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from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki

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

Our recommendation

To get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki on Dec 10 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15AMSaint-Petersburg7h00 12:15PMHelsinki
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06:15AMSaint-Petersburg7h35 12:50PMHelsinki
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Thu
Dec 9
$71VR
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$121nordic regional airlines oy
Fri
Dec 10
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$133Finnair
Sat
Dec 11
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$121nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
Dec 12
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$121nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
Dec 13
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$121nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Dec 14
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$121nordic regional airlines oy
Wed
Dec 15
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$109nordic regional airlines oy
Thu
Dec 16
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$109nordic regional airlines oy
Fri
Dec 17
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$109Finnair
Sat
Dec 18
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$109nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
Dec 19
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$151nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
Dec 20
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$121nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Dec 21
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$97Finnair
Wed
Dec 22
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$109nordic regional airlines oy
Thu
Dec 23
$71VR
$46Lux Express
$97nordic regional airlines oy
Fri
Dec 24
$71VR
$46Lux Express
$109nordic regional airlines oy
Sat
Dec 25
$71VR
$46Lux Express
$97nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
Dec 26
$71VR
$46Lux Express
$151nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
Dec 27
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$97nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Dec 28
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$97Finnair
Wed
Dec 29
$71VR
$35Lux Express
$121nordic regional airlines oy

Travel Information between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$70 - $107
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $70 (€59) • 2 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $107 (€90) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesnordic regional airlines oy or VR

Travel 186 miles (300 km) by flight or train to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $70 (€59). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are nordic regional airlines oy or VR among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

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How to get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki 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 Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki. 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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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Helsinki, Finland if I’m coming from Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

International travel from Saint-Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Finland if coming from Russia?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Helsinki if traveling from Saint-Petersburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Helsinki, Finland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Finland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki.

Are there restrictions on reentering Russia from Helsinki, Finland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Saint-Petersburg, Russia from Finland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Saint-Petersburg, Russia from Helsinki, Finland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki?

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

Which rules do I need to follow in Saint-Petersburg, Russia regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Russia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/8/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki here.

How do I get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

There are 2 ways to travel to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg including taking a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

The cheapest way to go to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg is by taking a train, which costs on average $70 (€59).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Helsinki:

A train is generally $36 (€31) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $107 (€90) from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

What is the fastest way to travel between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki?

The fastest way from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Helsinki that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 27 min.

How far is it from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

The Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki distance is around 186 miles (300 km).

How many services a day are there to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg?

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

  • 1 train a day.

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

When traveling from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki, where do I depart from Saint-Petersburg and where do I arrive in Helsinki?

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

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki depart from Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to Helsinki Vantaa Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with nordic regional airlines oy to go to Helsinki by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find nordic regional airlines oy Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki tickets on Omio for $107 (€90).
  • Travel with VR to go to Helsinki by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find VR Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki tickets on Omio for $70 (€59).

Is there a direct service from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

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

  • You can take a direct train with VR with 1 direct train per day.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki? Many Omio customers who go from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Stockholm, Paris or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Stockholm, Paris or Berlin from Helsinki, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I book Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $107 (€90) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $70 (€59) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.