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Travel Information to Helsinki from Saint-Petersburg

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £79 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express, nordic regional airlines oy or VR

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 186 miles (300 km) from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lux Express, nordic regional airlines oy or VR among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

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FAQs

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 23/05/2022; 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 between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki.

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 2 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 25/05/2022. 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.

There are 3 ways to travel between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki including taking a coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki. Tickets for a coach cost on average £22.

This is compared to other travel options to Helsinki:

A coach is generally £57 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £79 from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

A coach journey is usually £30 less than a journey to Helsinki by train, which costs on average £52 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

Other travel options from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 27 min.

You should expect to travel around 186 miles (300 km) from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki.

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

  • 3 coaches a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Санкт-Петербург (St. Petersburg), ul. Babushkina and arrive in Helsinki.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport and arrive in Helsinki Vantaa Airport.

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:

  • Lux Express can take you to Helsinki by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Lux Express from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki for £22.
  • 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.
Looking to extend your trip from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki? Many Omio customers who go from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Stockholm, Paris or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Stockholm, Paris or Berlin from Helsinki, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip between Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £22 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £79 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £52 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Saint-Petersburg to Helsinki online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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