The cheapest times to fly from JFK to HEL are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to HEL is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $972 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $343 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Helsinki

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Helsinki (HEL) will usually cost between $357 to $767 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $363. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $859. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $496 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $513 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to HEL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to HEL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to HEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to HEL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $91 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $480. Return trip prices are from the HEL to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to HEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to HEL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to HEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Madrid (JFK > MAD > HEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $483
  • Average savings: $31 (5.95%)

See JFK to MAD flights

Hack #2: London (JFK > LHR > HEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $486
  • Average savings: $28 (5.36%)

See JFK to LHR flights

Hack #3: London (JFK > LGW > HEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $490
  • Average savings: $23 (4.48%)

See JFK to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to HEL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, CSA, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4105 miles or 6606 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to HEL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to HEL flight is about 8 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Helsinki?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from JFK to HEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code HEL
Destination airport name Helsinki Vantaa Airport
City Helsinki
Country Finland
Latitude 60.3
Longitude 25


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