There are 3 ways to get from Sortavala to Helsinki by car, train or plane

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Drive, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Sortavala to Kesälahti
  2. Take the train from Kesälahti to Helsinki 4 / ...

$54 - $83

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Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sortavala to Helsinki 253.9 miles

$55 - $85

Drive, train, fly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Sortavala to Kesälahti
  2. Take the train from Kesälahti to Joensuu
  3. Fly from Joensuu (JOE) to Helsinki (HEL) JOE - HEL

$73 - $263

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The distance between Sortavala and Helsinki is 356 km. The road distance is 406.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Sortavala to Helsinki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Joensuu Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Helsinki is 1 h behind Sortavala. It is currently 11:22 PM in Sortavala and 11:22 PM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Sortavala to Helsinki is 406 km. It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to drive from Sortavala to Helsinki.

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Finnair offers flights from Joensuu Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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There are 708+ hotels available in Helsinki. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sortavala to Helsinki.
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  • Distance: 222.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sortavala to Helsinki. However, you can take the drive to Kesälahti then take the train to Helsinki. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Helsinki.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Joensuu to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Kesälahti to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Kesälahti to Joensuu
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
www.vr.fi

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