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.
In the absence of documents entitling you to enter Finland (valid visa, residence permit etc.), train staff have the right to refuse passengers to board the train. We ask passengers to ensure that they have the necessary paperwork in advance.
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.
Passengers can buy tickets for services between Russia – Finland 90 days before train departure.
The sale of seats/berths on trains departing from Russia begins at 08:00 and from Finland at 00:01 Moscow time in both cases.
Passengers of Leo Tolstoy and Allegro trains can travel to Helsinki’s Vantaa airport free of charge within 80 minutes of their arrival in Helsinki
Passengers need to transfer to electric trains on the railway circle line (routes I or P) and present a ticket for a Leo Tolstoy or Allegro train.
Travel time to the airport:
- From the main station – 27 minutes;
- From Pasila station –23 minutes;
- From Tikkurila station – 8 minutes.
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
|Helsinki – Moscow
Times displayed are the local time in the city or town of arrival/departure.
* departure from Moscow (six)times a week: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, sunday; From 30 May to 31 August – daily.
* departure from Helsinki (six)times a week: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, sunday. From 30 May to 31 August - daily.
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: 20.01.2020