Train tickets to Russia
Allegro to St. Petersburg
The Allegro train service is discontinued for now.
About the Allegro ticket
When travelling to Russia, you need a visa, which you can apply for at travel agencies. You can now get a discount of 10% on tourist visas from Lähialuematkat. The processing of a visa application takes 1–2 weeks. You also need a passport that is valid for six months after your trip. Children must have their own passports.
Two copies of a Russian entry card will be filled in on the train. You must carry the other copy stamped by the Russian border control at all times when staying in Russia.
The visa must be valid when crossing the border. Please remember this especially when travelling with the overnight Tolstoi train which crosses the border on the day following the departure.
How to obtain a visa to Russia
All Finnish citizens need a visa when travelling to Russia. Please obtain the visa well in advance before the trip.
Passengers travelling to or from Vainikkala
Vainikkala is an international crossing point. When departing from Vainikkala, you must go through the border and customs checks before boarding the train. Due to the check, you should be at the station 40 minutes before the departure of the train, at the latest. Groups must reserve 50 minutes for the check.
Passengers travelling to or from Vyborg
Border and customs checks for passengers getting off or boarding in Vyborg are performed in the check facilities on the 2nd floor of Vyborg train station. The checks of an individual passenger and small groups take 40 minutes and large groups an hour.