Travel to Finland are very popular among Russian tourists and businessmen.
And to get to the Finnish capital Helsinki over the years has become easier and easier - it is available in almost all types of transport: plane, train, bus, car, ferry and even bicycle!
This is the fastest, but also the most expensive wayto get to Helsinki. Daily direct direct flights Moscow - Helsinki performed Russian airline Aeroflot and the Finnish airline Finnair, and flights Saint Petersburg - Helsinki carries Russian airline Pulkovo Airlines. The duration of the flight from Moscow - 1 hour 45 minutes from St. Petersburg - 1 hour 15 minutes. In addition, Finnair now three times a week offers flights Yekaterinburg - Helsinki, travel time - 3 hours 5 minutes. Of the other regions of Russia to the capital of Finland can be reached by plane only with a change in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. The cost of tickets in economy class: from Moscow - from 9000 rubles from Peter - from 6500 rubles, from Ekaterinburg - from 15000 rubles.
Direct trains to Helsinki run only from Moscow and St. Petersburg.
From Moscow Leningradsky Railway Station daily fromis sent to train "Leo Tolstoy» №№ 31/32, departure at 22:50, arrival in Helsinki at 12:00. Night on the road, and you are there, it is very convenient! Total time is 16 hours, but it is based on long-term parking on the border. The train has a coupe and luxury cars, as well as the wagon for transportation of own car- if you use the "Autopack", and even book seats in advance, you can expect to save up to 50%. Ticket prices: from 6000 rubles coupe from 9000 rubles suite.
Between St. Petersburg and Helsinki message moreintensive, four times a day between the cities of runs high-speed train "Allegro", which you can reach by 3 hours 36 minutes to the Finnish capital! Trains leave daily at 6:50, 11:25, 15:25 and 20:25 Moscow time. Ticket price depends on the date and time of departure of the train: Class 2 - 75 to 115 euros, 1 class - from 120 to 170 euros.
Bus service to Finland from St. Petersburg is developing very actively. And there are many travel options.
- Buses - very convenient as walkingScheduled and abroad are out of order. In case of any problems at the border for individual passengers with a passport or visa is not waiting for their bus. Cost of the ticket one way - 35-40 euros. The most popular flights from St. Petersburg - Helsinki (and vice versa) are:
St. Petersburg - Vyborg - Helsinki - Turku(Transport company "Sovavto") Departure from St. Petersburg at 07:50 from the hotel "Pulkovskaya" (metro station Moscow.) - At 08:40 from the hotel "Europe" (metro station Nevsky Prospect..) - Arrival at the bus station in Helsinki - at 16:00. This flight time is coordinated with ferry Helsinki - Stockholm and Turku - Stockholm. Tickets are sold at "Pulkovskaya" hotel, the phone 812-740-39-85.
St. Petersburg - Helsinki - St. Petersburg(Finnish transport company «Savonlinja Oy - Finnord"). Buses leave twice a day at 15.00 and 22.35 from the hotel "Moscow" (v. Alexander Nevsky Square Metro), arrive in Helsinki at 22.00 and 6.00 at the Kamppi bus terminal. Tickets are sold at the box office bus station in St. Petersburg. Phone 812-314-89-51 transport company.
- Coach, committing shopping tours. Departure from the hotel "Oktyabrskaya" (Ligovskiy Ave., 10) from 20 to 22 hours. The cost of travel back and forth -25-35 euros. Return buses are back in the evening the next day. On weekends and public holidays No flights as shops in Finland are not working.
- Can be ordered in one of the transport companies private transfer by minibus - it is convenient, if you are thinking small company-
Very pleasant journey from Russia to Finlandit is also possible only from the northern capital. The shipping company St. Peter Line offers transportation by ferry Princess Maria, who goes through the day at 19:00 from St. Petersburg to the Naval Station (Vasilevsky Island, Marine Area of Fame, 1), and the next day at 8:00 am arriving in Helsinki South Harbour (Olimpiaranta , 1). The fare depends on the season and varies from 60 to 100 euros per person. Another ferry Princess Anastasia same company sent to Stockholm with calls in Helsinki. All ferries have restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, saunas. Ferries are ideal for those traveling by car, it is very advantageous to book Autopack for the passage of several people and machines allowance.
It is the most economical way to travelFinland, provided that the number of people traveling in the car. Again, you must first get to St. Petersburg - Moscow on the highway M10, about 700 km. Next - on the highway "Scandinavia" E18, approximately 400 km. The border can be passed through the checkpoints Torfyanovka - Vaalimaa (Vaalimaa) and Lingonberry - Nuiyamaa (Nuijamaa). "Green Card" - At the international car insurance should always be framed.
Since 2005, allowed to cross the border withFinland on the bike, which is very attractive for cyclists from the border of the Russian cities. The only way in which there is no way to get to Finland - is by foot. Have a nice trip!