Helsinki airport is located in the city of Vantaa (a suburb of Helsinki), at a distance about 17 kilometers north of the center of the city centre. It is the only international airport in Helsinki and the largest (in terms of passengers) in Finland. More than 90% of international flights of Finland pass through the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
The airport was built on the outskirts of the village of Vantaa to service the 1952 Summer Olympics. The airport has repeatedly received international awards for versions of different ratings. It is also often used by residents of St. Petersburg for flights to the cities of Europe. In 2017, 18.8 million passengers were served here.
The airport has three runways and two terminals. The airport terminals are located about 250 meters apart.
Flights to airports of Helsinki are performed by many airlines from many airports in the world. You can find tickets at the best prices with the help of any air ticket search service or with the help of a favorable price calendar.
You can get to other Finland cities from Helsinki by plane, by rail or by bus. The most popular by tourist cities in Finland are Helsinki, Turku and Rovaniemi.
Tourists have the opportunity also to get to Russia from Helsinki. The most popular cities are St. Petersburg (by bus, by train or by ferry) and Moscow (by train).
Helsinki city center can be reached using various types of transport: railway, bus and taxi.
The railway connection between the Helsinki Central Station and the airport was opened on July 1, 2015. Trains follow the routes: Helsinki - Tikkurila - Airport - Myurmyakki - Helsinki (I) and Helsinki - Airport - Tikkurila - Myurmaki - Helsinki (P). The journey takes about 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the information desk for tourists or in ticket machines. (You can not buy a ticket on the train.)
The entrance to the railway station is carried out from a junction that connects two terminals.
Bus route 615 goes to the airport from the railway station square (center of Helsinki, around the clock), route 415 from Elielinaukio Square. (2018)
Finnair airlines has its own buses that depart from the city center (Elielinaukio Square, near the train station).
Several transport companies carry out the transfer of passengers from St. Petersburg (Russia) to the airport in Helsinki. You can also travel to St. Petersburg and Moscow by train from Helsinki Central Station.
Public transport is the cheapest way to get from the airport to the city center. The taxi will be convenient (and sometimes profitable) if you travel with children or if you have a large amount of luggage. Some people do not like to use public transport. It will also be more convenient for them to use the taxi services or rent a car.
You can find a taxi near the exit from the airport terminals. You can also book a taxi (minibus) in advance, online. The driver will meet you in the airport arrival area.
You can fly to Helsinki by plane from different European cities by planes from different airlines. You can find a convenient flight for you with the help of any airline search engine.
Some of the flights to Helsinki are made with an intermediate landing, most often in the cities of Riga and Stockholm. Flights with an intermediate landing are usually cheaper than direct flights.
Near the airport Helsinki there are several hotels. Some of the hotels provide a free transfer to the airport. You can book a hotel anywhere in Helsinki online.
Hilton Helsinki Airport.
The four-star hotel Hilton Airport has 330 rooms with good soundproofing. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Address: Pilot Alley 1, Vantaa.
Glo Hotel Airport.
Glo Airport Hotel offers 76 rooms near the terminal 2 of Helsinki Airport. Rooms at the Glo Airport Hotel do not have windows.
Address: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Vantaa.
Holiday Inn Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
The hotel offers a free shuttle service to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The Jumbo Shopping Center is a 10-minute walk away.
Address: Rälssitie 2, Vantaa.