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from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki

You can get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15Saint-Petersburg7h00 13:15Helsinki
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£261One-way
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06:15Saint-Petersburg7h00 13:15Helsinki
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£261One-way
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06:15Saint-Petersburg7h35 13:50Helsinki
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£261One-way

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Fri
29 Oct
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£196nordic regional airlines oy
Sat
30 Oct
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£173nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
31 Oct
£52VR
£19Lux Express
£284nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
1 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£231nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
2 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£125nordic regional airlines oy
Wed
3 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£111nordic regional airlines oy
Thu
4 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£111nordic regional airlines oy
Fri
5 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£98nordic regional airlines oy
Sat
6 Nov
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£26Lux Express
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Sun
7 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£196nordic regional airlines oy
Mon
8 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£111nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
9 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£111Finnair
Wed
10 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£111nordic regional airlines oy
Thu
11 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£98Finnair
Fri
12 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£81nordic regional airlines oy
Sat
13 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£98Finnair
Sun
14 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£98Finnair
Mon
15 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£72nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
16 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£98Finnair
Wed
17 Nov
£52VR
£26Lux Express
£98Finnair

Travel Information between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£52 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £52 • 2 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £79 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesnordic regional airlines oy or VR

Take a flight or train to travel 186 miles (300 km) to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £52. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are nordic regional airlines oy or VR among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Helsinki, Finland if I’m coming from Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

International travel from Saint-Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Finland if coming from Russia?

Entry into Finland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Russia.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Helsinki if travelling from Saint-Petersburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 3 days after arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Helsinki, Finland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Finland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Russia from Helsinki, Finland?

The restriction level for your return to Saint-Petersburg, Russia from Finland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki restricted?

Entry into Russia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Finland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki?

Conditions of reentry into Russia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

You should observe these safety measures in Russia as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Russia was last checked on 27/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Saint-Petersburg from Helsinki closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

You can travel from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki 2 different ways: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki. Tickets for a train cost on average £52.

This is compared to other travel options to Helsinki:

A train journey is usually £27 less than a journey to Helsinki by plane, which costs on average £79 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg?

The fastest way to get to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Helsinki that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 27 min   on average.

How far is Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg?

The distance from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki is approximately 186 miles (300 km).

How many services a day are there to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg?

The average frequency per day from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Saint-Petersburg? Where do I arrive in Helsinki?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki:

  • Most travellers take a flight from Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to Helsinki Vantaa Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Nordic regional airlines oy can take you to Helsinki by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for nordic regional airlines oy from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki for £79.
  • VR can get you to Helsinki by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with VR from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki for £52 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?

Yes, there are direct services available from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with nordic regional airlines oy or Finnair with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with VR.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Helsinki as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Stockholm, Paris or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Helsinki and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £79 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £52 one way.

But we recommend booking Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.