Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (HEL)

Possibility to spend the night at Helsinki Vantaa airport (HEL), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
Overnight stay inside the airport

The terminal is open 24 hours a day with a variety of services, making it a convenient airport for passengers with cancelled flights or early morning connections or departures. In this way, budget travellers can avoid extra costs for transfers and hotels.

Where to rest: There are more comfortable places to rest in the Departures area than in the public area. Check with your airline to see if you can check in and check your bags before the boarding gate closes, as it usually closes for a few hours before midnight. Near gate 31 is a lounge with a carpeted floor for lounging and some reclining seats. In addition, several waiting halls have reclining seats and seats without armrests. There are also three hotels within the site. Another option is to access the VIP lounges by paying at the door or with different memberships. Please note that they close before midnight and reopen at 5:30 am.

Baggage: Luggage storage at the airport operates only from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Eating and drinking: You'll find several all-night options inside the terminal. In addition, vending machines are located throughout the building.

Shopping: Business hours range from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Restrooms: Showers only inside the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: The airport has a free and unlimited connection.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, internet kiosks, children's play areas, gas station, baby care facilities.

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Nearby Hotels

The GLO Hotel Airport is located on the ground floor of the terminal, while the Scandic Helsinki Airport is 200 metres away and the Hilton Helsinki Airport is connected to the building via a covered walkway. Some alternatives in the vicinity, which also have shuttle services for their guests, are:

Forenom Hostel Vantaa Airport (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Clarion Hotel Aviapolis (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis (2.4 km/1.5 miles)
Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress (2.5 km/1.6 miles)

Latest updates: August 18, 2023

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