Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL)
Location: The airport is situated about 12 miles (20km) from
Helsinki city centre.
Time: Local time is GMT +2.
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
Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport.
Service desks are located at Arrivals Hall 2.
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.
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.
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: None.