Helsinki to St Petersburg Ferry


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Getting the best price for your Helsinki to St Petersburg ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Helsinki to St Petersburg. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Helsinki to St Petersburg route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Helsinki to St Petersburg ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Helsinki to St Petersburg is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Helsinki

Helsinki's ferry port lies on the southern coast of Finland, resting on the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is the busiest ferry port in Finland with over 6 million passengers passing through it annually and offers a number of connections to Sweden, Estonia, Germany and Russia on a daily basis. These can all be booked online with AFerry.

About St Petersburg

In short, it's a city with a beating heart, a vibrant history and an integral future in modern Russia. Very different in character from Moscow, the city is known for being modern, progressive and cool, featuring great shopping and nightlife to complement the wide range of historic sites. Today, it makes a great entry port into exploring Russia further, with St Peter Line offering sailings to St Peter Line from Helsinki in Finland.

Owing to Peter the Great's passion for boats and sailing, the city is perfectly served for ferry services, and recent visa regulation relaxations have made it even more attractive for tourists. One site definitely worth seeing is the Winter Palace - legend has it that Russian citizens walking past the front of the Winter Palace during the reign of the Peter the Great were in constant danger of being pulled from the street in order to be subjects for the enthusiastic though somewhat over confident Tsar's amateur dentistry experiments. Visitors to the capital will be relieved to discover that this is no longer a danger they face.


  • 22 Sep 2016
    Happy traveller
    • Pleased that the ferry to St. Petersburg left from the same port as the one we arrived on from Tallinn

      Review by Carol

  • 15 Jun 2014
    Helsinki to St Petersburg and back
    • I enjoyed the experience

      Review by Anon

  • 27 Sep 2013
    Overnight to St Petersburg
    • Checking in at Helsinki was a breeze and the crossing smooth. Although the website said we would not arrive at the normal terminal because of the G20, this was not the case.

      Review by Anon

  • 18 Jun 2013
    St. Pete ferry
    • My wife and I took the overnight ferry to St. Petersburg and it was great!! The food was great, the room was adequate and the scenery was spectacular. We would do it again in a minute. In fact, we are planning our next trip already and we have only been home for 3 days. I would recommend the ferry trip to anyone.

      Review by William Wood

  • 31 May 2013
    • Make sure you have Euros or food voucher. BEFORE getting onboard if coming from Russia. Otherwise you CANNOT EAT OR DRINK FOR 15 HOURS!!! The room is tiny and spartan, which is not a huge issue but the bedding was not soft or comfortable - considering the price better bedding would be expected. In the all you can eat buffet the food is fine, but the staff continually try to clear your stuff away and are visibly annoyed if you get up to get another included glass of wine or a bit more food and don't leave... This is unacceptable as you pay for all you can eat and drink and there are fixed times for sessions lasting an hour and a half. Why should I be made to feel uncomfortable and that I should be leaving from about 20 minutes into my hour and a half seating? There is immense pressure to get you out as quick as possible, despite the excessively high price tag for average food. There is a distinct lack of efficiency in disembarkation. They like everyone up on the side where the lifts are...????!!!!??? So every 5 seconds the lifts open and people try and cram into the queue and queue jump... This is just idiotic. Queuing on the other side of the room would eliminate this. We weren't even on the right side for exit so this was just a failure to think things through. The whole thing masquerades as a cruise with facilities, but the staff make you feel like cattle. There is a cinema... No films... ! It served its purpose and st petersburg is amazing. But this ferry is horribly overpriced and the staff need a severe talking to about their attitude Oh and go on Princess Maria if you can... It's newer nicer and cleaner. Anastasia is old and grubby It's a good way to get to Russia without a visa but nothing more

      Review by Honest person

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