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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki by plane, ferry, train, night train, car, car ferry, night bus, bus or bus and ferry

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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Fly to Helsinki  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Helsinki (HEL) EDI - HEL

$96 - $275

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Fly to Tallinn, ferry  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Tallinn (TLL) EDI - TLL
  2. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$156 - $290

Train, night train, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station Ice
  4. Take the night train from Aachen Hbf to Berlin Wannsee Ice
  5. Drive from Berlin Wannsee to Travemünde
  6. Take the car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki

$463 - $800

Train, night bus, car ferry  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the night bus from London to Essen N80
  3. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Ic
  4. Take the car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki

$322 - $498

Bus via Wroclaw  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Wrocław
  3. Take the bus from Wroclaw to Minsk Tsentralny
  4. Take the bus from Minsk to St.Petersburg
  5. Take the bus from St.Peterburg Coach Station to Helsinki Kamppi

$165 - $271

Bus  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to The Hague
  3. Take the bus from Den Haag to Marijampolė
  4. Take the bus from Marijampolė to Saint Petersburg
  5. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki

$194 - $331

Train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry  •  4 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Deva
  3. Take the bus from Deva to Stockholm
  4. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki is to fly which costs £70 - £220 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki is to fly which costs £70 - £220 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Helsinki. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Helsinki Kamppi via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, Wroclaw, Minsk and St.Peterburg Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23 h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Helsinki is 1066 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 23 h and costs £120 - £210.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Helsinki bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs £70 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £120 - £210 and takes 2 days 23 h.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Edinburgh to Helsinki bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Helsinki Kamppi station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 1065.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Helsinki, Finland?

Finnair, KLM and six other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Helsinki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Victoria Coach Station, Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, Wroclaw, Minsk, and St.Peterburg Coach Station in around 2 days 23 h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Aachen Hbf to Berlin Wannsee
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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
Night bus from London to Essen
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to The Hague
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Wrocław
Ave. Duration
20 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Wroclaw to Minsk Tsentralny
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Bus from Minsk to St.Petersburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to The Hague
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Den Haag to Marijampolė
Ave. Duration
31 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Marijampolė to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Deva
Ave. Duration
41 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Deva to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
42 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Ferry operators
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
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
$372
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$104
Passenger
$372

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Helsinki is 2 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 12:36 AM in Edinburgh and 2:36 AM in Helsinki.

Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Air International and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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