Timetables Finland–Russia

Allegro timetables between Helsinki and St. Petersburg

All trains between Russia and Finland are cancelled until further notice.
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 will stop in Pasila starting from 29th of March 2020.

Allegro tickets go on sale 90 days before departure. Allegro tickets are also flexible, as you can change or cancel the tickets 6 hours before departure. The price for changes and cancellations is 10€ / passenger.


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.



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E-visas are currently unavailable for Allegro trains

Please note that e-visas cannot be used to travel to Russia on an Allegro train because Russia’s decision on e-visas does not apply to the railway border crossing points of Vyborg and St. Petersburg’s train station for Finland. 

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.

See tips to St. Petersburg

Russian timetables

Search timetables of Russian domestic trains in Russian Railways (RZD) timetable search. VR does not guarantee the validity of the information.

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Please note! Do not bring wild boar meat into Finland

African swine fever (ASF) appears in areas close to the borders of the European Union, particularly in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The disease is not transmitted to human beings, but in spreading to Finland it may endanger the production of Finnish pork.

There is good reason to avoid such hunting trips. All import for gift or souvenir purposes of meat products is prohibited from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Read more about African swine fever

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You can buy your tickets to Allegro train and now also to Tolstoi train from VR Online Shop.

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.