There are just 4 steps to visa-free entry:
Tour prices for departure cities:
|BERLIN||268 EUR||349 EUR||LISBON||320 EUR||487 EUR|
|ZURICH||258 EUR||355 EUR||OSLO||233 EUR||324 EUR|
|MADRID||369 EUR||415 EUR||AMSTERDAM||323 EUR||390 EUR|
|PARIS||309 EUR||377 EUR||BRUSSELS||314 EUR||378 EUR|
|VIENNA||308 EUR||371 EUR||COPENHAGEN||238 EUR||331 EUR|
|ROME||330 EUR||382 EUR||STOCKHOLM||279 EUR||322 EUR|
Purchasing the Cruise
You can contact one of the travel agencies representing the St. Peter Line ferry company to purchase a visa-free cruise. After booking the cruise, the travel agent will provide you with the booking confirmation. You can visit the website www.stpeterline.com (St. Petersburg – Helsinki on Princess Maria –> About Us –> Where to Buy) to find the travel agency nearest you.
Online booking system
You can book a visa-free cruise travel without leaving your home using an online booking service via the website of the ferry company. When booking a cruise online, please follow the system instructions and leave the “visa” field blank when filling out the form. Next, the system will automatically bring you to the purchase of a transfer service to the city centre. After that, you will be able to book a city tour and print out the booking confirmation.
How can I get from Vantaa Airport to the Helsinki passenger port — Länsiterminaali?
You can take a taxi or use public transport: first the bus, then the tram:
- Use a regular 615 or 620 bus which runs from the airport to the Helsinki city centre to the railway station (in the direction of the city centre: Rautatientori).
Fare: 5.00 Euros in the daytime and 7.00 Euros in the night-time (from 2 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.)
Transfer to the number 9 tram from the Rautatientori station to reach the passenger port of Helsinki -Länsiterminaali.
On the day of departure, you should arrive at the terminal in advance for check-in. Check-in starts 3 hours before departure. To check in, you must provide the passport used to book the ferry. Please do not forget your cruise and hotel booking confirmations to simplify the check-in procedure and for your comfort. After check-in, you will proceed to passport and visa control and then get on board the ferry.
The information counter on board is open 24 hours a day. Cosy cabins, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos and other entertainment will be at your service. For children, there is a specially equipped game room with a pool of plastic balls a maze, and a children's cinema. Children under 12 years have free access to the Aqua Zone upon the condition that they are accompanied by their parents.
Arrival in Saint Petersburg
After the ferry arrives in Saint Petersburg, you should leave the ferry and proceed to passport and visa control. In order to accelerate the migration control procedure, it is necessary to make sure that you have the following documents on you before leaving the ferry: your passport, hotel booking confirmation, migration card, and arrival-departure card obtained when checking in for the ferry. Request a migration card onboard the ferry or at the passport control at the marine terminal in Saint Petersburg. Upon arrival in the Russian Federation, and after going through migration and customs control, you should proceed to the hall of the marine station, which is right behind the terminal. Having left the station building, proceed to the minibuses with St. Peter Line logo. Timetable and bus routes are available at www.stpeterline.com (Excursions –> Group Tours in St. Petersburg –> City Bus Tour). The bus makes several stops. With your arrival-departure card, you can use the shuttle an unlimited number of times. Please note that the shuttle bus runs on a schedule and only on the days when the ferry is staying at the quay at the marine station in Saint Petersburg.
Departure from Saint Petersburg
On the day of departure from Saint Petersburg, take the shuttle to the marine terminal, boarding at any of the stops listed on the site www.stpeterline.com (Excursions –> Group Tours in Saint Petersburg –> City Bus Tour). Inside the terminal, first check in for the ferry, providing your passport and the cruise booking confirmation. Then walk directly into the migration and customs control area. At passport control, you will need to provide your passport, migration card and arrival-departure card.
We hope this page will be useful for foreign tourists who want to take advantage of a unique visa free regime and enjoy the unspeakable atmosphere of Saint Petersburg.