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There are 9 ways to get from Helsinki to Berlin by plane, car ferry, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) HEL - BER

64€ - 264€

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Car ferry to Tallinn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) TLL - BER

59€ - 320€

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Fly Helsinki to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) HEL - TXL

102€ - 351€

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) TLL - TXL

101€ - 377€

Car ferry, bus  •  30h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Riga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin

87€ - 197€

Car ferry, train  •  35h 43m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Buechen Re
  3. Take the train from Buechen to Berlin Hbf Ec / ...

172€ - 302€

Car ferry, train via Stockholm  •  36h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
  2. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Berlin Hbf Snälltåget

152€ - 271€

Car ferry, night train  •  36h 32m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the night train from Stockholm Central to Berlin Hbf 301

382€ - 397€

Drive  •  25h 15m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Berlin 2104.9 km

240€ - 360€

Finland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Finland

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Finland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Finland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi and Satakunta in Finland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta
France: Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle, Guadeloupe
Norway: Agder, Oslo, Viken, Rogaland
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from Finland is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Finland from Germany.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cost-effective way to get from Helsinki to Berlin is to fly, which costs 60€ - 270€ and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Berlin is to fly which costs 60€ - 270€ and takes 5h 9m.

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The distance between Helsinki and Berlin is 1105 km. The road distance is 2104.9 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Berlin without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 30h 5m and costs 85€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Helsinki to Berlin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Berlin is 1h behind Helsinki. It is currently 2:36 AM in Helsinki and 1:36 AM in Berlin.

Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Berlin is 2105 km. It takes approximately 25h 15m to drive from Helsinki to Berlin.

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easyJet, Finnair, Air Baltic and three other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 1104.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Berlin, Germany?

Finnair, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Helsinki to Berlin 4 times a day.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
200€ - 410€
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Train operators
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 Luebeck Hbf to Buechen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Büchen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
HVV
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 Buechen to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Buechen to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Buechen to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Snälltåget
Night train from Stockholm Central to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
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 Helsinki to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
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 Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
69€
Website
Viking Line
Car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
162€
Website
Viking Line
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
St Peters Line
Car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
323€
Website
St Peters Line
Car
90€
Passenger
323€
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Finnlines

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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