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

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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 Ecolines  •  7 h 10 min

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

$17 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus Lux Express  •  8 h 9 min

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

$20 - $27

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 236.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, line 2 Metro  •  3 h 18 min

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

$94 - $300

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

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg is to fly and line 2 Metro which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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

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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 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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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 15€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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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, Ecolines operates a bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Transgold also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
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
$17 - $26
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
$28 - $31
Schedules at
transgold.ru
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

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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 Ecolines, arrive at Saint Petersburg station.

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Saint Petersburg is 1 h ahead of Helsinki. It is currently 9:33 PM in Helsinki and 10:33 PM in Saint Petersburg.

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 7820+ 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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