There are 11 ways to get from France to Finland by plane, train, bus, ferry, car or car 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 from Paris CDG  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Helsinki (HEL) CDG - HEL

$82 - $210

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Fly from Nice  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Helsinki (HEL) NCE - HEL

$87 - $435

Fly from Paris Orly  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Helsinki (HEL) ORY - HEL

$93 - $272

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Helsinki (HEL) STR - HEL

$122 - $237

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Helsinki (HEL) ZRH - HEL

$150 - $352

Train to Geneva, fly  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Helsinki (HEL) GVA - HEL

$127 - $338

Bus, ferry  •  39 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Venice, Venice
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Tallinn
  3. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$239 - $336

Drive, carferry  •  37 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Travemünde
  2. Take the carferry from Travemünde to Helsinki

$271 - $401

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Brest Central En
  2. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D
  3. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$252 - $376

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Rue de Maubeuge to Rīga
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to St.Petersburg
  3. Take the bus from St.Peterburg Coach Station to Helsinki Kamppi

$153 - $243

Drive, train  •  36 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Helsinki

$412 - $687

Questions & Answers

The distance between France and Finland is 2375 km.

The best way to get from France to Finland without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 39 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from France to Finland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from France to Finland is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 1 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Finland is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 6:04 PM in France and 7:04 PM in Finland.

KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Finland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from France to Finland.
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  • Distance: 1484.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between France and Finland?

Finnair, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Paris to Vantaa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Helsinki via Gare De L'est, Paris Est, Brest Central, St Petersburg Vitebskii, Витебский вокзал. Метро "Пушкинская", Финляндский вокзал. Метро "Площадь Ленина", and Pietari (Finljandski) in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nice to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Nice to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Paris Orly to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Nice to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Website
www.rw.by
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Paris Rue de Maubeuge to Rīga
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Saint Petersburg a/v
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Rīga to St.Petersburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Bus from St.Peterburg Coach Station to Helsinki Kamppi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
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

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