There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Helsinki by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Helsinki  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Helsinki (HEL) IST - HEL

$88 - $179

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Fly to Tallinn, ferry  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tallinn (TLL) IST - TLL
  2. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$143 - $285

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Tallinn
  4. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$321 - $455

Ferry, bus, carferry  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Tallinn 999
  4. Take the carferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$182 - $425

Bus, carferry  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Stockholm
  3. Take the carferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

$534 - $581

Drive  •  42 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Helsinki 2332.2 miles

$500 - $800

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Helsinki is 2148 km. The road distance is 3731.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Helsinki without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 2 days 1 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Istanbul to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Helsinki is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 11:49 AM in Istanbul and 11:49 AM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Helsinki is 3732 km. It takes approximately 42 h 21 min to drive from Istanbul to Helsinki.

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Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 708+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 1342.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Helsinki, Finland?

Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Helsinki hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Venezia
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Odessa to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
27 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Brăila
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$50
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$30
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$371
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$104
Passenger
$371

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