There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly, line 2 Metro  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Pulkovo (LED) HEL - LED
  2. Take the line 2 Metro from Moskovskaya to Nevsky Prospekt

$87 - $290

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Bus Lux Express  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki-Vantaa lentoasema T2 to St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya Helsinki - St.Petersburg

$19 - $26

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Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Tikkurila to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...

$40 - $62

Bus Transgold  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki-Vantaa to Ploshchad Vosstaniya

$28 - $31

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg 235 miles

$50 - $80

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki-Vantaa and arriving at Ploshchad Vosstaniya. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Lentoasema and arriving at Pietari (Finljandski) via Tikkurila. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Saint Petersburg is 299 km. The road distance is 376.1 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg, including transfers.

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Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Transgold, depart from Helsinki-Vantaa station.

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Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Tikkurila station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Transgold, arrive at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 186.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

What companies run services between Helsinki Airport (HEL), Finland and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, Transgold operates a bus from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $31 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Transgold
Phone
+7(812) 995-06-05
Email
office@transgold.ru
Website
transgold.ru
Bus from Helsinki-Vantaa to Ploshchad Vosstaniya
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Schedules at
transgold.ru
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Helsinki-Vantaa lentoasema T2 to St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu

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Saint Petersburg is 1 h ahead of Helsinki Airport (HEL). It is currently 2:55 PM in Helsinki Airport (HEL) and 2:55 PM in Saint Petersburg.

Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), arrive at Pietari (Finljandski) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg is 376 km. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Saint Petersburg.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 8008+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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