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Trains from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg

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Railroad route Sortavala - Saint-Petersburg overview

Trains from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg depart 3 times a day. Departure of the first train a day - at 05:30, the last - 22:43. Travel time between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg takes from 03h 58min to 05h 32min. Train tickets from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg cost from 23 USD to 46 USD, depending on a train category, ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2021.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Sortavala (Сортавала)

Arrival station:

Saint-Petersburg Finlyandskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Финляндский Вокзал))
Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал))


Complete schedule of trains from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
05:30 09:31 04h 01min 824В Lastochka High-Speed Train 23 USD
18:45 22:43 03h 58min 822Ч Lastochka High-Speed Train 23 USD
20:20 01:52 05h 32min 160А Regular Train 36 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg

Yes there are direct trains departing from Sortavala (Сортавала) and arriving to Saint-Petersburg Finlyandskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Финляндский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)). Trains depart 3 times a day.

Trains from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg depart from Sortavala (Сортавала) and arrive to Saint-Petersburg Finlyandskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Финляндский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)).

The fastest train is 822Ч Lastochka, departing at 18:45 from Sortavala and arriving to Finlyandskiy Railway station. Travel time of the fastest train 822Ч Lastochka - 03h 58min. Tickets cost from 23 USD.

The cheapest train is 822Ч Lastochka, departing at 18:45 from Sortavala, traveling for 03h 58min and arriving to Finlyandskiy Railway station at 22:43. Tickets for this train cost from 23 USD.

Travel time between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg takes from 03h 58min to 05h 32min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg depart from Sortavala (Сортавала). The first train a day departs at 05:30.

Trains from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg arrive to Saint-Petersburg Finlyandskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Финляндский Вокзал)), Saint-Petersburg Ladozhskiy Railway station (Санкт-Петербург (Ладожский Вокзал)).

Train tickets from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg usually cost from 23 USD to 46 USD per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 23 USD per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable trains for you (at the end of this page). You can use our recommendation. However, please keep in mind that tickets for recommended trains are usually bought first, so they can simply be sold out at the desired date.
Use our ticket search system, indicating the date and number of passengers of interest. After downloading the results - use the filters by departure time, arrival time, travel time, ticket price and ticket classes - so you will find the best trains that best meet your requirements. If there are no trains left after applying the filters, clean the filters and try again.

Train categories on a route between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg

High-Speed Trains

High-speed trains with speeds up to 250 km/h, first launched in Russia in 2009, immediately became a popular alternative to air travel for both Russian citizens and foreign tourists.

High-Speed Trains Lastochka between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg depart 2 times a day, passing the entire route for 03h 58min - 04h 03min.

High-Speed Trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 822В, 824В, 822Ч.

Interesting fact: Unfortunately, despite the popularity of high-speed trains and a consistently high load (occupancy rate exceeds 87%), High-Speed Trains are still not widespread in Russia, essentially connecting only a few of the most important cities. The reason for this is the huge distances between the cities of Russia, which leads to significant costs required for the construction of new modern railways that would be suitable for high-speed trains.
Important: Try to buy High-Speed Train tickets as early as possible. A few days before departure on High-Speed Trains, usually there are no available seats, and the price of the remaining tickets rises 2-3 times from the original.

High-Speed Trains on the route from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

  • Sitting (Standard) - from 23 USD
  • Sitting (Economy class) - from 24 USD
  • Sitting (Business class) - from 39 USD

Schedule of High-Speed Trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
05:30 09:31 04h 01min 824В Lastochka 23 USD
18:45 22:43 03h 58min 822Ч Lastochka 23 USD

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 05h 22min to 05h 32min.

Regular Trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg have the following numbers: 160А

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Sortavala to Saint-Petersburg have the following ticket classes:

  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 36 USD
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 46 USD

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
20:20 01:52 05h 32min 160А 36 USD

Classes of tickets on trains between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


Sitting (Business class)

The cost of business class ticket is slightly different from the price of an economy class, but the list of services included in the ticket may surprise even the experienced traveler. The layout sof eats in business class is two by two. Each of the leather seats is adjustable and have reclining backs, folding tables, footrest and armrest as well as an individual reading light. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the trip. Newspapers, travel-kit, cold and hot drinks, as well as hot meal is included.


Sitting (Economy class)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Sitting (Standard)

Comfortable adjustable textile seats arranged two by two, with armrests and footrests (except table seats), individual reading lights, foldable tables, built-in audio modules 
four TVs and two power sockets per coach. Meals are not included but snacks and drinks can be purchased at extra charge.


Popular trains on a route Sortavala - Saint-Petersburg

824В, Lastochka High-Speed Train

Departing from Sortavala at 05:30 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 09:31
Travel Time - 04h 01min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 23 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 24 USD
Sitting (Business class) - from 39 USD


822Ч, Lastochka High-Speed Train

Departing from Sortavala at 18:45 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 22:43
Travel Time - 03h 58min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 23 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 24 USD


Recommended trains

Recommended High-Speed Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable High-Speed train between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg:

824В, Lastochka  High-Speed Train
Departing from Sortavala at 05:30 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 09:31
Travel Time - 04h 01min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 23 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 24 USD
Sitting (Business class) - from 39 USD


 

Recommended fastest High-Speed train between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg:

822Ч, Lastochka  High-Speed Train
Departing from Sortavala at 18:45 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 22:43
Travel Time - 03h 58min

Ticket classes:

Sitting (Standard) - from 23 USD
Sitting (Economy class) - from 24 USD


 

Recommended Regular Trains

Recommended cheapest, most comfortable, fastest Regular train between Sortavala and Saint-Petersburg:

160А,   Regular Train
Departing from Sortavala at 20:20 - arriving at Saint-Petersburg at 01:52
Travel Time - 05h 32min

Ticket classes:

3-сl. open sleeping - from 36 USD
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 44 USD
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 46 USD


 

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