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Trains from Riga to Saint-Petersburg

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Railroad route Riga - Saint-Petersburg overview

Train from Riga to Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day. Departure of the train a day - at 17:30. Travel time between Riga and Saint-Petersburg takes from 16h 00min. Train tickets from Riga to Saint-Petersburg cost from 102 EUR to 169 EUR, 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 Riga 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 July 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская)

Arrival station:

Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал))


Complete schedule of trains from Riga to Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
17:30 09:30 16h 00min 002Т Regular Train 54 EUR

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Riga and Saint-Petersburg

Yes there are direct trains departing from Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская) and arriving to Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал)). Trains depart 1 time a day.

Trains from Riga to Saint-Petersburg depart from Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская) and arrive to Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал)).

The fastest train is 002Т , departing at 17:30 from Riga-Pasazieru and arriving to Vitebskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 002Т - 16h 00min. Tickets cost from 54 EUR.

The cheapest train is 002Т , departing at 17:30 from Riga-Pasazieru, traveling for 16h 00min and arriving to Vitebskiy Railway station at 09:30. Tickets for this train cost from 54 EUR.

Travel time between Riga and Saint-Petersburg takes from 16h 00min to 16h 00min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Riga to Saint-Petersburg depart from Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская). The first train a day departs at 17:30.

Trains from Riga to Saint-Petersburg arrive to Saint-Petersburg Vitebskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Витебский Вокзал)).

Train tickets from Riga to Saint-Petersburg usually cost from 102 EUR to 169 EUR per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Riga 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 102 EUR 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 Riga 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 Riga 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 Riga 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 Riga and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 16h 00min to 16h 40min.

Regular Trains between Riga and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 002Т

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 Riga to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 54 EUR
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 102 EUR
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 169 EUR

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
17:30 09:30 16h 00min 002Т 54 EUR

Classes of tickets on trains between Riga 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.


Recommended trains

Recommended train between Riga and Saint-Petersburg

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

002Т,   Regular Train
Departing from Riga at 17:30 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 09:30
Travel Time - 16h 00min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 54 EUR
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 102 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 169 EUR

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