300 km
St. Petersburg
Departure station:
Kaivokatu 1, 00100, Helsinki, Finland
Lentoasemantie 1, 01530 Vantaa, Finland, Helsinki Airport, Finland
Arrival station:
Nevsky Prospect, 85, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Lenina Sq., 6, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Vosstaniya Sq. 2, St.Petersburg, Russia
Zagorodnyy Prospekt, 52, St. Petesburg, Russia
Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Bullet train
2 hrs 27 min
Lev Tolstoy
Comfort night train
5 hrs 34 min

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.

Timetable & Train information

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Shortest travel time:
2 hrs 27 min
Longest travel time:
5 hrs 34 min
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Helsinki to St. Petersburg

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