We assembled a checklist for a traveller from Vainikkala to Russia to ensure a successful journey.
VR travel instructions
Very comprehensive travel instructions by VR:
Timetables and tickets
Railway tickets to Russia can be purchased from:
Visa is needed for Russia
Visas are admitted by Russian Consulate and they can be applied eg. through travel agency. Be prepared, it takes weeks to get a visa.
Take time for frontier formalities
Customs and passport control takes place in Vainikkala station prior to entering train. Please reserve an hour for frontier formalities.
Make parking contract in time
Contract parking is easy and inexpensive on lengthy or frequent trips. Ask parking contract befor you travel.
Easypark mobile application
More info on Easypark: