There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Helsinki by plane, train, bus, car ferry, ferry 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 from Zurich  •  5 h 22 min

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

$84 - $250

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8 h 30 min

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

$142 - $268

Train, bus, car ferry  •  29 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Tallinn
  4. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$295 - $567

Bus, ferry  •  30 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice 401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Tallinn
  3. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$207 - $281

Bus, car ferry  •  47 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920
  4. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

$174 - $433

Drive, train  •  36 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Lüneburg Ice
  3. Drive from Lüneburg to Helsinki

$492 - $737

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 Zürich to Helsinki is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Helsinki is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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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 bus and car ferry which takes 29 h 18 min and costs SFr 280 - SFr 550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min 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 2 h 40 min.

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Helsinki is 1 h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 9:32 AM in Zürich and 10:32 AM in Helsinki.

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

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  • Distance: 1109.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

Finnair, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Zürich to Helsinki hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $480
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
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan to Venezia
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Freiburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
35 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Ferry operators

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