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St Petersburg - Helsinki is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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    • 2 Sailings Weekly 13 hr
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St Petersburg Helsinki Ferry reviews

  • "St. Petersburg Voyage"

    Our experience was good. It was not outstanding, but it met our needs, which was an affordable voyage from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. The ship is dated and the food is OK, yet nothing to rave about.

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  • "One nights journey"

    The embankment was a farce really- one set of steep steps. Fellow passengers worried as they waited. Would they be able to lift their cases to the top? Cabins clearly signed, clean and sufficiently stocked. Quiet, slept well. Timings excellent. Staff in charge of cafes and restaurant had permanently lost smiles and could be quite rude sadly. We wished we'd taken our own food on board as we were not impressed by any choices or prices.

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  • "great experience"

    first time with this company and I loved the experience, the great dancing show, clean cabin, lovely experience that will not be the last for sure

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  • "Great way to travel from one country to another!!"

    Great food and beverage options- even has an on board duty free. We really enjoyed the cruise across to Finland :)

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St Petersburg to Helsinki Ferry

The St Petersburg Helsinki ferry route connects Russia with Finland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, St Peter Line. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 13 hours.

St Petersburg Helsinki 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.

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

St Petersburg Guide

Located on the banks of the River Neva, St Petersburg is Russia's second largest city and lies at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea coast. The city's name was changed to Petrograd in 1924 but was later changed back to St Petersburg in 1991. Widely regarded as Russia's cultural hub it is probably the most western of all Russia's cities. St Petersburg's historic centre and related collection of monuments have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A popular tourist attraction in the city is The Hermitage, which is one of the largest art museums in the world. Located in the city are a large number of foreign embassies, international corporations, banks and other businesses. Unlike in Moscow, Saint Petersburg's historic architecture of the city centre, mostly consisting of Baroque and neoclassical buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries, has been largely preserved.

The city is served by passenger and cargo seaports in the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland, the river port higher up the Neva and tens of smaller passenger ports on both banks of the Neva River. It is a terminus of both the Volga-Baltic and White Sea-Baltic waterways.

Helsinki Guide

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and is located in the south of the country and lies on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The city is quite small and therefore is just begging to be explored on foot where visitors will be impressed by the city's architecture, culture and shopping and will love exploring the city's parks, forests and coastline with its many islands. A popular attraction in the city is the National Museum of Finland which contains a large collection dating back to prehistoric times through to the present day. The museum is housed is a neomedieval castle which is a popular attraction in its own right. For visitors that enjoy history, other museums in the city include the Helsinki City Museum, which introduces visitors to the city's 500 year history, the University of Helsinki, which has a number of museums which includes the University Museum and the Natural History Museum.

There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia, Sweden and Germany. All the ferry companies offer also possibility to take a car with you. Helsinki can be reached by ferry also from Russia as well as Poland.