Helsinki Airport is the biggest airport in Finland. It's situated in the suburbs 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 connects the main train station of Helsinki with the airport spends 27 to 32 minutes to get to the destination, and its ticket price is EUR 5. You can also get from Helsinki Airport to city centre by bus, and thus you'll cover this distance in 35-40 minutes for EUR 3. And, finally, the fastest but the most expensive option is to take a taxi or book a transfer. The price for taxis depends on several factors: the time of day, number of people and the distance, so the trip cost may vary from EUR 30 to EUR 50. The duration of the trip is about 30 minutes.
Helsinki Airport taxi is the perfect travel option for those tourists who arrive at night or don't want to waste their time searching for public transport or for those who are travelling with little children. Still, the price here is much higher than the ticket price for public transport. If you choose to go by train, note that it doesn't run 24/7: from midnight till 4 a.m., trains are not available. The price for bus tickets is relatively low, that's why this option is really good 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 get you to the city centre, and you'll have to get to your final destination on your own.
Besides its main function, the airport deals with some other tasks. In particular, it's a well-equipped complex allowing tourists to spend some good time inside. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has several hotels, spa centres, as well as different pubs and restaurants, and moreover, you can also go to the Finnish Aviation Museum there. Both adults and children will be excited to visit the museum, that's why it's always full of guests.
There are two electric train lines on the route, and the interval of each train is 10 minutes on working days from Monday till Saturday (from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, on Saturday - from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m). The first train from Helsinki Airport to city centre departs at 4 a.m. (and at 5 a.m. - on weekends), and the lines are closed at midnight. These trains are comfortable, clean and spacious, so it's a real pleasure to travel by them. The price for a one-way ticket is EUR 5, and the daytime travel card costs EUR 12. You can get a ticket in the special machine on a train or from the conductor.
direct train to Helsinki city centre
04.00 AM - 00.00 AM
Helsinki Vantaa Airport — Helsinki Main railway station
High: clean cabin, high comfortable seats, large windows
young tourists and couples without children or a lot of luggage, those who know the route
Use airport signs to get to the Ring Rail Line train platform.
The easiest option for tourists might be to use bus №615 that runs right to the central train station of Helsinki, the trip duration is 35-40 minutes. You can also take a branded Finnair bus that spends around 30 minutes to get to the destination and takes you right to the city centre. It makes a stop only in Hesperia Park and its ticket price is higher — EUR 6.3, while the regular bus ticket price is only EUR 3. Please note that you should buy regional tickets.
bus №615 and Helsinki Airport shuttle Finnair
04:58 AM - 03:58 AM
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport - Helsinki railway station square
Medium: large cabin, comfortable seats
young tourists and couples without children or a lot of luggage
Platforms 12 and 25 (Terminal 1, 2).
Surely, the fastest, safest and most comfortable way to get from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is to take a taxi or book a transfer to Helsinki. However, in Helsinki, the cost of such a service depends on several factors: for example, on the time of day you arrive (the price is higher at night), and also on how many people there are 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 for this trip will be up to EUR 50. Tourists can choose the class of the car themselves, and this will influence the final trip cost.
from the airport to your hotel or any address
5-10min (if you take it at the airport on the first-come-first-served basis)
If you book a transfer in advance, you will be picked up right upon arrival. The driver will meet you with a nameplate.
If you take it at the airport: air-conditioning, without stops and other passengers
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, water, English-speaking operator, online payment, minibuses for 7, 13, 16 passengers
families with children, inexperienced tourists, disabled people, aged tourists, tourists with a lot of luggage or who arrive at nighttime
Taxi ranks are located in front of the exit from the terminals.
Every traveller who arrives at 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 get there by bus, especially because they are available 24/7. Trains can be a perfect option: being quick as the wind, they will get you right to the city centre, however they don't run at night. Just choose the Helsinki Airport transport option that suits you best and enjoy your trip!