There are 4 ways to get from Helsinki to Budapest by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Budapest (BUD) HEL - BUD

$78 - $201

3 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  40 h 28 min

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 920
  3. Take the bus from Riga to Budapest Népliget

$147 - $230

Train  •  41 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest Central
  3. Take the train from Brest Central to Wien Hbf En
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$203 - $295

Drive  •  29 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Budapest 1509.5 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Budapest is to fly which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Budapest is to fly which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Budapest is 1460 km. The road distance is 2415.1 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Budapest without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 40 h 28 min and costs 120€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Helsinki to Budapest, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs 65€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 260€ and takes 41 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Budapest is 1 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 2:55 PM in Helsinki and 1:55 PM in Budapest.

Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Budapest is 2415 km. It takes approximately 29 h 23 min to drive from Helsinki to Budapest.

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CSA, Norwegian Air International, Finnair and two other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 912.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Budapest, Hungary?

Norwegian Air International, Finnair and three other airlines fly from Helsinki to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsinki to Budapest via Pietari (Finljandski), Ploshchad Lenina, Pushkinskaya, St Petersburg Vitebskii, Brest Central, and Wien Hbf in around 41 h 49 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Helsinki to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Brest Central to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Ferry operators

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