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There are 6 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway 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 VR Osakeyhtiö  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Лаппеенранта, Финляндия 236.8 miles

$5

4 alternative options

Train Finnish Railways (VR)  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Pietari_(Finljandski) to Helsinki asema Ptr - Hki

$36 - $56

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki 102401 / ...

$17 - $26

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki 236.4 miles

$50 - $80

Line 2 Metro, fly  •  3 h 20 min

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

$94 - $301

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki is to rideshare which costs RUB 272 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki is to line 2 Metro and fly which costs RUB 6000 - RUB 20000 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint Petersburg and arriving at Helsinki. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pietari (Finljandski) and arriving at Helsinki. 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 Saint Petersburg and Helsinki is 300 km. The road distance is 378.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs RUB 2400 - RUB 3500.

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

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Saint Petersburg to Helsinki bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Saint Petersburg station.

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Saint Petersburg to Helsinki train services, operated by VR Osakeyhtiö, depart from Pietari (Finljandski) station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs RUB 2400 - RUB 3500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 1100 - RUB 1700 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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

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

VR Osakeyhtiö operates a train from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Transgold also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari_(Finljandski) to Helsinki asema
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Ecolines
Transgold
Phone
+7(812) 995-06-05
Email
office@transgold.ru
Website
transgold.ru
Bus from Ploshchad Vosstaniya to Helsinki Central
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Schedules at
transgold.ru
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint Petersburg to Лаппеенранта, Финляндия
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Saint Petersburg to Helsinki bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Helsinki station.

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Helsinki is 1 h behind Saint Petersburg. It is currently 3:00 AM in Saint Petersburg and 2:00 AM in Helsinki.

Saint Petersburg to Helsinki train services, operated by VR Osakeyhtiö, arrive at Helsinki station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Helsinki is 378 km. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki.

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Finnair offers flights from Pulkovo Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 671+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Saint Petersburg and Helsinki. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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