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There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Helsinki by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 14m

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

$73 - $201

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  41h 28m

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

$146 - $230

Train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
  2. Take the train from Kiev Pass to St Petersburg Vitebskii D
  3. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$110 - $171

Drive  •  29h 19m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Helsinki 1509.5 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Helsinki is to fly which costs 20 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Helsinki is to fly which costs 20 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft and takes 5h 14m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 41h 28m and costs 41 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Budapest to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Helsinki is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs 20 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 31 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft and takes 2 days 0h.

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

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Helsinki is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 10:57 AM in Budapest and 11:57 AM in Helsinki.

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

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Norwegian Air International, Finnair, Air Baltic and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 912.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

Norwegian Air International, Finnair and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Helsinki 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Helsinki via Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station, Kiev Pass, St Petersburg Vitebskii, Pushkinskaya, Ploshchad Lenina, and Pietari (Finljandski) in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Helsinki via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
20h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Riga
Ave. Duration
31h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29m and costs 350 Ft.

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