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There are 11 ways to get from London to Helsinki by plane, train, car ferry, bus, car or car train

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Fly London Heathrow to Helsinki  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL) LHR - HEL

77€ - 267€

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Fly London Stansted to Helsinki  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Helsinki (HEL) STN - HEL

41€ - 141€

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Fly London City to Helsinki  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Helsinki (HEL) LCY - HEL

204€ - 316€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Helsinki  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Helsinki (HEL) LGW - HEL

73€ - 236€

Train to London Luton, fly to Helsinki  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Helsinki (HEL) LTN - HEL

43€ - 138€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Tallinn, car ferry  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Tallinn (TLL) LGW - TLL
  3. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

98€ - 278€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  44h 26m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the bus from Brussels to Warszawa
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station
  4. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

219€ - 563€

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Łomża
  2. Take the bus from Łomża, Dworzec Autobusowy to Tallinn, Bus Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

122€ - 223€

Bus, car ferry via Prague  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Kolera-allas

463€ - 497€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  34h 45m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Helsinki

505€ - 670€

Drive, car ferry  •  36h 17m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Helsinki

429€ - 670€

London to Helsinki by bus and car ferry

The journey time between London and Helsinki is around 2 days 9h and covers a distance of around 3089 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 9h. Operated by Autokar Polska, FlixBus, Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS and others, the London to Helsinki service departs from London Victoria Coach Station and arrives in Helsinki. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 9h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 9h
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
170€
Carbon emissions:
387 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
08:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Helsinki bus and car ferry schedules

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The cheapest way to get from London to Helsinki is to train and fly which costs £35 - £120 and takes 8h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Helsinki is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs £65 - £230.

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The distance between London and Helsinki is 1821 km.

The best way to get from London to Helsinki without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 44h 26m and costs £180 - £490.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from London to Helsinki, including transfers.

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

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Helsinki is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 7:24 AM in London and 9:24 AM in Helsinki.

Lufthansa, Finnair, KLM and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 533+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 1820.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between London, England and Helsinki, Finland?

Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and six other airlines fly from London Paddington to Helsinki hourly.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from London City to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from London City to Helsinki via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 110€
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 95€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from London City to Helsinki via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from London City to Helsinki via Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 95€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 260€
Flights from London City to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 340€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
Flights from London Gatwick to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Tallinn via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 450€
Flights from London City to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Helsinki via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from London Luton to Helsinki via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Tallinn via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warsaw to Tallinn, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Łomża, Dworzec Autobusowy to Tallinn, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Łomża
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
100€ - 120€
Website
Comati PSG
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 90€
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
24€ - 75€
Inside cabin
55€ - 75€
Outside cabin
65€ - 90€
Deluxe/Suite
50€ - 75€
Passenger
21€ - 25€
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
323€
Website
St Peters Line
Car
90€
Passenger
323€
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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