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Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki

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Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki

I plan to take a train (the Allegro?) from St. Petersburg to Helsinki on a Friday. My questions are:

Can I book this through the Finland rail (as opposed to Russian rail) website?

Which train station do I start from in St. Petersburg? The Finland website lists two.

I would prefer to wait until I'm in St. P. to book, probably the day before. Do the trains usually have seats the day before?

I've searched the forums but most posts assume a start in Helsinki and use of the Russia train website. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki

If you can book your tix from Vr.fi - why not? If they sell it to Helsinki, and you can print them - it is valid. Station to Helsinki for Allegro is Finlyandskiy. Usually they have seats the day before, but youi can monitor the availiability at least at www.rzd.ru Looking at May 4th now, I see nearly sellout (2 seats left) for the morning departure, and plenty of seats for later departures.

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3. Re: Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki

Thanks, Vasily, for the helpful post. It was not easy to book (or even search) when I did not know the name of the station.

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4. Re: Train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki

Hi l stupidly paid $171 for a train ticket from www.russiantrains.com when l could have bought it from the official russian train sight for $68. Don't be fooled by these US sites selling train tickets!

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