How to get from Vantaa Airport to Helsinki?

This article is about how to get from Vantaa Airport to Helsinki: distance, time in the road, stops and price.

Vantaa-Helsinki. How to get from the airport to the destination?

Helsinki airport is the biggest airport in Finland. It's situated in the suburb called Vantaa, 19 kilometers from the city centre. You can get to Helsinki from the airport by three transport options: by train, bus or taxi (transfer). The train that joints the main train station of Helsinki with the airport spends from 27 to 32 minutes on the road, and the ticket price is EUR5. You can go to the city centre by bus, and you'll cover the distance for 35-40 minutes paying EUR3. And finally, the fastest but the most expensive option is to take a taxi or book a transfer. The price for taxi depends on several factors: time of day, number of people and the distance; so the cost may vary from EUR30 to EUR50. The time of the trip is about 30 minutes.

Taxi is the perfect option for those travelers who arrive in the night or don't want to waste time on searching for public transport or for those who travel with little children. Still, the price here is way higher than the ticket price for public transport. If you choose to go by train, consider the fact that it doesn't work 24/7: from midnight till 4am the trains are not available. The price for bus tickets is fairly low, that's why this option is a real catch for all those who want to save money. Moreover, there are several bus routes running almost 24/7, so it's not a problem to find the transport and leave the airport. Please remember that buses and trains will only bring you to the city centre, and you'll have to go further on your own.

Airport Helsinki-Vantaa — covers all the bases

Aside from its main function, the airport deals with some other tasks. In particular, for tourists it's a well-equipped complex to spend a good time. Helsinki-Vantaa airport has several hotels, spa centres, and also pubs and restaurants, and moreover, you can go to the Finnish Aviation Museum there. Both adults and children will be excited to visit the museum, so it's always full of guests.

Train Helsinki airport — Helsinki

Train Helsinki airport — Helsinki
Price

€5

Waiting time

10 min

Duration

27 min

Clients

Couple

There are two speeding train lines in the route, and the interval of each train is 10 minutes on working days from Monday till Saturday (from 9am to 7pm, on Saturday from 9am till 4pm). The first train heads off at 4am (5am on weekends), and the lines are closed at midnight. The trains are comfortable, and clean, and spacious, so it's a real pleasure to go by trains. The price for a one-way ticket is EUR5, and the daytime travel card costs EUR12. You can get the ticket in the terminal right in the train or by the check taker.

Train Vantaa airport — Helsinki:

direct train to Helsinki city centre

Schedule:

04.00 AM - 00.00 AM

Route:

Vantaa airport — Helsinki Main railway station

Duration:

27 min

Waiting time:

10 min

Comfort level:

High: clean, high, comfortable seating, large windows

Price:

5 euro

Clients:

For young tourists and couples without children or much luggage

How to find the train platform from Vantaa airport to Helsinki:

Use airports pointers to get to the Ring Rail Line train platform.

Bus Helsinki airport — Helsinki

Bus Helsinki airport — Helsinki
Price

€3

Waiting time

45 min

Duration

40 min

Clients

Ind. tourist

The easiest option for tourists might be to use bus 615 that runs right to the central train station of Helsinki; the time of the trip is around 35-40 minutes. You can also go by branded Finnair buses that spend around 30 minutes on the road and bring you right to the city centre. They only stop in Hesperia Park and cost more — EUR6.3, while the regular bus price is only EUR3. Please note that you should buy regional tickets.

Bus from Vantaa Airport to Helsinki:

№615 and Finnair shuttle

Schedule:

04:58 AM - 03:58 AM

Route:

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport - Helsinki railway station square

Duration:

35-40 min

Waiting time:

45 min

Comfort level:

Middle: a large lounge, a comfortable seating area

Price:

3 euro

Clients:

For young tourists and couples without children or much luggage

How to find the bus stop at Helsinki airport Vantaa:

12 and 25 platforms (Terminal 1, 2)

Taxi and transfer from the airport to Helsinki

Taxi and transfer from the airport to Helsinki
Price

€48

Waiting time

5 min

Duration

18 min

Clients

Family

Sure, the fastest, safest and most comfortable way to get from Helsinki-Vantaa airport is to get a taxi or book a transfer to Helsinki. Still, in Helsinki the price for taxi will depend on several points: e.g. on the time of day you arrive (the price is higher in the night), and also how many people go and how far they go. In most cases it's cheaper to book a transfer, since it has a fixed price that is discussed with the operator in advance. You can reach the destination by taxi in 30 minutes, and the price you can have there is around EUR30-50. The tourist can choose the class of the car that influences the final cost.

Schedule:

24/7

Route:

from the airport to hotel/ any address

Duration:

18 min

Waiting time:

5-10 min (if you take it at the airport on first-come-first-serve basis)
If you book a transfer in advance you will be picked up at once. The driver will meet you with a nameplate

Comfort level:

If you take it at the airport: air-conditioner, without stops and other passengers
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, water, english speaking operator, online payment, microbus for 7, 13, 16 passangers

Price:

€48

Clients:

families with children, inexperienced tourists, disabled persons, older tourists, tourists with a lot of luggage or who arrives at night time

How to find a taxi parked at Helsinki Vantaa airport:

Temporary parking located opposite the exit from the terminals.

How to get from the airport to Helsinki?

How to get from the airport to Helsinki?

Every traveler who arrives to Helsinki airport can choose the proper transport option by which they can reach the city. The fastest way to cover the distance is to go by taxi, yet it's pretty expensive. It's cheaper to go by bus, and they work 24/7. The trains can can be a perfect option: quick as the wind you'll be brought right to the city centre, but they don't work in the night. Just choose the best option that suits you best and enjoy your trip!

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