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helsinki Travel Guide

helsinki Airports

Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL)


The airport is situated about 12 miles (20km) from Helsinki city centre.


Local time is GMT +2.


Transfer City: 

Regular bus services to Helsinki City and the Tikkurila railway station to the airport. From the city centre, catch bus #615 and from Tikkurila bus # 61. Both journeys take around 30 minutes. Bus transfers from the airport to local hotels and parking areas is free of charge. The Finnair City Bus also transfers passengers to downtown Helsinki. Taxis to the city centre cost around EUR30 and take half an hour. Five car rental companies operate; their service desks can be found at Arrivals H

Car Rental: 

Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport. Service desks are located at Arrivals Hall 2.

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available at ranks outside the Arrivals hall of both domestic and international terminals. Expect to pay around EUR30 for the 30 minute journey into the city centre.

Airport Facilities: 

The airport has several banks with exchange facilities, and there are ATMs throughout the airport. Numerous restaurants and cafes are available in the terminals, as well as duty-free shops and three shopping areas with a variety of retail outlets. Travel agencies, pharmacy and luggage storage are also available. There are several Internet kiosks and wireless Internet access is possible throughout the terminals.

Car Parking: 

Parking at Helsinki Vantaa International Airport is charged at rates ranging from EUR8-30 per day for up to three days, after which they charge EUR3-10 per day. Short-term parking for pick-ups and drop-offs is charged at EUR1 every 10 minutes.

Departure Tax: 

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