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Helsinki Airport

General information

Helsinki has a population of 630,000 and is the capital of Finland. The largest airport in the country is north of the city and consists of two terminals and three runways. Since July 2015 it is possible to travel by train from the airport to the city.


Where is Helsinki Airport situated?

Helsinki Airport is located in the city of Vantaa, north of Helsinki. By car, the airport is easily accessible through Finnish national road 45 and the E18.

How many terminals does Helsinki Airport have?

The airport consists of two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are interconnected. Much has been done in recent years to modernize and expand the airport. Terminal 1 has been expanded on the south side, Terminal 2 is much larger than before due to the new Plaza (Aukio), West Pier and South Pier. The airport’s annual capacity is now 30 million passengers per year.

Source of image: Finavia Corporation

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Helsinki Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Finland.

Airport Distance
Tallinn Airport (Estonia) 101km
Tampere Airport 142km
Turku Airport 149km



The distance from Helsinki Airport to the centre of Helsinki is 20 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Helsinki.

From HEL Airport to Helsinki City centre by Car
20 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Helsinki Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Helsinki Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Helsinki Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Helsinki Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Helsinki is about € 45.-. Book your taxi at Helsinki Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From HEL Airport to Helsinki City centre by Taxi
20 km
30 min
€ 45.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Helsinki Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Helsinki Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Helsinki Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Helsinki Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Helsinki Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Helsinki Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Helsinki Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Finnair
  • Norwegian
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • TUI Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Helsinki Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton Helsinki Airport, Vantaa

This hotel is conveniently situated just a 10-minute walk from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It offers a small breakfast from 03:30 and soundproofed rooms with an LCD TV, cable channels and a tea/coffee maker.


Clarion Hotel Aviapolis, Vantaa

Reachable within 10-minutes from Helsinki Airport via train or bus, this Clarion hotel features a sauna, fitness centre and a relaxing lounge. Aviapolis Train Station is just 20 metres away and central Helsinki can be reached in 30 minutes by train.


Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis, Vantaa

This hotel is 2 km from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and 15 minutes’ walk from the Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Water Park. The hotel offers free airport shuttle service. Free WiFi is available.

Hotels in Helsinki

Looking for the best hotels in Helsinki? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


GLO Hotel Kluuvi, Helsinki

Situated 500 metres from Helsinki Central Station, this hotel is next to Kämp Galleria Shopping Centre. Relaxing treatments can be booked in the on-site Kämp Spa, which includes a sauna lounge with a traditional Finnish sauna and a steam bath.


Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki, Helsinki

Featuring the Bistro Vilho, this historical hotel from 1917 is next to Kaisaniemi Park, 150 metres from Helsinki Central Station. Free fitness centre access and modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi are offered.


Hotel Finn, Helsinki

Directly across the street from Stockmann Department Store, this hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Helsinki Central Station. It offers free Wi-Fi, along with basic and functional rooms with local artist’s works.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Helsinki Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Helsinki Card City

This card offers a unique way to experience the city. Enjoy free public transport, entry to sights and museums, a sightseeing tour (limited timetable 2021), and discounts on dining, shopping, and tours. Choose from 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour validity.


90-minute Helsinki Boat Sightseeing on Beautiful Canal Route

Enjoy a cruise along Helsinki's beautiful canal and take in the sights along the shores, including city highlights such as the historic Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, the Helsinki Zoo, and the fleet of icebreakers.

Tour & transport

Helsinki Panorama Coach Tour

Tour Helsinki’s sights on a 1 hour 45 minute coach tour with audio commentary in 10 languages. Drive past the Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and stop at the Temppeliaukio Church or the Sibelius Monument to get an overview of the Finnish capital.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Helsinki Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Helsinki Airport. This airport has an average score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Paola bruno
17 hours ago

The airport services are really bad ! They renewed it but no indication for customs and tax free and for the baggage check before the gates there were only 3 belts open among 20 and more that are there! Very bad

4 years ago

Very comfortable airport. Small, but convenient and clean with all you need. Free WiFi, good food locations and easy to navigate. Tip: nice outdoor terrace at the bar at the far end.

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