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There are 12 ways to get from Switzerland to Finland by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry, 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.

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Fly Zurich to Helsinki  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Helsinki (HEL) ZRH - HEL

$88 - $248

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Fly Geneva to Helsinki  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Helsinki (HEL) GVA - HEL

$86 - $273

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Fly Basel to Helsinki  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Helsinki (HEL) BSL - HEL

$115 - $462

Fly Zurich to Turku  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Turku (TKU) ZRH - TKU

$109 - $274

Fly Milan Malpensa to Helsinki  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Helsinki (HEL) MXP - HEL

$101 - $239

Train to Munich, fly to Helsinki  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Helsinki (HEL) MUC - HEL

$142 - $337

Bus, ferry  •  31 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Flughafen to Venezia
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Tallinn
  3. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$265 - $344

Train, car ferry  •  41 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck-Travemünde Strand Re8
  3. Take the car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki

$336 - $529

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Brest Central D / ...
  3. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D
  4. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$203 - $344

Bus  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Warsaw
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Saint Petersburg
  3. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki

$174 - $259

Drive, train  •  37 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Helsinki

$497 - $751

Drive  •  32 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Helsinki 1788.5 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Finland is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 280 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Finland is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 250 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Finland is 2132 km. The road distance is 2861.6 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Finland without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 31 h 27 min and costs SFr 260 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Switzerland to Finland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Finland is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 260 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Helsinki Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Finland is 1 h ahead of Switzerland. It is currently 6:12 PM in Switzerland and 7:12 PM in Finland.

Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Finland is 2862 km. It takes approximately 32 h 44 min to drive from Switzerland to Finland.

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Finnair, Air Baltic, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Helsinki Airport.

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  • Distance: 1332.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Finland?

Finnair, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Vantaa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Helsinki via Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, Zürich, Warsaw, Warszawa, and Saint Petersburg in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Munich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Munich to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Turku via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Turku via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Turku via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Munich to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Turku via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Munich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Munich to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Turku via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Munich to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Helsinki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Munich to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Munich to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Helsinki via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck-Travemünde Strand
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
20 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Website
www.rw.by
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Zürich Flughafen to Venezia
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Zurich to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
24 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Saint Petersburg
Ave. Duration
34 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Ferry operators
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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