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1. Posted by mashka (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hello everyone!! :)

what's the best way to go from tallin to st.petersburg??

some boat line via helsinki is also a option if exists :)

every advice is more than welcome :)

tnx for your help :)

2. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

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I think there are also frequent ferries between Tallin and Helsinki. The trains between Helsinki and St Petersburg are frequent as well.

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4. Posted by mashka (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hey :)

tnx for your help :D

have fun ;)

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

There are several buses between Tallinn and St. P, including a couple of night ones. However, note that because the journey is reasonably short, and customs formalities require a while at the border, you won't get huge amounts of sleep, and generally arrive about 6am as well. I'd be inclined o suggest going by day if you bus it.

On the train front, links have never been as frequent as you might suspect - for a while there were no Tallinn - St P trains at all, and only a single train to Moscow as a rail link to Russia. At the moment, there is a nightly train from Tallinn to St., though like most international trains in that part of the world it is subject to periodic changes, so depending when you go, you may find that it only runs every other night - a frequent occurrence for trains in Russia and the old Soviet Union - or not at all.

There are plenty of ferries and helicopters from Tallinn to Helsinki if you choose that route. From Helsinki, there are 3 trains a day, but in practice only two. The third is the Helsinki-Moscow night train, where you arrive in St. P about 2am in a suburban station, and it is often hard to buy tickets for that train if you aren't going through to Moscow. There are also a few buses Helsinki-St. P.