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Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL)

Overview

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. Major renovation was completed in 2012, incorporating the addition of more shops and restaurants, as well as more seating areas for passengers.

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.

Location

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 Finnair City Bus also transfers passengers to downtown Helsinki.

Time

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

Contacts

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, but are pricey, costing upwards of EUR 30 to get you to the city centre.

Transfer between terminals

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

Facilities

The airport has several banks with exchange facilities, and there are ATMs throughout the airport. Numerous restaurants and cafes are available in the terminals, as well as 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

Parking at Helsinki Vantaa International Airport is charged at rates ranging from EUR 10 to EUR 35 for one day. Short-term parking for pick-ups and drop-offs is charged at EUR 1 every 10 minutes.

Website

www.finavia.fi

Airlines

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

Internet

The airport offers free wifi service.

Business Lounges

The airport's Conference and Congress Centre has nine meeting rooms for up to 140 people, and smaller rooms for two to eight people. There are also workstations located at the eService Bar near Gate 20. The Almost@home Lounge provides a unique airport lounge experience, and there are many other lounges to choose from.


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