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

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Fly to Zurich  •  5h 57m

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

$89 - $249

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Fly to Basel, train  •  8h 34m

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

$146 - $524

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  9h 5m

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

$137 - $272

Car ferry, train  •  40h 31m

  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

$339 - $526

Car ferry, train via Hamburg Hbf  •  41h 7m

  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 / ...

$339 - $534

Train, night train  •  46h 4m

  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 Karlsruhe Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$272 - $432

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  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

$222 - $357

Bus via Warsaw  •  2 days 16h

  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

$173 - $256

Drive, train  •  35h 49m

  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  •  32h 46m

  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 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Zürich is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsinki to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Helsinki and arriving at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB via Московский Пр.,5, Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya, Minsk and München ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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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 night train which takes 46h 4m and costs 230€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Helsinki to Zürich, including transfers.

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Helsinki to Zürich bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Helsinki station.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Zürich is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs 75€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 190€ - 310€ and takes 2 days 5h.

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

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Helsinki to Zürich bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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Map of how to get from Helsinki to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 1109.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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 Saint Petersburg, Московский Пр.,5, Кт, Saint Petersburg, Metro Zvezdnaya, Minsk, and München ZOB in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $480
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Helsinki to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
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
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Train from Lübeck-Travemünde Strand to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
34h 10m
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
12h
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
27h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
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ticketbus.by
Mr Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Website
mrtrans.ru
Bus from Minsk to Munich
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
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
3h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Warsaw to Zürich
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
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
24h 28m
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
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com

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Zürich is 1h behind Helsinki. It is currently 9:34 AM in Helsinki and 8:34 AM in Zürich.

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

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

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There are 528+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 2€ - 9€.

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