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Trains from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg

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Railroad route Vyborg - Saint-Petersburg overview

Trains from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg depart 3 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 00:12, the last - 01:56. Travel time between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg takes from 01h 42min to 01h 44min. Train tickets from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg cost from 34 USD to 479 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 Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg: 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 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Vyborg (Выборг)

Arrival station:

Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал))


Complete schedule of trains from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
00:12 01:56 01h 44min 160А Regular Train 34 USD
23:36 01:18 01h 42min 031А Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train 74 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg

Yes there are direct trains departing from Vyborg (Выборг) and arriving to Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)). Trains depart 3 times a day.

Trains from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg depart from Vyborg (Выборг) and arrive to Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)).

The fastest train is 031А Lev Tolstoy, departing at 23:36 from Vyborg and arriving to Ladozhskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 031А Lev Tolstoy - 01h 42min. Tickets cost from 74 USD.

The cheapest train is 160А , departing at 00:12 from Vyborg, traveling for 01h 44min and arriving to Ladozhskiy Railway station at 01:56. Tickets for this train cost from 34 USD.

Travel time between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg takes from 01h 42min to 01h 44min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg depart from Vyborg (Выборг). The first train a day departs at 00:12.

Trains from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg arrive to Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)).

Train tickets from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg usually cost from 34 USD to 479 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg 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 34 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 Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg 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 Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg

High-Speed Trains

High-speed trains with speeds up to 250 km/h, first launched in Russia in 2009, immediately became a popular alternative to air travel for both Russian citizens and foreign tourists.

High-Speed Trains Lastochka between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg depart a day, passing the entire route for 01h 05min - 01h 05min.

High-Speed Trains between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 822В.

Interesting fact: Unfortunately, despite the popularity of high-speed trains and a consistently high load (occupancy rate exceeds 87%), High-Speed Trains are still not widespread in Russia, essentially connecting only a few of the most important cities. The reason for this is the huge distances between the cities of Russia, which leads to significant costs required for the construction of new modern railways that would be suitable for high-speed trains.
Important: Try to buy High-Speed Train tickets as early as possible. A few days before departure on High-Speed Trains, usually there are no available seats, and the price of the remaining tickets rises 2-3 times from the original.

High-Speed Trains on the route from Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

    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 Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, passing the entire route for 01h 42min - 01h 42min.

    Luxury Trains between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 031А.

    Interesting fact: Luxury Trains between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg 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 Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

    • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 74 USD
    • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 144 USD
    • De Luxe sleeping - from 479 USD

    Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
    23:36 01:18 01h 42min 031А Lev Tolstoy 74 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 Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 01h 40min to 01h 44min.

    Regular Trains between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 160А

    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 Vyborg to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

    • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 34 USD
    • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 35 USD
    • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD

    Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
    00:12 01:56 01h 44min 160А 34 USD

    Classes of tickets on trains between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg

    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.


    3-сl. open sleeping

    3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


    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.


    Sitting (Standard)

    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 Vyborg - Saint-Petersburg

    031А, Lev Tolstoy Luxury Train

    Departing from Vyborg at 23:36 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 01:18
    Travel Time - 01h 42min

    Ticket classes:

    2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 74 USD
    1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 144 USD
    De Luxe sleeping - from 479 USD


    Recommended trains

    Recommended Luxury Trains

    Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Luxury train between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg:

    031А, Lev Tolstoy  Luxury Train
    Departing from Vyborg at 23:36 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 01:18
    Travel Time - 01h 42min

    Ticket classes:

    2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 74 USD
    1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 144 USD
    De Luxe sleeping - from 479 USD


     

    Recommended Regular Trains

    Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Vyborg and Saint-Petersburg:

    160А,   Regular Train
    Departing from Vyborg at 00:12 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 01:56
    Travel Time - 01h 44min

    Ticket classes:

    3-сl. open sleeping - from 34 USD
    1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD
    2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 50 USD


     

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