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

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Fly  •  6 h 11 min

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

$118 - $270

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Ferry, bus  •  43 h 54 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Odessa 999
  3. Take the bus from Odessa Privoz to Bucharest

$101 - $148

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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

$103 - $181

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Kiev Pass D
  3. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$111 - $173

Carferry, bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the carferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Bucuresti

$486 - $519

Train via Tula 1 Kurskaya  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Ladozhski) 31
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Tula 1 Kurskaya D
  3. Take the train from Tula 1 Kurskaya to Losowaja D
  4. Take the train from Losowaja to Chernovcy
  5. Take the train from Chernivtsi to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$112 - $211

Drive  •  34 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Bucharest 1578.2 miles

$350 - $550

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Helsinki to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Bucharest - Gara de Nord via St Petersburg Ladogskii, Tula 1 Kurskaya, Losowaja and Chernivtsi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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The distance between Helsinki and Bucharest is 1752 km. The road distance is 2525.1 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Bucharest without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 43 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Helsinki to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Bucharest bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Helsinki station.

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Helsinki to Bucharest train services, operated by Finnish Railways (VR), depart from Helsinki station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Bucharest is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h.

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

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Helsinki to Bucharest bus services, operated by Ukraine buses, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1094.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

Blue Air, Lufthansa and four 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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
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 Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Helsinki to Bucharest Otopeni via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Ladozhski)
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
21 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Ladogskii to Tula 1 Kurskaya
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$20 - $30
2nd Class (Kupé)
$30 - $50
Train from Tula 1 Kurskaya to Losowaja
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chernivtsi to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Losowaja to Chernovcy
Ave. Duration
26 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$6 - $9
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
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 - $35
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
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
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Ferry operators

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Helsinki to Bucharest train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Bucharest - Gara de Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Bucharest is 2525 km. It takes approximately 34 h 12 min to drive from Helsinki to Bucharest.

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Blue Air, Finnair, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1888+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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