Stockholm to Helsinki ferry

Fri, 24 May
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Cheap ferry tickets from Stockholm to Helsinki

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Stockholm to Helsinki is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
TALLINK
16:4516h45
Stockholm
10:30Helsinki
£981One-way
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2nd Cheapest
VIKING LINE
16:3016h40
Stockholm
10:10Helsinki
£1041One-way
0 changes

Ferry scheduleStockholm to Helsinki

Showing ferries for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
VIKING LINE
16:3016h40
Stockholm
10:10Helsinki
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TALLINK
16:4516h45
Stockholm
10:30Helsinki
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Fast ferry times from Stockholm to Helsinki

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

16 h 40 m

Average

16 h 42 m

Ferries per day

2

Distance

396 km

Of the 2 ferries that leave Stockholm for Helsinki every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
VIKING LINE
16:3016h40
Stockholm
10:10Helsinki
£1041One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
TALLINK
16:4516h45
Stockholm
10:30Helsinki
£981One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki

distanceDistance245 miles
durationAverage ferry duration16 h
priceAverage ferry ticket price£123 (€138)
frequencyFerry frequency1 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there is 1 direct ferry a day
carriersFerry operatorsTallink or Viking Line
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki cover the 245 miles long route taking on average 16 h with our travel partners like Tallink or Viking Line. Normally, there is 1 ferry operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £123, you can find the cheapest ferry ticket for as low as £74.

Ferry operators: Tallink and Viking Line Stockholm to Helsinki

Tallink and Viking Line ferries will get you to Helsinki from Stockholm from £88. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best ferry times and tickets for your trip.

Viking Line is a Finnish ferry company that operates a fleet between Finland, the Åland Islands, Sweden and Estonia. The company was founded in 1959 and currently operates seven vessels on six different routes. Viking Line's fleet of ships offer a variety of accommodation options, from standard cabins to luxury suites, as well as various onboard amenities such as restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment. They also have a variety of services on board like sauna, spa, gym, and different kind of entertainment options. Some of the most popular routes are: Helsinki - Tallinn, Turku - Mariehamn - Stockholm, Turku - Åland Islands - Sweden.

Ferry information from Stockholm to Helsinki with Viking Line:

  • Average Duration: 17 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: £157
  • Viking Line frequency: 1 a day

Ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki

When a trip to Helsinki is on the horizon, why not catch the ferry instead of flying? Three companies offer regular scheduled ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki, Viking Line, Tallink & Silja, and the St Peter Line. All of them cover the 247 miles (395 km) distance in between 16 and 17 hours, with no need to stop along the way. There are 15 ferries per week, with at least 2 per day, and most services depart around 4:30 p.m, arriving at Helsinki at approximately 10:30 a.m. the next morning. Cabins are available on all ferries, ensuring that travellers can relax and sleep during their crossings, and there are no luggage restrictions (beyond passengers' ability to carry their items). Dining, spa facilities, saunas, duty free shopping, cinema entertainment, and even "kids clubs" are available on board Stockholm to Helsinki services, making the journey even more enjoyable. All services cater for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and foot passengers, with extra fees for vehicle storage.

Ferry schedules Stockholm to Helsinki

Ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki depart all year-round, so passengers won't encounter periods when there are no services. The three major carriers offer 15 departures every week, including 2-3 per day. All of them will leave the Port of Stockholm in the late afternoon or early evening, with sailings generally leaving between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. After that, all ferries travel overnight, arriving about 17 hours later at the Port of Helsinki. Tallink Silja ferries leave from Värtahamnen Terminal in the port, which has a bistro restaurant, toilets, and on-site internet connectivity. Viking Line sails from Stadsgården Terminal, which is slightly more basic, although it does have a cafe, vending machines, and a ticket office. Both terminals provide long-term parking spaces for a small extra fee.

How to find cheap ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki

Prices vary depending on a number of factors, but lowering costs should be possible. The cheapest way to travel is to choose an Economy cabin, leave vehicles at home, and board as a foot passenger. On-board food and drink can add extra costs to the journey, and passengers can't bring their own snacks onto the vessel, so many people choose to dine during the trip. In that case, choosing affordable meals or taking advantage of meal and cabin deals is a good idea. Booking ahead is advisable, and tends to lower the costs of travel via early bird "Low Fare" tickets. Discounts may also be available with all carriers. For instance, Interrail pass holders can claim 50% savings with Viking Line - so check for promotional offers.

How long is the ferry journey from Stockholm to Helsinki?

Travellers catching ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki can expect journey times of between 16 and 17 hours in all cases. However, as ferries sail overnight, this lengthy travel time can feel a lot shorter, and comfortable cabins are always available. Check in times vary by ferry line, with Viking commencing boarding 90 minutes before departure, and Tallink Silja recommending that travellers arrive 1 hour before sailing. Foot passengers should always aim to be ready to board 30 minutes before the designated sailing time, while vehicle owners should arrive 1 hour before sailing.

What do you need to know before traveling by ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki?

Departure port: Ferries to Helsinki leave from various terminals in the Port of Stockholm. Viking boats leave from Stadsgården, which has direct bus connections to Cityterminalen. Leave 15-20 minutes for the transfer. Passengers with Tallink Silja will need to get to Värtahamnen. In that case, the closest metro station (Gärdet) is within 500 metres, while transfer buses run from the city centre. St Peter Line ferries leave from Frihamnen, which is also close to Gärdet station, and has bus links to the centre of town. All terminals have cafes and toilets, as well as ample long-stay parking.

Port of arrival: St Peter Line and Tallink Silja ferries dock at Lansiterminaali - Helsinki's West Terminal, which hosts a cafe, luggage lockers and a cash machine, as well as ticket machines for trams which run to the city centre. Both short and long-stay parking are also available should passengers require them. Viking Line ferries dock at Katajanokka Terminal, which offers free WiFi, a cafe, money change facilities, along with various parking options. There's also a kiosk which stocks basic essentials. Tram connections make it easy to head from ferries directly to central Helsinki, while taxis are available outside as well. Expect journeys into town to take 15-20 minutes.

FAQs: Stockholm to Helsinki ferries

FAQs: Take the ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Stockholm to Helsinki.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Stockholm to Helsinki can start from as little as £74 when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Stockholm to Helsinki is £123; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Stockholm to Helsinki ferry travel time is 16 h   for the 245 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki leaves at 14: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki leaves at 19: 00.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Stockholm to Helsinki without having to change trains with Tallink or Viking Line. There is 1 direct ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from Stockholm to Helsinki you can take a ferry with Tallink or Viking Line. Be sure to check out all possible ferry operators that offer services from Stockholm to Helsinki on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Stockholm, you have various port options to start your trip from including Stockholm Värtahamnen and Stockholm Stadsgården. When arriving in Helsinki, you can end your route in ports like West Terminal 2, Olympia Terminal and Vuosaari Harbour (Hansa Terminal).

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Stockholm Värtahamnen, which is located around 2.6 miles (4.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at West Terminal 2, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki is May.
You have options as you can travel between Stockholm and Helsinki 2 different ways: ferry or flight.

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