How to travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

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Travel Information between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$58 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $58 (€50) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $58 (€50) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express, nordic regional airlines oy or VR

Travel 186 miles (300 km) by train or bus from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lux Express, nordic regional airlines oy or VR among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg.

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How to get from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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How to get from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

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If you want to travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel on Ecolines and VR travel to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

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.

      FAQs: Travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg

      FAQs: Travel 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.

      You can get to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki is by taking a train, which costs on average $58 (€50).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg:

      A train is $17 (€15) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $75 (€65) from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg.

      A train is () less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg costing on average ().

      The fastest way from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 30 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Saint-Petersburg that take longer:

      Getting to Saint-Petersburg by bus takes 8 h 15 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 186 miles (300 km) between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg.

      The average frequency per day from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg is:

      • Around 2 buses per day.
      • 3 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg:

      • Buses mostly depart from Helsinki, Länsiterminaali 2 and arrive in Санкт-Петербу́рг, Балти́йский вокза́л (St. Petersburg, Baltiysky voksal).
      • Flights mostly depart from Helsinki Vantaa Airport and arrive in Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport.
      • Trains from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg most often leave from Helsinki Central and arrive in Санкт-Петербург Ладож. (St. Petersburg Ladozh. ).

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg:

      • You can go to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki by bus with Lux Express, Ecolines or Infobus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $75 (€65) with Ecolines from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg on Omio.
      • You can travel to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki by train with VR. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $58 (€50) with VR from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to Saint-Petersburg with Ecolines.
      • You can find 3 direct trains per day to Saint-Petersburg with VR.

      Direct services to Saint-Petersburg tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

      Omio customers who travel from Helsinki to Saint-Petersburg often also extend their vacation to go to Moscow, Tallinn, Riga or Narva. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Saint-Petersburg and these popular destinations at a great price.
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