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The best way to travel between Helsinki and St Petersburg

I simply cannot imagine why anyone would want to fly between these two cities !! The train is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia

the name of the train speaks for itself! fun and easy ride from russia to finland! pleasant, clean... read more

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Allegro is a high-speed train service between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kaivokatu 1, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I simply cannot imagine why anyone would want to fly between these two cities !! The train is reasonably priced, and very very convenient. I thought it would be difficult to manage my heavy baggage in economy class, so I bought an "executive" class ticket....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the name of the train speaks for itself! fun and easy ride from russia to finland! pleasant, clean, quick!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From city center to city center. Smooth traveling. Don't even think flying, since StP airport is far from center and very outdated.

Thank Walter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used this service both into and out of Helsinki and it was fantastic. Comfortable, clean and with wifi. Wonderful way to travel in the region

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Train travel in the USA is not as developed as in Europe, and this is very evident when one boards the Allegro train in Russia and travels the 3.5 hr. journey to Helsinki. The seats was very comfortable, the travel was smooth, the service was...More

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In just 3 and a half hours one reaches St Petersburg from Helsinki., it was so easy and comfortable. I booked First class and the service was everything it should be on a train. One thing to be aware of the food served is cold...More

1  Thank jbltd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fast, reliable and comfort way to reach Saint Petersburg. Only 3,5 hours from the hearth on Helsinki to the hearth of Saint Petersburg. Border and Customs clearance while you sit on your comfortable seat

Thank kaukolehtinen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Customs were easy to do, because it checked at train, more easy than by boat or plain. Recommended way to easy travelling to St Peterburg from Helsinki.

Thank Jarm0K
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The seats were comfortable. I wish the windows had been cleaner as I watched the scenery go by and tried to take a few photos. Also, the little food stand was good! Be sure to go before the border, or after, though. It's interesting that...More

Thank auvoir
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Great way to get to St Petersburg from Helsinki. Comfortable and quick way to get to Russia. Immigration done at your seat so no inconvenience. Coming from an Island nation (U.K.) it was interesting to see the customs and border crossing - Finnish customs getting...More

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2 August 2018|
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Response from barrera | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's the main train station
29 July 2018|
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Response from SanDiegoCouple2 | Reviewed this property |
The economy class is very nice. Comfortable seats. No difference we noticed in which side of the train to sit. Book seats together as the train fills us between Helsinki and St Petersburg. Enjoy the trip.
9 July 2018|
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Response from barrera | Reviewed this property |
VR website is definitely the one to use