There are 7 ways to get from Helsinki to Zürich by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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 45 min

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

$92 - $250

6 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 20 min

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

$149 - $524

Train, bus  •  2 days 0 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 Karlsruhe Hbf En
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$368 - $526

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 / ...

$272 - $503

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

$140 - $207

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 Zürich is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Zürich is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Helsinki Kamppi and arriving at Zurich via Балтийский Вокзал, St Petersburg Vitebskii and Bialystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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The distance between Helsinki and Zürich is 1775 km. The road distance is 2858.3 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Zürich without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 0 h and costs 310€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Helsinki to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Zürich is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 75€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 2 days 10 h.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 1109.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Zürich, 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, and Bialystok 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 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
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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 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
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
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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 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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
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
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 - $140
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
$18 - $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
$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
$243
Cabin
$298

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