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There are 12 ways to get from Helsinki to London by plane, train, car ferry, bus, car or car train

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Fly Helsinki to London Heathrow  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to London Heathrow (LHR) HEL - LHR

£57 - £200

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Fly Helsinki to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to London Gatwick (LGW) HEL - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£76 - £238

Fly Helsinki to London City  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to London City (LCY) HEL - LCY

£78 - £340

Fly Helsinki to London Stansted  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to London Stansted (STN) HEL - STN

£75 - £91

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to London Gatwick (LGW) TLL - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£79 - £366

Car ferry to Tallinn, fly to London Stansted  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to London Stansted (STN) TLL - STN

£125 - £530

Car ferry, train  •  42h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Sierksdorf to Koeln Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£326 - £731

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to London, Victoria Green Line Station

£414 - £449

Bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki Kamppi to St.Peterburg Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg Bus station to Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Warszawa to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station

£121 - £179

Car ferry, bus via Lille  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Prague, Florenc to Lille, Europe 940
  4. Take the bus from Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station 140 / ...

£434 - £490

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  34h 58m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£481 - £638

Drive, car ferry  •  36h 26m

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£353 - £555

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to London is to fly which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 7h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to London is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to London station. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Victoria, Green Line Coach Station via Saint Petersburg Bus station and Warszawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16h.

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The distance between Helsinki and London is 1138 miles.

The best way to get from Helsinki to London without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 2 days 15h and costs 460€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Helsinki to London, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to London is to fly which takes 5h 55m and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 2 days 16h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Helsinki to London bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Victoria, Green Line Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to London.
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  • Distance: 1137.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and London, England?

Finnair, British Airways and four other airlines fly from Helsinki to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to London Victoria via Saint Petersburg Bus station, Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station, and Warszawa in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
Flights from Helsinki to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £320
Flights from Helsinki to London City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Helsinki to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £340
Flights from Helsinki to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Helsinki to London Gatwick via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Helsinki to London Gatwick via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Helsinki to London Gatwick via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £420
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Tallinn to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95
Flights from Tallinn to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £350
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £440
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £410
Flights from Tallinn to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Helsinki to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Helsinki to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £310
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Gatwick via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £210
Flights from Tallinn to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £140
Flights from Tallinn to London Gatwick via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Helsinki to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £390
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to London Heathrow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Flights from Helsinki to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

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Website
bahn.com
Train from Sierksdorf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£80 - £120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £120
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£70 - £90
Premium
£85 - £120
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£90 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Stockholm Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£90 - £110
Website
Comati PSG
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
RegioJet
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg Bus station to Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Schedules at
ecolines.net
3 Park
Phone
+7-812-496-19-58
Email
3park@3park.ru
Website
akp.su
Bus from Helsinki Kamppi bus station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16
Schedules at
akp.su
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
£50 - £75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Lille, Europe to London
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Lille
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £85
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
£21 - £70
Inside cabin
£50 - £70
Outside cabin
£55 - £85
Deluxe/Suite
£45 - £70
Passenger
£18 - £23
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£62
Website
Viking Line
Passenger
£32
Vehicle
£24
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
St Peters Line
Car ferry from Kolera-allas to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£291
Website
St Peters Line
Car
£82
Passenger
£291
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
£110 - £170
Website
Finnlines
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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London is 2h behind Helsinki. It is currently 8:23 AM in Helsinki and 6:23 AM in London.

British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 7615+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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