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asgardi
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Posted 6 months ago

Hi Everybody
i search a way to go in helsinki from Bruxelles
can someone have experience ? and good advice to give us
we travel with my wife and our dog
Thanks for you answers
we can exchange in french

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argon
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replied 6 months ago

As Finnland have no Rail connections to Sweden or the Baltic States , you have to take a ferry . I think the best is from Travemünde (- Helsinki) with Finnlines . From Bruxelles you should go via Köln (Cologne) , Lübeck and sometimes also Hamburg . Note , ICEs from Belgium are often delayed or get completly cancelled , but umfortunately it is the easiest way , so you should make a long stop in Köln . Tickets can be book on bahn.de/en (for trains) and finnlines.com for the ferry .

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MisterSteve
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replied 6 months ago

The important bit here is the dog. If it is too big to be carried in a box/basket then DB charge half adult fare for it - and it must wear a mask on the train (unless guide dog for blind etc..). Finnlines charge 70€ for a dog from Travemünde

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Arend7
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replied 6 months ago

There are also ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki or to Turku with direct train connection to Helsinki. See www.directferries.com

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nltrainer
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replied 6 months ago

Best site-again (those above know, but will not reveal secrets of ´competition´): seat61.com
Describes all overland options from UK to all EUR countries, so just hook on from BE/Bru.

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Arend7
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replied 6 months ago

When making a reservation I am always looking for seat 61. There is indeed a lot of competition for that ;)