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Easy way to go St.Petersburg

From Center Helsinki to center Piter. Only few stops and all Border controlls in the train... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Porvoo, Finland
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 1 November 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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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 3 weeks ago

From Center Helsinki to center Piter. Only few stops and all Border controlls in the train, smoothly. Restoran wagon you can forget, its poor.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hoikkis
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Alex280546
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank blissfuljourneys
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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 Don't even think flying, since StP airport is far from center and very outdated.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Walter H
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flickymicky
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dick L
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jbltd
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kaukolehtinen
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jarmo K
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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