There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg by train, bus, car ferry, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 27m

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

RUB 2200 - RUB 3400

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Coach Station Helsinki

RUB 1100 - RUB 1800

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Car ferry  •  13h

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

RUB 1700 - RUB 9000

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 379.9 km

RUB 3400 - RUB 5000

Fly from Helsinki, line 2 Metro  •  4h 31m

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

RUB 5262 - RUB 19663

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Pulkovo (LED) TLL - LED

RUB 8774 - RUB 30601

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at St.Peterburg Coach Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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

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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 3h 27m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg is 300 km. The road distance is 379.9 km.

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

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The train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) takes 3h 27m 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: 299.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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 RUB 2200 - RUB 3400 and the journey takes 3h 27m. Alternatively, Lux Express operates a bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost RUB 1100 - RUB 1600 and the journey takes 7h 55m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 34000
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 8000 - RUB 41000
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 24000
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Stockholm, Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 5500 - RUB 24000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RUB 27000 - RUB 90000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 40000
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RUB 12000 - RUB 40000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Pulkovo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RUB 13000 - RUB 60000
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RUB 2200 - RUB 3400
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Lux Express
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1200 - RUB 1800
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1962
Schedules at
transgold.ru
Sov Avto
Website
bus.sovavto.ru
Bus from Helsinki Katajanokan terminaali to St. Petersburg Frunzenskaya
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RUB 1100
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
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 1700 - RUB 9000
Website
St Peters Line
Deck
RUB 1774
Standard Cabin
RUB 6500 - RUB 9000
Deluxe Cabin
RUB 16000 - RUB 27000
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
St Peters Line
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RUB 3000 - RUB 13000
Website
Tallink
Passenger
RUB 2400 - RUB 2600
Vehicle
RUB 2500 - RUB 2700
Cabin
RUB 3079
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
RUB 4866
Website
Viking Line
Passenger
RUB 2479
Vehicle
RUB 1842

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 7h 55m.

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

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Helsinki to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at St.Peterburg Coach 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 380 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m 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 7391+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at RUB 1764 per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 2€ - 9€.

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