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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Helsinki by plane, train, ferry, car ferry, night train, bus 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  •  5h 33m

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

$88 - $249

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Helsinki  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Helsinki (HEL) STR - HEL

$137 - $269

Fly Zurich to Tallinn, ferry  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Tallinn (TLL) ZRH - TLL
  2. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$148 - $253

Train, car ferry  •  40h 8m

  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

$346 - $526

Train, night train  •  46h 1m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Brest Central D
  4. Take the train from Brest Central to St Petersburg Vitebskii D
  5. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Helsinki 781 / ...

$263 - $423

Bus, ferry  •  47h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N07 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920
  4. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$164 - $253

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk Tsentralny to Tallinn 920
  4. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$283 - $594

Drive, train  •  37h 9m

  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  •  32h 44m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Helsinki 1788.5 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Helsinki is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 250 and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Helsinki is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 250 and takes 5h 33m.

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The distance between Zürich and Helsinki is 1775 km. The road distance is 2861.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Helsinki without a car is to train and night train which takes 46h 1m and costs SFr 260 - SFr 430.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Zürich to Helsinki, including transfers.

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

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Helsinki is 1h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 7:08 AM in Zürich and 8:08 AM in Helsinki.

Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Helsinki is 2862 km. It takes approximately 32h 44m to drive from Zürich to Helsinki.

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

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  • Distance: 1109.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Helsinki, Finland?

Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Helsinki hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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 Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
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
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
18h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Freiburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
35h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Bus from Minsk Tsentralny to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Temptrans
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Minsk
Ave. Duration
33h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Ferry operators
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$39 - $42
Vehicle
$40 - $43
Cabin
$50
Viking Line
Phone
+358 9 123 575
Website
vikingline.fi
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
vikingline.fi
Passenger
$41
Vehicle
$30

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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