There are 10 ways to get from Helsinki to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  5 h 45 min

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

$92 - $250

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Fly to Geneva  •  5 h 54 min

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

$90 - $274

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Fly to Basel  •  6 h 58 min

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

$119 - $464

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) HEL - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$102 - $237

Fly to Lugano  •  9 h 10 min

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

$206 - $727

Train, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Pietari (Finljandski) 782 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Orsha
  3. Take the train from Orscha Central to Innsbruck Hbf En
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...

$352 - $497

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 073
  3. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich N11 / ...

$275 - $520

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

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

$148 - $223

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

$504 - $742

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 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Switzerland is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 45 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 bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs 290€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 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 45 min and costs 75€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 2 days 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Switzerland is 1 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 10:45 PM in Helsinki and 9:45 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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Finnair, easyJet, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $88 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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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 1150.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 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 St.Peterburg Baltiyskaya, Балтийский Вокзал, Витебский вокзал. Метро "Пушкинская", St Petersburg Vitebskii, Bialystok, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Stuttgart, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Berlin Tegel, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Amsterdam, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Stuttgart, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Gothenburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Copenhagen, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Berlin Tegel, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Amsterdam, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Lugano via Warsaw, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
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
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Geneva via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Helsinki to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
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
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Orscha Central to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Orsha
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
21 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bialystok to Zurich
Ave. Duration
27 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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
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

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