Arrival to Helsinki

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA code: HEL)


Read on how to get to Helsinki, getting around in Helsinki, and other practical information.


Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located about 20 km outside of the Helsinki city center.

Practical information


At Helsinki Airport, there is a taxi station outside the arrivals hall on floor 1.

Additional information and how to choose taxi at the airport

Pre-book a taxi

It is possible to pre-book a taxi to pick you up from the airport. The pre-booked taxis can be found in the taxi station of Terminal 2, outside the Arrivals hall on floor 1.

Public transportation

Please check the HSL Journey Planner for detailed route instructions:


Local trains I and P connect the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with the Helsinki city center. The ride takes about 30 minutes. Please buy your ticket from the ticket machine in the terminal or at the train platform before entering the train, or alternatively you can use the HSL app. Tickets are not available on the trains.


Buses number 615 and 415 connect the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport with central Helsinki. These buses depart from platform 25 outside of Terminal 2. Tickets can be bought from the ticket machine at the platform, or from the driver.

Helsinki Harbours

Helsinki has three passenger harbours. All have excellent connections to central Helsinki and taxis are available in front of the terminals. For public transportation, please check the HSL Journey Planner for the best routes:

Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Marina congress Center can be reached in 20 minutes by walking (1,6 km) or in 11 minutes by tram number 4 toward Katajanokka.

Practical information