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Russia: Moscow to St. Petersburg

Is it better to fly or take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg?
24 months ago, June 28th 2018 No: 1 Msg: #205113  
Hi everyone,

Traveling to Moscow for a conference in early August. Will have 6 days in total in Russia including the conference, so thinking about doing some sightseeing in St. Petersburg too. Since I am pressed for time, I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to travel between the cities price/ travel time-wise.

I checked out the flights, they seem to be cheaper than the trains (<snip>😉 but I heard that the traffic is horrible in both Moscow and St. Petersburg so I am not sure whether the savings are worth the wasted time. Please advise.
[Edited: 2018 Jun 29 07:58 - traveltalesofawoollymammoth:258356 - No URL's against T and C's]
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23 months ago, July 18th 2018 No: 2 Msg: #205227  
In 2004 I travelled the same route and I took the train. I think I even got some food on it. If you take the plane you might need to rely on a Russian Airways and you also loose time when going to the airport. The stations in both cities are close to the city center and there are subway stations. I think the journey took around 4 hours then which is quite fast considering the distance. I think this is something like a highspeed line and you will see a lot of forests when taking it. Reply to this

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