Allegro Train - Helsinki to St. Petersburg

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Allegro Train - The Most Convenient Way to Travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Orchestra musicians all over the world know that larghissimo, grave, lento, largo, or even larghetto mean a tempo slower than 50 beats per minute. The "quick and bright" 105 to 132 beats per minute are better known as "Allegro." However, Allegro is also a modern high-speed train that presents the most cost and time-effective way to travel between the two Northern Capitals of Helsinki and St. Petersburg.

Operated by a joint venture between the state railways of Finland and Russia called “Karelian Trains,” the high-speed Allegro trains from Helsinki to St Petersburg use an advanced version of the Alstom “electric multiple unit” used on Finnish railway lines, designed the Sm6. Each car in this type of train has its own locomotion, the combined power of which allows it to move unusually fast, speeding up and slowing down much more safely.

The Allegro train achieves a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour (135 miles per hour). Their unique feature is that they tilt when they round a curve, which allows these high-speed trains to operate on already existing tracks, avoiding the cost of constructing newer and straighter routes. It takes 3.5 hours to travel between the cities and there are 4 daily departures. On the Finnish side, the Allegro High-Speed Train makes five stops before reaching the Finnish passport control and customs station at Vainikkala, while on the Russian side, the route is a direct express between St. Petersburg’s Finland Station and Vyborg. Once passengers arrive at either of these two stations, they are not allowed to leave the Allegro train on their own until they have cleared customs on the far side of the border crossing.

Wi-fi is available onboard for any laptop user with a need to stay connected online, and there is even a children’s area for little ones to play. Food is served in a dining coach for the duration of the ride, except in the customs surveillance zone between Vyborg, Russia, and Vainikkala, Finland. The Allegro train cabins are kept impeccably clean, with all accommodations well-maintained. Once you book train tickets for Allegro and arrive to the station, you will have to go through an automatic check-in procedure, much like you would see at any airport. Booking online can be done with greatest convenience, and boarding simply requires a passport - the number is recorded at the time the passenger places the reservation.

Seat Classes Onboard

  • Business Class

    Recently improved in comfort train car #2 offers new comfortable seats with 2+2 set up. Every seat have adjustable backrests and supplied with folding dinner tables, folding footrests, separate tap lights, electrical outlets, and build in audio and video outputs, as well as outlets for charging mobile devices, and free Wi-Fi.

  • Economy Class

    Economy class seats feature textile coverings, adjustable back rest, footrest, folding table and armrest. The number of seats per car varies from 56 up to 64. As a rule there are 2 seats in a row or 4 seats around a table. Beverages and snacks are not included in the ticket price but available for purchase in the restaurant car.

Route
St. Petersburg - Helsinki Airport
Helsinki - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Helsinki
Helsinki Airport - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Kouvola
St. Petersburg - Lahti
Helsinki - Vyborg
Kouvola - St. Petersburg
Lahti - St. Petersburg
Vainikkala - St. Petersburg
Vainikkala - Vyborg
Vyborg - Helsinki
Vyborg - Lahti
Vyborg - Tikkurila
Kouvola - Vyborg
Lahti - Vyborg
Vyborg - Kouvola
Tikkurila - Vyborg
St. Petersburg - Vyborg
St. Petersburg - Tikkurila
Vyborg - Vainikkala
Tikkurila - St. Petersburg
Moscow - Krasnodar
Moscow - Samara
Komsomolsk-on-Amur - Khabarovsk
Riga - Moscow
Helsinki - Kouvola
Distance
300 kilometers
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224 kilometers
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218 kilometers
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171 kilometers
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295 kilometers
31 kilometers
295 kilometers
1198 kilometers
858 kilometers
268 kilometers
839 kilometers
124 kilometers
Time
3 hrs 27 min
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Departures
147 daily departures
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43 daily departures
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42 daily departures
42 daily departures
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14 daily departures
7 daily departures
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3 daily departures
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Customer reviews

  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The Allegro seats were spacious and I liked the snack. There are self service hot dinks on the train and they're all free. Plus I used the currency exchange service and it had reasonable rates.
    Jeff Wetterson
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • The coach itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. I liked the large windows and enjoyed great views of the countryside. It was a relatively short trip that couldn't have been easier.
    Franklin Stevens
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • We travelled from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on the high-speed Allegro train. Everyone from the train staff spoke English and we easily found our car on the train.
    Sylvia Laurence
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Overall, good experience travelling on Allegro. The custom clearance was done on board by the government personnel during the trip and this was a time saver!
    Joeseph Boleman
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • Had a great time on my journey from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro. Comfortable seats and WiFi works perfectly the whole way.
    Sabrina Ramirez
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath
  • The Allegro is a fast and comfortable way to go from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a pleasant journey and it took only 3 hours!
    Robert Keath