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
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- Scandinavian Airlines
- TUI Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Helsinki
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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!
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