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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Helsinki by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry, night train, train or car

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Fly to Helsinki  •  6h 34m

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

$83 - $181

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Fly to Tallinn, ferry  •  9h 9m

  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 10h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanța to Odessa, Pryvoz
  3. Take the bus from Odessa to Tallinn 999
  4. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$147 - $192

Ferry, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 10h

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

$178 - $201

Night train, bus, train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Vilnius
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to St Petersburg Vitebskii D
  4. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$188 - $293

Bus, car ferry  •  3 days 20h

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

$532 - $580

Drive  •  42h 21m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Helsinki 2332.2 miles

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Helsinki is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Helsinki is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 6h 34m.

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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 10h and costs 800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m 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 3h 30m.

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Helsinki is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:50 AM in Istanbul and 3:50 AM in Helsinki.

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

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

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There are 764+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 1342.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

Turkish Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Helsinki hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
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
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tallinn via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
18h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Brăila
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Maximov Tours
Phone
+380930004636
Email
maxtours1991@gmail.com
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Constanța to Odessa, Pryvoz
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Odessa to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
27h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Temptrans
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
St Peters Line
Phone
+49 611 140 22 02
Website
stpeterline.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$372
Schedules at
stpeterline.com
Car
$104
Passenger
$372

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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