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Trains from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg

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Railroad route Rostov-na-Donu - Saint-Petersburg overview

Trains from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg depart 4 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 00:05, the last - 13:12. Travel time between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg takes from 1day 03h 38min to 1day 13h 07min. Train tickets from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg cost from 48 USD to 239 USD, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Rostov-na-Donu Rostov-Glavniy - Main Train Station (Ростов-на-Дону (Ростов-Главный Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал))


Complete schedule of trains from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
00:05 13:12 1day 13h 07min 049Ч Regular Train 48 USD
04:05 07:43 1day 03h 38min 036С Northern Palmyra (Double-Decker) Double-Decker Train 66 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg

Yes there are direct trains departing from Rostov-na-Donu Rostov-Glavniy - Main Train Station (Ростов-на-Дону (Ростов-Главный Вокзал)) and arriving to Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)). Trains depart 4 times a day.

Trains from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg depart from Rostov-na-Donu Rostov-Glavniy - Main Train Station (Ростов-на-Дону (Ростов-Главный Вокзал)) and arrive to Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)).

The fastest train is 036С Northern Palmyra (Double-Decker), departing at 04:05 from Rostov-Glavniy - Main Train Station and arriving to Moskovskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 036С Northern Palmyra (Double-Decker) - 1day 03h 38min. Tickets cost from 66 USD.

The cheapest train is 049Ч , departing at 00:05 from Rostov-Glavniy - Main Train Station, traveling for 1day 13h 07min and arriving to Moskovskiy Railway station at 13:12. Tickets for this train cost from 48 USD.

Travel time between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg takes from 1day 03h 38min to 1day 13h 07min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg depart from Rostov-na-Donu Rostov-Glavniy - Main Train Station (Ростов-на-Дону (Ростов-Главный Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 00:05.

Trains from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg arrive to Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)).

Train tickets from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg usually cost from 48 USD to 239 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 48 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg

Double-Decker Trains

Double-Decker trains were first launched in Russia in 2014 and currently travel on only a few routes. Double-decker train carriages are slightly higher than usual and thanks to two floors can accommodate 64 passengers each (versus 32 passengers in a standard 2 cl. sleeping compartment carriage).

Double-Decker Trains between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, passing the entire route for 1day 02h 36min - 1day 03h 42min.

Interesting fact: Traveling Double-Decker Train between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg you can enjoy a high comfort in modern train at affordable price. There are 8 compartments per each deck of the train. Each cabin has 4 sleeping berths (2 upper and 2 lower ones), a table, a mirror, storage for small items placed above each berth, two 220V sockets, individual lamps and stairs for getting on the upper berths. Storage below the lower berth has enough space for 2 big suitcases.
Important: Tall passengers (higher than 180 cm) may not be comfortable traveling in a double-decker train due to the smaller compartment, berths and lower ceilings (2.1 m versus 2.5 m in a standard carriage)

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
04:05 07:43 1day 03h 38min 036С Northern Palmyra (Double-Decker) 66 USD

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 1day 08h 33min to 1day 15h 57min.

Regular Trains between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 044С, 049Ч

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Rostov-na-Donu to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 48 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 54 USD

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
00:05 13:12 1day 13h 07min 049Ч 48 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


Popular train on a route Rostov-na-Donu - Saint-Petersburg

036С, Northern Palmyra (Double-Decker) Double-Decker Train

Departing from Rostov-na-Donu at 04:05 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 07:43
Travel Time - 1day 03h 38min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 66 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 239 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg:

049Ч,   Regular Train
Departing from Rostov-na-Donu at 00:05 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 13:12
Travel Time - 1day 13h 07min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 48 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 54 USD


 

Recommended Double-Decker Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Double-Decker train between Rostov-na-Donu and Saint-Petersburg:

036С, Northern Palmyra (Double-Decker)  Double-Decker Train
Departing from Rostov-na-Donu at 04:05 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 07:43
Travel Time - 1day 03h 38min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 66 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 239 USD


 

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