There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Helsinki by plane, ferry, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Helsinki  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Helsinki (HEL) BUD - HEL

$78 - $200

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Fly to Tallinn, ferry  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Tallinn (TLL) BUD - TLL
  2. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$128 - $255

Train, bus, ferry  •  28 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Udine Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Udine Autostazione to Tallinn
  4. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$267 - $385

Bus, ferry  •  29 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Udine, Udine 403
  2. Take the bus from Udine Autostazione to Tallinn
  3. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$198 - $275

Bus, carferry  •  41 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Riga
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920
  3. Take the carferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$155 - $399

Drive  •  29 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Helsinki 1509.5 miles

$340 - $500

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The distance between Budapest and Helsinki is 1460 km. The road distance is 2415.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Helsinki without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 28 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Budapest to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Helsinki is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:23 AM in Budapest and 10:23 AM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Helsinki is 2415 km. It takes approximately 29 h 19 min to drive from Budapest to Helsinki.

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Norwegian Air International, CSA, Finnair and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 708+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 912.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Helsinki, Finland?

Norwegian Air International, Finnair and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Helsinki every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Tallinn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Udine, Udine
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Riga
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$50
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$30

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