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There are 5 ways to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 27 min

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

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya Helsinki / ...

$18 - $27

3 alternative options

Car ferry  •  13 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg Princess Anastasia

$92

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 236.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Pulkovo (LED) HEL - LED

$93 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Helsinki and arriving at Saint Petersburg. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Helsinki and arriving at Pietari (Finljandski). Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg is 300 km. The road distance is 378.9 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) takes 3 h 27 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Helsinki to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Helsinki Kamppi station.

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

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 187.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Finnish Railways (VR) operates a train from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
56 min
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
Bus operators
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Transgold
Phone
+7(812) 995-06-05
Email
office@transgold.ru
Website
transgold.ru
Bus from Helsinki Central to Ploshchad Vosstaniya
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $31
Schedules at
transgold.ru
Sov Avto
Website
bus.sovavto.ru
Bus from Helsinki Katajanokan terminaali to Iskusstv square
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bus.sovavto.ru
Ferry operators
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
stpeterline.com

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 7 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Pulkovo Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Helsinki to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya station.

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Helsinki 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 to Saint Petersburg is 379 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg.

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Finnair offers flights from Helsinki Airport to Pulkovo Airport.

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There are 8041+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs 6€ - 7€.

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