Due to the temporary closure of traffic through the Ivangorod border crossing point (in Russia) during its reconstruction, from February 1, 2024, bus routes Tallinn — St. Petersburg — Tallinn is carried out on two buses with a pedestrian crossing of the border. As part of a single joint service on the Tallinn — St. Petersburg line between Tallinn and Narva, travel is carried out on Baltic Shuttle buses, and between St. Petersburg and Ivangorod — on buses of the Russian bus carrier "SKSauto". The ticket price includes full travel to your final destination.
"SKSauto" provides transportation on buses produced in 2023, equipped with climate control, a water cooler, a toilet, Wi-Fi, and connectors for charging mobile devices.
Crossing the border between the checkpoint in Narva and the checkpoint in Ivangorod is carried out on foot. The main bus parking area in Ivangorod is indicated on the scheme (bus stop 1). In case of bad road conditions, deboarding and boarding of SKSauto buses is carried out at bus stop 2 opposite the "Магнит" store on Kingiseppskoye Shosse (passengers will be warned about this). Approximate border crossing time: 8-9 minutes passage between the Estonian and Russian checkpoints along a covered bridge crossing and 5 minutes from the checkpoint to the bus stop.
Buses wait for passengers to board after crossing the border on foot for two hours (or longer in the case of queues at the border checkpoint). According to the agreement of bus carriers, they pick up each other's passengers if they are late for boarding due to problems with documents or luggage.