There are 7 ways to get from Moscow to Helsinki by plane, car ferry, train, bus, night train 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 Helsinki  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Helsinki (HEL) SVO - HEL

$80 - $319

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Moscow Pushkinskaya to Saint Petersburg Moskovskaya
  2. Take the bus from St.Peterburg to Kamppi St Peterburg

$33 - $53

5 alternative options

Fly to Tallinn, car ferry  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Tallinn (TLL) SVO - TLL
  2. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$149 - $491

Train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg P Mosk Express
  2. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$55 - $102

Train, car ferry  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to Tallinn 034А
  2. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki M/S Superstar

$162 - $364

Night train  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the night train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to Helsinki

$61 - $111

Drive  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Moscow to Helsinki 681.7 miles

$150 - $230

What companies run services between Moscow, Russia and Helsinki, Finland?

Finnair, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Air Baltic fly from Moscow to Helsinki every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Moscow to Helsinki via Komsomolskaya, Moskva Oktiabrskaia, St Petersburg P Mosk, Ploshchad Vosstaniya, Ploshchad Lenina, and Pietari (Finljandski) in around 9 h 37 min.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to St Petersburg P Mosk
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$18 - $27
2nd Class (Kupé)
$28 - $45
Night train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
pass.rzd.ru
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Oktiabrskaia to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
rzd.ru
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow Pushkinskaya to Saint Petersburg Moskovskaya
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Ferry operators
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
$50 - $210
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$42 - $43
Vehicle
$43 - $44
Cabin
$54
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Moscow and Helsinki is 893 km. The road distance is 1091 km.

The cheapest way to get from Moscow to Helsinki is to bus which costs RUB 2000 - RUB 3300 and takes 17 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Moscow to Helsinki is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs RUB 4900 - RUB 20000.

No, there is no direct bus from Moscow to Helsinki. However, there are services departing from Moscow Pushkinskaya and arriving at Kamppi via Авиационная Ул. and St.Peterburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Moscow to Helsinki, including transfers.