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St. Petersburg - Helsinki

1 🚆🚄 Timetable St. Petersburg → Helsinki
2 🚄🚆 Timetable Helsinki → CПб
3 🚗🚌 Reviews on all means of transportation
4 🛄💰 Luggage restrictions in Allegro train
5 💰📱💰 Cash and goods restrictions
St. Petersburg Helsinki

I live in Finland since 2012 and here I share my experience gained in more than 200 trips between St. Petersbug and Finland by trains, buses, small buses, and cars.

Allegro has exceptional timetables due to track work on 22–24 June and 7–8 July 2018

Trains will only run between St. Petersburg and Vainikkala.

In Finland, there will be replacement buses on the routes Helsinki–Vainikkala and Lahti–Kouvola–Vainikkala in both directions.

The travel time will extend to 5 and a half hours during the exceptional timetables.

The last evening services from Helsinki and St. Petersburg (AE 787 and 788) will not be operated. However AE 787 on 22.6. from St. Petersburg will operate normally from St. Petersburg to Vainikkala and be replaced by busses between Vainikkala and Helsinki.

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Timetable Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Depar - ture time Arri - val time Trans - Price (approxi - mately) Place of depar - ture (Click to see map)
🚆 6:20 (winter time)
7:20 (summer time)
10:47 VR (Allegro Train) 80€ Hel - sinki Rail - way Sta - tion
🚌 8:00 16:10 (winter time)
15:10 (summer time)
Ecolines 940₽ Kamppi
🚌 7:30 (winter time)
8:30 (summer time)
16:25 Lux Express 1500₽ Kamppi
🚆 10:00 (winter time)
11:00 (summer time)
14:27 VR (Allegro Train) 80€ Hel - sinki Rail - way Sta - tion
11:00 18:30 AMG, RTC and other 1000₽ Park - ing place behind Finn - kino
🚌 11:00 (winter)
12:00 (summer)
19:50 Sovavto 1170₽ Kamppi
🚌 14:30 (winter time)
15:30 (summer time)
23:30 Ecolines 940₽ Kamppi
🚌 14:00 (winter time)
15:00 (summer time)
22:55 Lux Express 1500₽ Kamppi
🚆 15:00 (winter time)
16:00 (summer time)
19:27 VR (Allegro Train) 80€ Hel - sinki Rail - way Sta - tion
15:00 22:30 AMG, RTC and other 1000₽ Park - ing place behind Finn - kino
🚆 17:44 (winter time)
18:39 (summer time)
01:18 VR (Leo Tolstoy Train) 70€ Hel - sinki Rail - way Sta - tion
🚆 19:00 (winter time)
20:00 (summer time)
23:27 VR (Allegro Train) 80€ Hel - sinki Railway Sta-tion
20:00 4:00 AMG, RTC and other 1000₽ Park - ing place behind Finn - kino
🚌 21:30 (winter time)
22:30 (summer time)
6:25 Lux Express 1500₽ Kamppi
🚌 22:00 (winter time)
23:00 (summer time)
6:25 Ecolines 940₽ Kamppi
🚌 22:50 (winter time)
23:50 (summer time)
7:45 Lux Express 1500₽ Kamppi

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Timetable St.Petersburg - Helsinki
Time of depar - ture Time of arri - val Ope - rationPri - ce (approx - imately) Place of depar - ture
🚆 06:01 12:30 (winter time)
13:30 (summer time)
VR (Leo Tolstoy Train) 70€ 🚇Ladozh - skaya (Ladozh - sky rail - way sta - tion)
🚌 06:15 12:50 (winter time)
13:50 (summer time)
Lux Express 1500₽ 🚇Obvod - ny Kanal (Bus sta - tion)
🚆 06:40 09:07 (winter time)
10:07 (summer time)
VR (Allegro Train) 80€ 🚇Lenin Square (Finland - sky rail - way sta - tion)
🚌 07:00 13:00 (winter time)
14:15 (summer time)
Ecolines 1450₽ 🚇Pushkin - skaya (Corner of Zagorod - niy prospekt and Vveden - skoy street)
07:00 14:00 AMG, RTC and other 1000₽ 🚇Vosstanya Square
🚌 07:00 15:00 (winter)
16:00 (summer)
Sovavto 1170₽ 🚇 Обвод - ный канал (Авто - вокзал)
🚌 11:00 17:35 (winter time)
18:35 (summer time)
Lux Express 1500₽ 🚇 Obvod - ny Kanal (Bus sta - tion)
🚆 11:30 13:57 (winter time)
14:57 (summer time)
VR (Allegro Train) 80€ 🚇Lenin Square (Finland - sky rail - way sta - tion)
🚌14:20 21:30 (winter time)
22:30 (summer time)
Ecolines 940₽ 🚇Pushkin - skaya (Corner of Zagorod - niy prospekt and Vveden - skoy street)
🚌 15:00 21:35 (winter time)
22:35 (summer time)
Lux Express 1500₽ 🚇 Obvod - ny Kanal (Bus sta - tion)
🚆 15:30 17:57 (winter time)
18:57 (summer time)
VR (Allegro Train) 80€ 🚇Lenin Square (Fin - land station)
🚆 20:30 22:57 (winter time)
23:57 (summer time)
VR (Allegro Train) 80€ 🚇Lenin Square (Fin - land station)
21:00 05:00 AMG, RTC and other 1000₽ 🚇Vosstanya Square
23:00 06:00 AMG, RTC and other 1000₽ 🚇Vosstanya Square
🚌 23:20 06:30 (winter time)
06:00 (summer time)
Ecolines 940₽ 🚇 Pushkin - skaya (Corner of Zagorod - nogo and Vveden - skoy)
🚌 23:30 06:05 (winter time)
07:05 (summer time)
Lux Express 1500₽ 🚇Obvod - ny Kanal (Bus sta - tion)

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More Details

Door to Door Transfer
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
1 Door to Door Transfer 6 - 10 hours, depends on other pass - engers 1700 RUB
Usually it is in the general line and it also take a log time to collect / transport people.

All «companies» are about the same, and although there are many of them in search engines output most of websites are just websites and they do not have their own buses. I will not reccomend any specific website or company unless I am paid for it.

You need to type in enter in yandex

Трансфер из СПб в Хельсинки от адреса до адреса
And you will see all the variety of offers.
Small bus from 🚇Vossta - nya Square
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
2 Small bus from 🚇Vossta - nya Square 6 - 9 hours From 1400 RUB
Passes the border on a separate strip. But sometimes you can be put in a small bus, which at the border will stand with everyone. Specify when ordering. Almost does not collect people in St. Petersburg.

In Helsinki it is goes to the addresses specified by passengers. Specifying address cost something like 200 RUB. May stop by the airport.

The latter carries those who travel not to the address but to the center. for the delivery to the address you need to pay 200 RUB.

Back from Helsinki, the cheapest way to go from the center, but the bus can go to the airport and this can be lost for an hour.

It stops at a gas station in Russia, where you can eat and go to the toilet.

There is no toilet in the bus, and the seats are not very comfortable. It stops at the Duty-free shop. The passengers can be collected in various places, for example in Hamina, Kotka, Porvoo, and Vanta. Recently, it started to carry passenger to the specified addresses in St. Petersburg for an additional fee, which significantly increased the time of Travel.

There are several such carriers, I will not advise anyone yet, they are roughly similar.
🚌Bus Lux - express
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
3 🚌Bus Lux - express 6 - 7 hours 1700 RUB, sometimes there are discounts, there is a good loyalty program for freq - uent customers
Passes the border on a separae strip for busses. Does not collect people in St.Petersburg or Helsinki. Only offical stops. Does not visit duty-free shop. Only two stops in Helsinki - Vantaa Airport and Kamppi bus stop. Has non-obligatory stop at Kotka. There are toilet free drinks, multimedia screens with free headphones.

Seats in the bus are way more comfortable that in small busses and significantly comfortable than ones in Allegro train. Sometimes Wi-Fi works fine, somtimes not. You can ask drivers for help.

If time is ok and I just need to go to Helsinki city center I would prefer Lux Express

Now there are 4 departures per day check the timetable.
🚌Bus EcoLines
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
4 🚌Bus EcoLines 7-8 hours 1400 RUB, sometimes there are discounts, there is a loyalty program for freq - uent customers.
Passes the border on a separae strip for busses. Does not collect people in St.Petersburg or Helsinki. Only offical stops. Does not visit duty-free shop.

Has non-obligatory stop in Vyborg, Hamina, Kotka, Porvoo. In Helsinki it stops only in Kamppi .

Bus has a toilet, free drinks, multimedia screens with headphones for additional 50 RUB (or you can use your own for free). Seats are almost as comfortable as in LuxExpress, Wi-Fi is working from time to time.

Hint: in some buses light in toilet is activated automatically after you close the door. Do not waste your time searching for the switch.

3 departures per day. Similar to Lux Express, slightly cheaper and slower.
🚆Train
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
5 🚆Train 3 hours 36 minutes From 30 EUR, depends on weekday
Fastest and somewhat most comfortable way to go. Border checks are done inside the car. There are restaurant, toilets, free water. More strict rules on transporting baggage than in bus.

List of stops: Vyborg, Vainikkala, Kouvola, Lahti, Tikkurila.

Usually I buy tickets at vr.fi when there are tickets for 30 EUR.
🚗Car
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
6 🚗Car 5 hours + time at border Calcu - late your fuel comsumption + Greencard or whatever document you need / amou - nt of trips
Do not forget documents related to your car. Insurance, greencard, study local traffic regulation rules, and check parking rules here
Hitchhiking
ID Means of Trans - port Trip Time Price
7Hitchhiking
Search in vk.com communities or other websites. I can not say that I recommend this but I had to travel with other people when I lived in Lappeenranta.

vk.com community «Finland for weekendе»

Helsinki from Air

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Rules for hand baggage in Allegro

Аллегро пассажир с багажем For the placement of hand luggage on trains of direct Russian-Finnish railway communication, the passenger should use specially reserved places located directly near the passenger's place.

There are no luggage cars in the Train of the Russian-Finnish railway communication.

Allowed to carry as hand Luggage

The passenger has the right to carry hand Luggage, if it does not contradict customs or other rules official body. Baggage must not be dangerous or harmful to the health of passengers, the environment or property. One ticket is allowed:

Attention! The bicycle can be transported in disassembled and packed form. The maximum dimensions of the package are 100˟60˟40 cm.

Transportation of oversized hand Luggage in the «Allegro» train

Restrictions on carrying hand luggage

It is prohibited to carry the following items in passenger cars: fetid, flammable, flammable, spontaneous, explosive, poisonous, corrosive and radioactive substances, as well as loaded weapons, birds and animals (except dogs and cats) and objects prohibited for transportation by customs regulations.

The passenger is obliged to compensate for all the damage caused by his fault when carrying hand luggage.

Attention! The Federal Customs Service of Russia charges a duty for hand luggage weighing more than 35 kg. Customs rules for passengers tulli.fi and customs.ru

Restrictions on the importation of food products

Outside the EU, especially in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine African swine fever is spread.

Disease is not transmitted to a human, but in case of penetration into Finland, it can become a threat to the production of pork in Finland.

It is prohibited to import products of animal origin, including meat, meat products, milk and dairy products from countries outside European Union including Russia.

Exceptions:

Source

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Rules for the movement of cash by individuals
and (or) cash instruments across the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union

04.05.2017 14:42

July 5, 2010 at the meeting of the Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Community, which was held in Astana (Kazakhstan), the Agreement on the procedure for the movement by individuals of cash and (or) monetary instruments across the customs border of the Customs Union (hereinafter - the Treaty) the procedure for the importation / exportation by individuals of cash and / or monetary instruments.

According to the Contract, «cash» means banknotes in the form of banknotes and treasury notes, coins, with the exception of coins made of precious metals, which are in circulation and are legal tender in the Member States of the customs union or foreign countries (group of foreign states), including those withdrawn or withdrawn from circulation, but subject to exchange for circulation of banknotes in circulation.

«Money instruments» are traveler's checks, bills of exchange, checks (bank checks), as well as securities in documentary form, certifying the issuer's (debtor's) obligation to pay money, which does not specify the person to whom such payment is made.

Rules for the export of cash and cash

One-time export of cash and (or) monetary instruments physical person from the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union in the present time is carried out without restrictions. It is necessary to take into account following:

When calculating the total amount of transferred cash, it is foreign currency, and currency of the Russian Federation.

Removal by an individual of monetary instruments, with the exception of traveler's checks, is carried out under the condition customs declaration in writing by filing a passenger customs declarations regardless of the amount.

In the case of export of cash and (or) monetary instruments by an individual who has not reached age of 16, the customs declaration in writing is made by the person, his accompanying: one of the parents, an adoptive parent, guardian or guardian of that person, other accompanying persons his person or representative of the carrier in the absence of accompanying persons, and with an organized departure groups of minors unaccompanied by parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees, others persons - the head of the group or the representative of the carrier.

Rules for the importation of cash and cash

One-time importation of cash and / or money instruments by an individual to the customs The territory of the Eurasian Economic Union is currently being implemented according to the same rules as export.

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Особенности заполнения пассажирской таможенной декларации при ввозе/вывозе денежных средств
и (или) денежных инструментов на общую сумму свыше 10 000 долларов США

При ввозе/вывозе денежных средств и (или) денежных инструментов на общую сумму свыше 10 000 долларов США в пассажирской таможенной декларации в подпункте 3.2 пункта 3 «Основного формуляра» декларации декларант уведомляет о перемещении им наличной валюты государств - членов Евразийского экономического союза, иностранной валюты, дорожных чеков в сумме, превышающей в эквиваленте 10 000 долларов США, и (или) векселя, чеков (банковских чеков) путем проставления соответствующей отметки в рамках «да».

В случае если указан ответ «да» декларантом заполняется Дополнительный формуляр декларации «Декларация наличных денег и (или) денежных инструментов».

В Дополнительном формуляре «Декларация наличных денег и (или) денежных инструментов» указываются следующие сведения:

  1. Дата и место рождения физического лица;
  2. Реквизиты документа (виза в случае ее наличия), подтверждающего право иностранного гражданина или лица без гражданства на пребывание (проживание) на территории государства – Евразийского экономического союза;
  3. Адрес места жительства (регистрации) – для резидентов Евразийского экономического союза или места пребывания на территории государства – члена Евразийского экономического союза – для нерезидентов Евразийского экономического союза (место, планируемого временного пребывания, например, название гостиницы);
  4. Сведения о денежных инструментах (за исключением дорожных чеков):
    • - вид денежnogo andнструмента;
    • - наименование эмитента;
    • - дата выпуска;
    • - идентифицирующий номер (при наличии).

Сведения о происхождении наличных денежных средств и (или) денежных инструментов, а также о предполагаемом использовании; Сведения о владельце наличных денежных средств и (или) денежных инструментов, если они не являются собственностью декларанта; Сведения о маршруте и способе перевозки (о виде транспорта) наличных денежных средств и (или) денежных инструментов. При таможенном декларировании денежных инструментов (за исключением дорожных чеков) в пассажирской таможенной декларации указывается номинальная стоимость либо соответствующая сумма в валюте государства – члена Евразийского экономического союза или иностранной валюте, право на получение которой удостоверяет денежный инструмент. В случае отсутствия номинальной стоимости и невозможности определить сумму в валюте государства – члена Евразийского экономического союза или иностранной валюте в пассажирской таможенной декларации указывается количество перемещаемых денежных инструментов.

Как при ввозе, так и при вывозе, наличных денежных средств и дорожных чеков в общей сумме, не превышающей 10 000 долларов, они могут быть задекларированы по желанию физического лица.

Декларация заполняется от руки четко и разборчиво или с применением печатающих устройств электронной вычислительной техники (размером 210 × 296 мм (формат A4)).

Порядок заполнения пассажирской таможенной декларации утвержден Решением Комиссии Таможенного союза от 18 июня 2010 г. № 287 «Об утверждении формы пассажирской таможенной декларации и порядка заполнения пассажирской таможенной декларации».

Электронный бланк пассажирской таможенной декларации

Внимание! При самостоятельном изготовлении бланка пассажирской таможенной декларации следует учитывать, что печать бланка осуществляется на лицевой и оборотной стороне листа формата А4.

Физические лица могут без декларирования перемещать наличные денежные средства, дорожные чеки и ценные бумаги между государствами – членами Евразийского экономического союза.

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1 🚆🚄 Timetable St. Petersburg → Helsinki
2 🚄🚆 Timetable Helsinki → CПб
3 🚗🚌 Reviews on all means of transportation
4 🛄💰 Luggage restrictions in Allegro train
5 💰📱💰 Cash and goods restrictions
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