St Petersburg ferry port in Russia is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Helsinki, Tallinn & Stockholm available. With a selection of up to 5 Sailings Weekly, the port of St Petersburg connects Russia with Finland, Estonia & Sweden.
Sailing durations range from 13 hours on the Helsinki service to 39 hours 30 minutes on the Stockholm service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our St Petersburg fare search.
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.
With a colourful past stretching back to its eponymous founder Tsar Peter the Great in the 1700s, the city of Saint Petersburg is widely considered the cultural and historical capital of Russia. Situated at the far-eastern end of the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea, the metropolis is home to a plethora of international banks and businesses as well as a major seaport that specialises in the export of gas and oil throughout Europe.
The clash of architecture found in the city centre is testament to its multifaceted past. The monumental Winter Palace, once the home of Russia’s monarchs, is a dramatic Baroque structure on the shores of the palace embankment, while the gold-trimmed bell towers of the Smolney Convent to the south of the Neva river soar into the Russian skyline.
The port of St Petersburg is located on the western edge of Vasilevsky Island, a district of the city that is separated from the mainland by a fork of the Neva River. There is no overground train to the island, though an underground line runs from the south of the city to Primorskaya station just a half an hour walk from the harbour. Buses and Marshrutkas (city mini-buses) regularly make the short trip over one of the island’s four bridges too, taking passengers within minutes of the ferry terminal from stops across the city.
The cruise terminal, named Marine Façade, won the Best Port award in 2009 due to its comfortable, modern facilities that allow for the smooth handling of passenger traffic. The large building houses a cash machine, post office and souvenir shop, as well as a designated meeting spot for tour guides who offer trips through the historic streets of St Petersburg.
Ferries operated by St Peter Line leave the port a number of times throughout the week. All of the routes sail west across the Baltic Sea to stops in Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; and the multiple day trip to Tallinn in North Estonia.
1 Slavy square, Morskoy, Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near St Petersburg Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our St Petersburg Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!