There are 6 ways to get from Helsinki to Zürich by plane, train, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zurich  •  5 h 51 min

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

$92 - $250

5 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Basel (BSL) HEL - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$149 - $524

Train  •  47 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to St Petersburg Finlyandskii 782 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Orscha Central
  3. Take the train from Orscha Central to Karlsruhe Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$347 - $504

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 2 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 / ...

$277 - $583

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
  2. Take the bus from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Bialystok
  3. Take the bus from Bialystok to Zurich

$138 - $206

Drive  •  32 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Zürich 1786.5 miles

$400 - $600

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Finnair, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Helsinki to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsinki to Zürich via St Petersburg Finlyandskii, Ploshchad Lenina, Pushkinskaya, St Petersburg Vitebskii, Orscha Central, Karlsruhe Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 47 h 14 min.

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 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
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 Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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 Zurich via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Stockholm, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
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 Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
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
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to St Petersburg Finlyandskii
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
www.vr.fi
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Orscha Central to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 St Petersburg Vitebskii to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
21 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bialystok to Zurich
Ave. Duration
28 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Agat
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Bialystok to Zurich
Ave. Duration
28 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
agat.eu
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
$186
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$103
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
$236
Vehicle
$242
Cabin
$298
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$377
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$105
Passenger
$377

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Helsinki and Zürich is 1775 km. The road distance is 2858 km.

The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Zürich is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Zürich is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs 75€ - 220€.

No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Zurich via St Petersburg Vitebskii and Bialystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Helsinki to Zürich, including transfers.