Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

Showing times and prices for Jun 16


Fastest Journey

3 h 30 m


3 h 30 m

Trains per day



301 km

Cheap train tickets from Helsinki to start from $56 with an average ticket price of $56.

The fastest train from Helsinki to takes 3h 30m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 30m and covers a distance of 301 km.

4 trains that leave Helsinki for every day with 4 travelling directly.

Finnish Railways (VR)
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Finnish Railways (VR)
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Finnish Railways (VR)
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Overview: Train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$57 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVR

Trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg cover the 186 miles (300 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like VR. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $57 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $57 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Helsinki Central and arrive in Санкт-Петербург Ладож. (St. Petersburg Ladozh. ).

Train companies: VR from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg trains

Buy your official VR train tickets between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg from $56 (€49) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

VR is a Finnish train company that operates throughout the country. It offers a variety of train types, including InterCity, Pendolino, and Allegro trains. Allegro trains are the fastest, offering speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Pendolino and InterCity trains are slightly slower but still offer a comfortable ride. VR also offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for VR are Helsinki to Tampere, Helsinki to Turku, and Helsinki to Rovaniemi.

Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train information with VR:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: $56
  • VR frequency: 3 a day

FAQs: Trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

FAQs: Travel by train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg.
Cheap train tickets from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg can start from as little as $57 (€50) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg is $57 (€50); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train travel time is 3 h 30 min   for the 186 mile (300 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg leaves at 6: 14 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg leaves at 6: 57 PM.
Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg with VR. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with VR. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg with VR. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Helsinki, you have various train station options to start your route from including Helsinki Central and Helsinki, Veturitie 9 (Pasila autojunan lastausasema). When arriving in Saint-Petersburg, you can end your route in train stations like Санкт-Петербург Ладож. (St. Petersburg Ladozh. ), Ladozhsky and Saint Petersburg.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Helsinki Central, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Санкт-Петербург Ладож. (St. Petersburg Ladozh. ), located 6.8 miles (11 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg including taking a train or bus.
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