, 2nd class Kupé with 4-berth compartments and 3rd class Platskartny with open-plan dormitory cars.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Ж - F - Fast Train (Ж)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
32A Moscow - Helsinki / 020 Moscow - Beijing / EN 17B/409 Moscow - Nice / EN 23J/452 Moscow - Paris / EN 21E/404 Moscow - Prague / EN 9S Moscow - Warsaw

bus: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Saint Petersburg - Tallinn

train company:
RZD Российские железные дороги

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