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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  •  3h 27m

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

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 102402 / ...

$17 - $26

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Car ferry  •  13h

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

$92

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 236.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  3h 7m

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

$89 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to bus which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to fly which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Helsinki and arriving at Saint Petersburg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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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 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 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 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 Ecolines, depart from Helsinki 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: 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 $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 27m. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 7h 10m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Ecolines
Sov Avto
Website
bus.sovavto.ru
Bus from Helsinki Katajanokan terminaali to St. Petersburg Frunzenskaya
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bus.sovavto.ru
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
$28 - $31
Schedules at
transgold.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
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 3h 27m and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 7h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 3h 7m.

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

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Helsinki to Saint Petersburg bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Saint Petersburg 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 4h 48m 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 8042+ hotels available in Saint Petersburg. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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

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