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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki by plane, car ferry, train, bus, ferry or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Helsinki (HEL) BER - HEL

Cheapest option

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn, car ferry  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Tallinn (TLL) BER - TLL
  2. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

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Train to Hamburg, fly to Helsinki  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Helsinki (HEL) HAM - HEL

Bus, car ferry  •  30h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Rīga
  2. Take the bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Tallinn Bus Station 14
  3. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

Train, ferry  •  33h 40m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
  2. Take the ferry from Stockholm to Turku
  3. Take the train from Turku Satama to Helsinki 972 / ...

Train, car ferry  •  36h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation Snälltåget
  2. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki

Train, car ferry via Kolera-allas  •  38h 17m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation Snälltåget
  2. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

Bus, car ferry via Stockholm  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station Bucharest Memento Bus Terminal - Stockholm Central Bus Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

Drive  •  25h 16m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki 2100.3 km

Berlin Central Station to Helsinki by train, bus and car ferry

The journey time between Berlin Central Station and Helsinki is around 43h 11m and covers a distance of around 1679 km. This includes an average layover time of around 15h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 36h 5m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, ODEG, BVG and others, the Berlin Central Station to Helsinki service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Helsinki. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
28h 9m
Layover time:
15h 1m
Total time:
43h 11m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
36h 5m
Journey distance:
1679 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€138
Carbon emissions:
211 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:25
Last service departs at:
21:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Helsinki train, bus and car ferry schedules

Germany → Finland
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International entry into Finland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Finland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • COVID-19 test 3 days after arrival
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 3 days after arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Finland

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Finland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Helsinki is 0295 535 535.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Helsinki is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Helsinki is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0295 535 535.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Finland.

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Last updated: 24 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki is to fly which costs €60 - €250 and takes 5h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki is to fly. Taking this option will cost €60 - €250 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Helsinki is 1106 km. The road distance is 2100.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 30h 7m and costs €80 - €200.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Helsinki is 1h ahead of Berlin Central Station. It is currently 1:15 PM in Berlin Central Station and 2:15 PM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Helsinki is 2100 km. It takes approximately 25h 16m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki.

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easyJet, Finnair, Norwegian Air International and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 529+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 1106.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Helsinki, Finland?

Finnair, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Berlin Central Station to Helsinki 5 times a day.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €700
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€85 - €460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Berlin to Rīga
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
1188 Latvia
Phone
+371 80 001 188
Email
info@1188.lv
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Berlin Zob to Riga
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Schedules at
1188 Latvia
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €19
Schedules at
1188 Latvia
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €120
Website
Comati PSG
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €90
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
€24 - €75
Inside cabin
€55 - €75
Outside cabin
€65 - €90
Deluxe/Suite
€50 - €75
Passenger
€21 - €25
Car ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €190
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
€75 - €150
Inside cabin
€85 - €120
Outside cabin
€130 - €190
Deluxe/Suite
€330 - €450
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€69
Website
Viking Line
Ferry from Stockholm to Turku
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€129
Website
Viking Line
Car ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€163
Website
Viking Line
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€323
Website
St Peters Line
Car
€90
Passenger
€323

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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