There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki by plane, car ferry or bus

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Fly to Helsinki  •  5 h 44 min

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

$96 - $276

2 alternative options

Fly to Tallinn, car ferry  •  9 h 1 min

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

$166 - $459

Bus  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Warszawa
  3. Take the bus from Warszawa to Saint Petersburg
  4. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki

$192 - $278

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki is to fly which costs £70 - £210 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Helsinki is to fly which costs £70 - £210 and takes 5 h 44 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 via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, Warszawa and Saint Petersburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 11 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 3 days 11 h and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 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 44 min and costs £70 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £140 - £220 and takes 3 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Edinburgh to Helsinki bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Helsinki 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 44 min

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

Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Helsinki every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Victoria Coach Station, Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, Warszawa, and Saint Petersburg in around 3 days 11 h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Bus operators
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
3 times a day
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 Warszawa
Ave. Duration
29 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
34 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$42 - $43
Vehicle
$43 - $44
Cabin
$55
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Helsinki is 2 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:12 AM in Edinburgh and 12:12 PM 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 690+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $105 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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