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Are you looking for the best transportation option on how to get from Helsinki airport to city center? Here is an informative blog to guide you with the best travel solutions. Choose among train, taxi and bus options. See what way best suits your travel needs. Compare prices, level of comfort and timing options.

How to get from Helsinki airport to the city center by taxi?

Another transportation option to get easily from Helsinki airport to the city is to take a taxi from the line. At Helsinki Airport, there are two terminals and each terminal has a taxi station. A few taxi agencies operating at Helsinki airport have won the competitive tendering: Vantaan Taksi, Lähitaksi, and Taksi Helsinki.

It is very easy to find the taxi station at the airport. At Terminal 1 taxis are waiting just in front of the exit from the terminal. Usually, licensed taxi cars have a yellow taxi sign on top of the roof. At Terminal 2 taxi Helsinki airport can be found just outside of the exit from arrivals.

Taxi fare from Helsinki airport to city centre depends on many aspects:

  • Number of passengers and luggage
  • Distance
  • Holiday and night tariffs

How much is a taxi from Helsinki airport to city centre?

The cost of a taxi from Helsinki airport to city starts at 40 euros for a standard sedan car class. The ride usually takes about 20-30 minutes with light traffic as the distance between Helsinki airport and the city center is 20 km. The price for a taxi to Helsinki airport will be approximately the same. Moreover, official taxi operators at Vantaa Airport are obligated to keep official taxi meter rates. Here is the charges for a day tariff is €5.90, for a night and Sunday tariff the price is €9.00. The price per kilometre is €1.10 per km

Most of the taxi drivers at Helsinki airport speak several languages. They perform each ride in a controlled manner that does not affect traffic chaos. Moreover, Helsinki taxi drivers are known for their friendly and nordic calm attitude.

The most popular routes for taxi Vantaa airport Helsinki are following:

  • Helsinki airport to Espoo taxi
  • taxi from Helsinki airport to Midcity
  • taxi from Vantaa airport to Helsinki

Taxi from Vantaa airport to Helsinki is the best transportation option as you will be delivered to the door of your hotel, B&B, home or any other location. It is also suitable for travellers with a lot of luggage. For budget travel, you should consider another travel variant.

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Train from Helsinki airport to city centre.

If you prefer public transportation, get a train from Helsinki airport to city centre. The ride usually takes about 29 minutes by P type of train and 36 minutes with I type. Finish train connection offers a big variety of destinations from Helsinki Airport to anywhere in Finland.

You can easily reach the train station in the airport regardless of your arrival terminal. Helsinki airport train station can be found in Terminal 2. You need to follow the “Train Station” blue signs to reach the station.

To get a train ticket you can choose from a few options: to buy tickets at HSL ticket machines located at the airport, via the HSL card service or the HSL app. Good to know that no service fee is charged when you buy tickets from official HSL sources. If you buy online from a different website or sales points additional charge of a service fee may be applied. A single HSL ticket can be purchased from a conductor in a ticketing cabin onboard. The ticketing cabin can be found in the centre of a single carriage train or in the middle of the rearmost carriage for two-carriage trains.

How much is the train from Helsinki airport to city center?

The cost of train from Helsinki airport to city centre is 4.10 euros for an adult ticket and 2.10 for children 7-17 years old. The ticket which is needed for this route is for the ABC zone.

Moreover, plan your trip in advance and please note that the train from Helsinki airport to city center does not run from 1 am to 4 am. Thus, you will need to think about another transportation solution to get from Helsinki airport to the city centre.

To take a train from Helsinki airport to city center is a great option as you get a smooth ride for a great price.

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How to get from Helsinki Airport to city center by Bus.

There are multiple options for Helsinki airport transportation. Bus from Helsinki to airport is a great option for budget travel. You can reach the city centre by Helsinki public transport buses 615 and 415 to Central Railway Station, to Hakaniemi by bus 617 and Itäkeskus by bus 561.

Where you can find the Helsinki bus station?

The airport bus station is located in Terminal 2. If you arrive in Terminal 1 you could reach terminal 2 by shuttle bus which is operating between the terminal and parking areas 4A and 4B. Due to the Covid-19 situation shuttle bus is currently not operating.

You can still use the local Helsinki transportation bus line 615 which operates full day and the ride usually takes around 42 minutes including 27 stops to reach the city centre. The price for an airport bus Helsinki ticket is €4.10. Please see the schedule of this route here.

Helsinki bus Line 415 can also bring you to the city centre, the ticket cost €4.10 and the ride takes around 48 minutes including 44 stops. Please see the schedule of this bus line here.

Another transportation from Helsinki airport to city center option is to take Line 617 which operates only during the weekdays, schedule is available on the official website. One way ticket cost €4.10 per adult.

Bus tickets are available at the airport on HSL ticket machines, via the HSL card service or the HSL app available for a free download.

Two suitcases are allowed on the bus to Helsinki airport free of charge.

Important note: You will find a lot of information on the internet regarding Finnair City Bus services. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus impact and decreasing number of travellers this bus service operated by Pohjolan Liikenne has been suspended already as of 23 March 2020. You can check updated information directly from the bus operator.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Helsinki Vantaa airport?

Helsinki Airport locates in the small town of Vantaa – north of Helsinki city centre. The airport’s address is 01531 Vantaa, Finland. Helsinki Vantaa Airport is located 18,40 km away from Helsinki city centre- about a 30 minutes ride by car within normal traffic.

How far is Helsinki Airport from ferry terminal?

Helsinki airport is located around 20 km away from ferry terminal – about a 30 minutes ride by car with no traffic. The port’s address is Olympiaranta 3, 00140 Helsinki, Finland. It is located next to the centre of Helsinki.

How do I get to Helsinki airport by train?

You can get to Helsinki airport by taking a train from Helsinki Central station line I or P. These two train lines have a direct connection to Helsinki city centre- Helsinki Vantaa airport. The price of a train ticket is 4.10 euros.

Does Helsinki Airport have a train station?

Yes, Helsinki airport has a train station which is located on the arrivals floor of Helsinki airport, in the corridor between Terminals 1 and 2. The station code is Len. Two train lines connect Helsinki Airport and the city centre – I and P train.

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