The cheapest trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

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Cheapest

$73

Average

$82

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg will cost around $ 82 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.

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07:00PMHelsinki4h27 11:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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$731One-way
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06:20AMHelsinki4h27 10:47AMSaint-Petersburg
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$731One-way
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10:00AMHelsinki4h27 02:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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$851One-way
03:00PMHelsinki4h27 07:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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$971One-way

Timetable Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

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06:20AMHelsinki4h27 10:47AMSaint-Petersburg
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10:00AMHelsinki4h27 02:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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03:00PMHelsinki4h27 07:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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07:00PMHelsinki4h27 11:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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Oct 26
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$36Lux Express
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Oct 27
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$147Finnair
Thu
Oct 28
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$147nordic regional airlines oy
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Oct 29
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$147nordic regional airlines oy
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Oct 30
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$36Lux Express
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Oct 31
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$122nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
Nov 1
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$122nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Nov 2
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy
Wed
Nov 3
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy
Thu
Nov 4
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy
Fri
Nov 5
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$122nordic regional airlines oy
Sat
Nov 6
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
Nov 7
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$147nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
Nov 8
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$135nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Nov 9
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy
Wed
Nov 10
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy
Fri
Nov 12
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$122nordic regional airlines oy
Sat
Nov 13
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$147nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
Nov 15
$73VR
$36Lux Express
$110nordic regional airlines oy

The fastest trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

Showing times and prices for Oct 27

Fastest Journey

4 h 27 m

Average

4 h 27 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

301 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Helsinki for Saint-Petersburg every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 301 km distance in an average of 4 h 27 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 27 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:00AMHelsinki4h27 02:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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$851One-way
Fastest
07:00PMHelsinki4h27 11:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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$731One-way
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06:20AMHelsinki4h27 10:47AMSaint-Petersburg
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$731One-way
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03:00PMHelsinki4h27 07:27PMSaint-Petersburg
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$971One-way

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Train Information between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesVR

Trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg cover the 186 miles (300 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 27 min with our travel partners like VR. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $73 (€59), but the average price of train tickets is $73 (€59).

Trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg.

Saint-Petersburg is a city in Russia and it easily accessible by train from Helsinki. It is located on the Gulf of Finland and features numerous museums, palaces, parks, cathedrals, and historical buildings, making it an excellent place for a cultural vacation. If planning to visit the city of Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki, Finland, travel by train. It the quickest and most comfortable way to reach Saint-Petersburg. The train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg takes four hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of 187 miles (301 kilometers).  Trains depart from Helsinki central station and arrive at Saint-Petersburg Finljandski station.

Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg Train Time: Daily Departures.

Currently, there are between four and five trains a day from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg, including early morning and late evening ones. The departures are spread throughout the day at intervals of about five hours. The first train leaves Saint-Petersburg at 6:30 a.m., with the last at 7:00 p.m. All services along this route are direct and require no changes. All services are exactly the same length. 

How long is the journey by train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg?

The average travel time between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki is four hours and 27 minutes. This train usually makes several stops in Finnish cities and towns before reaching Saint-Petersburg, so passengers get to see the beautiful landscape while on board. Passengers do not have to make changes at any of the Finnish cities before arriving in Saint-Petersburg.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg?

Departure train station: The train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg departs from Helsinki Central Station. This station is located in the heart of Helsinki city. The local buses and taxis stop on both sides of the railway station, so accessing the station from all parts of the city is easy. Helsinki Central Station is equipped with modern facilities making the journey from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg pleasant. Some of the facilities include toilets, baby-care restrooms, passenger information systems, luggage lockers, restaurants, and shops.

Arrival train station: The train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg arrives at Finljandski station. This train station is situated in the city center of Saint-Petersburg. It is well connected to public transport and designed with modern facilities. Some of the facilities at Finljandski station include an information desk, luggage lockers, ATMs, currency exchange points, a lost and found office, a first-aid post, toilets, souvenir shops, and grocery kiosks.

Which train companies travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg?

Only one train company operates on the Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train route. The company is Finnish Railways (VR). Finnish Railways has an extensive network of high-speed trains known as Allegro. These trains travel at high speeds of 137 miles per hour (220 km per hour), making them the fastest and most comfortable way of traveling between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg.

Finnish Railways Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

The Allegro trains offered by Finnish Railways travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg four to five times a day, and the journey takes four hours and 27 minutes.

Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg Trains: Services on Board

The Allegro trains on the Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg route have seven carriages, offering seating accommodation in two classes, first and second. The trains have excellent onboard services, and each carriage is air-conditioned. One of the main services is the dining car and three onboard bars. The dining car can accommodate 38 passengers at one time, while the three bars can hold 12 people. While at the restaurant, passengers can enjoy soft drinks, hot meals, and snacks. Other onboard services include a playroom for children, a baby changing room, free Wi-Fi, and designated spaces for wheelchairs. Passengers are permitted to travel with their dogs and cats. There are also special seats with dog anchors, where travelers can tie large dogs. The Allegro train staff are committed to offering top-notch care to disabled passengers. In the second class carriages, there are designated seats for disabled passengers. There is also an accessible toilet for passengers with limited mobility and a lift for them to get on and off the train easily.

How to find cheap tickets from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg?

To find a cheap fare from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg, book the tickets two or three months in advance. Buying advance tickets for specific trains tends to save quite a sum as opposed to open or flexible tickets. If time is not an issue, opt for connecting trains. They take a little longer and this is usually reflected in the fare, and ensure to travel during the off-peak hours, avoiding commuter traffic of peak travel times.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Helsinki, Finland to Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

Travel between Helsinki, Finland and Saint-Petersburg, Russia by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Russia from Finland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Finland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Russia from Helsinki?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

All travelers in Russia must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/20/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Finland from Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

Return travel from Russia to Finland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg?

Entry into Finland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Russia

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Finland from Saint-Petersburg?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 3 days after arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Helsinki, Finland?

The government of Finland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/24/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg.

How much does a cheap train between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg for the next 7 days starting from $73 (€59)  one way.
How much is the train to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $73 (€59)  for a train ticket to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki.
How far is it from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg by train?
You should expect to travel around 186 miles (300 km)  from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg by train.
How long is the train to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki?
While the time it takes to travel 186 miles (300 km) from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train journey time is on average 4 h 27 min.
What train companies offer a service between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg?
When taking a train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg, you can count on VR for the best way to get you to Saint-Petersburg. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I find a direct train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg?
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with VR. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many train services are there from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg? When does the last train depart from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg?
The earliest train departing from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg leaves at 4: 00 PM. The last train departing from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg leaves at 5: 00 PM. You can find the latest Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $73 (€59) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Helsinki
Saint-Petersburg
The major railway station for departures from Helsinki is Helsinki. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Helsinki for your journey to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki.