There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and 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.

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Edinburgh (EDI) HEL - EDI

$96 - $275

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Glasgow (GLA) HEL - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$121 - $406

Bus via Kaunas  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kaunas
  3. Take the bus from Kaunas to Warszawa
  4. Take the bus from Warszawa to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
  5. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$174 - $301

Bus  •  3 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
  3. Take the bus from Warszawa to Den Haag
  4. Take the bus from The Hague to London
  5. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$198 - $341

Carferry, bus, train  •  4 days 2 h

  1. Take the carferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad, Arad to London
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Carferry, bus, busferry, train  •  4 days 12 h

  1. Take the carferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Deva
  3. Take the busferry from Deva to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

Train, bus, drive, carferry  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Turku 945 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rautatieasema to Teersalo 203
  3. Drive from Teersalo to Liepāja
  4. Take the carferry from Liepāja to Travemünde
  5. Drive from Travemünde to Kiel Hbf
  6. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic
  7. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  8. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  9. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$639 - $1,052

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Edinburgh via Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2, Kaunas, Warszawa and London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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The distance between Helsinki and Edinburgh is 1705 km.

The best way to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Helsinki Kamppi station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Helsinki to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 2 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 9:04 AM in Helsinki and 7:04 AM in Edinburgh.

Finnair, Lufthansa, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1065.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Helsinki to Edinburgh every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Edinburgh via St.Peterburg Coach Station, Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2, Kaunas, Warszawa, Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, and London Victoria Station in around 3 days 0 h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Finnish Railways (VR)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $260
Eurostar
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
16 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
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 Warszawa
Ave. Duration
34 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Den Haag
Ave. Duration
21 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Warszawa to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Sindbad
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Stockholm to Arad
Ave. Duration
40 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Bus from Stockholm to Deva
Ave. Duration
42 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Arad, Arad to London
Ave. Duration
33 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Deva to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
41 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Föli
Phone
+358 2 2624811
Website
foli.fi
Bus from Rautatieasema to Teersalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
foli.fi
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
$183
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$102
Vehicle
$38
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
$150 - $300
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$230
Vehicle
$237
Cabin
$291
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$375
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$105
Passenger
$375
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Liepāja to Travemünde
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$36
Small Car
$104

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