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Trains from Helsinki to Moscow

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Railroad route Helsinki - Moscow overview

Trains from Helsinki to Moscow depart a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 15:57, the last - 10:07. Travel time between Helsinki and Moscow takes from 15h 35min to 18h 10min. Train tickets from Helsinki to Moscow cost from 56 EUR to 435 EUR, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Helsinki and Moscow: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Helsinki (Хельсинки)

Arrival station:

Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал))


Complete schedule of trains from Helsinki to Moscow

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
15:57 10:07 18h 10min 205У Regular Train 56 EUR
17:44 09:19 15h 35min 031А Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train 67 EUR

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Helsinki and Moscow

Yes there are direct trains departing from Helsinki (Хельсинки) and arriving to Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал)). Trains depart a day.

Trains from Helsinki to Moscow depart from Helsinki (Хельсинки) and arrive to Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал)).

The fastest train is 031А Lev Tolstoy, departing at 17:44 from and arriving to . Travel time of the fastest train 031А Lev Tolstoy - 15h 35min. Tickets cost from 67 EUR.

The cheapest train is 205У , departing at 15:57 from Helsinki, traveling for 18h 10min and arriving to Leningradskiy Railway station at 10:07. Tickets for this train cost from 56 EUR.

Travel time between Helsinki and Moscow takes from 15h 35min to 18h 10min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Helsinki to Moscow depart from Helsinki (Хельсинки). The first train a day departs at 15:57.

Trains from Helsinki to Moscow arrive to Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал)).

Train tickets from Helsinki to Moscow usually cost from 56 EUR to 435 EUR per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Helsinki to Moscow train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 56 EUR per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Helsinki to Moscow by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Helsinki and Moscow

Luxury Trains

Luxury Trains are one of the most luxurious and famous trains in Russia, offering the highest level of service quality, comfort and style with higher prices as well. Each train has a specific interior design based on the operator.

Luxury Trains Lev Tolstoy between Helsinki and Moscow depart a day, passing the entire route for 15h 35min - 15h 35min.

Luxury Trains between Helsinki and Moscow have the following numbers: 031А.

Interesting fact: Luxury Trains between Helsinki and Moscow boast not only the most convenient timetable, but also a wide range of services and best-trained staff. For passengers who appreciate real comfort and privacy, these trains offer spacious VIP coupes with individual bathrooms, wide berths and included additional services. These luxury compartments are sold entirely for single or double occupancy.
Important: Please note, that Luxury Trains in Russia are very kitschy trains, so the "comfort" you get in this case is something a Russian officials would like, rather than how this term is usually understood in western society. Expect heavy curtains, lots of polished plastic, dozens of tabloids, and rather simple dishes at exorbitant prices. But anyway, these legendary trains definitely worth a ride at least once in a lifetime, just for the unique experience.

Luxury Trains on the route from Helsinki and Moscow have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 67 EUR
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 131 EUR
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 435 EUR

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
17:44 09:19 15h 35min 031А Lev Tolstoy 67 EUR

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Helsinki and Moscow depart a day, covering the whole route from

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
15:57 10:07 18h 10min 205У 56 EUR

Classes of tickets on trains between Helsinki and Moscow

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


De Luxe sleeping

Journey in a deluxe compartment lets you to relax and enjoy the views. Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds is equipped with the private bathroom. Meal, travel kit, press, bed linen are included in the price. The cabin is designed for two people, however it is possible to purchase both seats in your compartment and travel alone.


Sitting (Business class)

The cost of business class ticket is slightly different from the price of an economy class, but the list of services included in the ticket may surprise even the experienced traveler. The layout sof eats in business class is two by two. Each of the leather seats is adjustable and have reclining backs, folding tables, footrest and armrest as well as an individual reading light. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the trip. Newspapers, travel-kit, cold and hot drinks, as well as hot meal is included.


Sitting (Economy class)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Popular train on a route Helsinki - Moscow

031А, Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train

Departing from Helsinki at 17:44 - arriving at Moscow at 09:19
Travel Time - 15h 35min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 67 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 131 EUR
De Luxe sleeping - from 435 EUR


Recommended trains

Recommended Luxury Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Luxury train between Helsinki and Moscow:

031А, Lev Tolstoy  Luxury Train
Departing from Helsinki at 17:44 - arriving at Moscow at 09:19
Travel Time - 15h 35min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 67 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 131 EUR
De Luxe sleeping - from 435 EUR


 

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Helsinki and Moscow:

205У,   Regular Train
Departing from Helsinki at - arriving at Moscow at
Travel Time -

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 56 EUR
Sitting (Economy class) - from 91 EUR
Sitting (Business class) - from 134 EUR


 

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