Thanks to the fast Allegro train, St. Petersburg is closer to Lappeenranta than ever before. There are four return connections daily, so a day trip to St. Petersburg can easily become a reality. Travel time from Vainikkala to St. Petersburg is only around 90 minutes.
Passengers must hold a valid visa for entry to Russia. You can apply for one from a travel agent. The passport control and customs checks are carried out on a moving train.
The Tolstoy train runs once a day, from both Helsinki and Moscow. You can get to several destinations by a train, such as Vyborg, St. Petersburg, Tver and Moscow, which are all within easy reach of Lappeenranta. More detailed schedules for planning your trip: