Tallinn to St. Petersburg Train Route
Tallinn to St. Petersburg train makes 4 stops on the route from Estonia to Russia - in Tapa, Johvi, Narva, and Kingisepp. The trip takes 7 hours.
There is only one train running on the Tallinn to St. Petersburg route - the Baltic Express train, which operates daily. The same train runs on the St. Petersburg to Tallinn route.
The Baltic Express train 034 travels from Tallinn to St. Petersburg to Moscow and has served this route since 2015. It travels between Moscow and St. Petersburg overnight and then runs through Estonia during the daytime.
NOTE: Border crossing formalities are carried out in the train during the trip. Passengers traveling with e-visas to St. Petersburg cannot enter or exit Russia using this train!
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers
The train trip from Tallinn to St Petersburg takes 7 hours.
The distance between Tallinn and St. Petersburg is 370 km.
The Tallin – St. Petersburg train runs once a day. It departs from Tallinn at 16.00 and arrives in St. Petersburg at 23.58.
No, it is impossible to enter Russia by train with an electronic visa. You should apply for a visa through the Russian Consulate in your county in advance to travel to Russia by train.
St. Petersburg - Tallinn train departs from the Moscovsky train station, the address is Nevsky Prospect, 85, metro Ploshad Vosstania.
Your passport will be checked in Ivangorod by Russian customs officers and in Narva by Estonian officers. There’s no need for you to leave the train, all the procedures will be carried out on board. The train stops at each of these stations for approximately one hour.
No, the Tallinn to St Petersburg train does not run through Belarus.
No, the Tallinn to St. Petersburg train does not have a restaurant car. You can buy snacks, tea and coffee from the conductor or bring your own food on board.
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Easy way to purchase train tickets from St Petersburg to Tallin. It was convenient to use their website, especially as train tickets in Russia are sold quite close to trip date. It’s convenient to buy it thru this service co and then they send you the tickets by email upon availability. We needed to be ensured of our train seats as we had a visa to process, and this was a document we needed, and we were very happy to find that with 6 people buying tickets in the same day, but not thru one transaction, Russian rail was able to put us into 3 adjacent compartments in the same coach. This made our travel even more fun and we felt safe being together.
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As always, ordered tickets to Russia and received them on time and as requested. Asked to change some details originally and they did it within a day.
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I bought the tickets in Chile, preparing my trip to Russia. Everything worked perfect with the trains. They were punctual, comfortable, everything was fine. An advice, from St. Pertersburg to Tallinn, the Russian police checked me, asking if I had alcohol, cigarettes and medicines, I recommend not carry on any of that in order to avoid problems. the train service was excellent!
It was my first experience in a train and it was a better experience than I expected. It wasn't a 1st class train, maybe it looked old and all, but it was incredible.
A great experience
While the bureaucracy at the boarders was a little intimidating, this is obviously unavoidable. Other than this, we had a great trip from Riga to Saint Petersburg, then Saint Petersburg to Tallinn. The cabins were comfortable and clean, the toilets were fine, the samovar was useful and overall we had a lovely time. It would be handy if one could open one's own window as it took us until our second journey to realise we could just ask the attendant to open it.
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and enjoyable journey through the Russian countryside.
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