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Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)

Helsinki Airport

The full name of the airport in the Finnish capital is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and is 18 kilometers north of Helsinki. It was built for the Olympic Games in 1952 and is considered one of the best airports in Europe. There are two terminals: one for domestic flights (T1) and one for international flights (T2). T2 will be heavily expanded in the future in anticipation of increasing passenger counts. The terminals are 250 meters from each other and are connected by a covered walkway. Helsinki Airport processed more than 16 million passengers in 2015.

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Local transport


There is no train connection with the airport. The Finnair City Bus goes to the train station in Helsinki.

Car and bus

The airport is easily accessible from the ring road III (Kehä III) in the Finnish capital, follow the signs to the airport. The airport is also accessible from Road 45 to and from Tuusula. The website has a clear map of the roads to the airport.

The Finnair City Bus departs every half hour from the International Terminal and also stops at T1 and two airport hotels. Upon request the bus can take you to various places in Helsinki, the rate is €5.20.

Various city buses (lines 415, 451 and 615) also go to and from the airport, there are also bus connections with various other places. For information about public transport in Helsinki (tel: +358(0)100 111).

Car rental - Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

In the Arrivals Hall there are car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


A taxi ride to the center of Helsinki takes approximately half an hour and costs approximately €30.00. You can share a taxi with other passengers for a fixed price (tel: +358(0)600 555 555). In Arrival Halls 1 and 2 there are service counters for taxis.

Airport Parking

In front of the terminals there is space for short-term parking (pikaparkki), maximum of 1 hour, €1.00 per 10 minutes. Long-term parking is in parking areas P3, P4 and P5 (€36.00-€42.00 per week). Parking places for business travelers are reserved in P1, the rate is €20.00 per 24 hours and P2, the rate is €15.00 per 24 hours.



There is one hotel at the airport Scandic Hotel Gateway (tel: +358(0)981 836 00). Other hotels in the area are: Ramada Hotel Airport (tel: +358(0)941 575 100), Holiday Inn Garden Court (tel: +358(0)987 0900) and Cumulus Airport Hotel (tel: +358(0)941 577 100). A free shuttle bus leaves from both T1 and T2 to each of these hotels. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to, they have a large offer of hotels with great internet rates

Shops and restaurants

There are many bars, cafés, restaurants and shops at the airport, including one Duty Free shop, a new shop has opened in Baggage Hall 3 for arriving passengers.


The airport has a contract with Finland´s Found Property Service (tel: +358(0)600 410 06). For the lost and found items area, you can enquire about lost baggage on the website.

You can store baggage in Arrivals Hall 2 by the Travel Point (tel: +358(0)961 513 900).


There are three information counters (tel: +358(0)2001 4636), in the Arrivals Hall and Departures Hall of T2 and in the Arrivals hall of T1, there are also various counters for tour operators and an office for the Finnish Bureau of Tourism (tel: +358(0)108 265 920).


The Congress Center (tel: +358(0)981 83 737) in T2 has nine conference rooms for up to a maximum of 140 people, it is equipped with fax, telephone and audiovisual equipment, a catering service can also be provided. In addition there are four VIP lounges in the VIP Center (tel: +358(0)982 773 117), there are also offices to rent, and in the VIP President Terminal there are lounges for larger groups, for receptions and parties etc..

The eService Bar (tel: +358(0)961 513 924) offers computers with internet connection, you can find this bar by Gate 20 in T2.

Disabled facilities

Elevators and restrooms are adapted for wheelchair users. For people who are hard of hearing there is information available through a text telephone (tel: +358(0)982 773 377). There are parking places reserved for disabled people in both terminals.

For a wheelchair adapted taxi you can call Taxi Point (tel: +385(09)825 655 66).

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's. In Arrivals Hall 3 there is a pharmacy (+358(0)927 090 772). Guided tours can be requested through (tel: +358(0)982 773 103). The airport has nine rooms for smokers, two of which are in the Baggage Hall. In the Departures Hall in T1 there is a hairdressers called Salon Fly Hair.



Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
P.O. Box 29
FIN-01531 Vantaa

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +358(0)982 771
Fax: +358(0)982 773 296

Airport codes

IATA airport code: HEL
ICAO airport code: EFHK