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The best overland bus routes to / from Russia, bus timetable, schedules and prices, a map of Europe



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The best routes (the fastest and the cheapest) to get to and from Russia by bus. We'll appreciate very much your suggestions for this section, please, post them in our Talk Lounge Forums.

A Map of Europe: overland to and from Russia

THE BEST OVERLAND ROUTES. The best way to get to and from Russia is avoiding Belorussia (Belarus), because everyone needs a transit visa through Belarus, which costs $30 and takes time to make.

On the map above you can see that if you take a direct bus from Germany to Moscow, Russia, it'll go through Belarus. To avoid Belarus, you can take a bus to one of the Baltic countries (e.g. Riga in Latvia, or Tallinn in Estonia), and then change to a bus to Russia.

For example, if your destination is St. Petersburg, you can take a daily Eurolines bus from Berlin to Tallinn (or Riga), and then take a bus from Tallinn (or Riga) to St. Petersburg. The price of this trip will be around $70 one way.
If you take a direct bus Berlin - St. Petersburg, you'll go through Belorussia, it'll cost around $70 one way and you'll need a transit visa (+$30 at least).
If your destination is Moscow, you can also take any daily bus to one of the Baltic countries (for example, Berlin - Riga, around $50 one way), and then a daily train or bus (departs on mondays) from Riga to Moscow ($25), or take a bus to St. Petersburg (for example, Tallin - St. Petersburg takes only 7 hours, and costs $10 one way), and then take one of the many daily trains St. Petersburg - Moscow (see more info on domestic travel at Getting around Russia section).

You can see Euroline's latest bus schedule, prices, and reserve a seat at http://www.eurolines.ru


schedules & prices: buses to russia

The Direct Route: GERMANY (Berlin) - POLAND - LITHUANIA - LATVIA - RUSSIA (St. Petersburg)
Price: around $60 one way
Total travel time: around 38 hours.
No bus changes.
Berlin Linien Bus (Eurolines):
Berlin [Tue, Fri - 23.50] - St. Petersburg Baltiiski train station [Thu, Sun 14.00]
. Total time: around 38 hours. Price: 60-120DM one way ($30-60), 105-210DM return ($50-100)
Berlin Linien contacts on our Bus Travel page.
The Direct Route: GERMANY (Berlin) - POLAND - BELARUS - RUSSIA (Moscow)
Price: around $55 one way + transit visa.
Total travel time: around 38 hours.
No bus changes. Transit Belorussian visa is required.
Deutsche Touring / Eurolines:
Berlin (Germany) [Tue and Fri 23.55] - Moscow Lenisgradski [Thu or Sun 12.30]. Total time: around 34 hours. Price: 120DM one way ($53), 210DM return ($100).
Eurolines / Moscow contacts on our Bus Travel page.
The Route: GERMANY (Berlin) - POLAND - LITHUANIA - LATVIA (Riga) - RUSSIA (Mocow or St. Petersburg).
Price: around $70-$80 one way.
Total travel time (with changes): around 33 hours.
1 bus change.
Berlin Linien Bus (Eurolines coaches):
Berlin [daily 19.10] –– Riga [next day 17.10]. Total travel time: 22 hours. Price: 70-140DM (around $60-70) one way, 130-260 DM return.
Berlin Linien contacts on our Bus Travel page.
Eurolines Bus:
Riga [daily 18.00] St. Petersburg Baltiiski [next day 8.50]. Total travel time: around 12h, price: $18 one way.
or
Eurolines Bus:
Riga [monday 14.10] –– Moscow [next day 10.00]. Total travel time 19 hours. price: $25 one way.
See the contacts of Eurolines / Latvia on our Bus Travel page.
or
Daily train [daily 15.10 to Moscow ($25) and 18.35 to St. Petersburg ($20)].
The Route: GERMANY (Berlin) - POLAND - LITHUANIA - LATVIA - ESTONIA (Tallinn) - RUSSIA (Moscow or St. Petersburg)
Price: around $80-$90 one way.
Total travel time (with changes): around 35 hours.
1 bus change.
Berlin Linien Bus (Euroline coach):
Berlin [daily 19.10]
–– Tallinn [next day 22.00]. Total travel time: 26h. Price: around 80-160 DM ($40-$80) one way, 150-295DM ($70-150) return.
See Berlin Linien contacts on our Bus Travel page.

Eurolines Bus:
Tallinn [5 buses daily: 7.00, 11.00, 13.30, 21.30, express bus 23.00] –– St. Petersburg Baltiiski [same day: 16.35, 21.10, 23.05, next day 7.40, express bus: next day 7.00]. Total travel time: 5-9h. Ticket price: $10-$12 one way.

See the contacts of Eurolines / Estonia on our Bus Travel page.

The Route: FINLAND (Helsinki) - RUSSIA (St. Petersburg)
Price: around $38 one way
Total travel time: around 8 hours.
Sovavto Bus:
Helsinki Busstation [daily 7.15 and 12.00] - St. Petersburg, Pulkovo Hotel [same day 16.30 and 21.00]
. Total time: 8 hours. Price: $38 one way.
Buy a ticket directly at the busstation in Helsinki.


schedules & prices: buses from russia

The Direct Route: RUSSIA (Moscow) - BELARUS - POLAND - GERMANY
Price: around $50-60 one way + transit visa
Total travel time: around 34 hours.
No bus changes, transit visa through Belarus required.
Eurolines Bus:
Moscow [Tue, Fri 16.00] –– Berlin [Thu, Sun 4.30]. Total travel time: around 35 hours, price: 120DM ($60) one way.
See the contacts of Eurolines / Moscow on our Bus Travel page.
The Direct Route: RUSSIA (St. Petersburg) - LATVIA (Riga)
Price: around $18 one way
Total travel time: around 11 hours.
Eurolines Bus:
St. Petersburg [daily 8.00 and 20.00] –– Riga [same day 19.00, next day 6.50]. Total travel time: 11 hours, price: 505 roubles ($18) one way.
See the contacts of Eurolines / St. Petersburg on our Bus Travel page.
The Direct Route: RUSSIA (St. Petersburg) - ESTONIA (Tallinn)
Price: around $10-$11 one way
Total travel time: 5 or 8 hours
Eurolines Bus:
St. Petersburg Baltiski [5 buses daily: 7.00, 11.00, express: 14.00, 17.30, 23.30]
–– Tallinn [12.35, 17.10, express: 19.00, 23.05, next day 5.40]. Total travel time: 5-7h, price: 300 roubles ($10-11) one way
See the contacts of Eurolines / St. Petersburg on our Bus Travel page.
The Route: RUSSIA (St. Petersburg) - FINLAND (Helsinki)
Price: around $38 one way.
Total travel time: around 8 hours.
Sovavto Buses:
St. Petersburg, Pulkovskatya Hotel [daily 8.00 and 11.00] - Helsinki Busstation [same day 16.00 and 19.00].
Total time: 8 hours, price: 1100 roubles ($38) one way.
See the contacts of Sovavto and how to buy their tickets on our Bus Travel page.

 

 


 


 

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