There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg by plane, car ferry, train, bus, ferry or car

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Fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Gothenburg (GOT) HEL - GOT

$68 - $188

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Car ferry, train  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
  2. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Göteborg Centralstation SJ Snabbtåg X2000 / ...

$198 - $401

Car ferry, bus  •  26 h 41 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Gothenburg 601 / ...

$411 - $437

Bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya
  2. Take the bus from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Suwałki
  3. Take the bus from Suwałki to Göteborg

$140 - $212

Train, ferry  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Turku 945 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Turku to Stockholm
  3. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Göteborg Centralstation

$208 - $345

Car ferry, drive  •  23 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Drive from Stockholm to Gothenburg

$446 - $481

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Gothenburg. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Göteborg via Балтийский Вокзал, St Petersburg Vitebskii and Suwałki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Helsinki and Gothenburg is 791 km.

The best way to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 20 h 36 min and costs 160€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 55€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Gothenburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Helsinki to Gothenburg bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Göteborg station.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Gothenburg.
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  • Distance: 494.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Gothenburg, Sweden?

Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Helsinki to Gothenburg every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Gothenburg via St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya, Балтийский Вокзал, Витебский вокзал. Метро "Пушкинская", St Petersburg Vitebskii, and Suwałki in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Helsinki to Gothenburg via Stockholm Bromma
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Malmö Aviation
Website
flygbra.se
Flights from Helsinki to Gothenburg via Stockholm Bromma
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Train operators
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $60
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$70 - $95
2nd Class Refundable
$70 - $95
1st Class Refundable
$95 - $140
MTR Express
Website
mtrexpress.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
MTR Express
Finnish Railways (VR)
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
Bus from Stockholm to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
Swebus
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Suwałki
Ave. Duration
19 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Sindbad
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
$188
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$104
Vehicle
$38
Ferry from Turku to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$141
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$19
Vehicle
$19
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
$238
Vehicle
$245
Cabin
$301
Ferry from Turku to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$151
Vehicle
$155
Cabin
$191
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
$381
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$106
Passenger
$381

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Gothenburg is 1 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 5:10 PM in Helsinki and 4:10 PM in Gothenburg.

Malmö Aviation, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Gothenburg Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Gothenburg. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs 5€ - 8€.

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