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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Shuttle, fly to Helsinki  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Helsinki (HEL) HAM - HEL

$77 - $264

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Shuttle, fly to Tallinn, ferry  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Tallinn (TLL) HAM - TLL
  3. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$105 - $321

Bus, train, carferry  •  31 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Malmö N73
  2. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
  3. Take the carferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

$434 - $543

Bus, carferry  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Lübeck 149
  2. Take the carferry from Travemünde to Helsinki

$209 - $302

Bus, ferry  •  36 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920
  4. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$131 - $244

Drive, ferry  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Stockholm
  2. Take the ferry from Stockholm to Turku
  3. Drive from Turku to Helsinki

$292 - $460

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kiel and Helsinki is 1099 km.

The best way to get from Kiel to Helsinki without a car is to bus and train and carferry which takes 31 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Kiel to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Helsinki is 1 h ahead of Kiel. It is currently 5:47 AM in Kiel and 6:47 AM in Helsinki.

Finnair, Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Hamburg 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 Kiel to Hamburg Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 686.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Kiel, Germany and Helsinki, Finland?

There is no direct connection from Kiel to Helsinki. However, you can take the shuttle to Hamburg Airport, take the walk to Hamburg airport, fly to Helsinki, take the walk to Helsinki-Vantaa, then take the bus to Helsinki. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Hamburg Airport, take the walk to Hamburg airport, fly to Tallinn, take the walk to Lennujaam, take the line 2 bus to Reisisadam, take the walk to Tallinn, then take the ferry to Helsinki.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Hamburg to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$85 - $120
2nd Class Refundable
$85 - $120
1st Class Refundable
$120 - $170
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Autokraft DB
Phone
0431/38671024
Website
bahn.de
Shuttle from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Kiel to Malmö
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Riga
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
eurolines.de
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
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$373
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$104
Passenger
$373
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Ferry from Stockholm to Turku
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$128
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$19
Vehicle
$19
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Ferry from Stockholm to Turku
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$130
Vehicle
$133
Cabin
$164

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