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Trains from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg

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Railroad route Makhachkala - Saint-Petersburg overview

Train from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day. Departure of the train a day - at 19:37. Travel time between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg takes from 2days 09h 24min. Train tickets from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg cost from 197 USD to 197 USD, depending on a 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 Makhachkala 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 December 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Makhachkala (Махачкала)

Arrival station:

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


Complete schedule of trains from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
19:37 05:01 2days 09h 24min 135С Regular Train 86 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg

Yes there are direct trains departing from Makhachkala (Махачкала) and arriving to Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)). Trains depart 1 time a day.

Trains from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg depart from Makhachkala (Махачкала) and arrive to Saint-Petersburg Moskovskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Московский Вокзал)).

The fastest train is 135С , departing at 19:37 from Makhachkala and arriving to Moskovskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 135С - 2days 09h 24min. Tickets cost from 86 USD.

The cheapest train is 135С , departing at 19:37 from Makhachkala, traveling for 2days 09h 24min and arriving to Moskovskiy Railway station at 05:01. Tickets for this train cost from 86 USD.

Travel time between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg takes from 2days 09h 24min to 2days 09h 24min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg depart from Makhachkala (Махачкала). The first train a day departs at 19:37.

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

Train tickets from Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg usually cost from 197 USD to 197 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Makhachkala 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 197 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 Makhachkala 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

Between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg there is only one train. Therefore, you should choose the desired date, and then buy tickets of the desired category

Train categories on a route between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg

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 Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 2days 09h 24min to 2days 10h 08min.

Regular Trains between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 135С

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 Makhachkala to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 86 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 197 USD

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
19:37 05:01 2days 09h 24min 135С 86 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg

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.


Recommended trains

Recommended train between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg

Between Makhachkala and Saint-Petersburg there is only one direct train, so we recommend it:

135С,   Regular Train
Departing from Makhachkala at 19:37 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 05:01
Travel Time - 2days 09h 24min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 86 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 197 USD

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