Helsinki
St Petersburg
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Helsinki to St Petersburg Ferry

The Helsinki St Petersburg ferry route connects Finland with Russia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, St Peter Line. The crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 14 hours.

Helsinki St Petersburg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Finland to Russia page.
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Most popular questions

  • The typical crossing time for ferries from Helsinki to St Petersburg is approximately 14h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • The average price of a ferry from Helsinki to St Petersburg is approximately $0. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Helsinki to St Petersburg can differ depending on the season.
  • There is 1 ferry operator for Helsinki to St Petersburg and this is
    • St Peter Line
  • Ferries from Helsinki to St Petersburg are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Helsinki to St Petersburg with
    • St Peter Line
  • Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Helsinki to St Petersburg with the following operators
    • St Peter Line
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • St Peter Line
  • Helsinki to St Petersburg is approximately 0 nautical miles distance apart.

Helsinki Guide

Located in the Uusimaa region of southern Finland, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, is the city of Helsinki. The capital of Finland is roughly 80 km to the north of Tallinn in Estonia, 400 km to the north of Stockholm in Sweden and 300 km to the west of St Petersburg in Russia. Helsinki is widely regarded as one of the major cities in northern Europe and is the country's main hub for politics, finance, commerce and culture.

Popular visitor attractions in the city include Helsinki's largest museum, the National Museum of Finland. It contains a large collection of historical artefacts that date back to prehistoric times through to the present day. The museum's home, a neomedieval castle, is also a popular tourist attraction in its own right. The Helsinki City Museum, the Finnish National Gallery and the Design Museum are three other museums in the city that are worth visiting.

Helsinki's port, the largest in Finland and the second largest in the Nordic countries, has three harbours and 6 passenger terminals. Ferry services using the port depart to Stockholm in Sweden, Travemunde in Germany and Tallinn in Estonia.


St Petersburg Guide

The Russian city of St Petersburg is often referred to by its residents as simply 'Piter' and was formerly named Leningrad. The city has definitely had an interesting past with over 300 years of history, with more than 200 of it as the capital city of the entire Russian Empire. Today, St Petersburg is an amazing city to visit and more than lives up to the vision of Tsar Peter the Great which founded the city in the 1700's. Winding their way through the city is the Neva River and a number of canals, along which you can see grand palaces and a number of other important buildings that date back to the 18th century. St. Petersburg is where Russian ballet was founded and has also been the home of many acclaimed composers, such as Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Many of the best sights in St. Petersburg are to be found around the actual city centre and its main road, the Nevsky Prospekt. If you take a stroll around Palace Square, known locally as the Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, you will see the lovely architecture of the Winter Palace, or alternatively take a cruise on one of the city's canals on a water bus, stopping of at the Mikhaylovsky Gardens en route.

Note: Ferry passengers are allowed stay in Russia for 72 hours without visa as long as they booked their excursion through officially licensed ferry companies.


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