Aliot Hotel St. Petersburg
4 Vozrozhdeniya, St. Petersburg, 198097, Russia
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I will be in St Petersburg in Aug and plan to take either the train or plane to Moscow. So, which one is convenient and cheaper?? Thanks in advance.
Convenient is to fly and cheaper is the train.
Trains also can be convenient. It depends on the class you choose. But you should book them in advance in Summer, as even in August it is popular initiary.
As to me I prefer to use speed train (as TGV) from S. Petersburg to Moscow N 159A. It starts from Peter 16-00 and arrives to Moscow 21-30, only 5-30 hours. It’s convenient: if you take a flight you have to spend time to going to airport (30 min), registration, waiting departure (not less 1 hour), flying (1 hour), waiting baggage, going from airport to the Moscow (40 min). Cost is from 2486 Rubles to 3500 Rubles (from 80 USD to 113 USD). There are a lot night trains (you start from Peter about midnight and come to Moscow in the morning).
Have a good trip.
I agree, a train is less stress then flight as you do not need to get to the airport and out of it. Train is also comfortable as you can walk around and stretch better. However, you might also find yourself on a night train with noisy/snoring people as well as smelly which will make the trip as hell ;-)
in opposite to Oleg and others I prefer flights, so I choose the flight. for now it is possible with S7 Airlines to have ticket RUR 3040 to and back (EUR 70 around) and it lands in Domodedovo in Moscow the newest airport in the city with train connection to center of the city. Another advantage of the plane is you may buy ticket some months in advance of you flight versus 40 days for trains (for Russian railways). Although I must admit that my last circumstance is not significant because there are a lot of trains between cities and usually it is not a problem to buy ticket for the train.
It sounds strange, but trains are faster!!!
To get to the plane and come back to the city you can loose up to 4 hours from your life! Train (esp. overnight) will save you the whole day as it runs at night :))))))
I am 100% for train!
Thank you for everyone and your tips!! All of you just show my concern and I will probably take the night train. Thanks!!
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60 Nevsky Prospect. M: Nevsky Pr.
Schedule answering machine: 315-5254. Administrator: 314-4854
15 Nevsky Prospect. M: Nevsky Pr. 315-4028, 312-5386, 315-0948
72 Nevasky Prospect, M: Nevsky Prospect, M: Mayakovskaya.
Schedule answering machine: 272-2382. Administrator: 279-5383.
12 Karavannaya Ulitsa, 314-8036.
160 Leninsky Prospect., 290-7372.
67 Nevsky Prospect. M: Nevsky Pr. 314-0053.
100 Nevsky Pr. M: Mayakovskaya. 272-8775.
4 Potemkinskaya Ulitsa. M: Chernyshevskaya. 272-6513.
Bronnitskaya Ulitsa 24. Tel. 316-2040.
35 Bolshoi Prospect P.S.., 232-4838.
12 Sadovaya Ulitsa. M: Sadovaya. 117-0045
12 Karavannaya Ulitsa, M: Gostiny Dvor. 117-6131.
80 Nevsky Pr., 273-4813.
8 Ulitsa Saltykova-Shchedrina. M: Chernyshevskaya. 272-78-97.
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