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Driver required Moscow to St Petersburg

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Driver required Moscow to St Petersburg

In Australia we have been quoted Aus$425 each for my husband and I to get a sleeper on the #6 night train from Moscow to St Petersburg. This seems extremely expensive for a 700km trip, so we thought we might be able to hire a driver for the day and see some sights and country side along the way. Is this possible? Importantly, can anyone recommend a reputable and reliable company that does this? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Driver required Moscow to St Petersburg

I don't really think Moscow-Petersburg by car will be cheaper then by train. The usual price is about 10 rubles per km (1 AusS is about 20 rubles today). It gives 7000 rubles and you'll have to pay the driver's return costs...

If you buy your train ticket in Russia or book it via russian travel agencies (it's advisable because the best trains are often completely booked few days in advance) the price will certainly be much more interesting. There are several sites which provide an on-line booking and explanations about russian train system, for example www.seat61.com/Russia2.htm#buy%20tickets or support.waytorussia.net/index.php…

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2. Re: Driver required Moscow to St Petersburg

Thanks for your help, is it possible to do a bus trip with a stopover midway?

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There is no direct buses from Moscow to St.Petersburg (no competition with trains). The most popular point on the route - the city of Novgorod - is 180 km from St.Petersburg and 520 km from Moscow. Bus journey from St.Petersburg to Novgorod is easily available.

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4. Re: Driver required Moscow to St Petersburg

The real price (one you get buying tickets here) on the train #6 is:

3310 rubles (110 US Dollars) per person in the first class car – two berth cabin

1671 rubles (56 US Dollars) per person in the second class car – 4 berth cabin.

You can either buy the tickets yourself while in Russia or ask the hotel concierge to do so. Of course the hotel will charge you some additional fee but not as high as your Australian agency.

Driving from Moscow to St.Pete can be pretty tiring and expensive experience

Have a pleasant trip!

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