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Current fastest train:
Average speed:
115 Km/h
Trip time:
2 hours and 36 minutes

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St. Petersburg

Welcome to Saint Petersburg! Its canals flow around buildings inspired by Paris’s romantic architecture, parks reminiscent of the greenery of Versailles, cathedrals taken straight from the reverent Rome, and streets cobbled like the avenues of jolly old London. To visit St. Petersburg is to visit all of Europe’s best cities all at once, a land dubbed by Peter the Great as “a window looking into Europe.” With all this beauty, it is no surprise that St. Petersburg inspired many of Russia’s most amazing artists. Tchaikovsky was among the dozens of renowned musicians to enrichen the world’s heritage with...Read More

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The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored by foot. Helsinki is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles as well as large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off that make it certain there’s no shortage of natural presence. It is worth mentioning that it is also a bustling center for business, education, research, and government. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year. The capital is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great...Read More

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Most popular routes:

Moscow - Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg - Moscow Helsinki - Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg - Helsinki Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod Saint Petersburg - Tallinn Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow Moscow - Vladimir Moscow - Kazan Vladimir - Moscow

Reviews for the route:

Review on train: AE782

Travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, Russia
" Fantastic trip! My colleagues and I were concerned about the language barrier as the Russian Train website alerts that many agents do not speak English. I am thrilled to tell you that the Russian Train line and all their agents were very courteous, helpful and spoke English quite well. The train was clean, food was very good, and the ride itself very smooth, comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you all for making our vacation such a memorable experience!!! "
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Review on train: AE783

very satefied service
" politness, efficiancy,on-time service- we need no more "
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Review on train: 783М

excellent. journey very pleasant
" The trip was very comfortable. We enjoyed the inconvenience trayecto.Un to highlight, in the station of Saint Petersburg the lack of security caused that one of our fellow travelers were assaulted, taking very important belongings for your trip "
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Review on train: 783М

Outstanding service and accommodations.
" The train, it's seating and personnel were all excellent. "
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Review on train: AE784

Smooth and comfortable journey. A bit hiccup on the return trip to Finland
" The train ride was smooth and comfortable. There was wifi and electrical outlet on board. The journey was pleasant. However, on the boarding day at the St. Petersburgh's Finland station, there was a delay presumably because the earlier train from Helsinki (that we were supposed to take) arrived late. We were kept at the Finland station check-in gate for about an hour without anyone explaining what was going on. The station personnel refused to talk to us, indicating that they didn't know English. "
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Review on train: AE788

Great service! Convenient! Efficient!
" I highly recommend to use this train for anybody who want to travel from Helsinki to St. Pete and vice a versa. It is a pleasure for either world traveler or novice. Thank you "
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Review on train: AE783

" The fast train whisked us from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. There was plenty of room for our group, though finding a place for our suitcases was challenging. The car was immaculately clean, as were the restrooms. Food service was fine. This is a good way to travel, and I would do so again in Russia or Finland. Economical, too! "
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