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Trains between St Petersburg and Helsinki

The St Petersburg to Helsinki train route is one of the most popular Russian train journeys with growing interest year on year. Trains on this route travel between Finlyandskiy Railway Station and Helsinki Central Railway station and include the Allegro and Lev Tolstoy.

St Petersburg Finlyandskiy Railway Station

St Petersburg Finlyandskiy Railway Station is located just North of St Petersburg city centre in the Kalininsky district and is around a 45-minute walk away from the city’s cultural quarter.

Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station is in the heart of the city’s commercial quarter and is ideally placed for tourists with hotels, restaurants and sightseeing a short walk away in any direction. It is a 20-minute walk away from Helsinki’s South Harbour which is a popular disembarking spot for cruise liners.

How much does a train ticket from St Petersburg to Helsinki cost?

A train from St Petersburg to Helsinki will cost anything between £47 to £455 for a single ticket depending on the type of train and class you choose.  The average price for a seat in second class is around £70, while first class seats average around £130.

Allegro trains

Allegro Train to Helsinki
Allegro Train to Helsinki
Courtesy of Otto Karikoski / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Allegro trains are high-speed trains running between St Petersburg and Helsinki, stopping at Vyborg, Vainikkala, Kouvola, Lahti and Tikkurila (and Pasila on certain trains). The train contains 1stand 2nd class seating along with a restaurant coach and children’s area located on select carriages.

 Train Timetable for Allegro trains

St Petersburg to Helsinki Allegro train

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Stops
St Petersburg Helsinki Vyborg Vainikkala Kouvola Lahti Tikkurila Pasila
781
Daily
06:40 09:07 3h 27m 07:35 07:07 07:53 08:19 08:53 -
783
Daily
11:30 13:57 3h 27m 12:25 12:57 13:43 14:09 14:43 14:54
785
Daily
15:30 17:57 3h 27m 16:25 16:57 17:43 18:09 18:43 18:54
787
Daily
20:30 22:57 3h 27m 21:25 20:57 21:43 22:09 22:43 -

 

Helsinki to St Petersburg Allegro train

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Stops
Helsinki St Petersburg Pasila Tikkurila Lahti Kouvola Vainikkala Vyborg
782
Daily
06:20 10:47 3h 27m - 06:32 07:05 07:31 08:13 09:41
784
Daily
10:00 14:27 3h 27m 11:02 11:12 11:45 12:11 12:53 13:21
786
Daily
15:00 19:27 3h 27m - 15:12 15:45 16:11 16:53 18:21
788
Daily
19:00 23:57 3h 27m - 19:12 19:45 20:11 20:53 22:21

 

Lev Tolstoy trains

Named in honour of the famous Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy, the Lev Tolstoy is an overnight train running from Moscow to Helsinki via St Petersburg. The train runs every day except for Saturday and offers VIP 1st, 1st and 2nd class cabins. First class cabins have individual air conditioning, two lower berths as well as private shower and toilet facilities, while 2nd class cabins have two lower and two upper berths and a table. The train also includes a period-style dining cart and a specialized vehicle carriage that can be arranged to transport your vehicle.

St Petersburg to Helsinki Lev Tolstoy train

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Stops
St Petersburg Helsinki Vyborg Vainikkala Kouvola Lahti Tikkurila Pasila
00032
Daily
05:49 12:30 7h 29m 07:54 08:14 10:11 10:50 11:45 12:23

 

Helsinki to St Petersburg Lev Tolstoy train

Train
No.
 
Depart Arrive Travel
Time
 
Stops
Helsinki St Petersburg Pasila Tikkurila Lahti Kouvola Vainikkala Vyborg
00031
Daily
17:44 01:18 6h 34m 17:49 18:00 18:51 19:31 20:30 22:56

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