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Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL)


The main gateway for flights to Finland, Helsinki Vantaa International Airport is located in Vantaa, roughly 11 miles (17km) north of central Helsinki. First built for the Summer Olympics in 1952, the facility has been ranked among the world's best airports several times over the last 20 years. The airport is clean and well-run, with a reputation for quick processing times and friendly staff members. Flights to Helsinki Vantaa International Airport are available from many destinations worldwide, including London, Moscow, Berlin, Athens, Edinburgh, Paris, Toronto, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Dubai.


The airport is situated about 11 miles (17km) from Helsinki city centre.

Getting to the city

There are regular bus services between Helsinki, the railway station and the airport; bus transfers from the airport to local hotels and parking areas are free of charge. The Airport Bus also transfers passengers to downtown Helsinki.


GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).


Tel: +358 (0)200 14636

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar are represented at the airport. Service desks are located in the corridor between the two terminals.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at ranks outside the Arrivals hall of both domestic and international terminals.

Transfer between terminals

Terminals are in the same building and within easy walking distance of one another.


Helsinki-Vantaa International has several banks with exchange facilities, and there are ATMs throughout the airport. Numerous restaurants and cafes are available in the terminals, as are duty-free shops and shopping areas with a variety of retail outlets. Sleeping pods, a play area, travel agencies, a pharmacy and luggage storage are also available.


Parking is available at Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport.



Flights to Helsinki Vantaa International Airport are available via Air Berlin, KLM, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Finnair, Norwegian Air, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and Turkish Airlines.


The airport offers free WiFi service.

Business Lounges

The Plaza Premium Lounge, Finnair Lounge and the Aspire Lounge by Swissport all have working spaces, where guests will find seats with screens and a private phone booth, and lounging areas that offer WiFi, snacks and shower rooms. The are other lounges to choose from as well.

Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.