Timetables Finland–Russia

Allegro timetables between Helsinki and St. Petersburg

The Allegro train has four departures per day from Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The travel time between Helsinki and St. Petersburg is only 3 and a half hours!

Passport and customs controls are conducted aboard the moving train and the authorities start inspections already after the train's departure from Helsinki or St. Petersburg.


Allegro trains do not operate on 22.6. and 3.8.2019 due to trackwork in Vainikkala. 


Allegro timetables 31.3.2019–26.10.2019

Times shown are local times. All information subject to change.

Due to track work in Russia, there are changes in departure times from Saint Petersburg from 10 to 20 June, 2019. Allegro trains leave 5 minutes earlier, than usual:

  • Train AE 781 Saint-Petersburg-Helsinki at 6.35, departures 11–20 June
  • Train AE 783 Saint-Petersburg-Helsinki at 11.25, departures 10–19 June
  • Train AE 785 Saint-Petersburg-Helsinki at 15.25, departures 10–19 June
  • Train AE 787 Saint-Petersburg-Helsinki at 20.25, departures 10–19 June


Helsinki–St. Petersburg

Station Arrival Departure
Helsinki   7.20
Tikkurila 7.32 7.33
Lahti 8.05 8.07
Kouvola 8.31 8.33
Vainikkala 9.13 9.20
Vyborg 9.41 9.46
St. Petersburg Finljandski 10.47  


Station Arrival Departure
Helsinki   11.00
Tikkurila 11.12 11.13
Lahti 11.45 11.47
Kouvola 12.11 12.13
Vainikkala 12.53 13.00
Vyborg 13.21 13.26
St. Petersburg Finljandski 14.27  


Station Arrival Departure
Helsinki   16.00
Tikkurila 16.12 16.13
Lahti 16.45 16.47
Kouvola 17.11 17.13
Vainikkala 17.53 18.00
Vyborg 18.21 18.26
St. Petersburg Finljandski 19.27  



Station Arrival Departure
Helsinki   20.00
Tikkurila 20.12 20.13
Lahti 20.45 20.47
Kouvola 21.11 21.13
Vainikkala 21.53 22.00
Vyborg 22.21 22.26
St. Petersburg Finljandski 23.27  


St. Petersburg–Helsinki

Station Arrival Departure
St. Petersburg Finljandski   6.40
Vyborg 7.35 7.45
Vainikkala 8.07 8.14
Kouvola 8.53 8.55
Lahti 9.19 9.21
Tikkurila 9.53 9.54
Helsinki 10.07  


Station Arrival Departure
St. Petersburg Finljandski   11.30
Vyborg 12.25 12.35
Vainikkala 12.57 13.04
Kouvola 13.43 13.45
Lahti 14.09 14.11
Tikkurila 14.43 14.44
Helsinki 14.57  


Station Arrival Departure
St. Petersburg Finljandski   15.30
Vyborg 16.25 16.35
Vainikkala 16.57 17.04
Kouvola 17.43 17.45
Lahti 18.09 18.11
Tikkurila 18.43 18.44
Helsinki 18.57  


Station Arrival Departure
St. Petersburg Finljandski   20.30
Vyborg 21.25 21.35
Vainikkala 21.57 22.04
Kouvola 22.43 22.45
Lahti 23.09 23.11
Tikkurila 23.43 23.44
Helsinki 23.57  



Tolstoi timetables between Helsinki and Moscow

Tolstoi has one departure per day from Helsinki and one from Moscow. You can travel easily by the Tolstoi night train to Vyborg, St. Petersburg, Tver and Moscow. Tolstoi operates Mondays to Fridays as well as on Sundays. Tolstoi does not operate on Saturdays, with a few exceptions. Exceptions in Tolstoi's timetables are listed below.


Tolstoi operates additionally:

  • From Moscow every day 26.4.–12.5.2019 and 31.5.–1.9.2019

  • From Helsinki every day 27.4.–13.5.2019 and 1.6.–2.9.2019

Tolstoi will not operate:

  • From Moscow on 21.6. and 2.8.2019.

  • From Helsinki on 22.6. and 3.8.2019.


Tolstoi timetables 30.3.–25.10.2019

Times shown are local times. All information subject to change.


Station Arrival Departure
Helsinki   18.44
Pasila 18.49 18.50
Tikkurila 19.00 19.01
Lahti 19.52 19.54
Kouvola 20.32 20.34
Vainikkala 21.30 22.15
Vyborg 22.56 23.36
St. Petersburg Ladozhski 1.18 1.53
Tver 6.59 7.00
Moscow Leningradski 9.19  


Station Arrival Departure
Moscow Leningradski   23.10
Tver 1.09 1.11
St. Petersburg Ladozhski 5.49 6.01
Vyborg 7.54 8.34
Vainikkala 9.14 10.14
Kouvola 11.08 11.10
Lahti 11.53 11.55
Tikkurila 12.45 12.46
Pasila 13.23 13.25
Helsinki 13.30  



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Check the passport information on your ticket carefully

The conductor will check the validity of the ticket on the basis of passport information entered into the system. The passport information is sent beforehand also to border and customs authorities.
In case incorrect information, e.g. passenger name or date of birth, has been provided, the conductor is entitled to refuse entry to passengers onboard the train.

Travel easy with Allegro

Allegro has four departures per day from Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The train offers an easy way to travel east and the journey onboard is fast and flexible. We have put together some tips for travelling to St. Petersburg.

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Russian timetables

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Please note!

When travelling from Vainikkala passengers go through border and customs controls before boarding the train. Therefore individual Allegro passengers must arrive at the station 30 minutes before the train's departure at the latest and passengers part of a group of over 10 persons 40 minutes before the train's departure at the latest.

Passengers travelling on Tolstoi must arrive at the station 40 minutes and passengers travelling in a group 50 minutes before the the train's departure from Vainikkala at the latest.

For passengers to and from Vyborg

Customs checks of passengers boarding / getting off the train at Vyborg take place in the inspection area on the second floor of the station building.

Individual passengers and small groups must take into account that the inspections may take 40 minutes and up to one hour for large groups.