There are 4 ways to get from Helsinki to Budapest by plane, ferry, bus, train 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  •  5 h 35 min

  1. HEL - BUD

$78 - $201

3 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  40 h 35 min

  1. 920

$148 - $231

Train  •  41 h 56 min

  1. 782 / ...
  2. D / ...
  3. Rj / ...

$200 - $289

Drive  •  29 h 23 min

  1. 1509.5 miles

$340 - $500

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

Norwegian Air International, Finnair and two other airlines fly from Helsinki to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsinki to Budapest via St Petersburg Finlyandskii, Ploshchad Lenina, Pushkinskaya, St Petersburg Vitebskii, Brest Central, and Wien Hbf in around 41 h 56 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
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 St Petersburg Finlyandskii
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
www.vr.fi
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Brest Central to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Budapest is 1460 km. The road distance is 2415 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Budapest is to fly which costs 65€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 65€ - 180€.

It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Helsinki to Budapest, including transfers.