The Allegro train is a high-speed electric train operating on the St. Petersburg to Helsinki route since December 2010. The train's cars were produced by Alstom and have a number of unique features designed to work on both the Finnish and Russian railway networks. The trip from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 3 hours 27 min. There are up to four trains daily. The train consists of 7 carriages and has a maximum operating speed of 220 km/h.
Each individual seat on the Allegro is equipped with a folding table, adjustable backrest, individual lighting, a 220V socket between seats, a place for coats, a footrest and storage pockets for newspapers and magazines.
First and second-class seats are available on the train. First class seats are made from leather and arranged in two rows (1+2). The price of a first class ticket includes use of a self-service zone with tea and coffee, newspapers and magazines and radio headphones. Second class seats are arranged in two rows with two seats on each side. The restaurant offers passengers drinks, snacks and hot meals.
There are three carriages with special features: Carriage #2 has special seats equipped for disabled passengers, Carriage #6 has seats for passengers traveling with pets and Carriage #7 has a playground for children. Smoking is not allowed on board.
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!
Great service and efficient delivery
I very much appreciated the personal touch given by Russia Rail. All the arrangements were made very clear and the ticket on-line was great. No problems were encountered at all.
We visited St Petersburg in July and traveled by train from St Petersburg to Helsinki, returning 10 days later to St Petersburg. I made all arrangements through RussianRail.com, from South Africa, using the Russian Rail website. Everything worked quickly, easily and efficiently and our Russian Rail experience was very positive, from beginning to end.
St.Pete to Helsinki
Russian Rail was easy to buy tickets online. Prices were very reasonable. We bought table seats to sit with friends. There were places to charge electronics, large window, comfortable seats. The dining card had variety of food, snacks, beer, wine,assorted other drinks. The ride was very smooth. Would DEFINITELY use Russian Rail again.
I went to Russian Rail to book our journey from St Petersburg to Helsinki, having found the Finnish Rail website too confusing. I initially booked online, but the Russian Rail travel agent emailed me personally to check that I had the right date - it turned out that I had booked for the wrong month!! Thanks to the agent, my error was not costly and we had a great trip.
Really our experience with Russian Rail was flawless. Thanks to them I was able to take the train tickets from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, which was impossible from the train page. Excellent after-sales service. We will recommend it to anyone traveling to Russia.
St. Petersburg to Helsinki
I used Russian Rail from St. Petersburg to Helsinki... loved it. Much better then flying. My first time using rail from Russia and I would certainly recommend!
Once you have your tickets, look forward to a wonderful, smooth
and enjoyable journey through the Russian countryside.
Buy your ticket safely and securely and then sit back
and enjoy the ride!
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