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Book Helsinki to Moscow Tolstoy train tickets on Russian Trains

The Tolstoy Train - Most Novel Journey from Helsinki to Moscow

The luxury overnight Tolstoy train was named after the author of the famous Russian novel, “War and Peace”, whose name depicts two opposites much like the cities it connects. This Helsinki Moscow train takes you across Northern Europe in speed and safety, with Slavic hospitality, classic Russian furnishings and a professional staff all in a civilized manner. It takes the train 15 hrs 33 min to pass 1073 km and there is 1 daily departure (Sun - Fri).

Prices vary as several classes suit the needs of every traveler, from budget economy to luxury. At the lower end of that range, 2nd class costs around $200. For economic travel, 2nd class sleepers contain 4 berths, each sold individually. If you travel alone then you will be sharing it with other travelers. Cozy and simple, bedding is provided usually for a small cost and snacks and beverages also are available for a small price.

The 1st class sleepers contain only 2 berths and have air conditioning, locked doors for extra privacy, panoramic windows for wonderful views and some extra perks such as paid bedding and individual reading lamps, to name a few. A truly cozy option. The next class is the same cabin as 1st class, but solely for yourself.

The Premium class deluxe sleeping cabins are spacious and true luxury on wheels. They contain all the space you would expect from a luxury cabin, a private shower, toilet, DVD entertainment, comfortable slippers, a towel and complimentary drinks and snacks. The price for the premium cabin is per cabin and each cabin can accommodate 2 people.

The train has a finely decorated restaurant car open to all passengers, accepting Euros, US Dollars and Rubles, but unfortunately no credit cards. It is quite spacious with 24 comfortable seats in the dining room, partially separated from the coffee shop containing 17 more seating options – 3 unique booths and a line of “bar-style” seats. In the business class car, you can order meals to be delivered to its bar compartment.

At the border passport control and customs are taken care of onboard. If you are traveling in a group, book the special-purpose car to pass the journey in privacy in a meeting or socializing. You can also order high-quality catering services for such arrangements.

The cars are air conditioned and include a smoking area. The 1st and business class compartments have electrical outlets, the 2nd class cars feature one compartment for disabled people with 1 lower and 1 upper berth, space for a wheelchair and a spacious private toilet. Currency exchange is provided in Finland between Vainikkala and Kouvola as well as Tax-Free refund.

Seat Classes Onboard

  • VIP Cabin

    It's a 2-person sleeping compartment which is twice ordinary cabin size. The cabin features TV, shower, air-conditioner, socket 220V, free Wi-Fi, transformable sofa and an upper bunk bed. It’s a double-berth cabin (plus 1 child under 10 years; child price, if under 18). Ticket price includes hot breakfast in a cabin and soft drinks at your wish. On arrival a free transfer by business class car is available, which may be booked with the car attendant (this option is available only for the Grand Express train). 5 cabins (compartments) in a car.

  • 2nd Class Sleeper

    4 beds in the sleeper: 2 lower and 2 upper ones. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors and a large panoramic window. Bathrooms with small washbasins are located at each end of the car. Tea and coffee are available for purchase onboard the train. Snack is included in the ticket price but it depends on the carrier and out of our responsibility

  • 1st Class Sleeper (LUX)

    1st class LUX is a compartment for 2 people. All compartments are air-conditioned and feature 2 beds with a table in between them. The price includes bed linen, newspapers and meal. * Meals are out of our responsibility.

Route
Helsinki - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - Helsinki
Moscow - Helsinki
St. Petersburg - Vyborg
Helsinki - Moscow
St. Petersburg - Kouvola
St. Petersburg - Lahti
Moscow - Lahti
Kouvola - Moscow
Moscow - Tver
Distance
300 kilometers
300 kilometers
893 kilometers
120 kilometers
893 kilometers
224 kilometers
281 kilometers
906 kilometers
853 kilometers
163 kilometers
Time
6 hrs 31 min
7 hrs 26 min
14 hrs 17 min
1 hrs 36 min
14 hrs 32 min
5 hrs 1 min
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12 hrs 26 min
13 hrs 4 min
1 hrs 56 min
Departures
30 daily departures
30 daily departures
20 daily departures
17 daily departures
16 daily departures
10 daily departures
10 daily departures
10 daily departures
9 daily departures
7 daily departures
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Customer reviews

  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • I haven't taken my trip yet (I'm in the USA), but the reservation process and getting the tickets emailed to me was very easy and efficient.
    Marguerite
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Excellent service! They picked up and corrected a mistake I made during booking that could have cost me 100s of £££. Everything happend as planned and promised. Our requested driver in St Petersburg was also excellent, waiting for us on the platform as we disembarked. All in all, a flawless service and a great experience.
    Simon Armstrong
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Clean interior, efficient service and on time departure and arrival. Highly recommend this as the best way to travel within Russia!
    Shalini
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • Communication is smooth. One thing to surprise me was that after I applied for railway ticket online, I was asked to send a photo of my credit card. Sending photo of credit card is unusual experience to me. If this is necessary process, it'd be better for them to inform customers in advance of the fact that they need to send photo of credit card.
    Japo
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • The website was relatively easy to navigate and I appreciated them making an effort to verify my identity when booking the tickets.
    Gary Teske
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
  • Everything went well: my questions were answered, I was refunded the extra money that was charged, I received my ticket on the exact date that had been mentioned.
    Hélène
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  • I would like to know more about the services in the train and other things, when I buy a ticket. So, more information, please.
    Foreign tourist
  • I would like to know more about the services in the train and other things, when I buy a ticket. So, more information, please.
    Foreign tourist