Helsinki Vantaa Airport

Also known as Helsinki Airport or by the acronym HEL, is located in one of the Nordic Countries, and it is the busiest one in Helsinki City. It hosts over 12 million passengers per year, providing domestic and international flights.

Where is the airport located?

Located in Finnland, in the city of Vantaa, about 17 km (10 miles) to the north of Helsinki City Center. It is surrounded by several neighborhoods which makes it a very transitable airport.

How many terminals does the Airport have?

Even though there are several buildings at this airport, it only has 2 terminal stations. Terminal 1 is only used for international flights.

However, Terminal 2 is the larger one, and it is used for domestic and international flights. There are also several facility areas like shopping stores, restaurants, and even a spa for passengers to enjoy while they wait for their departure.

There are also two different floors at this second terminal, one for departure use only and the other one for arrivals, which makes it easier for users to find the correct direction.

What is the distance from the airport to the center of Helsinki?

Helsinki airport is relatively close to the City Center, there is only 17km (11 miles) you need to transit, the great news is that Terminal 2 has a direct connection to the main railway station of the city, and there is a train that departs every 10 min, therefore many passengers choose this type of transportation. Taking the train to Helsinki Airport takes 30min and the cost is € 4.10 ($4.61 USD).

Travling by bus its another preferred option, specially because it has a night shift which is very convenient for passengers. There is a free bus that departs every 15 min and it is located at the near parking areas P4A and P4B . Altough Finnair airline also provides bus service and the cost goes from € 6.80 to € 12.60.

Taking a taxi is another alternative for you get the airport, although the price is higher that the previous options, but it is also a comfortable way of traveling.

Which airline fly to and from Helsinki Airport?

There are over 30 different airlines at this airport, and they are separated in each of the two terminals, according to the type of flight they offer and cost value as well.

The most occupied airline is Finnair, with more than 20 different international flight destinations, it is located at Terminal 2. On the other hand, the most popular airlines are Air France, Japan Airlines, and Lufthansa.

How to get to Helsinki Airport?

To get to Helsinki Airport, there are several transportation choices, although taking a train is the preffered option by passengers because it departs every 10 min and it is much more affordable than traveling by taxi. However if you are looking for a faster option, taxi could be the best alternative, although it mainly depends on traffic situation.

How much does a taxi cost to and from Helsinki?

Taxi rates are not fixed, which means it will mostly depends on wether you share the service or not, here are some fares you may find:

  • 1 to 2 persons: 22 € ($24.71 USD)
  • 3 to 4 persons: 32 € ($35.94 USD)
  • 5 to 6 persons: 42 € ($47.17 USD)
  • 7 to 8 persons: 52 € ($58.40 USD)

What rental companies are available at Helsinki Airport?

There are several companies that provide rental car services, you may find them at the service desks are located in the Arrivals hall. They all offer to-quality safety measures, comfort, variety and flexibility.

Emily Cabrera

Emily Cabrera

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