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There are 8 ways to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh by plane, ferry, train, car ferry, night bus or bus

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Fly Helsinki to Edinburgh  •  6h 8m

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

$92 - $276

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Ferry to Tallinn, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Edinburgh (EDI) TLL - EDI

$155 - $290

Fly Helsinki to Glasgow, train  •  9h 49m

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

$117 - $407

Car ferry, train, night bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic
  3. Take the night bus from Essen to London N80
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$343 - $535

Car ferry, train, bus via Lübeck Hbf  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic
  3. Take the bus from Essen to London 080
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$343 - $535

Car ferry, train, bus  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Haffkrug to Essen Hbf Ic
  3. Take the bus from Essen to London 080
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$317 - $533

Car ferry, night bus, bus, train  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the night bus from Lübeck to Erlangen N05
  3. Take the bus from Erlangen to London
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$318 - $510

Bus  •  3 days 11h

  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 Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$188 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Edinburgh via Saint Petersburg, Warszawa and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 11h.

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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 11h and costs 160€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 6h 8m and costs 80€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 160€ - 300€ and takes 3 days 11h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Helsinki to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1065.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

Finnair, KLM and five other airlines fly from Helsinki to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Saint Petersburg, Warszawa, Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 3 days 11h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Tallinn to Edinburgh via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Tallinn to Edinburgh via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Tallinn to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Tallinn to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Lübeck Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Haffkrug to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Essen to London
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Lübeck to Erlangen
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Erlangen to London
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
34h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
29h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com

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Edinburgh is 2h behind Helsinki. It is currently 1:15 PM in Helsinki and 11:15 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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There are 2409+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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