Helsinki Vantaa

Helsinki, Finland

About The Airport

Around 90% of Finland's international air traffic passes through Helsinki. The airport has 2 terminals and a minimum connection time for transfers of just 40 minutes - one of the shortest in the world. Domestic and EU Schengen zone flights operate from Gates 11 to 31, while international and non-Schengen depart from Gates 32 to 55. Signs are in multiple languages including Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.


Free Wi-Fi for 4-hour sessions.

Getting to and from the airport

Helsinki Airport is 17km from Helsinki city center.

Taxi - taxi stands are outside the Arrivals areas of both terminals. Fixed-fare shared taxis, charter taxis and other special services are also available.

Bus - several bus routes link the airport with Helsinki city center and other cities in the region. An Express Bus takes just 30 minutes to reach central Helsinki.

Train - the new Ring Rail Line links the airport, central Helsinki and the rest of Finland. At peak hours, the trains run every 10 minutes into the city centre. The airport station can be reached via the corridor between the terminals. You'll need to buy your HSL ticket in advance online; you can also get them from the machines at the station entrance, from the tourist info desk or from one of the convenience stores.

Hotel shuttle - free hotel buses from both terminals stop at the Bonus Inn Airport Hotel, Best Western Hotel Pilotti, Cumulus Airport, Holiday Inn Helsinki Vantaa and Cumulus Resort Airport Congress Center.

Car rental - car rental desks are in the corridor connecting the two terminals.

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Five parking lots offer short and long-stay parking. A free shuttle bus takes drivers to and from the terminal buildings. You can reserve a parking space online.

Transit and in-airport hotels

The airport's 2 terminals are just 250 meters apart and are connected by pedestrian walkways both before and after Security.

The GLO Hotel Vantaa Airport is in Terminal 2. GoSleep Pods (covered sleeping chairs) in Terminal 1 can be rented by the hour; they can be found near Gate 12.

The Hilton Helsinki Airport and the Scandic Helsinki Airport are connected to to Terminal 2 by a covered walkway - you can get a room for the day at the Hilton if transiting.


Healthy Travel Tip

Get some fresh air and enjoy the runway views from the Scenic Terrace. It has outdoor and indoor sections, so you can watch the planes taking off even when it's chilly.

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