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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Helsinki by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, night train or car

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Fly Brussels to Helsinki  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Helsinki (HEL) BRU - HEL

91€ - 224€

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Helsinki  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Helsinki (HEL) AMS - HEL

133€ - 373€

Fly Brussels to Tallinn, car ferry  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Tallinn (TLL) BRU - TLL
  2. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

101€ - 271€

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Helsinki  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Helsinki (HEL) DUS - HEL

132€ - 319€

Train, car ferry  •  38h 59m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck-Travemuende Strand Re / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki

213€ - 398€

Train, car ferry via Stockholm  •  41h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
  4. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

438€ - 561€

Bus and ferry, train, night train, car ferry  •  42h 20m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
  3. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Central 300
  4. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki

161€ - 284€

Drive  •  31h 24m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Helsinki 2835.5 km

320€ - 480€

Belgium → Finland
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International entry into Finland from Belgium

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Conditions of entry into Finland from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Finland from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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 recommended.

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, returning to Belgium from Finland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Helsinki is to fly which costs 90€ - 230€ and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Helsinki is to fly which costs 90€ - 230€ and takes 5h 18m.

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The distance between Brussels and Helsinki is 1648 km. The road distance is 2835.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Helsinki without a car is to train and car ferry via Stockholm which takes 41h 48m and costs 430€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Brussels to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Helsinki is 1h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 11:41 PM in Brussels and 12:41 AM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Helsinki is 2836 km. It takes approximately 31h 24m to drive from Brussels to Helsinki.

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Finnair, Air Baltic, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 2063+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 1647.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Helsinki, Finland?

Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Brussels to Helsinki hourly.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 950€
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 950€
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 950€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 700€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 700€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Tallinn via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
22€ - 140€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck-Travemuende Strand
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck-Travemünde Strand
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
HVV
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Snälltåget
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Central
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
Car ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
162€
Website
Viking Line
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Finnlines
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 Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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