Timetables Finland–Russia

Allegro timetables between Helsinki and St. Petersburg

Allegro has four departures per day from Helsinki and St. Petersburg.

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.

Helsinki–St. Petersburg 30.10.2016–25.3.2017

Station Departure times      
Helsinki 6.20 10.00 15.00 19.00
Tikkurila 6.33 10.13 15.13 19.13
Lahti 7.07 10.47 15.47 19.47
Kouvola 7.33 11.13 16.13 20.13
Vainikkala 8.20 12.00 17.00 21.00
Vyborg 9.42 13.22 18.22 22.22
St. Petersburg Finljandski 10.47 14.27 19.27 23.27

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


St. Petersburg–Helsinki 30.10.2016–25.3.2017

Pietari Finljandski 6.40 11.30 15.30 20.30
Vyborg 7.44 12.34 16.34 21.34
Vainikkala 7.07 11.57 15.57 20.57
Kouvola 7.53 12.43 16.43 21.43
Lahti 8.19 13.09 17.09 22.09
Tikkurila 8.53 13.43 17.43 22.43
Helsinki 9.07 13.57 17.57 22.57

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


Timetables of Tolstoi between Helsinki and Moscow

Tolstoi has one departure per day from Helsinki and Moscow.


NB! Tolstoi is in traffic from Helsinki or Moscow every day, except on Saturdays from 1.9.2016.

Helsinki–Moscow 10.12.2016–25.3.2017

Helsinki 17.47
Pasila 17.53
Tikkurila 18.03
Lahti 18.54
Kouvola 19.42
Vainikkala 21.22
Vyborg 23.03
St. Petersburg Ladozhski 01.18
Tver 06.50
Moscow Leningradski 09.19

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


Moscow–Helsinki 10.12.2016–25.3.2017

Moscow Leningradski 23.10
Tver 01.11
St. Petersburg Ladozhski 06.01
Vyborg 08.34
Vainikkala 08.14
Kouvola 10.09
Lahti 10.48
Tikkurila 11.43
Pasila 12.19
Helsinki 12.27

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


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Please note! Do not bring wild boar meat into Finland

African swine fever 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 swine fever in the public notice from Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

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.

Russian timetables

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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

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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.

Taxi connections between Lappeenranta and Vainikkala

There is a taxi connection service for trains to Russia that operates between Lappeenranta (Matkakeskus) and Vainikkala railway station.

Taxi connections from Lappeenranta to trains to Russia