Without any doubt, traveling onboard a high-speed Alstom train is a remarkable experience. These extraordinary trains run on the Helsinki - St. Petersburg railway route and provide everything you would expect from a modern high-speed train. Their top speed is 220 km/h (135 mph) and, thus, the Alstom trains boast astonishingly short travel times as well as excellent onboard amenities, including comfortable seats, ample legroom, generous luggage space, a play area for kids, and an elegant dining cart. Wi-Fi is also available during the ride. You can read everything you need to know before planning a Helsinki - St. Petersburg train journey and book your tickets on Rail Ninja.
Is there a night train from Helsinki to St Petersburg?
Yes, you can travel between the scenic capital of Finland, Helsinki, and the mesmerizing Venice of the North, Saint Petersburg, onboard a comfortable night train Lev Tolstoy. This journey takes about 5 hours 30 minutes while a high-speed Alstom train can cover the distance between the cities in just 2 hours 30 minutes!
Do I need a visa to visit St Petersburg from Helsinki if I travel there by train?
Yes, you do. You can visit the wonderful city visa-free only if you arrive through Russian ports (aka by ferry) and for no longer than 72 hours.
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Helsinki to St. Petersburg
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