There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, night train, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) HEL - OTP

$118 - $272

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to St Petersburg Finlyandskii 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Chisinau
  3. Take the night train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$86 - $142

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
  3. Take the bus from Odessa Privoz to Bucharest

$114 - $185

Train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to St Petersburg Finlyandskii 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Kazatin Tovarnij
  3. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$104 - $172

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Bucuresti

$287 - $555

Drive  •  34 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Bucharest 1578.2 miles

$350 - $550

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Bucharest, Romania?

Blue Air, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Helsinki to Bucharest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Bucharest via Saint Petersburg, Odessa, and Odessa Privoz in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Helsinki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Helsinki to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to St Petersburg Finlyandskii
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
23 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
36 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
23 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Night train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Odessa Privoz to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ferry operators
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$197
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$109
Vehicle
$40
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $320
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$250
Vehicle
$257
Cabin
$316
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$400
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$112
Passenger
$400

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Helsinki to Bucharest?

The distance between Helsinki and Bucharest is 1752 km. The road distance is 2525 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Bucharest?

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Bucharest is to train and night train which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 2 days 8 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Helsinki to Bucharest?

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Bucharest is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs 95€ - 220€.

Is there a direct bus between Helsinki and Bucharest?

No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Bucharest via Saint Petersburg and Odessa Privoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

How long does it take to get from Helsinki to Bucharest?

It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Helsinki to Bucharest, including transfers.