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Trains from Moscow to Helsinki

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Railroad route Moscow - Helsinki overview

Trains from Moscow to Helsinki depart 1 time a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 16:55, the last - 13:30. Travel time between Moscow and Helsinki takes from 14h 20min to 17h 36min. Train tickets from Moscow to Helsinki cost from 77 USD to 499 USD, 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 Moscow and Helsinki: 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 September 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Helsinki (Хельсинки)


Complete schedule of trains from Moscow to Helsinki

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
16:55 10:31 17h 36min 206У Regular Train 115 USD
18:44 09:19 14h 35min 031А Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train 77 USD
23:10 13:30 14h 20min 032А Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train 115 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Moscow and Helsinki

Yes there are direct trains departing from Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал)) and arriving to Helsinki (Хельсинки). Trains depart 1 time a day.

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

The fastest train is 032А Lev Tolstoy, departing at 23:10 from Leningradskiy Railway station and arriving to Helsinki. Travel time of the fastest train 032А Lev Tolstoy - 14h 20min. Tickets cost from 115 USD.

The cheapest train is 031А Lev Tolstoy, departing at 18:44 from Helsinki, traveling for 14h 35min and arriving to Leningradskiy Railway station at 09:19. Tickets for this train cost from 77 USD.

Travel time between Moscow and Helsinki takes from 14h 20min to 17h 36min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Moscow to Helsinki depart from Moscow Leningradskiy Railway station (Москва (Ленинградский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 16:55.

Trains from Moscow to Helsinki arrive to Helsinki (Хельсинки).

Train tickets from Moscow to Helsinki usually cost from 77 USD to 499 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Moscow to Helsinki 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 77 USD 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 Moscow to Helsinki 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 Moscow and Helsinki

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 Moscow and Helsinki depart 1 time a day, passing the entire route for 13h 20min - 1day 14h 35min.

Luxury Trains between Moscow and Helsinki have the following numbers: 032А, 031А.

Interesting fact: Luxury Trains between Moscow and Helsinki 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 Moscow and Helsinki have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 77 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 150 USD
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 499 USD

Schedule of Luxury Trains between Moscow and Helsinki

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
18:44 09:19 14h 35min 031А Lev Tolstoy 77 USD
23:10 13:30 14h 20min 032А Lev Tolstoy 115 USD

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 Moscow and Helsinki depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 17h 36min to 17h 36min.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Helsinki have the following numbers: 206У

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Moscow to Helsinki have the following ticket classes:

  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 115 USD

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
16:55 10:31 17h 36min 206У 115 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Moscow and Helsinki

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.


Popular trains on a route Moscow - Helsinki

032А, Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train

Departing from Moscow at 23:10 - arriving at Helsinki at 13:30
Travel Time - 14h 20min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 115 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 150 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 499 USD


031А, Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train

Departing from Moscow at 18:44 - arriving at Helsinki at 09:19
Travel Time - 14h 35min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 77 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 150 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 499 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended Luxury Trains

Recommended cheapest Luxury train between Moscow and Helsinki:

031А, Lev Tolstoy  Luxury Train
Departing from Moscow at 18:44 - arriving at Helsinki at 09:19
Travel Time - 14h 35min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 77 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 150 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 499 USD


 

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

032А, Lev Tolstoy  Luxury Train
Departing from Moscow at 23:10 - arriving at Helsinki at 13:30
Travel Time - 14h 20min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 115 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 150 USD
De Luxe sleeping - from 499 USD


 

Recommended Regular Trains

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

206У,   Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 16:55 - arriving at Helsinki at 10:31
Travel Time - 17h 36min

Ticket classes:

2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 115 USD


 

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