Foreign citizens cannot enter Russia with electronic visas on Allegro trains.
This is due to the fact that the electronic visa is invalid when crossing the state border of the Russian Federation by rail at the railway checkpoints Buslovskaya, Vyborg, St. Petersburg-Finlyandsky.
The service for selecting seats/berths on long-distance trains between Finland-Russia is subject to temporary restrictions when an electronic ticket is booked in Finland.
You can select the seat/berth number if there is only one passenger with a seat/berth on the order.
Passengers travelling on Train No. 31/32 "Leo Tolstoy" Helsinki – Moscow are able to obtain a Tax Free Global Blue refund in cash or by credit card on the stretch between Helsinki station and Kouvola station. Global Blue staff confirm the export of goods by stamping your Tax Free Form and pay out the Tax Free refund. Tax Free forms are valid for one year from the date of issue. Passengers can also present the form to receive cash at Tax Free refund points in Russia or on the train after their next trip to Finland. A list of all Global Blue refund points can be found at www.globalblue.ru.
From 4 October 2018, tickets are sold 90 days prior to the train’s departure on international trains running to Finland.
On 1 July 2015, a circle railway line was opened in Helsinki which connects the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with the Helsinki city railway station, as well as Pasila and Tikkurila stations.
The ride by electric train to Vantaa Airport takes 27 minutes from Helsinki station, 22 minutes from Pasila station and 8 minutes from Tikkurila station.
Tickets issued for the Russian-Finland Allegro and Leo Tolstoy trains are valid for travel on electric trains on the circle railway line to Vantaa Airport.
Within 80 minutes after a long-distance train arrives at the above stations a passenger has to board a train to the airport.
Travel conditions for passengers, carry-on baggage and animals are similar to those in force on train No. 31/32 Leo Tolstoy Moscow - Helsinki.
Moscow – Helsinki
Leo Tolstoy (daily)*
|Helsinki – Moscow
Leo Tolstoy (daily)*
Times displayed are the local time in the city or town of arrival/departure.
* from September 1, 2017 will departure from Moscow 6 times a week: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, sunday;
from September 3, 2017 will departure from Helsinki 6 times a week: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, sunday.
You can check the timetable, fares and availability in the section "Buying tickets". Please specify the departure and destination stations, as well as the travel dates.
There is e-registration avaliable for Russia – Finland trains 1 hour before train departure from Moscow.
Ticket purchase is avaliable online and at internationsl ticket offices on the territory of the Russian Federation.
There is a branded lux carriage on № 32/31 "Leo Tolstoy" train that has four two-berth compartments and cafetaria.
Branded lux carriage:
- folding sofa-berth;
- extra upper sleeping berth;
- toilet with heated floor;
- shower cabin;
- LCD TV;
- DVD/VHS player.
Last update: 28.06.2019