Getting here

Easy access

Helsinki is easily accessible whether you arrive by air, sea or train.  By air there are direct flights from over 130 destinations, 60 airlines operating. Trains service daily, for example from St. Petersburg travel time is 3.5 hours. Ferry services from Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Russia.

Flying to Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA code: HEL) consistently ranks among the best in the world and is located just 20 km from the city centre. Website in English and in Finnish.

There is an on-going renovation at the airport so we would advise you to reserve enough time both on arrival and departure. It is possible to take the local train, Finnair bus, Helsinki Region Transport bus or a taxi to arrive to the city centre.

Helsinki Region Transport (Helsingin seudun liikenne HSL) provides public transport services between Helsinki Airport and the metropolitan area. In addition, many long distance buses stop at the airport. For more information check here. Train and bus schedules, ticket prices and routes are available at HSL website. Tickets can be purchased at the airport from a ticket machine or via the HSL mobile app.

Airport train from Helsinki Airport to the city centre

The train connection between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki city centre takes about 30 minutes. There are two services: local train I and train P (Ring Rail Line) every 10–20 minutes. A regional ticket is required, please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket in the train. Tickets can be purchased at the airport from a ticket machine or via the HSL mobile app.

The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between terminals 1 and 2.

Finnair City Bus from Helsinki Airport to the city centre

There is a regular airport bus (Finnair City Bus) running every 20 minutes between the airport and the city centre (Helsinki Railway Station), and several local buses are also available. The bus journey takes around 30 minutes. Finnair City Bus ticket cost 6,90 € and it can be bought from the driver (cash and credit cards are accepted).

The bus stops for both arriving and departing terminals. The buses are located in front of Helsinki Airport Terminal 2, platform 10. For further information, click here.

Local bus from Helsinki Airport to the city centre

Buses number 615 and 415 connect the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with central Helsinki. These buses depart from platform 25 outside of Terminal 2. Tickets can be bought from the ticket machine at the platform or from the driver by cash only.

Taxi from Helsinki Airport to the city centre

Taxi ranks for these agencies are located closest to terminals 1 and 2. Agency-specific price information is available in front of the terminals, on the information screens next to the taxi ranks. Taxis charge around 40-45€ for the journey and they accept both credit and debit cards and cash.


Taksi Helsinki

Vantaan Taksi – Helsinki Airport Taxi

Other taxi agencies may also offer their services to Helsinki Airport’s passengers. Where the agency is not one of those specified above, the customer agrees on the price separately.

By ferry or train

Helsinki Harbors

Helsinki has three passenger harbors in Helsinki, ferrys arriving from Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Poland, and Russia. More of the terminals can be found from the Port of Helsinki website. It is easiest to get to the ports in the centre of Helsinki by tram; Länsisatama, Olympiaterminaali and Katajannokka terminal. All terminals have excellent connections to central Helsinki and taxis are available in front of the terminals. For public transportation, please check the HSL Journey Planner for the best routes.

Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station is located in the heart of the city (address Kaivokatu 1, Helsinki). There are excellent connections from the railway station to all parts of the city, the neighbouring cities, the harbours and the airport. There is also daily train service (travel time 3.5 hours) to and from St. Petersburg, Russia. Finlandia Hall can be reached in 12 minutes by walking or in 8 minutes by tram (number 4 toward Munkkiniemi or number 10 toward Pikku Huopalahti).

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