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There are 13 ways to get from Helsinki to Switzerland by plane, train, car ferry, night train, bus 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 Zurich  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Zurich (ZRH) HEL - ZRH

$93 - $248

Cheapest option

Fly to Geneva  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Geneva (GVA) HEL - GVA

$90 - $273

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Fly to Basel  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Basel (BSL) HEL - BSL

$120 - $463

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) HEL - MXP

$106 - $258

Fly to Lugano  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Lugano (LUG) HEL - LUG

$136 - $425

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Stuttgart (STR) HEL - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Schaffhausen

$137 - $280

Car ferry, train  •  40 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Lüneburg
  3. Take the train from Lüneburg to Zürich HB Ice

$347 - $541

Car ferry, train via Hamburg Hbf  •  41 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde
  2. Take the train from Lübeck-Travemünde Strand to Hamburg Hbf Re8
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...

$347 - $549

Train, night train  •  47 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Brest Central D
  3. Take the night train from Brest Central to Innsbruck Hbf R
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...

$205 - $337

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk to Munich
  4. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y / ...

$230 - $372

Bus via Warsaw  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw to Zürich

$175 - $259

Drive, train  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$494 - $741

Drive  •  32 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Zürich 1786.5 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Switzerland is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Switzerland is to fly which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Switzerland is 1841 km. The road distance is 2858.3 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Switzerland without a car is to train and night train which takes 47 h 39 min and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Helsinki to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Switzerland is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 80€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 200€ - 330€ and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Switzerland is 1 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 5:33 PM in Helsinki and 4:33 PM in Switzerland.

Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Switzerland is 2858 km. It takes approximately 32 h 46 min to drive from Helsinki to Switzerland.

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Swiss, Finnair, easyJet and five other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Zurich Airport.

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  • Distance: 1150.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Switzerland?

Finnair, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Helsinki to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Helsinki to Zürich via Saint Petersburg, Московский Пр.,5, Кт, Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya, Minsk, München ZOB, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, and Zürich HB in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Dusseldorf, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Hamburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Amsterdam Schiphol, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Berlin Tegel, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Riga, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Stockholm, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Dusseldorf, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Hamburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Amsterdam Schiphol, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Krakow, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Berlin Tegel, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Riga, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,800
Train operators
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 Böblingen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Train from Lübeck-Travemünde Strand to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski)
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
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
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya to Minsk
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
eurotrans.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk to Munich
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Mr Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Website
mrtrans.ru
Bus from Minsk to Munich
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
mrtrans.ru
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Warsaw to Zürich
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Warszawa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
24 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com

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