There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Petrosawodsk-Pass Express

$52 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Kamppi to St.Peterburg Helsinki - St Peterburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Petrozavodsk

$30 - $44

5 alternative options

Bus Petrozavodsk transport  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk

$39 - $43

Train, night train  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Ladozhski) 569 / ...
  2. Take the night train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Petrosawodsk-Pass Express

$52 - $85

Drive  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk 405.8 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Joensuu, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Joensuu (JOE) HEL - JOE
  2. Take the bus from Joensuu to Petrozavodsk

$77 - $258

Fly to St. Petersburg, train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to St. Petersburg (LED) HEL - LED
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Petrosawodsk-Pass

$107 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Petrozavodsk is 538 km. The road distance is 649.3 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki and arriving at Petrozavodsk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Petrosawodsk-Pass via St Petersburg Ladogskii. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Petrozavodsk, Russia?

You can take a train from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk via Pietari (Finljandski), Ploshchad Lenina, Vladimirskaya, Dostoyevskaya, Ladozhskaya, and St Petersburg Ladogskii in around 9 h 41 min. Alternatively, Petrozavodsk transport operates a bus from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk once daily. Tickets cost $39 - $43 and the journey takes 12 h 50 min. Incoming Finland also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Ladozhski)
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
www.vr.fi
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Petrosawodsk-Pass
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Kupé)
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Petrozavodsk transport
Website
ptz-trans.ru
Bus from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
ptz-trans.ru
Bus from Joensuu to Petrozavodsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
ptz-trans.ru
Incoming Finland
Phone
+358 400 669 550
Email
info@incoming.fi
Website
incoming.fi
Bus from Helsinki to Petrozavodsk
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
incoming.fi
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Petrozavodsk
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru

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